Monthly Archives: September 2013

Roundtable Discussion in Halifax & Ottawa – ALBA: Latin America’s New Dawn

Thursday, October 3 – 7 pm

Room 105, Dalhousie University Law School, 6061 University Ave.
A roundtable discussion with the Ambassadors to Canada from: 
Bolivia: Edgar José Torrez Mosqueira
Cuba: Julio Garmendía Peña
El Salvador: Oscar Mauricio Duarte Granados
Venezuela: Ana Rodríguez de Febres-Cordero  Continue reading

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Bolivian president to sue U.S. for crimes against humanity

Bolivia's President Evo Morales | AFP Photo / Filippo Monteforte)

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales | AFP Photo / Filippo Monteforte

RT (September 20, 2013) – BOLIVIAN President Evo Morales will file a lawsuit against the US government for crimes against humanity. He has decried the US for its intimidation tactics and fear-mongering after the Venezuelan presidential jet was blocked from entering US airspace.

“I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity,” President Morales said at a press conference in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. He branded the US president as a “criminal” who violates international law. Continue reading

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U.S. interferes with right of Venezuelan Presidential aircraft to fly over Puerto Rico

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOppose U.S. imperialist hooliganism and violation of laws and norms governing international relations!

THE Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the recent attempt of the U.S. imperialists to once again interfere with the right of the president of a sovereign nation to free passage in the skies. This time, the U.S. took on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the Executive Branch of the Venezuelan government. Continue reading

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“Canadian values”: Harper puts it to disabled veterans

OTTAWA (CP) — SOME of the country’s most severely disabled soldiers will take a major financial hit once they arrive at old age and risk living out their final years in near-poverty, Canada’s veterans ombudsman has concluded.

A report and a painstaking actuarial analysis by Guy Parent’s office are due to be released on Tuesday, but copies were obtained by The Canadian Press.

The study compares the old system of compensating veterans under the Pension Act with the New Veterans Charter, marquee legislation championed by the Harper government since it was enacted in 2006.

It shows that roughly 406 severely disabled veterans, mostly from Afghanistan and recent peacekeeping missions, will be left out in the cold because they don’t receive certain allowances — or a Canadian Forces pension.

“It is simply not acceptable to let veterans who have sacrificed the most for their country — those who are totally and permanently incapacitated — live their lives with unmet financial needs,” said a leaked copy of the report.

Almost a full one-third of the nearly 1,500 soldiers, who have thus far been declared permanently disabled, could also be at risk, depending upon their circumstances. Many of them receive only small allowances and pension entitlements.

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U.S. ordered to disclose payments to reporters covering the Cuban Five case

Dollars:newspaperWASHINGTON (September 18, 2013) — A U.S. federal court has instructed the State Department to hand over material related to the payment of journalists who acted to the detriment of the Five.

According to the antiterroristas.cu website, in June, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) filed a lawsuit against the State Department in the District of Columbia’s federal court, based on the Freedom of Information Act, given that the Department refused to hand over material in its possession on secret payments by the government to Miami-based journalists. Continue reading

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Irving’s new Halifax shipyard and the militarization of life and the economy

NATHAN J. FREEMAN on one of the central issues in the Nova Scotia Election October 6. Photo: At the gates of the Halifax Shipyards – one of many anti-war actions in Halifax opposing imperialist war and militarization of the economy. (Courtesy Halifax Media Co-op)

TML Daily (September 20) – BLASTING WORK has been under way this summer at the Halifax shipyard. This construction activity was announced as a necessary stage of preparing before actually building some newly-contracted naval vessels.

One resident of the neighbourhood telephoned the CBC to announce that she and her neighbours have had enough. Continue reading

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Nova Scotia election called to sort out contradictions in the ranks of the rich

TML Daily (September 20) – ON SEPTEMBER 7, the Dexter NDP government in Nova Scotia called a provincial election for October 8.

This comes after months of speculation in the monopoly media about the possible meanings of the outcome, whichever party wins.

The content of those speculations is no secret. The rich in Nova Scotia are deeply divided over future electricity supplies to the province and the implications for power rates and utility regulation. As CPC(M-L) has frequently pointed out, the rich call elections precisely to sort out contradictions in their ranks such as these. Continue reading

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