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Stockwell Day’s Statements on Hunger Strike Found to be Deceptive and Dishonest

The Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada and the Hunger Strike Support Committee today released a document illustrating the extent to which Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day is either terribly ill-informed, poorly briefed, or just downright dishonest when it comes to the life-and-death hunger strike now at day 74 for Mohammad Mahjoub, Day 63 for Mahmoud Jaballah and Hassan Almrei. The three are held at the Kingston Immigration Holding Centre, also known as Guantanamo North.

The Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan

UBC Liu Institute’s latest Human Security Bulletin issue discusses the problems of delivering Canadian aid in Afghanistan.

UN peacekeepers raid Haitian slum

“More than 700 heavily armed blue-helmeted troops from seven countries participated in the pre-dawn raid on Port-au-Prince’s sprawling Cite Soleil slum, entering the shantytown in armored vehicles and on foot as UN helicopters circled above.”

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Updated Holdings

Including the likes of Inco, Barrick, Glamis, Goldcorp, Gildan, and SNC Lavalin.

York Prof: Canada’s mission in Afghanistan a tragic mistake

“The Harper government’s line has been that if you question the war, you’re unpatriotic,” Laxer says. “It’s the lowest form of wartime propaganda.”

Prof. James Laxer’s report can be downloaded here: Mission of Folly: Why Canada should bring its troops now from Afghanistan

Grandmothers Block Recruiters – Six are Arrested

On Friday, February 2, 2007, members of the Surge Protection Brigade in Portland, Oregon successfully blocked entrance to the Army/Marine Recruiting office on NE Broadway for two and a half hours. Emphasizing that many of them are grandmothers, they arrived at 7:45 AM with their rocking chairs. They rocked and stood in front of the three doors of the office, denying entrance to two recruiters and several visitors. At one point, frustrated recruiters physically pushed two of the protesters aside to squeeze through the back door. When two recruiters left to get breakfast they were denied re-entry and the accompanying police officer told them they would have to wait outside.

Canada & Haiti

Kevin Skerrett & Yves Engler: Canadians of conscience who pay attention to Haiti continue to be ashamed of what is being done in our name.

Friday – International Day of Solidarity with Haiti

53 Countries, 5 Continents

Join Women in Black, Haiti Action Fredericton and the Fredericton Peace Coalition in marking the international day of solidarity with Haiti at the regularly scheduled WIB time on Friday, Feb 9 at 12 noon, Fredericton City Hall. All welcome.

For more info, visit:, or email
Feb. 7 International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People
Bulletin #2 — 53 Cities on 5 Continents say:
STOP UN massacres of the poor in Haiti!
END the foreign occupation of Haiti!
53 cities — in South Africa, the Philippines, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and North America — are joining hands in the February 7th mobilization, in answer to the call from the popular movement in Haiti.
*** In Durban, South Africa, the Abahlali shack dwellers movement and its 34 settlements are holding an event at the Kennedy Road settlement Feb. 7 “in support of the shack dwellers of Haiti.” They’re showing videos of the heavy-caliber killings of Haitian children, men and women in Cite Soleil by an invasion force wearing the Blue Helmets of the U.N.
*** In Georgetown, Guyana, the women’s organization Red Thread is picketing a U.N. office Feb. 7 to protest UN massacres in Haitian shantytowns.
*** In New York City, the Haitian community is demonstrating Feb. 7 in front of United Nations headquarters to “demand an end to the occupation, exile and political imprisonment” being imposed upon Haiti. From coast to coast, many US and Canadian cities are organizing Haiti solidarity activities: Miami, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Windsor, Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Jose, San Diego, Philadelphia, Tucson.
*** In Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Feb. 7 they are showing the explosive new 90-minute Kevin Pina film, Haiti: “We Must Kill the Bandits”.
*** In Santiago, Chile, Feb.7th protest activities include the painting of a street mural about the Haitian people’s struggle and their suffering at the hands of the UN occupation force, which includes soldiers from Chile.
*** In Dublin, Ireland, as well as in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, protesters are targeting the embassy or consulates of Brazil, which supplies the top commander and many soldiers for the UN military force in Haiti.
*** In Rio de Janeiro, 6,000 Brazilian youth and students marched through the city center to demand the immediate withdrawal of all of Brazil’s troops from Haiti.
*** In Manila, Gabriela, the largest women’s federation in the Philippines, is joining the Haitian popular movement on Feb. 7 in condemning the US/UN occupation of Haiti, just as they oppose the presence of US troops on Philippine soil.
*** In Mexico, the National Democratic Convention and the Mexican Federation of Electrical Workers (SME) are throwing their weight behind the demands of the Feb. 7 mobilization for Haiti.
*** In Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, Haiti solidarity activists are doing a high school and university tour, educating students about the Haitian Revolution, the grassroots liberation movement, and how Canada gave key support to the 2004 coup and today’s brutal occupation.
See below for City-by-City Calendar of Feb. 7th Protests in 53 Cities on 5 Continents
Click this link to see and download the 7-minute trailer
of the Kevin Pina film, Haiti – The UNtold Story
[If it doesn't open, copy the link and paste it where you type the internet address in your browser]
These are 7 packed minutes of live footage of UN atrocities and recent Haitian history.
Show the evidence to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, at meetings.
We all have a responsibility to face reality, get the word out and STOP the daily
UN attacks on the poor majority in Haiti.
Click this link for key documents of the International Haiti Solidarity Day:
1. Call to Action – in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
2. Sept 30th Foundation Declaration: “No to Occupation – No to Trusteeship” – in Kreyol; soon in English.
3. Article: “The Coup d’Etat Continues” – in French; soon in English.

The term Green Scare refers to the U.S. government’s expanding prosecution efforts against animal liberation and ecological activists, drawing parallels to the “Red Scares” of the 1910′s and 1950s.

Italy tells Canada, other allies, to butt out of its Afghan policy decisions

“Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema sent a protest letter to six allied countries Tuesday, accusing them of interfering in Italian affairs with their public appeal for Rome to keep its troops in Afghanistan.”

” Prodi said Italian troops will stay in Afghanistan, and pledged to boost civilian aid and diplomatic action there, a key demand by far leftists who oppose the military mission.”