Monthly Archives: October 2014
No to Canadian Participation in U.S.-Led Wars of Terror! No to Criminalization of Dissent!
— public discussion —
What is to become of Canadians’ rights?
Monday, Nov. 3, 5–7 pm
Just Us! Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Exploiting the tragic events earlier this month in Quebec and Ottawa, the Harper regime declared war last week on “Islamic extremism” in Iraq under the leadership of the Obama administration. But, now that this country has become an open warmonger in the U.S. camp, what is to become of Canadians’ rights? Join us in an important public discussion. Continue reading
The U.S.-controlled media monopoly Postmedia announced on October 9 that it had purchased the Sun Media chain, the English-language publications of the Peladeau media monopoly, Quebecor, for $316 million. The deal gives Postmedia control of the five daily Sun newspapers in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg; 27 small-market dailies; 140 weeklies; the London Free Press and numerous other media properties. Postmedia already owns, among other properties, the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader-Post, Ottawa Citizen, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province. The purchase of Sun Media still requires regulatory approval from the federal Competition Bureau. Continue reading
Photo report: Actions against Canadian participation in US-led wars of terror and the criminalization of dissent
On the weekend of October 24-26, anti-war rallies, marches, pickets and other activities were organized in cities across Canada. Events took place in Charlottetown, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Windsor, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and in the Comox Valley and other places. The actions took a firm stand against U.S.-led aggression, war, occupation and regime change and Canada’s participation in them, especially the U.S. bombing campaign underway in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading
The blockade is the longest in the history of humankind and has imposed economic, financial and commercial restrictions on Cuba for 50 years and was enacted as a tool for U.S. foreign policy to oust a government that it opposed. It has failed to do so and has only imposed harsh restrictions on goods that have a detrimental effect on the lives and health of Cubans. The fact that the U.S. continues to flagrantly ignore world opinion and international law on this issue shows that there is not a vestige of democracy in the U.S. political system. Any country in the world that decides its own independent path does so at the peril of inhumane punishment.
Telesur reports from New York: Continue reading
The U.S. State Department is continuing its influence program against the Russian government. It finances “workshops” in Russia to eventually prepare for a “colour revolution” there. It hires academic trainers from U.S. universities to work on various parts of the plans. One of those parts is the recruitment and influencing of Russian journalists. When the State Department sends those trainers to Russia it tells them to falsely claim to be “tourists.” The Russians found out about practice and told those “trainers” to stop such nonsense. Continue reading