"The Supreme Court of Canada has dealt with this issue but not in relation to a First Nations individual," Crompton said. "That has to be addressed."
By Dana Priest and Charles Babington |
Washington Post Staff Writers |
Thursday, September 30, 2004; Page A01
The Bush administration is supporting a provision in the House leadership's
intelligence reform bill that would allow U.S. authorities to deport certain
foreigners to countries where they are likely to be tortured or abused, an
action prohibited by the international laws against torture the United
States signed 20 years ago.
In the second victory in less than 12 months, bus riders once again struck a blow for justice at the regional TransLink Board. "Today we beat the
unjust fare increase that TransLink planned to impose on bus riders throughout the region" states Kirat Kaur of the Bus Riders Union. "We
struggled long and hard to have the voices of transit-dependant women heard at the TransLink Board. We organized women to speak out on the
hardships they face due to TransLink policy and planning, we spent time in our communities hearing the experiences and ideas of transit-dependant
women, and we rode the bus and talked directly to women who are already struggling to pay high fares. Months of organizing transit-dependant
women in our communities have finally paid-off. What bus riders have
achieved today is to keep $41 million dollars in the pockets of bus riders
throughout the Lower Mainland", explains Kirat Kaur. This is a tremendous victory for our communities."
"An anti-racism group in Winnipeg is arming volunteers with video cameras to search out instances of police brutality and harassment....Members of United Against Racism say they constantly hear stories about
aboriginal people being beaten by police or stopped by officers for no good reason."
By Eugene Plawiuk,
Last week Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress declared that the labour movement's twenty-year opposition to Free Trade was a failure. In no uncertain terms Georgetti opened up a Pandora's box, well ok he backpedaled immediately afterwards, claiming he said no such thing, but it was too late the box was open.
"We will target government infrastructure and oil company personnel," Mr. Dokubo-Asari told the Associated Press. "Oil facilities will not be targeted since it will endanger the environment."
An Indian and Northern Affairs report concludes that Gary Island contains one of the delta's largest gas deposits after the Taglu, Niglintgak and Parsons Lake gas fields.
Henry Zoe, the MLA for North Slave, was charged Sept. 10 for an incident that is alleged to have occurred in the summer.
Zoe is the second MLA currently facing charges in the Northwest Territories legislature.
Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Roger Allen is facing a charge of sexual assault and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 18.
On Thursday, September 23, 2004, actions against Fairmont and Delta Hotels took place in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal, in solidarity with the struggle of the indigenous Secwepemc people who have been re-occupying their land at the Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.
110 members of USWA Local 1-3567 have been on strike against Weyerhaeuser Northwest Hardwoods in Delta since mid July.
A group of Yukoners, including students and teachers from Vanier Catholic School, descended upon a major U.S. military base over the weekend.
This essay is originally from Nihilism, Anarchy, and the 21st Century by A!
If socialism has been, at best, a corrective to the worst excesses of Capitalism then where else can we draw our inspiration from? If the mainstream of socialism (so called state socialism, communism, or social democracy) is solidly interested in the same progressive, economic assimilation as the dominant world then we could look to its rivals. If these rivals (libertarian and utopian socialists) have shown that they are co-optable or worse, that they are not capable of being effective in the time of crisis then where do we turn?
If people couldn't effectively combat the system of the 19th century, when it was just becoming a worldwide system rationalizing everything, including its opposition, what hope do we have today long after the fact?