By Kevin Pina |
September 26, 2004
Port au Prince, Haiti - Interim Prime Minister Gerard
Latortue flew into Gonaives, Haiti on March 20th where
a huge and boisterous crowd of thousands heralded him.
During the celebration Latortue embraced gang elements
and the former military that helped overthrow the
democratic government of President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide as "freedom fighters." Since then, Latortue
and his government have done little to take control of
Haiti's third largest city and has allowed gang
leaders like Buteur Metayer and Wilfort Ferdinand to
run it like a private fiefdom.
YELLOWKNIFE - The deadline for getting funding to take part in the technical analysis of the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline has been extended.
On September 23, members of Dudley George's family found a metre-long swastika spray-painted at their usual parking spots at the site of the Ipperwash judicial inquiry. The day before, the inquiry heard hearsay testimony that then-premier Mike Harris had said at a meeting he wanted the "f -- ing Indians" occupying Ipperwash Provincial Park out of there.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | September 22, 2004
(Vancouver) As a result of legal aid cuts women are losing custody of their children, giving up valid legal rights to support, and being subjected to litigation harassment, according to a new report.
Janice Billy said the group has many supporters, native and non-native, who are willing to maintain a protest camp. She vowed to keep rebuilding camp after camp if necessary, "just like the Palestinians."
Thu, 23 Sep 2004
OTTAWA - The proposed U.S. ballistic missile defence program does not involve putting weapons in space, and Canada must consider joining for the good of North America, said the minister of national defence.
(B.C.) mayors and councillors have passed a motion supporting the controversial Safe Streets Act - the private member's bill put forward by B.C. Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt.
By GLORIA GALLOWAY |
Globe and Mail |
Thursday, Sep 23, 2004
OTTAWA -- Canada's labour unions remain opposed to free trade, but said
yesterday they reluctantly accept its existence and will now push to make
it better as Canadian jobs face increasing threats from emerging markets
such as China and India.
Dozens of hunters hoping to bag a moose in the Chilcotin's Nemiah Valley have been turned back at two First Nations roadblocks.
"Yesterday's arrests at Sun Peaks Resort is another stage in the long, nasty and
protracted battle to protect traditional Secwepemc territory from the
wanton destruction by the massive expansion of Sun Peaks Resort."
Not content with arresting and abusing hundreds of non-violent protestors during the Republican National Convention, New York cops are now vowing to crack down on the radical cycling group Critical Mass.
The first person left and therefore was not arrested. The remaining three were arrested and brought to Kamloops. One person is still in custody and is in the process of taking a fast.
OCAP | 19/09/04
The end of this month will close the first year of McGuinty
Today over 50 poor people who live in the Downtown East Side (DTES) staged
a demonstration during the Governor-General's visit. In preparations for
the tour that was lead by (Vancouver Mayor) Larry Campbell and (City Councillor) Jim Green the Police cleaned
the streets of any visible signs of the catastrophe we live in. Following a
press release sent out by the Anti-Poverty Committee, the schedule was changed and the
Governor-General tried to sneak past us, with no luck!
The owner of Vancouver's Da Kine Smoke and Beverage Shop, which sold marijuana over the counter, is staying in jail.