A group of farmers graze their sheep on a common field of grass. All is well until one farmer decides he wants to increase his herd to boost his profit at market. So, his herd eats more of the common pasture.
In the capital city, Port-au-Prince, thousands protested in front of the presidential palace. As BBC News reported, "Witnesses say the protesters used metal bins to try to smash down the palace gates before UN troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse them."
"The demonstrators outside the presidential palace said the rising cost of living in Haiti meant they were struggling to feed themselves.
But when a massive Quebec police force pepper-sprayed and billy clubbed their way through her small Algonquin community, enforcing the federal government's March 10 decision to oust the traditional Chief and Council and appoint a small faction as the leadership, she took on the new documentary subject with bitter irony.
Most of the crowd was filing off for the post-rally march, aside from a few of my loyal fans who were sticking around for the rest of my set. Among them was the red-faced man, apparently not a fan, who walked towards the small stage with the wild-eyed certainty of a zealot.
"Wake up, David Rovics!
One of the most talked about of these efforts is Earth Hour, taking place globally this Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. local time.
He would bring "flexibility" to France, a term which means a more market-driven economy, with fewer safeguards for workers. France under Sarkozy would be en route to a more Anglo-American socio-economic system.
In its annual report released on March 6, the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) denounced the distribution of free crack-pipe kits to drug addicts in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. According to the report, the crack-pipe programs violated a 1988 anti-drug trafficking agreement signed by Canada. The board also called for programs that provide safe drug injection sites under supervision to be shut down as well.
Resources and effort must be placed into building the knowledge and capacity amongst First Nations and MÃ©tis leadership, including grassroots, elders and youth, to engage in both an indigenous-led corporate-finance campaign and in decision-making processes on environment, energy, climate and economic policies related to halting the tar-sands expansion.