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World Politics After Iraq
Apr 10 2003
As invasion flows into occupation, how does the Iraq crisis change world politics? This talk by Tariq Ali was captured on web video this week in Vancouver. An editor of <i>New Left Review,</i> Ali ha
Amnesty International
Iraq&#146;s Occupiers Have Legal Obligations
Apr 10 2003
As widespread looting and disorder continue in many parts of Iraq, Amnesty International is reminding U.S.-led forces of their responsibilities as occupying powers under international human rights an
Loopholes Weaken Fundraising Bill
Apr 10 2003
A nation-wide coalition today urged parliament to close loopholes in Bill C-24, the government&#146;s political fundraising legislation. &#147;Even with its new contribution limits and disclosure req
Seal Hunt Regs Hollow Without Enforcement
Apr 10 2003
New laws aimed at making Canada&#146;s seal hunt more humane are already being violated. Since March 20, hunters have had to apply a &#147;blinking test&#148; to ensure a clubbed seal is dead before
Taking Iraq Private
Apr 9 2003
Let us now define &#147;democracy&#148; for Iraq. U.S. forces last week found this solution to the chaos of distributing water to civilians at Umm Qasr: provide it free to locals with tanker trucks,
Sierra Club of Canada
Dust in Sydney Homes Contaminated
Apr 8 2003
The cleanup of the Sydney tar ponds and coke ovens is underway. But contamination of nearby homes and yards may be a forgotten piece of the puzzle. A study released yesterday found lead and arsenic i
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Kids Rally for Peace
Apr 8 2003
Since U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq on March 19, Vancouverites have hit the streets in a string of anti-war protests. On Sunday, children and youth had a peace rally of their own &#151; a chance to si
National Union of Public and General Employees
Caving to Pharma-Pressure
Apr 8 2003
Canada's drug patent laws are a win-lose deal: pharmaceutical giants get extended market monopolies, while the rest of us enjoy the world's fastest-rising drug costs. That's why reviewing the whole p
Amnesty International
Civilians Under Fire
Apr 8 2003
The civilian casualty count mounts in Iraq, despite repeated assurances from U.S. and U.K. authorities about protecting the Iraqi people. Hundreds of civilians have reportedly been killed since March
War on Terror Started 500 Years Ago
Apr 8 2003
As in all the United States&#146; wars this century, there are more Native Americans serving on the front lines in Iraq &#151; more per capita &#151; than any other population group. Some people thin
Seals Star in New Horror Flick
Apr 7 2003
When Fisheries Minister Robert Thibault expanded the allowable seal catch to nearly a million pups over three years, he pledged to &#147;ensure the seal hunt is conducted humanely.&#148; But today, a
National Union of Public and General Employees
Judge Blasts Inhuman Don Jail
Apr 4 2003
While handing down a sentence this week, an Ontario judge called Toronto&#146;s Don Jail is &#147;an embarrassment to the Canadian criminal justice system.&#148; In some cases, three inmates are held
Council of Canadians
Cellucci Links War and Canadian Energy
Apr 3 2003
In alternative breaths, U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci has been publicly chastising Canada&#146;s position on the Iraq crisis and campaigning for tighter continental energy integration. The Council of
Amnesty International
Civilians Pay Price for Cluster Bombs
Apr 3 2003
On Tuesday, at least 33 civilians were reportedly killed and around 300 injured in U.S. attacks on the Iraqi town of al-Hilla. Amid claims that cluster bombs were used in the attack, Amnesty Internat
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Reality Cheque: Ontario Budget
Apr 2 2003
Ontario had already voided nearly $15-billion from its fiscal capacity through indiscriminate tax cuts. Results: ailing education and health sectors, and deepening crises in housing, social assistanc
As World Feeds on Iraq, Africa Starves
Apr 2 2003
As the world fixes its gaze on Iraq, another crisis is quietly brewing: Africa is once again facing the threat of famine. The dire situation in Sub-Saharan Africa has stabilized somewhat since late 2
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Whistleblowers Webcast
Apr 2 2003
Accounting scandals, interference in scientific research, environmental cover-ups ... From Enron to B.C.&#146;s fish farms, whistleblower protections help keep governments and corporations accountabl
Hunting the Bear Hunting Lobby
Apr 1 2003
The Supreme Court of Canada last week dismissed a constitutional challenge to Ontario&#146;s spring bear hunt. Now an animal rights group says the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters should rep
&#147;Gun Control&#148; for Grain
Apr 1 2003
A grain variety reporting system proposed by the Canadian Grain Commission would force all farmers &#151; 99 per cent of whom never misrepresent grain &#151; to take millions of samples and sign mill
Generation of Hate
Apr 1 2003
Beyond the front line: Canadian filmmaker Shelley Saywell documents the growing resentment of ordinary Iraqis towards an invading U.S. army and what it might bring. Catch her video storyline at OneWo
Polaris Institute
Global Water Grab
Apr 1 2003
Today, 1.3 billion people on this planet already lack access to clean water. By the year 2025, demand could outstrip global supply by 56 per cent. For many, this brewing crisis affirms that water is
Amnesty International
Global Human Rights Backlash
Mar 31 2003
Human rights abuses connected to the war on Iraq are spilling far beyond that countrys borders. Amnesty International released a report yesterday documenting troubling fallout in fourteen countries.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Workers Face SARS Threat
Mar 31 2003
More than 1,600 people around the world have been infected, and at least fifty-four have now died from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), including four Canadians. With health-care and social
Amnesty International
Indiscriminate Weapons Menace
Mar 29 2003
To reduce civilian casualties in Iraq, Amnesty International insists, all sides should swear off indiscriminate weapons like landmines and cluster bombs. Iraqi troops may already be laying mines, and
CAW
CAW
Last Call for the Third Way
Mar 28 2003
With his dogged support for George Bush&#146;s war against Iraq, British P.M. Tony Blair isn&#146;t just splitting his own Parliamentary caucus and dividing the U.K. from its European partners. He&#1
National Union of Public and General Employees
U.N. Labour Body Slams B.C.
Mar 28 2003
The bravado of British Columbia&#146;s Liberals has taken a beating at the International Labour Organization. The ruling: B.C. has repeatedly violated the U.N.-guaranteed rights of public employees b
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Tax Cuts Rule Ontario &#147;Budget&#148;
Mar 28 2003
These Ontario Tories know how to cut taxes. They cut taxes when they&#146;re running a deficit and when they&#146;re not. They cut taxes when the economy is strong and when it&#146;s weak. And they k
Postcard from Iraqi Kurdistan
Mar 28 2003
After a week of war, a trickle of people returned to their homes in Erbil and Duhok. But bombing to the north and around nearby oil fields has convinced many that the rural countryside remains their
Gay Marriage Hearings Go on Tour
Mar 27 2003
Parliament&#146;s same-sex marriage hearings are hitting the road. But some gay presenters are already pulling out to avoid the &#147;abusive, petty and rude&#148; atmosphere evident in the minutes t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario&#146;s Made-For-TV Budget
Mar 27 2003
Ontario&#146;s Tory government will flout parliamentary traditions today by bringing down a provincial budget ... not in the provincial legislature, but in a Magma International auto parts facility i