"Everyone knows that Gordon Campbell violated his pre-election commitment to health care workers that he would respect their collective agreements," says [Hospital Employees' Union secretary-business manager Judy] Darcy. "Now the Supreme Court will hear how he violated their constitutionally protected charter rights as well."
Through the resistance of the first Palestinian initfada (uprising) in 1987,
a symbol emerged that represented the asymmetrical balance of power and the
grassroots movement against the ongoing Israeli occupation. Just as the
young Palestinian in front of a tank with a rock in his hand became a symbol
of resistance and self-determination among indigenous communities, the
people of Grassy Narrows have inspired a similar momentum.
"The assaulted (Member of Parliament), Fatah al-Shaik, was sporting a picture of anti-occupation Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his vehicle. For that, member of the US-sponsored parliament or not, an American soldier had no hesitation in treating him just as US soldiers deal with other Iraqis every day."
"Vanunu, who in 1986 disclosed to a British newspaper some of Israel's nuclear secrets, was kidnapped soon after by the Mossad, smuggled back to Israel, and put on trial. He served his sentence: 18 years in prison. For most of the time he was held in total isolation."
Z Magazine, April 2005
Corporate Fraud - Behind the Paxil Scandals By Bruce Levine
In June 2004 New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer brought suit
against Glaxo, alleging that it had engaged in repeated and persistent
fraud with respect to Paxil (a $3.1 billion grossing drug in 2003). Spitzer had evidence that the giant pharmaceutical corporation Glaxo had suppressed the
results of studies on children and adolescents that showed Paxil to be ineffective and to increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. When he first announced the suit, Spitzer stated, "By concealing critically important scientific studies on Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline impaired doctors' ability to make the appropriate prescribing decision for their patients and may have jeopardized their health and safety." Spitzer had an internal Glaxo memo from 1998 stating that the company intended to "manage the dissemination of the data in order to minimize any potential negative commercial impact."
"Citing irreconcilable differences with how the Federal Bureau of Investigation has operated in a post-Sept. 11 world, city officials in Portland, Oregon, said yesterday that they planned to pull their police officers out of an F.B.I.-run antiterrorism task force."
"So much does General Motors love Canada's socialized, taxpayer-funded 'single-payer' health care system, that the company's top executives in Canada, along with the top execs of Ford, Chrysler and a host of other U.S.-owned subsidiaries in Canada, actually have been lobbying the provincial and federal government(s) to expand the system to include other services such as pharmacy and home health care-and to increase funding of what is known in Canada as 'Medicare.'"
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The Green Monkey
The Green Monkey is pleased to announce the launch of a new campaign of resistance here on the coast: BURN the 2010 Olympics. That stands for Build Underground Resistance, Not the 2010 Olympics. We're expanding on a campaign against the 2002 Olympics in Utah. But Vancouver has more reasons to BURN the Olympics than Utah ever did. The Green Monkey is here to tell you why.
Three stories about the riots in Belize.
"For almost a week there have been acts of arson and sabotage in Belize, seriously damaging a central bridge for public communication and disrupting telecommunication services."
Among academic activists I know the two names most frequently cited for inspiring us to pursue our work are Noam Chomsky and Andre Gunder Frank. Yesterday we lost one of them in Andre Gunder Frank. Gunder must have put, literally, thousands on that path, who in turn reached perhaps millions of students in some fashion.
"Can you imagine the BBC and other major broadcasters apologising to a rogue regime which practises racism and ethnic cleansing; which has 'effectively legalised the use of torture' (Amnesty); which holds international law in contempt, having defied hundreds of UN resolutions and built an apartheid wall in defiance of the International Court of Justice; which has demolished thousands of people's homes and given its soldiers the right to assassinate; and whose leader was judged 'personally responsible' for the massacre of more than 2,000 people? Can you imagine the BBC saying sorry to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, or other official demons, for broadcasting an uncensored interview with a courageous dissident of that country, a man who spent 19 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement? Of course not. Yet, last month, the BBC apologised 'confidentially' to a regime with such a record, so that its correspondent would be allowed back, having promised to abide by a system of censorship that continues to gag the dissident. The regime is Ariel Sharon's in Israel, whose war crimes, appalling human rights record and enduring lawlessness continue to be granted a certificate of exemption not only by the US-dominated west but by respectable journalism."
The workers of Zanon and other social organizations mobilized in front of the central courthouse on April 21 to defend their factory against mounting attacks. At a moment when the courts and government must make a "political and legal decision" concerning the ceramics factory that has been producing under worker control since 2001 - legal attacks, death threats and physical attacks against the workers have increased.
"Canada's short-term memory about its role in the ongoing genocide against the Serbian people of Kosovo is a crime in itself. We must remember, for lest we forget, we are condemned to repeat the horrible acts once more."
"Yesterday, the Wilderness Committee was given written notice by Elections BC that they are banning the distribution of our 'Vote Wild' newspaper as of today. The reason given for suppressing the newspaper is because they've deemed it to be 'partisan advertising,' as it criticizes the government before an oncoming election."
"The United States has donated to Colombia four
airplanes and six helicopters to support the
South American country's efforts to "fight drug
trafficking and terrorism," the Colombian Defense
Ministry said Friday."