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give george a jiggle if he isn't sufficiently broken when you are done.
Any worker at any time can be put on to an Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA) individual contract that cuts take home pay and removes conditions like overtime, penalty rates, meal breaks, public holidays, weekend rates and redundancy pay.
Bush is stuck with another war he can't win. He is trying to get the Europeans to take over from US troops, but with the exception of Toady Blair, who is sending a few thousand British troops to be shot at, the Europeans are having none of it. The British were defeated three times in Afghanistan: in 1838-1842, 1878-1880 and 1919; referred to as the First, Second and Third Afghan Wars. Then the Russians were forced out of their occupation in the 1980s. The Fifth Afghan War will be another horrible legacy of Bush to his country.
Documentary screenings and panel discussions on media representations of people of colour, racial profiling, citizen internment, media & youth, etc. Panelists to include Zool Suleman and Imtiaz Popat.
Cinemark Tinseltown Cinemas, 88 West Pender Street
NEW ORLEANS - Fifty-one members of the New Orleans Police Department - 45 officers and six civilian employees - were fired Friday for abandoning their posts before or after Hurricane Katrina.
“They were terminated due to them abandoning the department prior to the storm,” acting superintendent Warren Riley said. “They either left before the hurricane or 10 to 12 days after the storm, and we have never heard from them.”
Six hundred police officers are still patrolling the Handsworth and Lozells areas of Birmingham, a week after the riots which shook the community.
The rioting in the Lozells area of the city involved youths from the black and Asian communities.
It was said to have been sparked by a claim that a black girl of 14 had been raped.
The pirate radio station accused of broadcasting the so far unsubstantiated rumour has voluntarily closed down.
Just this past week, Harold Thompson, an anarchist prisoner in Tiptonville, TN, was attacked by five or six Arayan Brotherhood nazis while doing work in the law library in Tennesee's Northwest Correctional Complex. He suspects one of the prison staff, a racist sympathizer, might be in on it as well. He seems to be doing all right, nothing is broken, but every time he clears his throat or blows his nose he is spitting up blood.
by Janine - email@example.com
david johnston and the tent city campers were in separate court rooms this week.
i just contacted cathy boies parker, the campers' defense lawyer, who spoke for a long time in the supreme court yesterday about human rights law in canada's charter, and about the un's document on human rights and the international covenant on economic and social rights, which canada has signed onto. since we have the right to life, liberty, and security of person, and since adequate housing is necessary to ensure that, it's unjust to punish the campers for something that is not an autonomous choice (because there's inadequate shelter space) and it's offensive to punish them without providing another option.
ALL MEN need to work on issues of patriarchy, sexism and
misogyny... (T)his questionnaire may point out to you areas of particular focus or concentration for your own anti-patriarchal/sexist/misogynist process and development.
Cops and Students Battle at Quebec National Assembly
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Riot police fired tear gas at rebellious students in front of the Quebec National Assembly (provincial legislature) yesterday.
Robert Davis, a 64-year-old retired teacher, suffered injuries during (an) incident on the night of Oct. 8 in New Orleans. He's scheduled to go on trial with charges that include resisting arrest and battery on one of the police officers who beat him....Ordinarily, there's no evidence to dispute the accounts provided by police officers after such violence occurs. The news media and the legal system are oriented to accept the word of uniformed authorities and discount the claims of defendants. For journalists and judges, the official story becomes The Story....Davis' ordeal was unusual, and caused a national uproar, because an Associated Press Television News crew happened to be near. But for every exceptional incident that exposes official misconduct to national view, there are countless deplorable events that never see the light of media day.
Shocking images from Afghanistan have again exposed the racist barbarism of the U.S. "war on terror"....Last week, U.S. soldiers were caught on videotape burning the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters--something forbidden under Islamic law--in Gonbaz, a village in southern Afghanistan.
What is happening right now in Haiti is probably Canada's worst foreign policy crime in the last 50 years. The Canadian government helped plan and carry out the destabilization of Haiti's elected government, culminating in the February 2004 coup d'état/kidnapping of President Jean Bertrand Aristide by U.S. Marines and Canada's Joint Task Force 2. Since then, the coup-installed government and its death squad allies have waged an all-out war against Aristide's Lavalas movement and its supporters with the full and enthusiastic backing of Paul Martin's Liberal government.
By Dr. Mercola
Since Rumsfeld holds major portions of stock in Gilead, he will handsomely profit from the scare tactics of the government that is being used to justify the purchase of $2 billion of Tamiflu.
Wildcat Annie - Eugene Cascadia Network
Here's a quick report on the forest defense actions around the Pacific Northwest of North America after having returned on a Cascadian bioregional tour.
Direct action battles against logging of the lush ancient rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are still being kept alive by heroic forest defenders.