Created on Friday, 05 September 2008 06:35
Written by Press Release
WFP Opens House on Muir Creek Proposal
by The Muir Creek Protection Society
Western Forest Products is holding an open house Tuesday, September 9th from 5pm until 8pm at the Shirley Community Hall to show off their development plans for the Muir Creek area and other areas west of Sooke.
The Muir Creek Protection Society would like to encourage all of our members to come out to the Open House so that we can join in with the discussion.
Should you require further information or directions to the Shirley
Created on Friday, 05 September 2008 05:01
Written by Ramzy Baroud
Global Realignment: How Bush Inspired a New World Order
by Ramzy Baroud
he series of unfortunate and costly decisions made during the two terms of the Bush administration, combined with economic decline at home, might devastate the US's world standing much sooner than most analysts predict.
Read more: Getting the World Order You Deserve
What was difficult to foresee was that the weakening of US global dominance, spurred by erratic and unwise foreign policy under Bush, would re-ignite the Cold War, to a degree, over a largely distant and seemingly ethnically-based conflict -- that of Georgia and Russia. Who could have predicted a possible association between Baghdad, Kabul and Tbilisi?
But to date the decline of US global power to the advent of the Bush administration, or even the horrific events of 11 September 2001, is not exactly accurate.
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2008 17:36
Written by Media Lens
WHEN NEWS IS NOISE - GEORGIA, SOUTH OSSETIA AND THE POLITICAL PIPELINE
by Media Lens
tragicomic consequence of this self-imposed simple-mindedness is the
inability of the mainstream media to make sense of last month's war in
Georgia. Journalists kept a straight face as they communicated George
that "Russia's government must respect Georgia's
territorial integrity and sovereignty."
Few felt inclined to mention the small matter of Bush's own invasion of
sovereign Iraq, or the US-driven separation of Kosovo from sovereign
Read more: The Nightly Noise: Media and Message
Gordon Brown, proud 'liberator' of Iraq, or what remains
of it, somehow avoided choking on his own hypocrisy as he insisted:
- "when Russia has a grievance over an issue such as South Ossetia, it
should act multilaterally by consent rather than unilaterally by
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2008 08:33
Written by INDY Media
Read more: RNC 8 Charged with "Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism"
In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002
Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have
formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism. Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer,
Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett
Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to 7 1/2 years in prison under the
terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum
Affidavits released by law enforcement which were filed in support of the
search warrants used in raids over the weekend, and used to support probable
cause for the arrest warrants, are based on paid, confidential informants who
infiltrated the RNCWC on behalf of law enforcement. They allege that members of
the group sought to kidnap delegates to the RNC, assault police officers with
firebombs and explosives, and sabotage airports in St. Paul.
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2008 07:49
Written by Jack Random
Read more: DECONSTRUCTING SARAH
PALIN: THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Can a party of old white men with ideas as old as the amber
waves of grain be rescued by a little lady from Alaska?
Thompson from good old Rocky Top hitched his pants and gave a speech he might
have delivered four decades ago.
Old Joe Lieberman, the whining wonder
of Connecticut, who cast aside his own party to keep hold of the reigns of
power, gave the same old appeal he might have given for the party of opposition
eight years ago.
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2008 06:18
Written by Chris Cook
The Limits to Potential
by C. L. Cook
heard the news bulletin over the loudspeakers in the government liquor store today:
- "Three Canadians killed in an ambush. Eight in the armoured vehicle. Five injured: One critical."
The three Canadian soldiers, from left, Pte. Chad Horn,
Cpl. Andrew Grenon,
and Cpl. Mike Seggie, were killed in
southern Afghanistan on Wednesday
I wrote last week
of three other Canadians cut down fighting the battle, waging this endless mission to defend Afghanistan against self-determination. Of one of the three killed today, the DND said he was a professional soldier, and at 21 possessed "unlimited potential."
Read more: Canadians Killed in Afghanistan: The Limits to Potential
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2008 03:27
Written by The Real News
Ron Paul Says: "It's time to end the empire."
by The Real News
Paul Jay interviews Ron Paul from the 'Rally for the Republic'.
Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2008 17:45
Written by Press Release
Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Fun Fair
Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Collective
o, organized anarchism is not an oxymoron! And no, anarchism is not synonymous with chaos. Rather, anarchists seek to organize in a federated, that is, non-hierarchical, system that allows for self-governance.
The core values of mutual aid and autonomy dictate that each individual has the intrinsic right to exercise her or his own will, but that as a corporate body, individuals work to support each other.
As such, the local anarchists have been working hard all summer to bring together the Festival of Anarchy, September 7th through 12th, and the 3rd Annual Anarchist Bookfair, September 13th and 14th. The Festival is a week of events leading up the Bookfair.
Read more: Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Fun Fair
Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2008 07:32
Written by Dana Siegelman
Reeling in Rove
by Dana Siegelman
I was sitting on the floor of a radio studio in Denver, watching Air America host Thom Hartman interview David Sirota, syndicated journalist and author of The Uprising, while they talked about the presidential election and the politics to follow soon after. As David explained;
- "It is up to the people to hold our leaders' feet to the fire; we cannot simply assume that they will take care of the issues that matter most to us."
This was my purpose in accompanying Dad to the Democratic National Convention.
Read more: Leaning on Rove: Siegelman Still at Issue for Former Bush Brain
Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2008 17:30
Written by Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman Arrested
by Democracy Now!
emocracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown
St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police
violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her.
Video of her arrest can be seen here
Read more: Camera Shy Republicans: Goodman and Producers Busts at RNC
Goodman was arrested while attempting to free two Democracy Now!
producers who were being unlawfuly detained. They are Sharif Abdel
Kouddous and Nicole Salazar. Kouddous and Salazar were arrested while
they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street
demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Goodmanâ€™s crime
appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of the