Chris Johnson; Vancouver Sun, June 17, 2004
Amir Kazemian, 39, says he'll hang himself before he allows officials to deport him to Iran. Amir hides behind a church door, nervously looking through the mail slot to see if police are coming to deport him back to Iran, where he says he and his father were jailed and tortured.
15 June 2004
Israel is considering building thousands more homes in West Bank settlements, in line with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to keep large chunks of the territory but give up Gaza.
15 June 2004
A 15-year-old Bangladeshi Muslim schoolgirl living in Britain has lost a
legal battle for the right to wear Islamic dress in class.
10TH June 2004
Despite Benetton's much hyped media campaigns, claiming to be a company
committed to promoting the needs of the poor and dispossessed Benetton's treatment of the Mapuche is far from philanthropic. Scratch beneath the
gloss of their often beautiful & poignant media campaigns and you'll
find a company committed to putting profit before people.
Globe and Mail
By MURRAY DOBBIN
June 16, 2004
It is intriguing to watch the coverage of the Green Party in the
federal election because the conventional wisdom -- that it will take
votes from the NDP -- is confounded by the party's actual policies.
While the analysis is likely correct, a look at Green policies reveals
that this party is really a Conservative alternative, not a social
Haaretz ; June 16, 2004 ;
By Tamara Traubmann
A shocking new study reveals how key figures in the pre-state Zionist
establishment proposed castrating the mentally ill, sterilizing the poor and
doing everything possible to ensure reproduction only among the
USA Today ; 12 June 2004
By Toni Locy
Washington - Military and civilian employees at the U.S. prison for
suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were warned recently not to
talk with attorneys who represent detainees held there, according to a
document prepared by the legal office of the Army-led task force that runs
Jun 9, 2004 ;
Stockholm---The world spent nearly $1 trillion US on weapons in 2003,
with the U.S. accounting for almost half of the total, according to a
Swedish research institute.
June 11, 2004 ; CounterPunch
Cuban television tonight broadcasted remarkable segments of a
one hour program on Miami TV Channel 41 in which known paramilitaries from
the Florida based Comandos F4 (www.comandosf4.org) organization openly spoke
of their preparation for an armed attack against Cuba.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
June 10, 2004
Burnaby, BC, June 10 /CNW/ - Today's provincial government offer to save the
RAV by taking it over is an act of pure desperation that will stick it to
all British Columbia taxpayers for decades, says CUPE BC.
Vancouver Sun ; June 9, 2004
By Maurice Bridge and Ayesha Bhatty
Vancouver city council voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing on a proposal
to allow slot machines at Hastings racecourse.
BBC ; 14 June, 2004
The US distributors of Michael Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 are to appeal a decision by US censors to give it a restrictive rating.
United Press ; June 7, 2004 ; By MARTIN AROSTEGUI
LA PAZ - Bolivia appears inexorably headed towards chaos as
radical unions and peasant organizations carry out
their threat to blockade the capital. The death
of an army officer at a roadside ambush has exposed
serious divisions within governing circles as another
eight members of the security services and several
anti government protestors are reported wounded in
shooting incidents throughout the country.
Globe and Mail ; June 10, 2004 ;
By Alan Freeman
Washington -- Leading human-rights advocates accused the Bush administration
of making "a mockery of international human-rights law" after the disclosure
of an internal government memo that claims President George W. Bush is not
bound by laws and treaties banning the use of torture.
With the Costa Rican long-liner Kendy under arrest and the interception of the Ecuadorian seiner Ancon at Darwin Island, the message has gone out that it is not safe for poaching in the north of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
Therefore, the Sea Shepherd conservation research ship Farley Mowat departed today for Costa Rica's Cocos Island.