UN calls on Ottawa to probe deaths, disappearances of aboriginal women
SQ officers and a Riot Squad arrested five Barriere Lake Algonquins, including a targeted arrest of Acting Chief Benjamin Nottaway, after forcing community members off highway 117, during their fourth in a series of blockades over a period of seven hours.
From November 21-23, the annual November vigil to close the SOA/WHINSEC at the gates of Fort Benning will follow the election of President Barack Obama by two weeks. It will be an opportunity for the progressive movement to set an agenda for a new direction in U.S.-Latin America foreign policy.
Posted: November 21st, 2008 under Colombia, Colombian Blood Coal, Cuba, Drugs, Economic Violence, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Military Bases, Recruitment, School of Americas, US.
FRI, NOV 21:. 7:00 pm, Friday, Nov 21
Conserver House, 180 St. John St.
El Contrato follows Teodoro Bello Martinez, a poverty-stricken father of four living in Central Mexico, and several of his countrymen as they make an annual migration to southern Ontario. For eight months of the year the town’s population absorbs 4000 migrant labourers who pick tomatoes for conditions and wages no local will accept.
Film screening followed by discussion with members of Fredericton Palestine Solidarity. Free film and popcorn courtesy of True Food Organics. Donations welcome. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/films/376
The Israeli blockade of Gaza has led to a steady rise in chronic malnutrition among the 1.5 million people living in the strip, according to a leaked report from the Red Cross. It chronicles the “devastating” effect of the siege that Israel imposed after Hamas seized control in June 2007 and notes that the dramatic fall in living standards has triggered a shift in diet that will damage the long-term health of those living in Gaza and has led to alarming deficiencies in iron, vitamin A and vitamin D.
Algonquin blockade: Urgent call for support for Barriere Lake, and arrested community spokesperson Marylynn Poucachiche
This morning at 7:30am, 70 members of the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake and 30 non-native supporters peacefully blockaded highway 117 in Northern Quebec, while a Christian Peacemaker Team observed the action. The Government-backed minority faction currently in power had fed information about the blockade plans to the Quebec police, who established a significant presence before the blockade was set up. They issued threats of mass arrest, dismantled the blockades, and followed protesters down the highway in a high-speed chase until the access road to the Barriere Lake reserve, where Algonquins and their supporters are maintaining a presence. Community spokesperson Marylynn Poucachiche has been arrested for obstruction and mischief and is currently detained.
“Native Awareness Days: Combating Convenient Untruths” will be taking place from November 18-21, 2008. The purpose of this event is to broaden the scope of understanding of issues that pertain to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
THURS, NOV 20: ROLAND CHRISJOHN. Dr. Roland Chrisjohn, Half Truths and Whole Lies: The Role of Rhetoric in Truth and Reconciliation: Thursday, November 20, 7 pm – Brian Mulroney Hall (Room 202). Director and Professor of Native Studies at St. Thomas University and author of The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Residential School Experience in Canada, among many other works can be found at www.nativestudies.org.
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Chico Montes talks about the El Salvadorean community’s struggle against a Canadian-owned gold mine.
Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.
“Afghanistan has been almost continuously at war for 30 years, longer than both World Wars and the American war in Vietnam combined. Each occupation of the country has mimicked its predecessor. A tiny interval between wars saw the imposition of a malignant social order, the Taliban, with the help of the Pakistani military and the late Benazir Bhutto, the prime minister who approved the Taliban takeover in Kabul”.