By Macdonald Stainsby
Dan Freeman-Maloy was summarily and without due process suspended from all campus activity at York University in Toronto last April. The nearly graduated, high-marks-earning 22 year old was charged with using a megaphone on campus (many other students were doing this, including Zionist-supporters). When Freeman-Maloy (a Jewish student who opposes Zionism and supports Palestinian rights) asked York University President Lorna Marsden (a Zionist and converted-through-marriage Jewish woman) for an appeal, the decision was said to be final-- interpreting that she could determine the suspension unilaterally and that no appeal could be granted. "Unauthorized sound amplification device", indeed! Well, Freeman-Maloy wasn't about to let his name become one of irony. He took the university to court.
The Canadian government is using the (murder of Canadian citizen Zahra) Kazemi....(in Iran) as a convenient cover for its diplomatic game with the United States and Israel, whose now openly stated priority is to isolate the government of Iran before a mandated "regime change" in 2005 or 2006. Canada's unstated priority is to maintain access to US markets for our exports (2). Canada is playing its part once again, by giving the whole US operation a humanitarian gloss.
July 23, 2004 ;
By GARY LEUPP
One day the headlined fact of significance was that the 9-11 Commission found no Iraq/al-Qaeda link. This was a blow to the Bush administration, especially its neoconservative contingent, which must realize that it has diminishing credibility, even as it struggles to stay in power and doggedly implement its Southwest Asia regime change agenda. The next day the headlined fact was that the same commission found that eight of the 9-11 hijackers had passed between Afghanistan and Iran between October 2000 and February 2001, with Iranian border guards' knowledge, and official orders to those guards not to stamp their passports...
Teamsters in San Diego, California, who produce and distribute Coca-Cola products for Coca-Cola Enterprises went on strike today to protest the company's demand to dramatically increase workers' health care costs.
By David Harrison ; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/
Thousands of stray dogs will be poisoned ahead of next month's
Olympic Games in Athens despite a campaign by the RSPCA to prevent
The animal welfare charity says that the strays will be killed
because the Greek authorities fear that the sight of packs of dogs
roaming the streets will damage their efforts to use the Games to
show the world that their country is modern and civilised.
Disdain toward females and gay people is often found in the same psychological bundle as enthusiasm for war. And (sexist and homophobic) epithets have long been part of pro-war verbiage, whether in private conversations or in media.
"Although things are tense, we will not back down, and will not be pushed
into submission through fear..... Now is the time for all of us to fight their fear with our greatest weapon, our solidarity."
19:00 21 July 04
More US military silliness...
Would you eat food cooked in your own urine? Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it.
Many workers have been killed - many more than the official death toll of 14, a Greek union representative said.
; by Jim Lobe
A bipartisan group of 41 mainly neoconservative foreign-policy hawks has launched the third Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) whose previous two incarnations mobilized public support for rolling back Soviet-led communism but whose new enemy will be "global terrorism."
OCAP ; July 23, 2004
the woman from Uganda who was slated to be deported tommorow, received
news today that she has been granted a Temporary Minister's Permit.
With all legal and political ground falling out
from under them, York's
higher-up administrators have just given up on their
most recent attempt at
political repression. Daniel Freeman-Maloy has been
Information for this alert was provided by Maquila
On July 12, Gildan Activewear, a Montreal-based T-shirt
company, announced that it would close its El Progreso
factory in Honduras on September 30, 2004, a decision that
will leave 1,800 workers unemployed. This decision was
completely unexpected considering that the company is
currently under investigations by the Fair Labor
Association (FLA) and Worker Rights Association (WRC) for
labor rights violation.
(from Anarchist Information Service: http://www.ainfos.ca)
Bolivia is a poor, backward country, turned into a colony of Yankee
imperialism, where an insipid bourgeoisie uses this "nation" as its own
property, rotating the country's governors between the members of its
social class, and opening the doors of the country to imperialism and
the transnational companies so that they can pillage the natural
resources of the country however they feel fit. And this has already
been going on for a long time.