Monthly Archives: July 2012

Moncada Day celebrations

Friday, July 27, 2012 • noon to six pm

Victoria Park, on Spring Garden Road between South Park and Tower, Halifax, NS. Cost: free.

For the fifth consecutive year Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) is organizing a public celebration of Moncada Day in Halifax, featuring speakers on Cuba’s medical internationalism, maternity care in Cuba, relations between Cubans and Canadians and the Cuban Five, as well as poetry, music and dancing. Continue reading


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Graphic: Financing Canada’s armed forces

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Harper and Syria: sanctions in the service of war

Anti-war picket, Halifax, Friday afternoons

ON JULY 6, following the “Friends of Syria” meeting held in France in which Canada and other NATO members and allies participated, Canada announced it has broadened its sanctions against Syria. It has added the Syria International Islamic Bank and the Syrian National Security Bureau to its list of “individuals and entities subject to a prohibition on dealings.” Continue reading

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Event: National Day of Action Against Cuts to Aboriginal Youth Programs

Halifax: July 12th, 7:30 pm, Rally at Grand Parade Square. 8:00 pm march through Halifax with candles and flashlights to the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre, Gottingen Street.

Walk with fire and light to show Stephen Harper that Haligonians value aboriginal culture and support our youth. We want cultural programs for Aboriginal kids in our city! The spirit of our youth is the future of all our cultures! Apology is Hypocrisy, Cuts are Colonial: Restore Youth Programs!

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Event: Hands Off Syria & Iran

Weekly Picket: Oppose imperialist intervention in Syria and Iran!

4:30 – 5:30pm, Friday, July 13, Corner of Spring Garden Road & Barrington Street, Halifax, NS. Weekly Discussion: “Why Syria? Why Iran?,” 5:30pm, Friday, July 13, Paper Chase, 5228 Blowers Street

Organized by: Halifax Branch of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), No Harbour For War and other concerned  Haligonians

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Shunpiking: Maine moose on the loose

THIS fascinating video was shot in the morning of July 3rd on the Falmouth Spur, a short freeway which connects two turnpikes, Interstate 95 with Interstate 295 and U.S. Route 1, north of Portland, Maine. The spur has only two interchanges – one at each end – and  a toll booth in the middle. The video shows a young moose making his way up the highway at a brisk pace, hooves clacking on the pavement, as it runs parallel to the car driving in the passing lane. It narrowly misses becoming dinner as it darts across oncoming traffic to avoid paying the toll. The Maine Wire, a conservative, right wing news website, claimed that “he was heading north to enjoy some Fourth of July festivities in the deep woods with his family.” Any port in a storm.

Videotaping while driving Maine toll highways not recommended

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