Paul Rogat Loeb | ZNet
Rosa Parks didn't make a spur-of-the-moment decision. She didn't single-handedly give birth to the civil rights efforts, but she was part of an existing movement for change, at a time when success was far from certain.
Alexandre Deslongchamps | Bloomberg | October 31, 2005
Twenty-eight infected ducks were found in Quebec and five in Manitoba, the statement said. The agency said the risk to humans is 'low' and that it made the results public to be transparent.
Jon Elmer | The NewStandard | 10 October 2005
Gaza City -- After delaying a decision for over three years, Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled that the military's use of Palestinian "human shields" in the Occupied Territories is illegal and a violation of international law.
Documented examples of the procedure range from sending Palestinians into houses to ensure they are not booby-trapped, to forcing Palestinian ambulances to drive in front of Israeli troops, to resting rifles on the shoulders of civilians to deter fire when ground forces carry out urban operations.
Greenpeace | 26 October 2005
Brussels, Belgium - The European Union voted today to ignore its own Environment Committee's recommendations to tightly regulate global-warming gases. It was a victory for multinational profits, and a defeat for the children being born today who'll inherit a warmer, more dangerous world.
"The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. .. But Silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn - or be forced - to accept. .. History is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined."
By John Buchanan and Stacey Michael | The New Hampshire Gazette | November 7, 2003
After the seizures in late 1942 of five U.S. enterprises he managed on behalf of Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen, Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, failed to divest himself of more than a dozen "enemy national" relationships that continued until as late as 1951, newly-discovered U.S. government documents reveal.
Fifth Estate | Fall 2005
Perhaps workplace justice for radical professors, who many see as part of the privileged establishment, is not the most pressing cause facing the anarchist movement. Graeber himself has said that solidarity is most needed for anarchist political prisoners, like Jeffrey "Free" Luers. But perhaps, at the very least, anarchists may wish to think of political action in defense of fired radicals as a simple case of enlightened self-interest, for they may be the next in line.
by Lakshmi Chaudhry | In These Times | October 29, 2005
For the past five years, Americans have been wallowing in (a) quaint version of sexual pleasure, defined by skimpy thongs, stripper poles, porn boobs and faux chick-on-chick action. In a Bush World where commerce is king, it is all-but-inevitable that the dominant image of sexuality is that of a woman on sale...The sexuality that reigns supreme...bears the basic imprimaturs of right-wing ideology: gross materialism, sexual hypocrisy and acquiescence in the name of empowerment. It is in every sense a conservative wet dream come true.
By Murray Dobbin | TheTyee.ca | October 27, 2005
Zooming costs, worse care, more deaths.
It's difficult and perhaps pointless to try to pick the most dangerous threat to public Medicare in Canada...But, perhaps, the most immediate threat is the de-facto privatization of our hospitals through the use of public private partnerships known as P3s.
Derrick O'Keefe | Seven Oaks | Octpber 27, 2005
Anti-war activists from across the country will meet in Ottawa November 11-13 at the 20th anniversary conference of the Canadian Peace Alliance.
The weekend event’s theme, ‘Challenging Canada’s Role in Empire’, is most appropriate at this dangerous juncture. Paul Martin’s government is quickly moving to a more openly aggressive foreign policy, and meeting little opposition from elected officials in parliament.
[Afghanistan and Haiti will be at the forefront of the discussion]
By Robert C. Koehler | Tribune Media Services | October 27, 2005
Plame, as everyone knows by now, is the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who - about the time Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” banner was beginning to sink into the quagmire - wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa.” What he didn’t find was any evidence that Saddam Hussein had purchased yellowcake uranium in Niger, which could have been used to build a nuclear bomb. Wilson’s testimony exposed the whopper justifying the invasion: Saddam’s cache of WMD.
What happened next is a case study in why we teach children not to lie.
By Laure Bretton | Reuters | Oct 29, 2005
Hundreds of French youths fought with police and set cars ablaze in a Paris suburb on Saturday in a second night of rioting which media said was triggered when two teenagers were electrocuted while fleeing police.
Mohawk Nation News | Oct. 30, 2005
Kashechewan, a remote northern Ontario Cree community of almost 2000 people has become an international scandal over reports of contaminated water.
As they have done in so many other communities, Indian Affairs forgot about little details like health [and] safety...buil[ding] the water plant 135 meters downstream from a sewage lagoon.
[The Solution?] Move the Indians away from their original constitutional territory onto another Indigenous nation’s land.
If the US Congress does not immediately establish a very broad Special Investigation of torture by the US administration, then this is a text book case where the International Criminal Court should initiate proceedings against the suspects (Dickey Chenney, Karpinsky, CIA Directors Tenet, John McLaughlin and Porter J. Goss, Major General Geoffrey Miller, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – among dozens.).
By Jonathan Watts | The Guardian | October 10, 2005
Groundswell of protest feared by party officials
Lu Banglie, now missing, feared dead, is typical of the new breed of peasant activists who are giving the Communist party its biggest political headache since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.