Sierra Club | Sept 30, 2005
The legislation eliminates habitat conservation measures on tens of millions of acres of land around the country, the "critical habitat" of species facing extinction, and prevents such conservation activities in the future. Analysis of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data shows that species with critical habitat are more likely to be increasing in number and heading towards recovery than species without by a 2:1 margin.
By PAUL DE LA GARZA | St. Petersburg Times | September 28, 2005
"The fundamental issue appears that the Defense Department believes it is not only legal but accepted practice to operate using slush funds that deceive the Congress," Nelson wrote. "Indications from the IG report are that the practice is widespread, condoned and even encouraged up and down the levels of management within the DOD."
Measuring Security Measures - Civil Liberties Film tour
Following Sept. 11, 2001, the Canadian government elaborated a national strategy for dealing with terrorism. There is an interesting tour of films and panel discussions October 17-29th across canada that is examining ensuing shifts in the delicate balance between public security and civil liberties. check out more here: http://citizen.nfb.ca/msm
This film tells the story of Peru since 1980 - right up to today - but it goes much deeper than any other history flick I've seen and it truly applies to virtually any country in the present day.
For the past three nights, approximately 20 homeless young people have been camping in the orchard at St. Ann's Academy. Calling themselves the Right to Sleep Movement, they are collectively occupying the field in defiance of civic bylaws that disallow sleeping in public places
The occupation was started in reaction to several arrests and trials of David Auther Johnstone following his campaign for the right to sleep in the orchard. Street Newz editor Janine visited the camp this morning and files this report:
By BETH GORHAM | CNEWS
WASHINGTON (CP) - Canadians joined U.S. political heavyweights at a Capitol Hill rally Tuesday to oppose drilling for oil in the Arctic refuge, blasting supporters for exploiting high gas prices and fears of shortages unleashed by hurricane Katrina.
Kurt Nimmo | informationclearinghouse.info | 09/28/05
"Another Day in the Empire" -- -- Osama, finally blessed with a donated kidney from a Pakistani religious student (the transplant was performed in one of his better equipped caves in Afghanistan), has launched an internet news show entitled “the Voice of the Caliphate,” featuring an anchorman wearing a black ski mask and an ammunition belt.
Email | OCAP | Oct 28, 2005
Provincial Government should release Special Diet to all Ontarians
OCAP to stage Massive Hunger Clinic at Queen’s Park on October 3rd
September 28, 2005: This week in at City Hall, the Toronto Board of Health passed a resounding recommendation supporting the needs of people living poor in this province. The Board voted to “communicate to the Province of Ontario the urgent need for increased social assistance rates to reduce hunger and health risk.” A crucial amendment proposed by Board Member Valerie Stirling was added, recommending “the Province grant the Special Diet benefit to everyone on social assistance.”
By Simon Jenkins | The Guardian | Friday September 23, 2005
The plan to draw up a list of historical events that people can be
prosecuted for celebrating is a sign of a leader losing his grip
The home secretary has promised the prime minister that he will lock away for five years anyone who "glorifies, exalts or celebrates" a terrorist act committed in the past 20 years. He does not care if glorification was not meant. If someone, somewhere takes anything that I say or write as encouraging to terror, even if they do not act on it, I have committed a criminal act.
By Amanda Stutt | The Ubyssey (University of British Columbia)
VANCOUVER (CUP) -- According to University of British Columbia professor Authur Ray, no human rights issue needs more attention in Canada then that of Aboriginals.
Hundreds of people packed the sidewalk at Federal Plaza Monday, rallying against the FBI intervention and assassination in Puerto Rico of respected Nationalist Filiberto Ojeda Rios.
Alex Roslin | Hour.ca | September 22nd, 2005
The future of Hydro-Québec's $2-billion Rupert River hydroelectric project may be in doubt after the election of a key opponent to the project last Thursday as Cree grand chief.
By Philip Thornton | The Independent | 26 September 2005
Bitter disagreements over global economic policy broke out into the open yesterday as the French Finance Minister claimed that Alan Greenspan had admitted America had "lost control" of its budget while China warned the US to drop demands for radical economic policy changes.
Mr. Chavez sent in the National Guard to seize the plant. The family, which Mr. Chavez blamed for taking part in the 2002 strike against PDVSA, still hasn't been compensated.
"This is theft," Mr. Sosa said. "What they did was destroy our company . . .
They say 'expropriation,' but these are really confiscations. This has no
other name but 'communism.' " Property owners are now awaiting a similar fate as Mr. Chavez moves to take over ranches to distribute to landless peasants.
Often times, people speak of children, and the word “discipline” is mentioned somewhere in the conversation. And the common phrase is:
“your child or my child just needs more discipline.” Society is infatuated with the management of children;