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Women’s Festival

The NBRebELLEs are hosting a celebration of Women and all the things that we do by organizing a day for fem-interesting information booths, workshops, music and food! This event is open to the public at no cost and organized by volunteer labour. When: Saturday, August 22 (all day) Where: Officers’ Square, corner of Regent & [...]

Adil Charkaoui’s visit to Fredericton

Adil Charkaoui, one of the men held on security certificates, spoke in Fredericton on Tuesday, June 2. The talk was hosted by the Fredericton Peace Coalition. Adil’s public lecture at Renaissance College began at 7:00 pm. Dave Steele, who introduced Adil, opened with news that the N.B. Federation of Labour had just passed a resolution [...]

OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL CONDEMNS COUP D’ETAT IN HONDURAS, CALLS MEETING OF MINISTERS AND ENTRUSTS SECRETARY GENERAL WITH CARRYING OUT CONSULTATIONS

“To condemn vehemently the coup d’état staged this morning against the constitutionally-established Government of Honduras…”

Venezuelan Government Condemns Coup d’État in Honduras | MR Zine

“Masked soldiers abducted Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas and attacked the ambassadors of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela in the process of executing this arbitrary detention.” Also see: Honduran President Is Ousted in Coup | New York Times and Honduras supreme court ‘ordered army coup’ | Telegraph

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Arrested, Beaten, OAS Diplomat Says | Bloomberg

Also see: ALBA Condemns Unfolding Coup in Honduras | Cuban News Agency and European Union condemns military coup in Honduras | Xinhua

Freed inmate recounts Guantanamo horror | Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

“Mohammed Al Gharani was the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay. Now, seven years later, he has returned to Chad, his country of origin, after being freed”

Iran’s Business Elite, Too, Is a “Dissident” | MR Zine

“In short, Iran’s fiscal-conservative candidates are disputing the re-election of a social-conservative president. Which conservatism is worse?”

Troops seize Honduran president | Al Jazeera English

“Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras, has been arrested by soldiers after he vowed to go ahead with a controversial referendum on constitutional changes … The non-binding referendum, which was due to take place on Sunday, would have asked Hondurans whether they approved of holding a poll on constitutional change alongside general elections in November.” [...]

You Provide the Tweets, We’ll Provide the Info War | Counter Punch

“Cable news now functions as a mechanism that selects from a haze of unverifiable information and amplifies its choices. CNN seems to be the best example. At least they’re upfront about it: an anchor previewed an upcoming story by saying they’d be bringing us reports “true or not.” Jack Cafferty noted that the information from [...]

PSI blog on the Financial Crisis: Women, Stephen Harper and the Economic Crisis

–A new leaflet from NUPGE on women in the current economic downturn.