By Julien Lalonde
It may have been EOG and Encana desisting due to Unist'ot'en resistance and grassroots divestment pressure. On Christmas Eve, Kitimat LNG/Pacific Trails Pipeline announced that EOG and Encana had sold their shares in the project to Chevron, allowing the California-based oil giant to move into a 50 per cent ownership position along with Apache.
This pdf file explains the truth behind the government of Canada's treaty making process with aboriginals.
By Mark Church - 5 January 2013
From January 1, more than 84,000 Australian single parents have had their government support pensions removed and replaced by the much lower basic unemployment payment...This latest removal of a section of the social security net is part of a broader Labor government agenda to force people into low-paying part-time or casual jobs and...provide business with a larger pool of cheap labour.
By Mairead Maguire - January 05, 2013
I believe the UK/Swedish/USA governments are all complicit in [the] mental torture of Julian Assange, and I appeal to the Australian government, Human rights defenders, brave media, and people who love freedom and truth to break the ‘silence‘ and stand up for the rights of Julian Assange to [assure] he will get the chance to answer all accusations against him in UK or Sweden and the assurance he will not be extradited to USA where he could meet the same ‘cruel and inhuman’ treatment as Pt. Bradley Manning.
By Yves Engler - January 1st, 2013
It’s illegal for Canadians to aid any group directly or indirectly associated with the elected Hamas government in Gaza yet it’s legal — and government will foot part of the bill — to finance charities linked to Israeli settlements that contravene international law...Canadian organizations can openly fund-raise for settlements illegal under international law and get the government to pay up to a third of the cost through tax credits for donations.
Netanyahu represents lawless rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office. Pre-election polls suggest he'll retain power.
Feb. 2: Michigan Journal of Race and Law Hosts Robert King, John Conyers, James Forman, Jr. and Others
On February 2, 2013, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law is hosting a symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. As described by the flyer posted below and the Journal's website, the all-day event will be held on campus in Room 1225, South Hall. The keynote address will be given by James Forman, Jr.
“The illegal government has no right to say that we cannot be with our own people. They are illegally occupying our land and keeping Indigenous families away from each other. The border is an illegal man-made facade to have control over the population. Our people never had borders and we don’t acknowledge any.”
By Dennis Moore - 4 January 2013
Figures published by the Homelessness Monitor...show that more people are becoming homeless and sleeping rough (on the streets) in England...Across the UK, significant numbers of local authorities saw rough sleeping increase by 100 percent. In a national count of people sleeping rough carried out...between autumn 2010 and 2011, an increase of 23 percent was recorded. In London the rise in rough sleeping was 43 percent above the previous year...[T]he trend is set to get much worse as council budgets are slashed and services to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping are cut.
By David Bush - January 04, 2013
When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed right-to-work bills into law last month, he gladdened the hearts of anti-union politicians next door in Ontario. Could our province, a union stronghold, be next?...The more unions are beaten back in the United States, the worse it is for Canadian workers, whose jobs can easily be shipped south.
Millions of Americans face lump of coal harshness this holiday season. It's no different throughout the year. Annually, things get worse.
Every attempt to go beyond capitalism has ended in failure. But are capitalism's present problems putting anti-capitalist revolution back on the agenda?
To answer this question, this article looks at past revolutions, with emphasis on aspects rarely considered by the left. These include humanity's origins, gender and military history and the revolutionary transcendence of work and democracy.
Israel's war on Palestine and Israeli Arab citizens reflects it. So does extreme hardline governance. Pre-election polls show Netanyahu's Likud/Yisrael Beiteinu coalition favored to win. They'll partner with like-minded extremists. Most Israelis remain shockingly indifferent.
For the second year in a row, anarchists and our friends in Southern Ontario went on a New Year's Eve anti-prison road trip. Starting off at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, about 60 of us set off fireworks and called out greetings to the women inside; many of whom happened to be out on the yard or were able to open their windows and send some noise back our way.
America's social contract is targeted. Bipartisan complicity wants it eroded and destroyed. Heavy lifting comes later. Eleventh hour legislation ducked tough issues. The battle of 2013 awaits.
NNC's Iman Soleimani conducted this and earlier interviews. Each raised major world issues.
By Milton D’León, LTS
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In the context of the uncertainty created by the critical state of Chávez’ health, regional elections were held throughout the country, where new governors and legislative councils of each state were elected, elections that were marked by a high rate of abstention. As is now public knowledge, chavismo managed to impose itself in 20 of the 23 governorships of the country, in addition to obtaining the majority in the legislative councils of all the states.
Gaza remains isolated under siege. No relief in sight looms. Occupation harshness is policy. Peace is a four-letter word.
Senate members met, debated, negotiated, passed stopgap legislation, and largely delayed deficit cutting for later.