| Aug 30 2004
SASKATOON - Members of the Clearwater River Dene Nation have set up a blockade on the road that goes through their reserve to the Cluff Lake uranium mine.
The band members have placed heavy equipment, vehicles, and a gate across Highway 955.
| Aug 30 2004
Aug 30 2004
Toronto Sun | August 29, 2004
A 24-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested after she suffered head injuries during a violent protest by anti-poverty militants at a Liberal Party barbecue on an upscale north Toronto street. About 100 protesters, including organizer John Clarke, marched on Oxbow Rd. in an effort to block Liberals and their supporters from the Red Hot Grits barbecue at 17 Oxbow Rd., near Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd.
Globe and Mail
By BRUCE LITTLE |
Monday, August 30, 2004 - Page B4
Canadians like their high ranking on the United Nations' human development index, but might be less proud of the country's placement on another UN list -- the human poverty index for rich countries. We're fourth on the first index (out of 177 countries), but a dismal 12th (out of 17) on the second.
| Andy Bromage | 08/30/2004
NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Manhattan Sunday, decrying President Bush as a liar, thief and war criminal on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
Freddy Jolly, leading a group of Cree people, completed his campaigning walk of 456km to raise awareness and to mobilize support to protect the last untouched river accessible by road in James Bay - the mighty Rupert River. Mr. Jolly, his fellow walkers and supporters, seek to liberate the Rupert River from large scale dam projects planned by Hydro-Quebec and its private partners. Last year Wildcanada.net and Earthwild International selected the Rupert and Eastmain Rivers as Canada's 2nd most endangered rivers.
| Aug 27 2004 08:49 AM MDT
YELLOWKNIFE - It's now been five years and counting as the territorial and federal governments continue to disagree over who is responsible for the surface clean-up of Giant mine. But officials say there are no immediate environmental threats at the mine.
That's not the case for another mine nearby. From the Ingraham Trail, all that's visible of the Ptarmigan mine is the blue headframe.
| Toronto | Aug 27 2004
Jeffrey Reodica was unarmed when he was fatally shot by plainclothes police officers, the Scarborough teen's family said Friday.
They also said the two officers who attempted to arrest the boy did not identify themselves as police before one of them shot the teen three times on May 21.
by Anthony Fenton; August 26, 2004 - Znet
For those seeking to understand the roots of Canada's latest intervention in Haiti, there appears to be no better place to begin than the central figure of the emerging Canada-Haiti controversy, Quebec MP Denis Paradis.
August 27, 2004
The Rock User's Group (RUG) formed through the Vancouver Area Network of
Drug Users is taking a stand with illicit drug users who have been left
behind in the alleys and streets because they smoke their drugs rather
than inject them.
CBC | Aug 27 2004 | Vancouver
The leader of this year's bitter strike at B.C. hospitals has lost his job. Chris Allnutt has been dumped as the secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees Union.
| by Naomi Klein |
August 27, 2004
I've been in New York a week now, watching the city prepare for the
Republican national convention and the accompanying protests. Much is
predictable: tabloid hysteria about an anarchist siege; cops showing off
their new crowd-control toys; fierce debates about whether the
demonstrations will hurt the Republicans or inadvertently help them.
What surprises me is what isn't here: Najaf. It's nowhere to be found.
Every day, U.S. bombs and tanks move closer to the sacred Imam Ali
shrine, reportedly damaging outer walls and sending shrapnel flying into
the courtyard; every day children are killed in their homes as U.S.
soldiers inflict collective punishment on the holy city; every day, more
bodies are disturbed as U.S. marines stomp through the Valley of Peace
cemetery, their boots slipping into graves as they use tombstones for