Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 03:22
Written by Press Release
The Harper Record
by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Read more: The Real Harper Record
his book is one in a series of CCPA publications that have examined the records of Canadian federal governments during the duration of their tenure. As with earlier CCPA reports on the activities of previous governments while in office, this book gives a detailed account of the laws, policies, regulations, and initiatives of the Conservative minority government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper during its 32-month term from January 2006 to September 2008.
The 47 writers, researchers and analysts who have co-written this book probe into every aspect of the Harper minority governmentâ€™s administration. From the economy to the environment, from social programs to foreign policy, from health care to tax cuts, from the Afghanistan mission to the tar sands, from free trade to deep integration, and to many other areas of this governmentâ€™s record, the authors have dug out the facts and analyzed them.
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 01:53
Annals of Liberation: Sex is Death in a Darkened Land
by Chris Floyd
Read more: Bush Allies Issue Fatwa on Gays and Lesbians
hile the world is mesmerized by the bait-and-switch going in
Washington -- where the ramshackle, post-Republic triumvirate of Bush,
McCain and Obama held an "historic" meeting
on Thursday to demonstrate
their bipartisan concern for the welfare of the filthy rich -- atrocity
and repression still stalk the American satrapy of Iraq.
The sectarian extremists empowered by the American rape of Iraq are now
carrying out a relentless, systematic killing spree against human
beings who are attracted to other human beings of the same gender -- or
are even suspected of such an attraction.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:54
Written by Press Release
Victoria Cuba Hurricane Relief Event
by Randy Caravaggio
i Folks, This is a reminder of our upcoming event. Please let us know if you'll be able to attend. Goods for Cuba Campaign.
Friends of Cuba, four hurricanes battered Cuba recently - Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike left tremendous destruction there. These hurricanes caused Cuba the worst harm in four decades.
More than two and half million people had to be evacuated; more than 400,000 homes were damaged. Power lines were toppled and plantations were destroyed. This has affected all areas of economic and social life.
Join us in a benefit dinner with live performance with Art Farquharson and the Rabble Berries.
5:30 pm Sunday, September 28 at:
2994 Douglas in the BCGEU Hall in Victoria.
Admission $12 unemployed $15 employed.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:43
Written by Diane Walsh
A Candid Interview with GREENâ€™S Victoria Running Candidate
by Diane Walsh
dam Saab is a new guy on the election scene. Not surprisingly, people are curious to know, â€œwhatâ€™s this dude really about anyway?â€ As the Green Partyâ€™s candidate for the electoral district of Victoria, heâ€™s got his work cut out for him.
Read more: Lifting the Media Black Out on the Greens
"Without referring to specific journalists or media
organizations, I would agree that there is a hesitancy to give credit
or even thorough coverage as well as some degree of accepted
patronizing that takes place. I am optimistic, however, that this will
improve to some degree in this election."
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:17
Written by The Real News
Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
Endless wars, abuse of powers, declining living standards,
and the climate change crisisâ€”the stakes couldn't be greater in the US
2008 presidential elections. And with your help, we're moving our news
operation to Washington, DC, where we'll focus on money and corruption.
Read more: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
For example, big oil and arms companies shape
American economic and foreign policy with far-reaching effects on the
lives of ordinary people, with allies in government, trade unions, the
media, and the think tanks. They are a hidden hand that controls the
commanding heights of American politics.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:09
Paul Newman, movie and racing icon, dead at 83
by CBC News
aul Newman, in Philadelphia in August 2005 after meeting with city
officials to discuss bringing a Champ Car series to the city, was as
passionate about the race-car world as he was about the entertainment
Read more: Passing: Philanthropist, Actor, Race Car Driver, Paul Newman
Paul Newman, the blue-eyed
leading man who starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid, and gained prominence for his philanthropic work and
love of racing, died Friday at 83 after a long battle with cancer.
He died at his farmhouse in Westport, Conn., surrounded by friends and family, publicist Jeff Sanderson said.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:38
Written by Danny Schechter
New Questions as the Bailout Sparks a War: Are We On The Verge of the Deluge?
by Danny Schechter
Hank and Ben Show was doing so well in the ratings. They crafted a plan
â€” ok, only three pages, but still a prodigious effort in an era when so
few can agree on the need for heat on a freezing day. But now the great
unraveling has begun. Remember Karl on the dialectic: thesis leads to
antithesis resulting in synthesis. Maybe.
Danny Schechter will appear on this week's Gorilla Radio, S29 5pm pacific time. CFUV.UVIC.ca
They sold the
Democrats on the need for a bailout. They made it big so the rest of
the world would notice and be impressed. They started out unreasonably
demanding total power knowing they would have to compromise and so
allow all sides to win something and hence come aboard.
Read more: Are We On The Verge of the Deluge?
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:12
Written by Press Release
Canwest Media Bully
The campaign in B.C. Supreme Court by Canwest Media, Canada's largest media conglomerate, to bully three Vancouver Palestine solidarity activists who disagree with Canwests pro-Israel media bias.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:34
Written by The Real News
Once in a Century Rip-off
Read more: Rip-Off of the Century
Economist Michael Hudson: The bailout is a giveaway that will cause hyperinflation and dollar collapse.
Bailout talks stall as Bush meets with Congressional leaders and
Presidential candidates. German Finance Minister says US will no longer
be the financial Superpower. French President Sarkozy says the days
when "the all powerful market is always right are over". The Real News
Network spoke to economist and historian Dr. Michael Hudson who says
that it's not a "bailout" but a "giveaway" and will create a new
kleptocracy of billionaires.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:23
Written by Naomi Klein
Read more: Bailout: Resisting The Shock This Time
Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein
wrote The Shock Doctrine in the hopes that it would make us all better
prepared for the next big shock. Well, that shock has certainly
arrived, along with gloves-off attempts to use it to push through
radical pro-corporate policies (which of course will further enrich the
very players who created the market crisis in the first place...).
best summary of how the right plans to use the economic crisis to push
through their policy wish list comes from Former Republican House
Speaker Newt Gingrich. On Sunday, Gingrich laid out 18 policy
prescriptions for Congress to take in order to "return to a
Reagan-Thatcher policy of economic growth through fundamental reforms."