[...] Still, such violent opposition wouldn't spill over onto the streets of a Quebecois city like Montreal, now would it? That's what I thought, in any case.
Having called what was to be a fairly small picket of support for the Bolivarian Revolution on Sunday August 15, I did something I normally don't: I made up several placards for myself and several comrades to hold, making us easily identifiable to one another. There were only six: My favourite being "Chavez, NO se va!" among others. We headed for the Venezuelan Consulate after learning that each Consulate and Embassy around the world was also a polling station. Upon arrival, I was merely holding my placards and walking towards the lineup of people queued to vote. This crowd was primarily made up of wealthy and light-skinned Venezuelans who could afford to travel to a place like Montreal, so the fact that the line-up was mostly opposition supporters was of no surprise at all. Within 20 seconds I personally was surrounded, as several people began to yell, boo and hiss at me in the most ballistic fashion.
Associated Press; August 20, 2004
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces launched two airstrikes Friday on
the troubled Iraqi city of Fallujah, hospital officials and witnesses
1.Homeless Man Charged For Threatening Premier - Halifax
2.Cheif Justice a Drunk Driver - QUE.
3.Perverted Politician Arrested - Inuvik
4.Police Cause Deadly Accident - Jasper
5.Marc Emery (pot advocate) Goes Down - Saskatoon
6.Top Pig Can't Shut His Mouth - Vancouver
7.Councillor Wants Homeless Campers Evicted - Ottawa
8.54,000 Beers Missing in Action - Fredericton
9.Deputy Suspended For Disrobing in Public - Utah
Their reputation precedes them.
Now, as the Republican National Convention is about to begin in New York City, the police are bracing for the actions of this loosely aligned and often shadowy group of protesters, and consider them the great unknown factor in whether the demonstrations remain under control or veer toward violence and disorder.
Toronto Star, August 17 --
Joe Dale's home is under the Spadina bridge. He's got a bed, a living
a front door. Now he wants regular garbage pickup.
"This is our home and we're taking a stand," Dale says, slipping his key
into the padlock on his front door . a chain-link fence blocking off the
underside of the bridge at the foot of Spadina, a stone's throw from
SkyDome. Above the lock is a "No Trespassing" sign, adorned with the
handwritten rules of Shantytown: "No needles or crack."
In Britain they now have an "(Anti-) Anti-Social Behaviour Act," another repressive law curtailing civil liberties and quashing dissent.
Here it is applied against protestors whose "anti-social" behaviour led them to protest crappy McDonald's food.
For six decades, the inhabitants of Okinawa have lived alongside thousands of US troops. Now new plans for base expansion have provoked fierce resistance.
On August 17, immigrants rioted and clashed with police at the Regina Pacis immigrant detention centre in San Foca, Italy. Six immigrants managed to escape. Hours later, a firebomb was thrown at the home of Don Cesare Lodeserto, the manager of the centre.
1.Why No One Trusts the Pigs
2.Former Judge Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges -BC
3.Julie Berg's Open Letter Regarding Jeff's Death -BC
4.Pigs Assault 71 Year Old Blind Woman - Oregon
5.Racist Toronto Swine Kill 17yr Old- ONT.
6.Judge Accused Of Using Penis Pump on Beach - Oklahoma
7.ANTI-PIG JOKE OF THE WEEK
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - After living in their Pine Ridge Indian Reservation home for 12 years, Jerome High Horse's family moved out in 2002 because black mold made living conditions unbearable.
On the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of the poorest areas in the nation, the tribal Health and Human Services Department has created a Mold Task Force with a five-year plan to address the problem, but it may be short of money.
The Greek state and the bosses killed dozens of workers in order to finish the Olympic stadiums on time...Then they poisoned thousands of stray animals (mostly dogs and cats)...
They installed surveillance cameras and brought two surveillance Zeppelins to stop public dissent...They deployed 80,000 police, riot police and army troopers all over Athens...
Now they are kidnapping drug addicts and immigrants....in order to make Athens seem "clean" and "civilised" like some of the western capitalist cities...
The grandson of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, is to kick off a Palestinian campaign for an unarmed, popular struggle against the Israeli occupation.
Those who haved passed by the Alternative Bookshop (Montreal's anarchist
bookshop at 2033 boul. St-Laurent) today will have noticed that the
collective has left and all the stock has been removed. In effect, we
were evicted by the AEELI, the collective which controls the building, and
the Coalition of Libertarian Distributors, the group which has been
boycotting us which non-coincidentally controls the AEELI.
1.More Powers For Border Pigs
2.Scandalous VPD Chief a Lying Pig!
3.ANOTHER TASER SPECIAL
PART 1.pigs are expert fryers and liars
PART 2.inquiry slows elimination of tasers
4.Strike Breaking Bastards
5.More Pigs in Deep DO-DO
6.CRAP ARREST OF THE WEEK:
OLYMPIC PIGS BEAT UP CANADIAN PRANKSTER
BETH GORHAM, CP2004-08-17 02:39:24
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he wants to
radically reorganize the U.S. military to better fight terrorists, save
money and reduce stress on soldiers by bringing up to 70,000 home from
Europe and Asia. The plan, the biggest realignment in 50 years, was
criticized by Democrats who said it wouldn't ensure the army reacts
more quickly to threats around the globe and will further alienate
While the moves would take place over a decade and not affect
troop levels in Iraq, it's a change that holds appeal for military
families as Bush campaigns for re-election this fall.