STORY 1: The Pigs are raiding all sorts of shops and bars in the Downtown Eastside as part of their ongoing war for gentrification.
STORY 2: The Pigs who beat the innocent bystanders up at the Guns'N'Roses Riot are let off the hook.
Norwegian labour strike threatens world oil production
Written by CBC News Online staff
Last Updated Wed, 23 Jun 2004 20:38:26
OSLO - A widening six-day strike by Norwegian oil workers threatens to cut the output of the world's third-biggest oil exporter by a quarter and could push up oil prices.
(T)ese revelations show that the secret assessment of the highest professional echelons of the Army Intelligence Department and Shabak (Israeli Security Service) were practically identical with the assessments published at the time by (radical Israeli Peace Group) Gush Shalom, which were met with total disbelief by the media and the public, including a large part of the "peace camp". To wit, that the Palestinian leadership, headed by Arafat, has never wavered from its readiness to make peace with Israel based on the creation of a Palestinian state on 97% of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which together make 22% of historic Palestine), with territorial compensation for the remaining 3% and sovereignty over East Jerusalem and the Haram-al-Sharif ("Temple Mount"). The refugee problem would be solved by agreement with Israel (meaning: Israel will have a veto on any solution).
-- A brief history of the Action Committee for Non-Status Algerians'struggle
-- The story of the arrest on May 29th
Almost one year to the day after the police attacked the unarmed protesters peacefully waiting in the immigration minister's waiting room, the people they brutalized will are being tried summarily in the Ottawa court.
Posted by-Mohammad Basirul Haq Sinha
We know about Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib but until now Bagram and America's secret network of Afghan jails have come under little scrutiny. In a major investigation, Duncan Campbell and Suzanne Goldenberg discovered a familiar pattern of violent abuse and sexual humiliation............
Women Workers Take on Wal-Mart
David Cavets, CP
June 22, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved class-action status for a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that has become the largest private civil rights case in U.S. history.
Scott Sutherland, CP
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
GOLD RIVER, B.C. (CP) - Luna, a rambunctious and dangerously friendly orca, again swam toward aboriginal paddlers Tuesday night, turning his tail on government scientists hoping to capture him.
Posted by-Mohammad Basirul Haq Sinha
by Chris Shumway (bio)
Jun 22 - A last minute spending spree by the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and language in the UN Security Council resolution setting the conditions for Iraqi sovereignty appear likely to limit the interim government’s ability to exercise meaningful control over the country’s oil revenues.
According to documents posted on its own web site, the CPA’s little-known Program Review Board (PRB) has quietly committed billions of dollars in Iraq’s oil revenues to new contracts that critics say will enrich US and British corporations while limiting the amount of revenue Iraq’s new interim government will have at its disposal when it assumes authority from the CPA on June 30.
by Marco Procaccini
In the wake of a mass strike against health care cuts, rollbacks and
layoffs, a recent report claiming BC's current health policies are failing
senior citizens, the death of a Kootenay man from his local hospital's lack
of resources and the proposed sell-off of the Medical Services Plan, BC
Seniors are setting out to enlist the support of community and public
interest organizations to officially endorse the preservation of the
universal public health care in Canada.
CBC, Jun 21 2004
VANCOUVER - A coalition of privacy and health advocates has launched a
campaign urging the provincial government not to contract out administration
of the Medical Services Plan to an American firm.
The Campbell government is considering turning administration of MSP to
Maximus - a U.S. corporation that manages government services.
See www.righttoprivacycampaign.com for more info
Citizens fighting hospital hits are targeting politicians, the public and, as a last resort, the courts.
Mon, Jun. 21, 2004
By Janet French
You may have seen them in your neighbourhood. Lawn signs reading "We're
watching you" and "How many surgeries were cancelled today?" are creeping
Signs that reflect anger over cuts to health services are just one tactic
adopted by groups formed across the province in the past two years. Groups
in the Interior, on Vancouver Island, and in the Lower Mainland are taking
creative approaches to their advocacy because, they say, negotiating with
the government and its agencies alone is a waste of time.
PRESS RELEASE - Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Letter carrier Rick Letendre landed a week's suspension without pay
following a complaint from British Columbia Member of the Legislative
Assembly (MLA) Lorne Mayencourt.
WebPosted Jun 18 2004 02:46 PM PDT
sent to !RESIST! by Ishaq
The Crown has decided not to lay charges in the death of Frank Paul, the aboriginal man dumped in an alley by Vancouver Police officers in December 1998.
Kahnawake Eastern Door
Joseph 'Joey' Daye, 39, turned himself in to Investigator Warren White of the Kahnawake Peacekeepers on Wednesday. Daye has been charged with intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire or explosion to the property of James Gabriel. Police say that he turned himself in to the Surete du Quebec detachment in Oka after an arrest warrant was issued last Friday. He was released on condition that he appear in court on June 17 in St. Jerome.
Police arrest 11 in steal-a-thon
By Jeremy Ashley
Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:00
Local News - A new protest tactic used by a local activist group landed 11 members in a jail cell Friday, including the groups leaders. An investigation into the Tenant Action Group is continuing following the arrest of 11 members on charges of 'counseling to commit theft, at an east-end grocery store Friday evening.