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US Labor Activists Petition to Stop Free Trade Push
NEW YORK - Labor rights activists in the United States are trying to organize a nationwide campaign to push Congress to oppose the Bush administration's plans to promote new free trade agreements. "U.S. trade policy is not working for the majority of Americans," said campaigners in a petition...
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World Food Day: No Day Off For Women
October 16th is the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization's World Food Day - a yearly reminder that there are people who are constantly hungry due to poor agricultural methods, inadequate distribution, poor food storage, and armed conflict. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls for the...
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Wind vs. Water in Giant Dam Dispute
A controversial hydroelectricity expansion project in Quebec has drawn sharp criticism from aboriginal and environmental organisations on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border.
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Iraq and Afghanistan Two Sides of Same Coin
On the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Canadians have been inundated with what are largely American concerns: Is it time to scale back the annual commemoration at the World Trade Centre? What to make of the week-long photo-op by Gen. David Petraeus, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and President George W. Bush?...
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Searing Documentary on War Complicity Indicts not Just US Politicos, but Major Media, too
It might not be the most Hollywood-slick, user-friendly title, but it couldn't be any more direct in conveying the movie's message. The title? War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death .Although Sean Penn narrates this documentary, his is not the central voice. Rather, it'...
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Quebec Police defend Rock-Wielding Undercover Officer
MONTREAL - Quebec's police force found itself caught between a rock and some hard questions Friday, as it defended an undercover officer's prop at the Montebello summit earlier this week. "Of course we wish it hadn't happened," Securite du Quebec Insp. Marcel Savard said, as he explained why one of...
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Big Brother Democracy: The Security State As Infotainment
Recently, as protesters gathered outside the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello, Quebec, to confront US President George W. Bush, Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Associated Press reported this surreal detail: "Leaders...
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Police Planted Provocateurs, Protesters Say
OTTAWA -- The Mounties and Quebec provincial police deny using agents provocateurs at this week's Montebello summit, despite incriminating video evidence that suggests undercover cops tried to incite violence.The denials yesterday did nothing to quell mounting outrage over police tactics. Anti-...
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Protestors Rage Against North America Summit
OTTAWA - A meeting of US, Canada and Mexico leaders on Monday and Tuesday has attracted "an eclectic group" of demonstrators united in opposition to further integration of North America. Hundreds of anti-globalization protestors, environmentalists, peaceniks, and civil rights groups joined to taunt...
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Karzai Angry Over West's Tactics
Nato and US-led troops are failing to co-ordinate with their Afghan allies and thereby causing civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzai has said. He criticised his Western allies' "extreme" use of force and said they should act as his government asked. "Innocent people are becoming victims of...
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