Read more about how the Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala spread misinformation that a woman evicted from her home for a Canadian nickel mining development was a “paid actress”
Too many of us have done too little to stop the crimes of this White House. We are waking up but what took us so long?
Valley woman, whose son is in Afghanistan, complains of ‘brainwashing’
Just three days shy of the four-year anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, over 400 peace rallies sprung up around the globe. And the anti-war sentiment was certainly felt on the streets of Toronto, as a downtown peace protest and march began in front of the U.S. Consulate.
A report by WOMANKIND Worldwide on the lack of substantial progress for women and girls in Afghanistan.
Pan-Canadian Day of Action
1 PM, Saturday, March 17
Fredericton City Hall, corner of York & Queen.
Speeches, songs and poems for peace.
For more info, contact the Fredericton Peace Coalition at:
info-at-frederictonpeace.org, visit: www.frederictonpeace.org
*SPECIAL FILM SCREENING*
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND
8PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, TILLEY HALL AUDITORIUM, 102
View From a Grain of Sand is a journey through the last 30 years of Afghanistan’s history as lived by three Afghan women. Shot over the last three years in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a doctor, teacher and social activist tell how their lives were violently affected by wars of international making and three different regimes in Afghanistan. Yet through all their loss, and the destruction of their homes and country, these women have endured. With courage, conviction and hope they continue to work on improving the lives of the people around them, against all odds, in this brutalized and divided nation.www.viewgrainofsand.com
Halliburton, recall, is the company that has made the most money of any private enterprise off of the Iraq War–$27 billion to date, most of it in the form of extraordinarily profitable no-bid contracts (the company earned a record $2.3 billion last year alone). It is also Vice President Dick Cheney’s company. He headed it for five years before deciding to go into “public service” as President Bush’s regent in 2001, and he continued to receive compensation from the company, and to hold options for Halliburton stock well into his vice presidency, refusing even to put his holdings into a blind trust, as wealthy political figures normally do to ensure that they don’t make decisions based upon considerations of personal gain.
DN!: Sami Al-Arian is in dire condition. The jailed Palestinian professor has lost over 50 pounds as he enters the 54th day of a hunger strike to protest the circumstances of his continued imprisonment. We speak with his wife, Nahla Al-Arian.