Created on Sunday, 29 June 2008 03:45
Written by Press Release
BCCLA Applauds Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Media Defamation Case
by British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
The BCCLA is encouraged by the Supreme Court of Canada judgment in Simpson v. Mair and WIC Radio, which dismissed an action for defamation against Rafe Mair. The court ruled that the statements at issue were protected by the law as comment.
The BCCLA appeared as an intervenor in the case. Robert D. Holmes, President of the BCCLA comments:
Read more: Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Media Defamation Case
- "Protection of vigorous debate on matters of public interest and importance is a key value in our democratic society. The court's ruling will go a long way in ensuring that protection."
Created on Saturday, 28 June 2008 20:20
Written by Press Release
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF U.S. WAR RESISTER COREY GLASS
by War Resisters Support Campaign
Read more: Saving Sergeant Glass
he Victoria chapter of the War Resisters Support Campaign calls on you to help stop the deportation of US war resister Corey Glass through a number of actions listed below.
While Parliament has passed a motion that would allow US war resisters to stay in Canada, the Harper government has not yet acted on the motion, and the deportation order against Corey Glass for July 10th is still in effect.
Created on Saturday, 28 June 2008 19:29
Written by Linda Milazzo
A CALL TO HEROES: My "SIT-DOWN" With Vince Bugliosi
by Linda Milazzo
here are adjectives that come to mind when describing famed former prosecutor and renowned author, Vincent Bugliosi, who for forty years has set the standard for prosecutorial skill in America.
Some are intrepid, brave, independent, brilliant, driven, indomitable, respected, focused, relentless andconfident.
Each fits perfectly well. But after interviewing Mr. Bugliosi at his California home, and reading his latest book, "The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder," I am compelled to add two more adjectives to that already formidable list: PATRIOTIC and ENRAGED.
Beyond all other characterizations one may ascribe to Vincent Bugliosi, the principal descriptors TODAY for this inherently honorable man are PATRIOTIC and ENRAGED - emanating equally from his love for his nation.
Read more: Prosecuting George W. Bush for Murder
Created on Saturday, 28 June 2008 07:23
Written by Mohawk News Network
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU! WARNING TO THE INDIGENOUS YOUTH FROM A CONCERNED ELDER
ear Native Youth. Take some time to read a few timely words from an elder, who has your well-being in mind.
General George "Yellowhair" Custer
Do not join the Canadian or U.S. military. They are violating the Two Row Wampum Agreement.
Read more: Sam Seeking Injuns for War Party
Everywhere the Europeans went they put Indigenous people in the galleys of their ships. A few would be promised some benefit if they carried out some hideous deed against their people. Some were even freed. But they were never free. They helped their masters make holes in the hulls of our ancestral canoes to try to get control over the whole river of life.
They think this is a tried and true method.
Created on Saturday, 28 June 2008 05:51
Written by Judith Young
EVIDENCE FOR A NEOCON PLAN FOR FALSE FLAG TERRORISM AT
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN DENVER, AUGUST 25-28, 2008
by Judith H. Young, Ph.D.
n June 24, 2008 on the Alex Jones Show, a nationally syndicated news/talk program that also has a huge Internet audience, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern discussed the potential for a U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran before the Bush Administration leaves office next year.
The German Reichstag fire solidified Hitler's dictatorship
Read more: False Flags for Denver DNC?
Former morning briefer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr., McGovern noted that Iran is carefully avoiding any actions that could be interpreted as provocations for an attack: hence justification for an attack would require a pretext manufactured by the Administration and/or the Israelis.
Created on Saturday, 28 June 2008 04:24
Written by The Real News
Afghan Leaders Say PAK ISI Behind Blasts
by The Real News
In the latest in a string of accusations, Afghan leaders pointed a
finger at Pakistan for an attempt on President Hamid Karzaiâ€™s life on
April 27, as well as an attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul, which left
Newsweek Special Correspondent Sami Yousafzai says that
Afghanistan's latest cries against Pakistan are election-year
maneuvering on the part of Karzai, who will be subject to general
elections in 2009.
Read more: Afghanistan: Pointing Fingers at Pakistan's ISI in Assassination Attempt and Bombings
Created on Friday, 27 June 2008 07:57
Written by Chris Hedges
The Hedonists of Power
by Chris Hedges
ashington has become Versailles. We are ruled, entertained and informed by courtiers. The popular media are courtiers. The Democrats, like the Republicans, are courtiers.
Read more: Superstar Media Epitaph: Not Challenging Power When it Matters
Our pundits and experts are courtiers. We are captivated by the hollow stagecraft of political theater as we are ruthlessly stripped of power. It is smoke and mirrors, tricks and con games. We are being had.
Created on Friday, 27 June 2008 07:22
Written by Press Release
Read more: Reagan Radio: Inciting to Assassination
Talk Show Host Calls for Murder
ationally syndicated conservative radio host Michael Reagan called for the murder of a political activist
on June 10. Reagan, a frequent guest on cable news shows and the son of President Ronald Reagan, singled out 9/11 activist Mark Dice by name and called several times for his assassination.
Reagan had learned that political activists had reportedly been sending letters and DVDs to troops in Iraq, advancing the theory that the U.S. government had carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks. For promoting this unpopular view, the talkshow host advocated that these activists should be killed as 'traitors':
- 'We ought to find the people who are doing this, take them out and shoot them. Really. You take them out, they are traitors to this country, and shoot them. You have a problem with that? Deal with it. You shoot them. You call them traitors, that's what they are, and you shoot them dead. I'll pay for the bullets.'
Created on Friday, 27 June 2008 04:45
Written by Greg Palast
Court Rewards Exxon for Valdez Oil Spill
by Greg Palast
[Thursday, June 26, 2008
wenty years after Exxon Valdez slimed over one thousand miles of Alaskan beaches, the company has yet to pay the $5 billion in punitive damages awarded by the jury.
And now they won't have to.
The Supreme Court today cut Exxon's liability by 90% to half a billion.
Read more: Exxon's Big Day in (Supreme) Court: A Permit To Spill
It's so cheap, it's like a permit to spill.
Created on Thursday, 26 June 2008 06:45
Written by Dave Lindorff
Keeping America Safe: Prosecuting Children as Terrorists
by Dave Lindorff
resident Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and the rest of the warmongers and terror-pimps in the White House would have us believe that Omar Khadr is a monster. Khadr is the 21-year-old Canadian who is facing one of the first show-trials at Guantanamo.
But letâ€™s just step back a minute and consider Mr. Khadrâ€™s case.
Omar Khadr aged 15
Read more: Omar Khadr: Protecting America the Child Soldiers
The son of an alleged Islamic fundamentalist, Khadr was sent to one of those fundamentalist madrassa schools in Pakistan back when he was 14. From there, he went to Afghanistan, to join with the Taliban in fighting against the remnant warlord backers of the Soviet Union, which had attempted to run Afghanistan as a vassal state.