ACCORDING to Champs news agency, the latest image by the armed opposition in Syria consisted of large black plumes of smoke from burning tires, apparently giving the idea of political chaos in the Syrian capital and society. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2012
OFF THE HOOK, Nova Scotia’s Community Supported Fishery, has announced its third season. Subscription fish deliveries begin next week, but fisher Beau Gillis is heading out this week for halibut, and will be bringing the catch to the Brewery Market in Halifax this Saturday, June 30. Delivery options are available throughout mainland Nova Scotia, where fishing still remains the cornerstone of many of our communities, providing direct and indirect employment in the range of 30,000 people. Continue reading
ENVER VILLAMIZAR comments on the report that on June 22 Syria shot down a Turkish fighter jet which had entered Syrian airspace off its Mediterranean coast. Attempts have been made to divert from the essence of the matter by finding out whether or not the plane was in international or Syrian air space.
By TONY SEED*
THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been paralysed by its latest succession crisis, even as it has considerably stretched its own immediate military resources, urgently needed (especially right now) for repressing its own people, by sending a force under partly U.S. command to quell a year-long uprising in the Persian Gulf emirate of Bahrain. Meanwhile, a newly-released Congressional report advocates the United States boost the forces it already has encamped in Kuwait. Fifteen thousand U.S. troops are already stationed in the tiny Gulf kingdom. Continue reading
On June 10, Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak completed 8y days of a grueling hunger-strike. He had sustained the strike despite the fact that nearly 2,000 Palestinian inmates had called off their own 28-day hunger strike weeks ago. See article posted on the Friendship First, Competition Second Amateur Sport website, http:/amateursport.wordpress.com
Oppose the Harper Dictatorship’s Participation in US-NATO Schemes for Destabilizing Governments and Peoples of the Middle East!
Picket opposing imperialist intervention in Syria and Iran
4:30–5:30pm, Friday, June 8, 2012; Corner of Spring Garden & Barrington Streets, Halifax – Discussion to follow after at Paper Chase, 5228 Blowers St.
THE CHANGES in the EI system that the Harper government has announced are being denounced by workers and their organizations across the country. This includes fishery workers and the organizations of fishery and other seasonal workers on both coasts. These workers have taken a stand against the Harper government’s EI changes because they are both an attack on fishery and other seasonal workers and an attack on the regions where they live. Continue reading