The following article was written with pen and paper while I sat at the edge of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie) at Tulita (Fort Norman), where the Great Bear River flows down from the Great Bear Lake, and from the village of Deliné (Franklin). This article is not based on any research, other than the influence of previous research on my thoughts and feelings. It is rather then, a set of thoughts and feelings I was somewhat overwhelmed with that, after minor editing on screen, I have decided to share-- even if it is a personal rant about my primarily emotional reactions to Denendeh and the beautiful Valley. If you choose to reproduce it, I ask this disclaimer be included.
Did pills kill Tooker?
Partner of eco commando, Angela Bischoff, probes tie between antidepressants and suicide
By Stephen Humphrey | Now Magazine | AUGUST 4 - 10, 2005
Since the cold March of 2004 when Gomberg threw himself from a Halifax bridge, Bischoff has been shifting direction and raising her own kind of dust, not Gomberg-style with flaming passports or Robin Hood outfits, but in a series of info meetings.
These appearances have nothing to do with the revival of the coal industry or the almost daily smog warnings, but with the antidepressant Remeron RD, which Bischoff links to the morbidly agitated state Gomberg was in when he ended his life. Her message concerns the sadly underplayed connection between pharmaceuticals and suicide.
We are now only few days away from the 3rd edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival! We are incredibly excited about this year's program and are looking forward to sharing with you all the fantastic films that will be showcased from September 4th to 7th at the Pacific Cinémathèque at 1131 Howe St.
A proposed pipeline running from Edmonton to a new marine terminal on the West Coast would run just south of Fort St. James.
Company officials from Enbridge Inc. were unable to give the Courier details about how close the pipeline would be to the town by press time.
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) has raised some concerns about the pipeline.
Anti-Welcome Demonstration to Confront US Vice President Dick Cheney
Thursday Sept. 8th, 5pm
Palliser Hotel - 113 9th Ave SW
PM reaches out to Ukrainians
Ottawa to spend $2.5-million to mark internment of citizens in First World War Thursday, August 25, 2005
Ukrainian-Canadians victims of wartime hysteria
City man's father endured internment and racial slurs, others were shot, Thursday, August 25, 2005
Before they interned the Japanese, the Canadian Government interned first and second wave Ukrainian immigrant. They did this creating the War Measures Act supposedly because Ukrainian immigrants were from Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus 'enemy aliens'. The real story is that they were interned for being communists, socialists, and labour radicals.
Part Three of this 3 part series on the ABCN gives current information about how to get involved with prisoner support now, including the names of individual prisoners, different ways to get involved, and prisoner support resources to further your education on this subject.
by Richard Hindes | Znet | August 26, 2005
No doubt, proponents of tasers will interpose that - legitimate concerns aside - the occasionally lethal tasers are still preferable to nearly-always lethal firearms. This is an attractive argument, particularly in light of the extra-judicial execution of Jean Charles de Menezes on the tube in July. Unfortunately, what this defence overlooks is the way that the "non-lethal" appellation serves to lower the threshold prohibiting the use of weapons. That is, police are likely to use tasers in many circumstances where they would never even consider using firearms.
by Jon Elmer | The NewStandard | Aug 26, 2005
In the northern West Bank, where Sharon's "disengagement" does not include the withdrawal of military from evacuated settlements, bitter memories temper Palestinians' guarded optimism.
Identity Withheld | MRZine | 25/08/05
Paul Wolfowitz's first major act as the new head of the World bank has been to suspend World Bank loans to Ecuador, "ostensibly to punish the government for revising the rules of the special Fund established from its oil revenues. Nearly all the money from this fund was to go to repaying the debt owed to foreign banks. Apparently, Mr. Wolfowitz objects to a new Ecuadorian law...under which 20% of the Fund would now go towards social needs and 10% for national development in science and technology. When the special Fund was first established, Ecuador's oil was sold for $18 p/barrel. Today it is 400% more. Without this change, almost all of the windfall will be paid to the foreign banks."
Prensa Latina | Aug 25
The US government has requested the Atlanta Appellate Court for an extension of [a 21 day] deadline, so that prosecutors have more time to appeal the pannel´s unanimous decision of August 9th that reversed the convictions of the Cuban Five and remanded a new trial.
Also from Prensa Latina | Aug 25
"What would a jury say when they know that the Five were just trying to prevent terrorists such as Orlando Bosch, who walks the Miami streets free, from carrying
out acts of terror like the mid-air bombing of a Cuban commercial plane in 1976?" Rojas commented.
BC Labour E-News
Telecommunications Workers Union president Bruce Bell: "First they knocked down the Voices for Change website...Then Telus used its corporate pull to convince some radio stations not to run our ads...When that didn't achieve what they were after, they upped the ante and threatened us with legal action if we didn't pull our radio ads off the air."
Bakunin's denunciation of Nationalism and the State led him to denouncing Polish Nationalism in favour of Pan-Slavism. At the same time Bakunin denounced the Zionism of Herzl, who wanted Jews in Russia to leave for a new utopia, rather than to fight against the Tsarist Pogroms and for a social revolution. Anarchism opposes nationalism and the Nationalist State in all its forms.
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The Arctic Indigenous Youth Alliance (AIYA) received a standing ovation from Chiefs and delegates at the Dene National Assembly in Deline (August 18, 2005). AIYA presented a resolution to the 35^th Dene National Assembly to support the youth in their opposition to the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project.
The Arctic Indigenous Youth Alliance has consulted with Indigenous youth and Elders across the Northwest Territories for the past two years. Based on these consultations, AIYA believes that in order to achieve a sustainable, balanced and healthy environment for future generations the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project must not proceed.
August 25, 2005
RE: MLA Dennis Mackay's Comments in the Terrace Standard and Smithers interior News.
We are the Indigenous families and individuals who are currently protecting the traditional lands in the Klappan area by denying access to Fortune minerals and their associates. We've read the Terrace Standard and Smithers Interior News articles quoting MLA Dennis MacKay's view on what constitutes a crime by a "couple of renegades" with a mixture of sadness and hilarity. Mr. Mackay would be far better informed if he watched fewer John Wayne movies, and read more Supreme Court Decisions.