Monthly Archives: June 2011

Michelin File: Why is the Michelin man stopping over in South Carolina?

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Canadian Press is reporting: “Premier Darrell Dexter is travelling in the United States until Wednesday to promote the province’s life sciences and energy industries.

“One of his stops will be in Washington. D.C., where he will attend the world’s largest biotechnology conference. Continue reading

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US bridgehead: Are the Canary Islands becoming the Miami of Africa?

A look at the world map shows the great significance of islands – from Newfoundland to Malaysia, from Cuba and Haiti to the Azores – in the geopolitics of empire as bastions over strategic straits, bridgeheads and “stepping stones” from one continent to another and one from one sea to another, as repositories of labour and centres for plundering the world ocean, and play-grounds for the idle rich of the metropole. Now, in the context of the aggression against Libya in North Africa and the feverish expansion of its new African Command (Africom), Washington has its sights set on making the Canary Islands a U.S. commerce, tourist and military outpost, from which to exploit Africa.
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American-modified premier bringing genetic modification?

Nova Scotia should steer clear of genetic modification, groups warn as bio-premier returns from global biotech industry conference in U.S. capital Continue reading

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Harper’s mayday mayhem: Newfoundlanders demonstrate against Harper government’s wrecking agenda

By TONY SEED

(June 28, 2011, revised June 29) – BETWEEN 2,500 and 3,000 Newfoundlanders participated in a vigorous rally Saturday, June 25th, on the St. John’s waterfront against the decision of the Harper government to close the Marine Rescue Centre. Continue reading

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Workers’ rights take a big hit under Harper’s majority government

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) says the Harper government has sent a message to all workers with its unjust and punitive bill legislating postal workers back to work. Continue reading

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Condemn the back-to-work legislation against the postal workers!

Vancouver, BC, June 22, 2011

Workers across Canada are continuing to organize mass protests in support of the postal workers, including a rally on Monday, June 27th, 2:00 p.m. at the Almon Street post office in Halifax.

Among other organizations denouncing the back-to-work legislation, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) issued the following statement on Sunday, June 26th: Continue reading

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Mr Keddy,

Seen you on TV Saturday evening voting to shaft postal workers. You looked pleased to vote to take away the workers’ sick leave, and screw new workers by reducing their starting rate of pay and defined pension benefits. As well, ensuring that thousands of Letter Carriers will be injured by the new unsafe work rules. Oh, I almost forgot reducing their yearly income and pension benefits by reducing the wage rate to 1.75%.

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