1.Pig Loses Glock - Calgary
2.Tre Arrow Slowly Starving - Port Coquitlam
3.Lazy Pigs Miss Caribana Shifts - Toronto
4.Family Speaks Against Tazers - Quinte West
5.More Police Corruption in Mohawk Community - Kahnesatake
6.RCMP Ignore Cathedral Grove 911 Call - BC
7.Tent City Raided - Kitchener
8.Disabled Homeless Man Assaulted By Pigs - Ottawa
Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Kafr Zeita and
anti-separation fence activists on Monday burst through a gate in
the barrier separating the village from its agricultural lands.
Activists from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement
and the Israeli group Anarchists Against the Fence said this was
the first time demonstrators have managed to break through the barrier.
03 Aug 2004 "It was at this point that several witnesses report seeing what appeared to be excessive physical violence done to Anthany by police officer(s): "When I saw him being punched it made me feel sick." It is alleged an officer said, "When I tell you to roll over, you fuckin roll over."Witnesses also say police appeared to be joking and laughing as they stood behind the ambulance once Anthany had been put inside." -- Rose Henry
Whereas: Anthany James Dawson died under questionable circumstances..."Strike the Dawn and let us holla another Anthem/This goes out to Dawson what was Anthany Twisten melanins with Lessons"
OCAP ; Aug 3, 2004
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is taking up the case of a man
who is being hounded by an unscrupulous loan company. Geoff owes money on
a credit card. He is living on a sub poverty allowance that he receives
from the Ontario Disability Support Plan. He has multiple health problems
that include worsening and uncontrollable seizures that are triggered by
The task of collecting Geoff
Please take action on behalf of Forest activist Tre Arrow, known to authorities as
Michael Scarpitti. He is malnourished and jailers are abusing him in the Port Coquitlam Pre-Trial Centre.
Georgia Straight ; 29-Jul-2004
By charlie smith
A businessman who helped persuade Vancouver NPA city councillors to approve
600 slot machines at Hastings Racecourse was a generous donor to the NPA's
2002 election campaign. Bruno Wall, the chief proponent of slot machines at
the racetrack, donated $5,000 to NPA Coun. Sam Sullivan's campaign through a
numbered company, 582967 B.C. Ltd. This was the largest corporate donation
to Sullivan's campaign in 2002. According to records in the city clerk's
office, Wall donated another $5,000 through the same numbered company to the
NPA central campaign.
THE NATION ;
lookout by Naomi Klein
[from the August 16, 2004 issue]
This madness has to stop, and the fastest way of doing that is to elect John Kerry, not because he will be different but because in most key areas--Iraq, the "war on drugs," Israel/Palestine, free trade, corporate taxes--he will be just as bad. The main difference will be that as Kerry pursues these brutal policies, he will come off as intelligent, sane and blissfully dull. That's why I've joined the Anybody But Bush camp: Only with a bore like Kerry at the helm will we finally be able to put an end to the presidential pathologizing and focus on the issues again.
In the past fifteen months the government has begun to redistribute uncultivated land from private estates or public lands to poor peasants and landless labourers. In a repeat of the agrarian reform programmes carried out decades ago in several Latin American countries, some 2.2 million hectares (5.5 million acres) has already been distributed to 116,000 families organised in cooperatives.
But the Venezuelan agrarian reform goes beyond satisfying peasant land hunger and alleviating poverty. It is based as far as possible on organic practices and is intended as the foundation stone of an entirely new social and economic model, oriented towards self-sufficiency, sustainability and "endogenous development".
According to its strategy of destabilization of Cuban society, the
United States, in addition to financing and directing "independent
journalists", and "human rights members" has created "independent
libraries"(1). The main role of those organizations consists of
carrying out a job of disinformation in the heart of the country, and
in creating favorable conditions for weakening the nation, which is
already in an extremely hostile geopolitical context. Those different
splinter groups are shown in the international press as the nucleus of
the future "civil and democratic society." The information
transnationals still do not deign to give attention to the facts,
however easily accessible and verifiable, preferring to talk about
Created in 1998 by Mr. Ramón Humberto Colás Castillo according to the
leadership of the United States Interest Section (SINA) in Havana, it
thought that the "independent libraries" would give the illusion of a
growing opposition against the Cuban government. The birth of those
entities fits directly in the political maneuvering of the United
States which consists of manipulating the reality of the island."(2)
Indeed, those libraries should officially allow Cubans to have access
to real independent information, but in reality they were propaganda
groups at Washington's service.
July 22, 2004 ; Project-X list
The report makes note that "Morgue employees from the General Hospital in Port au Prince have revealed that 800 bodies on Sunday, March 7, and another 200 bodies on Sunday, March 28 were dumped and buried in a mass grave at Titanyen. These figures are unusual for such a short period of time [100 is normal for a month]."
The systematic process of demonizing Aristide, staging several coup attempts that functioned to make the government look unstable, along with the well-orchestrated complicity of the OAS and the rest of the "colonial community", laid the groundwork for a full-on denial in the aftermath. It is likely that as many people have died since the end of February as died in the three year CIA-supported military dictatorship that overthrew Aristide the first time, and it is many of the same people carrying out the atrocities.
July 29, 2004 ; Counter Punch ; By Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
Hail, the Conquering War Criminal Comes!
Unlike Bill Clinton and George Bush, Kerry duly presented himself for
military service. After a year's training he was assigned to the USS
Gridley, deployed to the Pacific, probably carrying nuclear missiles. Beset
by boredom, Kerry received the news that once of his best friends, Dickie
Pershing, grandson of "Black Jack" Pershing had been killed in Vietnam.
Kerry seethed with rage and yearned, as he put it years later to his
biographer Douglas Brinkley, for vengeance.
Today, just as 45 ago, the Cuban people are living under an
interventionist threat from the Yankees and suffer the terror and
despotism of Castro-fascism, the only difference being the fact that
the repressive Castrist system is more sophisticated and even more
oppressive. The jails remain full of (non-violent) opponents and young people
who have rebelled against the constant imposition of totalitarianism
and the lack of liberty. Once again, social fighters or those in
despair who are trying to flee from absolutism are being put up against