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Preserving the Sutikalh: Eight Years Protecting Wild B.C.

SUTIKALH 2008 ANNIVERSARY
by Sutikalh Camp
Background on Sutikalh
On May 2, 2000, members of the St'at'imc nation and their allies established a permanent camp near Melvin Creek, located off Highway 99 between Mt. Currie/Pemberton and Lillooet, in the southern Interior region of BC.
 
Melvin Creek (Photo by John Baldwin) 

Known as Sutikalh, the St'at'imc winter spirit of the area, the camp was set up to stop government and corporate plans to build a $500 million all-season ski and recreation resort in an untouched Alpine mountain area.
 
Part of the Cayoosh Moutain Range, the region is a transition zone from the coast to the Interior. It is habitat to Grizzly bears, cougar, bobcat, wolverine, deer, hawks, owls and many other small animals. It also contains one of the largest herds of Mountain Goats now remaining in North America.

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Passing the Bucks: Bill 15 Hamstrings Private Power Oversight

Bill 15 to enrich private power producers, shock ratepayers
and harm the environment says Wilderness Committee
by WCWC
The Wilderness Committee today sounded the alarm about legislation rapidly moving towards becoming BC law. Bill 15, the Utilities Commission Amendment Act, is waiting for Royal Assent in the BC Legislature, before becoming law.

Two years ago the government of BC passed Bill 30, which removes local community government oversight of private power projects. Now Bill 15 aims to significantly reduce the oversight of the BC Utilities Commission over private power projects.
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Carter's Peace Mission

Carter's Peace Mission
by Mike Whitney
Jimmy Carter arrived in Syria today in an effort to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. He is scheduled to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal.
 
Carter has been severely criticized in the western media for meeting with Hamas and was snubbed by Israeli leaders during his stay in Israel. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, all refused to meet with the former president. They believe that Carter's trip undermines Israel's current policy towards the Palestinians and will force them to negotiate with a group they think is a terrorist organization.
 

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Team Torture: Accounting for Bush and Co.

Brilliant Disguise: Bush Torture, Obama and The Boss        
by Chris Floyd     
We offer now a telling juxtaposition of stories. First is the Guardian's new excerpt of Phillipe Sands' new book, Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty, and the Compromise of Law. (Another extract was published earlier in Vanity Fair, which we examined here.)
 
Sands' book lays out in great detail the process by which the highest officials of the American government – including the President, Vice President and the Secretary of Defense – with great deliberation and malice aforethought constructed a regimen of systematic torture which they knew, to a certainty, violated existing American and international law.
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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andrea Licata, Joan Russow, J9 - Monday April 21, 2008

This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
This week, Andrea Licata is an Italian scholar, author, and campaigner against both Air Base Aviano and the proliferation of American and NATO military bases spreading around the world; Joan Russow on watching the Security and Prosperity Partners in New Orleans; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all that's good going-on in and around Victoria in the coming week.
 
Listen. Hear. And Hear
 
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com


 
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Chertoff: Last Torturer Standing

Torture Question Hovers Over Chertoff
by Jason Leopold
John Yoo and some other Bush administration lawyers who built the legal framework for torture are now out of the U.S. government, but one still holds a Cabinet-level rank – Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

In the summer of 2002, Chertoff, then head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, offered assurances to the CIA that its interrogators would not face prosecution under anti-torture laws if they followed guidelines on aggressive techniques approved by the Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, where Yoo worked.


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Canada: Foreign Affairs Expresses Concern over Haiti Food Riots

Canada Concerned About the Situation in Haiti
by Foreign Affairs (Canada)
The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today expressed serious concern over the recent protests in Haiti against the rising cost of living.

Peaceful protests against the rising cost of fuel and staples began on April 3. Protests turned violent in the capital and other cities, but have diminished in intensity since April 9.


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Riad Hamad: A Death in Austin

Riad Hamad: A Death in Austin
by C. L. Cook
This week, Lebanese immigrant to the United States, and founder of the Palestinian Children's Welfare Fund was found dead in Austin's Lady Bird Lake.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, the Austin Police Department announced Riad Hamad's death as a 'suicide,' despite his body being discovered gagged and bound with duct tape. Hamad had claimed he was being targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement.  
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George Stephanopoulos This Week with John McCain

George Stephanopoulos This Week with John McCain
by Brave New Films
Last week's Democratic debate in Philadelphia was an abysmal display of journalism. By sticking to trivial topics for half of the debate, ABC sought to provoke controversy without asking the candidates serious questions. The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins wrote that the debate "ventured into territory so utterly asinine that I could scarcely believe what I was witnessing."

Ironically, the mainstream media have been giving John McCain a free ride while trying to pin Clinton and Obama with manufactured "gotcha" questions. In fact, they don't seem to be challenging McCain at all. So there's no reason to think ABC's brand of pseudo-journalism won't continue tomorrow morning, when George Stephanopoulos will interview McCain on his show.
 
Here's a satirical look at what that interview might be like.


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Clinton Goes Deep: Digging up the Weather Underground

The Weather Underground 'Theme'
by Robert Parry
While nearly all politicians shade the truth now and then, some utterly disdain the truth, a category that includes George W. Bush and increasingly Hillary Clinton, as she made clear again in Wednesday night’s debate on the strange topic of Vietnam-era Weather Underground leader William Ayers.

Since last year, the Clinton campaign has been pushing the supposed Ayers connection to Barack Obama as an attack "theme" to take down his candidacy. But Clinton went even further in the debate suggesting that Ayers had reveled in the 9/11 attacks – a false claim clearly meant to inflame Americans against Obama.


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DefCon On: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Loathe the Bomb

Leaving Cheyenne Mountain: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Loathe the Bomb
by William Astore
It took more than four years just to excavate and construct that mountain redoubt outside of Colorado Springs, that Cold War citadel whose two huge blast doors weighed 25 tons each.
 
 
Within its confines, under 2,000 feet of Rocky Mountain granite, fifteen buildings were constructed, each mounted on steel springs, each spring weighing nearly half a ton, so that, when the Soviet nukes exploded, each building would sway but not collapse.

When it became operational in 1966, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex was the ultimate bomb shelter. Its 200 or so crewmembers were believed to have a 70% likelihood of surviving a five-megaton blast with a three-mile circular error of probability, even if the surrounding countryside became an irradiated wasteland.
 
 
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