May 4, 2004 - Louise Brown - Toronto Star
York University has expelled a student activist for
three years for taking part in unauthorized campus
protests and using a bullhorn that disrupted classes.
The Observer - Sunday March 14, 2004
For two years the Tipton Three have been silent prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.
Now, in this remarkable interview with David Rose, they describe for the
first time the extraordinary story of their journey from the West Midlands
to Camp Delta
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Sunday, May 2, 2004
Madrid, Spain -- "...preemptive wars,
never again; violations of international law, never again," Prime Minister
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said.
On Wednesday, the last 260 of the 1,300 Spanish troops who took part in the
U.S.-led occupation returned home. Another 1,000 soldiers remain in Iraq to
pack up military hardware and ship it back to Spain. The government says
those soldiers will be in Spain by May 27.
The HEU are not the only health care union in urgent need of assistance; look what's happening to our sisters and brothers in El Salvador...
Toronto, April 28 /CNW/
The Canadian Council for Public-Private
Partnerships (CCPPP) has told a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
researcher that it must "decline your registration" for a breakfast
featuring a former British railway union leader and the Lord Mayor of
Around 11PM Sunday night, a deal was announced between the Liberal government and the Liberal Union leadership. The deal will see workers wages slashed by 15% and a cap on the number of jobs that can be privatized.
This is essentially the same deal recently rejected by the HEU. Workers are pissed and threatening to wildcat. Get out and support HEU workers and the rights of BC families, workers and you! We need to let the government and trade union beaurocrats know we will not be sold out.
Julian Borger in Washington - April 30, 2004 - The Guardian (UK)
Graphic photographs showing the torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners
in a US-run prison outside Baghdad emerged yesterday from a military inquiry
which has left six soldiers facing a possible court martial and a general
The scandal has also brought to light the growing and largely unregulated
role of private contractors in the interrogation of detainees.
Patrick Cockburn and David Usborne in Baghdad - April 28, 2004 - the lndependent/UK
For many Iraqis it was the final insult. Again and again they expressed
outrage yesterday that Iraq's United States-appointed and unelected
leaders had, overnight, abolished the old Iraqi flag, seen by most
Iraqis as the symbol of their nation, and chosen a new one.
From the National Union of Public Employees
Vancouver - Labour unrest is growing in British Columbia rather than receding as each new day arrives following the passage of legislation ordering 43,000 striking health support employees back to work. The unprecedented legislation includes a 15% wage rollback and allows the government to continue contracting out jobs at will.
Osama's victory represents the broader struggle of over 40 Palestinian refugees who have been refused refugee status in Canada and remain threatened with deportation from Canada. These refugees who have self-organized, as the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees, continue to organize against their deportations, the majority of which are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks and months.
With your support and dedication, we will halt these profoundly unjust deportations.
43,000 health care workers across the province defied "back-to-work" legislation Saturday, April 29th, keeping picket lines up at hospitals and care homes in the fourth day of an all-out strike. They were joined by about 100 BC Hydro workers who spontaneously walked off the job in a solidarity wildcat strike at three dams, without the authorization of their union. CUPE union workers may walk out tomorrow, or in the next few days.
Concerned Kanehsatake Community Members
Early this morning at approximately 6:45 40 police officers from James Gabriel's illegal police force attempted to enter Kanehsatake. They assembled themselves on route 344 west in their riot gear and began a confrontation with community members.
VANCOUVER - Vancouver City Hall has been shut down by CUPE workers, who have set up a protest picket line in support of the hospital workers.
Many city workers have also joined the picket lines at Vancouver General Hospital.
Hospitals, Schools, Ferries, Hydro all affected by wildcatting workers - now is the time to push for a General Strike.