Ousting Assad was planned years ago. At issue is replacing him with a pro-Western puppet.
March 25, 2013 - Coop Média de Montréal
According to Dr. Alexander Nataros, the McGill Faculty of Medicine has launched personal attacks against him that have “sent chills to the depths of the McGill system”...A hierarchical professional culture at McGill affiliated hospitals in which senior doctors are viewed as intimidating and unassailable is putting patients lives at risk, said Dr. Nataros, a junior doctor at Saint Mary’s hospital.
Solutions worse than problems don't resolve them. Cypriots face protracted hard times.
By Finian Cunningham - March 27th, 2013
More than 11 years after this penal colony was opened on the American-occupied territory of Cuba, there remains some 166 prisoners who live in a nightmarish world of indefinite detention...Hundreds of others have been ground through the machine, spewed out like human waste. Denial of human freedom is torture; denial of any sense of when that torture ends adds a whole new barbarous dimension of cruelty.
27 March 2013 - WSWS
On March 13, the mayor’s office of Albuquerque, New Mexico announced that Chief of Police Ray Schultz would retire later this year from the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Recent years in Albuquerque have been marked by a spike in police violence, and earlier this month a fleeing man was killed when police shot him seven times.
Washington and Israel have unbreakable ties. They're longstanding. Obama's visit affirmed them. He ignored Palestinian suffering. Occupation harshness wasn't mentioned. Nor was Israel's most extremist government in history. It reflects fascism writ large. Obama supports its worst crimes.
Please watch and share a new video, courtesy of allies, featuring interviews with detainees and their family members...Tomorrow, Thursday March 28th, there will a lunch hour rally from noon to 1 pm at Force Four Entertainment to deliver the petition and to protest of this racist reality style TV show that profits from exploitation, suffering, and division of migrant people and their families.
Gitmo symbolizes injustice. Bush administration crimes continue under Obama. Nothing ahead suggests change.
By Johannes Stern - 26 March 2013
After US President Barack Obama’s so-called “peace” trip to Israel last week, on the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, Washington is escalating its bloody intervention in the Middle East...After threatening Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his main ally, oil-rich Iran, in a speech in Jerusalem, Obama is intensifying the US proxy war against Syria.
By Dana Gabriel
In Canada, opposition to CETA continuous to grow. There are deep concerns over the expansion of NAFTA-like investor rights...CETA is based on the failed NAFTA model with the same false promises. These secretive and binding international agreements are not really about trade, but are in fact designed to reshape regulatory and policy frameworks to further increase the rights of corporations and investors.
It's all over but the post mortems. Eurocrats demanded their pound of flesh. Cypriot officials surrendered.
Israel's the region's most powerful military force. It's nuclear armed and dangerous. Turkey has NATO's second largest standing army. Allied they're formidable and menacing. They give America more options. Doing so bodes ill regionally.
By Sandy English - WSWS
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has stationed hundreds of police officers in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush since protests erupted after the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray on March 9...Mobile command centers with sophisticated surveillance equipment were stationed in the area, and convoys of squad cars and vans filled with police could be seen speeding along the streets. Groups of officers congregated in the side streets, and in adjoining neighborhoods metal police barricades were stacked on sidewalks.
Obamacare is a healthcare rationing scheme. It enriches insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains.
By Murray Dobbin - rabble.ca
As a result of Chavez's death, said Harper, "... I hope the people of Venezuela can now build for themselves a better, brighter future based on the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights." This would be laughable if [it] weren't sinister...When [Harper] talks about freedom it is freedom of the wealthy to do as they please; and the rule of law means the laws that protect corporate privileges. As for democracy it is risible that Harper has the gall to even utter the word given his record.
By Catherine Rottenberg - 25 March 2013
The move from a discourse of equal rights and social justice to "internalizing the revolution" or..."a national happiness project" is predicated on the erasure or exclusion of the vast majority of women. Put differently, the feminist project these women advocate does not and cannot take into account the reality of the vast majority of...women.
Turkey and Israel reconciled. Headlines announced it. They reflect grand betrayal. It's duplicitous. It's too little, too late.
By Ethan Cox - March 23, 2013
For the first time in my life I am afraid of what can happen to me, and to my friends and neighbors and strangers, if we exercise inalienable rights that we cannot, must not, forfeit. This is not hyperbole, it is fact, and the fact is that the world looks a great deal darker today...How else to process the preventative arrest of 294 law abiding citizens for the sole crime of attempting to express their political views in a constitutionally guaranteed fashion?
Splitting The Sky Died March 13, 2013: Indigenous Sovereigntist, Prison Justice Activist, Human Rights and Ecojustice Warrior
March 22, 2013 - Vancouver Media Co-op
In the highest of honour I will remember Splitting the Sky who died suddenly March 13 2013 in Adam's Lake, BC...Splitting the Sky, also know as John Boncore, his colonial name, aged 61, was one of the most fierce, uncompromising, warriors I have ever met. He was fighting the pipeline in northern BC at the time of his death, but has been involved in sovereignty issues and many human rights and ecojustice campaigns all over the world.
7th March 2013 - SchNEWS Issue 839
The absent owner of the bungalow could rest safe in the knowledge that the police were preventing a homeless man from seeking shelter in the forgotten property in -2 degree conditions...The otherwise healthy 35-year-old man Daniel Gauntlett died of hypothermia...[T]he man died unnecessarily as a direct result of the criminalization of squatting empty buildings, a law brought to the table, spearheaded and pushed through parliament by the morally vacant turd that is Mike Weatherley MP.