A Toronto library assistant and former Black Panther accused of trying to kill a Chicago policeman in 1969 will face the first stages of an extradition hearing in a Toronto courtroom today, but maintains he is not guilty, his lawyer said late yesterday afternoon.
Wired News ; 01:30 PM Jul. 28, 2004 PT
Cars that report your every false move to local law authorities. Huge
databases with detailed information on every citizen. Companies that
only honor privacy guidelines when it's profitable for them to do so.
These were some of the winners of Privacy International's
sixth annual U.K. Big Brother Awards, announced Wednesday. The awards
are an annual attempt to publicly name and shame the government and
private-sector organizations that have done the most to invade personal
privacy in Britain.
OK folks, OCAP is in financial trouble again and they need your help!
As one of the few radical direct action organizations out there making a real differnce on the ground, we need to do what ever we can to support the Coalition Against Poverty. We, as community organizers and activists, need to dig deep to help our comrades continue the struggle by kicking down a regular donation if it is at all possible. Show your support!
Anarchist and African-American political prisoner Sherman Austin was recently released from prison. However, he still faces severe restrictions on his liberty such as not being allowed to use a computer without government permission; as well, he is forbidden from associating with any "anarchist groups."
HAVANA, Jul 3 (IPS) - The semi-nude bodies of men
interlaced in a passionate embrace seems to stun the Cuban
audiences in every performance of ''The Life and Death of
Pier Paolo Pasolini'', the play about the Italian filmmaker
who was assassinated in 1975, and about discrimination,
conventionalisms and mediocrity.
Meanwhile, the government's National Centre for Sex
Education (CENESEX) has begun publishing on its Internet
site a section on sexual diversity, which provides general
information, posts public opinions e-mailed to the web
site, and gives Cubans the opportunity to consult with
29 July 2004 ;
The Independent (UK) ; By
Robert Fisk in Baghdad
Yet again, the Iraqi police - and their hordes of impoverished would-be
recruits - were massacred yesterday, up to a hundred of them in the Sunni
Muslim city of Baquba as they lined up, unprotected, along a boulevard in
the hope of finding work.
A week ago, a young Frenchwoman called Marie Leonie caused an uproar.
According to her, six youngsters "with a North African look" attacked
her in a Paris train, grabbed her purse and, (wrongly) believing her to
be Jewish because she lives in the well-to-do 16th arrondissement, tore
her clothes and painted swastikas on her belly.
And then, suddenly, the whole story collapsed. Not a single eye-witness
came forward. The station cameras did not show any sign of the
occurrence. It became known that the young woman had made false
statements to the police in the past. Two days after the uproar,
the woman broke down and admitted the truth: the whole thing was an
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- A computer crash erased detailed records from Miami-Dade County's first widespread use of touchscreen voting machines, raising again the specter of election troubles in Florida, where the new technology was supposed to put an end to such problems.
Thursday July 22, 2004 ;
The Guardian (UK) ; Tim Radford
Touching the void
As the human population explodes, other species are running out of food and
Growth Most Striking in Gaza Strip, Report Says
By John Ward Anderson ; Washington Post Foreign Service ; Friday, July 23, 2004; Page A26
JERUSALEM, July 22 -- Jewish settlements and outposts are growing
rapidly in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, despite Israeli pledges to the
United States to stop the expansion of such communities and dismantle
some of them, according to Israeli government statistics and a report
released Thursday by settlement opponents.
OK, i couldn't resist.
NEWSWEEK reports that President Bush, appearing before a right-to-life rally in Tampa, Florida on June 17, stated: "We must always remember that all human beings begin life as a feces. A Feces is a living being in the eyes of God, who has endowed that feces with all of the rights and God-given blessings of any other human being." The audience listened in disbelief as the President repeated his error at least a dozen times, before realizing that he had used the word 'feces" when he meant to say "fetus."
Why the Republican Party suddenly cares about Sudan--or at least pretends to.
Of all the unlikely places for America to be getting involved in another war, western Sudan has particularly little going for it. Unless you count a few million potential candidates for the Christian missionary business, there's little to interest outside entrepreneurs. What the country has in extraordinary abundance is problems. And thanks to a surprising chain of events, it looks as though some of these problems now belong to the United States, too.
The root cause of the Darfur conflict is actually ecological, with prolonged droughts and rapid desertification driving poor pastoral "Arabs" to take over the lands of even poorer settled "black" farmers. With extensive damage to the ecology throughout the region, what we see as ethnic conflict is really resource conflict at root, with religion even further down the list of factors.
OCAP ; Tuesday July 27, 2004
Early this morning, minutes before a scheduled press conference, and just
as the Federal Court was to hear a motion to stay removal, government
lawyers notified the applicant
Posted to Student Activist Network by Socialist Alternative
At 1:00PM on Sunday, July 25th, 2004, a militant brigade of 28 anti-fascists from Toronto, Newmarket,
and Kitchener piled into a charter bus at Kipling subway station to travel to 111 Disco Road, where the Metro West Detention Centre is located, in order to confront Paul Fromm, Marc Lemire, and their
bumbling band of bigots who were protesting the incarceration (and pending extradition to Germany)
of Holocaust denier and far-right kingpin Ernst Zundel.
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