Globe and Mail | By Lawrence Martin | September 2, 2004 - Page A17
Where are the bodies? Was the other big war of the last decade, Kosovo in
1999, triggered by bogus allegations as well? Another case of mass
In Iraq, it's the missing mass weapons of destruction. In Kosovo, it's the
missing mass graves.
BBC NEWS | 2004/09/01
Brazil has cancelled 95% of debt owed to it by Mozambique, and called on
other nations to make similar financial gestures toward poorer nations.
Brazil said it had forgiven about $332m (
Governments may have to persuade people to eat less meat because of increasing demands on water supplies, according to agricultural scientists investigating how the world can best feed itself.
"Western diets, which depend largely on meat, are already putting great pressures on the environment. Meat-eaters consume the equivalent of about 5,000 litres of water a day compared to the 1,000-2,000 litres used by people on vegetarian diets in developing countries. All that water has to come from somewhere."
PANGNIRTUNG, Nunavut - At age 85, Inusiq Nasalik has seen some changes in his day.
He says the caribou are skinny, and so are the ringed seals, whose fur has become thin and patchy. The Arctic char that swim in local streams are covered with scratches, apparently from sharp rocks in waters that are becoming shallower because of climactic shifts. The beluga whales and seals do not come around Pangnirtung fiord as much anymore, perhaps because increased motorboat traffic is making too much noise.
Terrorist attacks in Moscow and Beslan are (an) echo of the
war in (the) Caucasus, they follow from daily war crimes, mop-up
operations, (the) destruction of peaceful inhabitants. State
terror gives birth to answering terror - and neither of them
may be justified. (The) tragedy which happened is a payment of
the society for blind belief (in) the government, a payment
for passivity and ignorance. We all are paying for crimes
of politicians and army officers!
The Supreme Court of British Columbia banned Aboriginal political presence
at Sun Peaks in an interlocutory injunction on September 3, 2004. The
interlocutory injunction prohibits the Skwelkwek'welt Protection Center from
having a camp at Sun Peaks to monitor the destruction and sale of their
land. People who are at the camp now could be arrested at any time. This
decision completely ignores or recognizes any value to our Secwepemc
The Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services (OCCPS), a civilian oversight agency, falsified police complaint statistics in their 2003 Annual Report painting a rosy picture of the sham the public complaint system has been since 1997 when the Ontario Government changed the Police Services Act and created OCCPS.
September 6, 2004; Jim Krane; Canadian Press
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Monday on the outskirts
of Fallujah, killing seven U.S. marines and wounding several others in
the deadliest attack on Americans since May.
YOU CAN HELP STOP AN ENVIRONMENTAL & CULTURAL TRAGEDY
An environmental and cultural tragedy is ccurring on the Hopi and Navajo reservations in rtheastern Arizona. For over 30 years, Peabody Coal Company has pumped 1.3 billion gallons of pure drinking water from the Navajo Aquifer beneath Black Mesa. Already, more than 40 billion gallons of water -- enough to sustain the entire Hopi Tribe for over 350 years -- have been pumped to move coal from Black Mesa to the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada, 273 miles away.
PEI.cbc.ca | WebPosted Sep 2 2004
Atefeh Rajabi appears to have been a fairly normal 16-year-old: sulky, disobedient, and eager to have sex. In London, those attributes earn lectures from parents and teachers on the importance of acting responsibly and not being offensive. In the city of Neka in Iran, where Atefeh Rajabi comes from, they get you hauled up in front of a judge..... Atefeh's typical teenage behaviour meant that she was charged and found guilty of "acts incompatible with chastity". The judge in the Islamic court ruled that the appropriate penalty was death.
YELLOWKNIFE - A group representing native women in the N.W.T. says it expects prostitution to increase if a pipeline is built down the Mackenzie Valley.
On August 12, police equipped with batons, tear gas and water cannons carried out a brutal attack on hundreds of unarmed Bata shoe workers, who are on strike at Batas Ratmalana factory in Sri Lanka. A large number of workers were reportedly injured by baton-wielding police. Thirteen workers had to be hospitalized, and thirteen other workers were arrested for resisting the police assault.
If First Nations protesters and their supporters refuse to leave Sun Peaks they will be arrested....Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger said those defying the order will be charged, likely end up with criminal records which will impact their ability to find work and gain passports.
(John) Kerry's attackers may be Bush-loving cranks, but Kerry is committing an even more disgusting crime by turning history on its head and portraying his service in Vietnam as "noble." There was nothing "noble" about what U.S. troops did in Vietnam.