Monthly Archives: March 2012

New revelations of CNN complicity with armed groups in Syria

DAMASCUS (March 23 (Prensa Latina) – THE national television of Cuba released on Friday, March 23rd, new evidence about the fabrication of alleged incidents as part of the media campaign against Syria orchestrated by Arab and Western satellite channels, mainly the US CNN service. Continue reading

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The roads leading to disaster

Reflections of FIDEL CASTRO

THIS REFLECTION could be written today, tomorrow or any other day without the risk of being mistaken. Our species faces new problems. When 20 years ago I stated at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro that a species was in danger of extinction, I had fewer reasons than today for warning about a danger that I was seeing perhaps 100 years away. Continue reading

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Montreal police raid home of health reporter

POLICE in Montreal raided a journalist’s home after a hospital filed a criminal complaint alleging that the reporter had stolen medical documents, reported the QMI Agency. Continue reading

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Harper agenda: Fisheries and Oceans – sweeping nation-wrecking transformation

IN OCTOBER 2011, the Harper government sent a memo to employees at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) outlining steps being taken to “transform” the management of Canadian fisheries. At the same time, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Keith Ashfield began holding consultations on “modernizing” the Canadian fisheries. Then in December, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Harper said, “In the months to come, our government will undertake major transformations to position Canada for growth over the next generation.” Handing over the fisheries to the monopolies is part of this “transformation.”

Now, in the Parliament and in a series of articles in the media, the extent of the damage being inflicted by the Harper government is being revealed. Continue reading

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In the Parliament: Illegitimate Harper agenda has no mandate

By SANDRA L. SMITH and ENVER VILLAMIZAR

(March 16, 2012.) THIS WEEK the Harper government once again used its parliamentary majority to further abuse its positions of privilege and power. It rammed through various abusive pieces of legislation that are not only illegitimate because they are anti-national, anti-social and anti-worker but because they do not represent the majority of Canadians despite government claims. Furthermore, the illegitimate character of these laws and edicts violates the government’s social responsibility to uphold the public interest above all else. Continue reading

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Canada must uphold Cuba’s right to self-determination

By ISAAC SANEY* on behalf of the Canadian Network On Cuba

THE Canadian Network on Cuba is outraged by the statement from the office of Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), which declares that Canada – in lock step with the United States – opposes Cuba’s participation in the upcoming Summit of the Americas to be held April 14-15, 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia. Continue reading

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The white man’s burden? The new scramble for Africa

A James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Hakim Adi, an internationally renowned scholar on Africa and Pan-Africanism.

7pm, Tuesday, March 20 • Room 303, Dalhousie Student Union Building • 6136 University Avenue • Halifax, NS Continue reading

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