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Protest war criminal Dick Cheney in Vancouver

Sep 26, 2011
Outside of the 'Vancouver Club'
915 W. Hastings
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 11.8536" N, 123° 6' 57.078" W
British Columbia CA
Join us in giving unrepentant torture and war advocate Dick Cheney the welcome he deserves when he visits Vancouver.
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China vs The Philippines? The Spratly's and the Philippines Natural Wealth

Aug 19, 2011 to Aug 20, 2011
OISE (UofT)
252 Bloor St. West OISE, Room 5260
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
China, the Philippines, and Vietnam are laying claim to a small group of islands off Palawan... apparently there is oil to be had, and where there's oil good times are just around the corner...
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Canadian Aid Convoy to Cuba Refused Entry at Blaine, Washington Border Crossing

Canadian Contingent of Pastor's for Peace Caravan to Cuba Stopped at Peace Arch

by C. L. Cook
Pacific Free Press
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/9122-canadian-aid-convoy-to-cuba-...

Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia participants in the annual caravan taking goods to Cuba via the United States and Mexico has been refused entry at the U.S. border crossing at Blaine, Washington.

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What about Obama?

I was curious to get some sense of other peoples opinions of Barack Obama's performance so far.

Has he made good on any of his campaign promises?

If you can (or hypothetically could) vote for him again, would you?

Has your opinion of his integrity changed?

Has he on delivered any of the "yes we can", "change" hype?

What do you see as his most positive action?

Negative action?

 

Pick any item or a couple (or make your own) and have your say.

Mark.

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Rally in support of Bradley Manning

Mar 20, 2011
US Consulate
1075 West Pender Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 14.2476" N, 123° 7' 9.858" W
British Columbia CA
A quick, on-hour rally outside the American embassy in downtown Vancouver held in solidarity with others in North America and in Europe. Very grassroots so please bring a sign and a friend!
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New ethnic bigots for Peter King .... violate hate laws

OK I put in the violation of hate laws part, but isnt this statement a criminal offense???

 

But the furor over Park 51 and more recent controversy over Congressman Peter King's hearings on Muslim radicalization have provided a mainstream platform for Hindu-American activists, while simultaneously diversifying the ranks of anti-Islamic protesters.

"We're requesting all Muslims: If you don't help us, we have no other option," said Sahani on Sunday, speaking at a demonstration about what he considers inadequate Muslim-American cooperation with law enforcement agencies. "We have to stop immigration of all Muslims - that should be our ultimate solution. God bless America!"

 

 

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Rally in Support of Bradley Manning, Sun 20 March 2011, 11 - Noon, US Consulate

Please join in a peaceful rally in support of US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning who has been held in solitary confinement at Marine Base Quantico for 10 months.

Amnesty International has called for actions to protest Manning's treatement while in Custody.

The rally will occur in conjunction with others at Quantico, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco and beyond. It is scheduled to occur from 11AM - noon shortly before an anti-racism rally just blocks away. 

Details: http://mostlywater.org/rally_support_bradley_manning

Thank you.

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Celebrate people's history at Toronto Free Gallery

Feb 11, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
M4E 2J8 Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 30.168" N, 79° 26' 31.9164" W
CA
Celebrate People's History is a show of poster art created by over ninety artists - including many of Toronto's own - to document the hidden history of social justice movements.
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Boeing lays off 1000 workers

http://blacklistednews.com/One-Day-After-Securing-A-Huge-Deal-With-China...

Boeing just laid off 1000 workers in Southern California, according to the Orange County Register.

The move comes just a day after Boeing agreed to a $19 billion deal with China to produce 200 airplanes for the country.

The layoffs affect workers in the company's Long Beach, Anaheim, and Huntington Beach facilities. The bulk of the layoffs will occur in Long Beach, where 900 will lose their jobs.

The company has been consistently cutting jobs in Long Beach. It had 20,000 employees there in 1990 and now only has 7,000, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.

 

 

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The O in Opinion

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/12/31/oprah-network-launch.html#soc...

Oprah Winfrey's new cable television channel will make its debut at noon ET on Saturday in 85 million homes across the U.S.

Running the Oprah Winfrey Network — OWN — is a challenge the 56-year-old media powerhouse relishes as her syndicated talk show nears its finale on Sept. 9, 2011, after an influential 25-year-run.

But other challenges she'll take on will not include pursuing a career in politics.

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Deal to extend Afghan mission without vote 3

I just spoke to someone in Pat Martin's office. There is no truth at all that Layton and the NDP's postion has changed in any way. The NDP is calling for the immediate and permanent removal of all Canadian combat forces from Afghanistan, full stop.

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wikileaks - too good to be true?

Am I the only one wondering if there isn't something a bit fishy with this Wikileaks stuff? There is nothing, at least so far, really damaging to anyone, in the sense that it might spark a mass uprising and popular revolt against the US Hegemony - but there do seem to be a few things that are actually possibly going to help them, at least in terms of pushing "public opinion" in a direction they want it pushed - i.e. the Arab countries (apparently) against Iran???? my my, that certainly hinders the US attempt to vilify the country prior to some kind of attack.... and CSIS and others think Canadians are living in wonderland and need to get serious about 'terrorism' ??? Again - this is detrimental to US interests in what way?

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What happens when Austerity hits the Homeland?

The White House's fiscal commission's co-chairs, Erskine Bowles and former-Sen. Alan Simpson today released their draft recommendations on how to reduce the country's budget deficit. ...

Their recommendations are more or less a list of the third-rail issues of American politics, including cuts in the number of federal workers; increasing the costs of participating in veterans and military health care systems; increasing the age of Social Security eligibility; and major cuts in defense and foreign policy spending.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/deficit-commission-co-chairs-...

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