Montréal, 28 novembre 2005 – Alors que s'ouvre la conférence de l'ONU sur les changements climatiques et dont l'un des enjeux majeurs à la réalisation de ses objectifs est la participation citoyenne, à Montréal on s'apprête justement à condamner 7 écologistes qui, selon ce principe, avaient occupéES les bureaux de Paul Martin au mois de mars 2004 afin de dénoncer le projets d'incinérateur de sols contaminés à Belledune au Nouveau-Brunswick et exiger un moratoire jusqu'à ce qu'une évaluation environnementale sérieuse soit réalisée par une source non-intéressée.
America touts a pride in the concept of "blind justice." America makes an attempt, at least on the surface, to offer the accused a defense lawyer, a public defender, to thwart claims of unfairness due to lack of access to equal legal representation for the accused in courtrooms. To have "blind justice," you need standards. Both parties need to be allowed access to defense lawyers, but without sentencing standards and precedents, you have random judges doing whatever they want on whim, which sets a stage for corruption and chaos and something that does not resemble a country.
As activists are being harassed and accused in the NW and abroad right now, thus it is a good time to review what plea bargains ARE. Can torture produce a legitimate confession? The debate is ancient, worldwide and ongoing. Most respected authorities agree that confessions made under duress have serious problems...
Los demandados están ligados, alegadamente, a unos incendios ocurridos en el año 1998 en el estado de Washington y de Oregón. Seis personas fueron arrestadas ayer en un esfuerzo coordinado por las autoridades que recorrió cinco estados y es el punto culminante de una investigación de nueve años. Las seis personas han sido encausadas
por el jurado federal en los estados de Washington y de Oregón. Los cargos se relacionan a cuatro distintos incendios premeditados ocurridos en el año 1998 en la costa noroeste y a la destrucción de una torre de la Planta de Energía Boneville ocurrida en la víspera del milenio.
Many hurdles still face pipeline project; Status of Women NWT forced out
Last updated Nov 24 2005 09:15 AM CST
Imperial, lead proponent in the $7-billion project to connect the territory's oil and gas fields to southern Canada, told the National Energy Board it was ready to proceed with public consultations on the proposal.
It's been a long time since I can remember being happy. It's been even longer since I can remember having hope. I don't respond to letters anymore. I don't write. I don't maintain friendships.
Inspired by Noam Chomsky's book "Hegemony or Survival", the Movements of South America, the World Social Forum, and the Continental Cry of the Excluded, a website called the InterContinental Cry For Unity has recently been created.
The website is among other things, a response to the need for more dialogue in a number of areas fundamental in our common walk. For instance, while there is no shortage of declarations, protests or clear voice about what we do not like or approve of (e.g. what Governments and corporations are doing) there is very little about just what our goals are, or what exactly we need to do for ourselves--after all, our work is not to benefit Empire, but each other.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 11, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a quarter-century, environmentalists have succeeded in blocking efforts to drill for oil in what they consider a pristine, cherished patch of tundra in an Alaska wildlife refuge.
But with sky-high fuel prices and a wider Republican majority in Congress, their long fight to keep oil companies out of the refuge looked to be in trouble. Then they got some help from an unexpected place: House Republicans angry over cuts to social programs.
Aljazeera | 14 November 2005
The world's forests are still being destroyed at an alarming rate despite a slowing down in the net rate of forest loss because of new planting and natural growth, a UN agency says.
University of Victoria Pacific and Asian Studies Student Society presents:
Aceh Post-Tsunami Relief and Independence Event.
Wednesday November 16th, 2005. 7pm, Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 105 @ U. Vic.
Admission by donation with all proceeds to FOMAPAK, a student and youth NGO based in Aceh.
Song and dance performances, food, lecture, slideshow.
Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 105 @ University of Victoria
(CP) - One of the country's largest environmental organizations wants a multinational energy giant to focus on building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska instead of down Canada's Mackenzie Valley.
ELF Attack Destroys Guelph, Ontario Golf Club
(Nov 4, 2005)
Guelph Police might have raised a few eyebrows this week with a revelation about graffiti found near the scene of a fire at the Cutten Club, a local golf and country club, last Monday.
It turns out the letters ELF -- an apparent reference to the US-based Earth Liberation Front -- were spray-painted on a walkway near the gutted pro shop.
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.
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.
By Kathy Marks in Sydney | 14 October 2005
The Wollemi pine, a Jurassic-age plant believed extinct until a hiker stumbled across a grove near Sydney 11 years ago, is being relaunched into the world.
To ensure its survival, Australian conservationists have propagated large numbers and plan to auction the next generation at Sotheby's later this month, with species being touted as the latest must-have garden accessory.