OTTAWA - The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police wants every phone and internet customer in the country to pay a surcharge of 25 cents a month to help cover the cost of eavesdropping on criminals.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty ; Aug 16, 2004
David Miller's first summer as Mayor started with a brutal police
crackdown on squeegee youth, the targeting of Chinatown street vendors and
the eviction of residents from the Bathurst Street Bridge. Since then
things have only continued to escalate.
THE HUMAN crisis in Sudan's arid Darfur region, where 30,000 have died and a million are said to be homeless, has provoked charges of a second, Rwanda-style genocide and calls for urgent western military intervention in Africa's largest nation.
Foster Care Radio's is now in the planning stages and John Dunn is asking you to get involved in helping it become a reality.
Monday, Aug 16, 2004 ;
By: Martin Sanchez ; Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, Venezuela. Aug 16. (Venezuelanalysis.com).- At 4:03AM, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that according to preliminary results, Venezuelan opposition to President Hugo Chavez will continue his term until 2006.
The Coming Northwest Passage Through the Heart of the Arctic Nations: Oil, Diamonds and Self-Determi
Stainsby ; www.dissidentvoice.org ;
August 9, 2004
It is in the Arctic regions where the fastest process of settler colonialism in the Western Hemisphere is occurring, with new untapped resources-- particularly oil and gas-- being discovered, along side some of the largest diamond deposits on the planet. Just as Canadian and American imperialist designs on Iraq, the Sudan, Nigeria and Venezuela are often in large part about crude and energy, so too is this not-new battlefield. We must call the piper on his lousy tune:
LA Times ;
By Alan Zarembo ;
August 12, 2004
Laboratory monkeys that started out as careless procrastinators became
super-efficient workers after injections into their brains that suppressed a
gene linked to their ability to anticipate a reward.
Juliette Jowit, environment editor ; Sunday August 15, 2004 ; The Observer
numbers of sufferers of brain diseases, including Alzheimer's,
Parkinson's and motor neurone disease, have soared across the West in
less than 20 years, scientists have discovered.
alarming rise, which includes figures showing rates of dementia have
trebled in men, has been linked to rises in levels of pesticides,
industrial effluents, domestic waste, car exhausts and other
pollutants, says a report in the journal Public Health.
Globe and Mail ; By JIM BRONSKILL - Canadian Press ;
A new 10-page comic book attack on the US elections. Read and laugh. Print out and distribute. Available at www.taktic.org/~grafikatak/
low res version for web viewing:
hi res version for printing:
Anarchism Canada is an e-contact web site that hopes to provide an up-to-date listing of all anarchist and "anarchist friendly" groups, websites, contacts, projects, etc. active in Canada today. It is a "work in progress" that will hopefully be continually updated and corrected. Anarchism Canada spans the gamut from specifically anarchist groups, through the IWW, FNB, ARA, Anarchist Music and much more. Please see the following site to find out what it is all about. Corrections and additions are always appreciated:
The following is the "IWW Vancouver Strike Support Committee Report" for current lower mainland disputes.
As the humanitarian catastrophe in the Darfur region of Sudan continues to unfold, the United States has seized the opportunity to divert attention from Iraq and Palestine and at the same time, extend its geo-political domination in North Africa and beyond through threats of sanctions and possible military intervention. On the other hand, the Arab League (AL) and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) are strangely silent on the excesses in Darfur and this has allowed the situation on the ground to spin out of control.
Angry residents of an informal settlement outside the central commercial town of Manzini have declared their neighbourhood a no-go area for Swazi police following a clash at the weekend between the security forces and political demonstrators.