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Who Is Served Best by Serving Genetically Altered Salmon, Costco?

Tell Costco that you won't eat GMO salmon!
by FDN

Do you want to eat genetically engineered salmon? Neither do we! But Costco refuses to say they won’t sell it in their stores.
Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the US and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t yet made a commitment to not sell GMO salmon.

Tell Costco to say NO to GMO salmon, and you won't shop there unless they do! Every voice counts!

In an alarming update, last month, the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans released a never-before-seen review of AquaBounty’s GMO salmon that detailed real scientific concerns about the safety of GMO salmon, which would be the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.
According to Canada’s scientific review, AquaBounty’s GMO salmon are MORE susceptible to disease than non-GMO salmon and have “dramatically diminished growth rates in AquaBounty’s commercial facilities”.

Immigration Detainee's Death in-custody Spurs Hunger Strikes and Demonstration

Hunger-striking friends of man who died in immigration custody speak out

June 19, 2015
Toronto - One week after the death of a 39 year old, Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan at the hands of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), immigrants imprisoned without trial or charges along with their families, and friends are refusing food today inside and outside of the Central East Correctional prison.

Detainees in Toronto East Detention Centre will be joining them. The one-day fast is to commemorate the death of their close friend, and to demand an end to immigration detention.

Detainees and End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN), Canada’s leading immigration detention watch group are also calling for a Coroner’s Inquest into Hassan’s death as well as the implementation of recommendations from Lucia Vega Jimenez’s death, a 90 day limit on immigration detention, an end to maximum security imprisonment and overhaul of the judicial process.

Tale of a Trip to Canada and Back: Policed, or Police State?

Returning Home to the US is to Enter a Police State: What were you doing on your vacation?
by Dave Lindorff - This Can't Be Happening
A few weeks ago, I got a vivid comparative look at how far this country has moved towards becoming a police state. The occasion was a brief visit to Montreal, where my wife was to give a harpsichord recital at an early keyboard music conference.
At the Canadian border crossing, just above Lake Champlain, the Canadian official politely asked us our purpose in coming to Canada. Informed it was to perform harpsichord music at a music conference, he actually asked my wife what composers she was playing! (It was Gaspard le Roux).
I tried to imagining even being asked such a question by an American border official and simply couldn’t. The Canadian officer also asked us if were were bringing anything in with us. Told that we had a keyboard, he asked if we planned to sell it -- a fair question for a customs official. Then, assured we’d be bringing it back home with us, he waved us through with a smile.
On our way back into the US, we found ourselves being questioned by a grim-faced, beefy, cop-like guy, complete with sidearm, about where we’d been and what we’d done in Canada.

Who and What Is Behind Asia-Pacific Tension?

Who's Behind Asia-Pacific's Growing Tensions?
by Tony Cartalucci - NEO
Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war.
In reality, for those who have studied history, this is a familiar rerun. Change the characters and place current events in the context of the early 1900’s and we see the lead up to World War II and more specifically, the events that set the stage for the fighting in the Pacific.
Some may believe this is a rerun of when Japan was the sole aggressor in the region, expanding beyond its means before finally meeting its match. Predicated on this misconception, these same people would believe that China has now traded places with Imperial Japan, and is expanding recklessly at the expense of regional and global peace and stability.
However, this is indeed a misconception.

Anonymous Claims Responsibility for Canadian Government Hack

Anonymous Claims Responsibility for Canadian Government Hack
by C. L. Cook -
The global Anonymous Collective claimed responsibility Wednesday, June 17th for a cyber attack targeting Canadian government websites and the country's senate.

A video purportedly released by the Anon collective said its actions were in response to the June 15th senate passing of the controversial Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Act.

A broad coalition of social justice, free speech, and media organizations harshly criticized the Act, saying it is a massive over-reach and will effect negatively the rights of Canadian citizens.

Similar legislation has been introduced in several western nations, prompting the Anons to call for a June 20th global demonstration against state intrusion into people's lives, and the undermining of  Magna Carta protections for the individual.

The Canadian senate passed Bill C-51 as Britain celebrated the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, or Great Charter of English Law.

Video released by "Anonymous"

Site-C News: Agricultural Land Commission Chair Cashiered

Shameful Firing of Bullock, Chair of BC's Agricultural Land Commission

by Farmland Protection Coalition

To Farmland Protection Coalition supporters,

It is spring, heading into a summer, the busiest season in farming, and yet again events affecting BC farmland are happening.

It is no coincidence that just before the Victoria Day long weekend, the BC Liberal government acted, making media coverage very slim of Richard Bullock, Chair of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) being fired before his term was up without due cause.

CBC Radio did two very illuminating interviews with Richard Bullock since his termination:

The CBC Daybreak Kelowna interview, “’They screwed this organization badly,’ says former ALC chair Richard Bullock.”
The BC Almanac (Vancouver) interview, which brings out Richard Bullock’s view of the B.C. Cabinet’s removal of a vast area of Peace River ALR farmland for Site C dam as “a sin against humanity.”

Richard Bullock, in spite of a toxic political environment, was and continues to be, a powerful voice for protecting OUR farmlands throughout BC! Let's continue to thank him and show our continuing SUPPORT by signing the Thank You Richard Bullock card so you too can help his resolve to continue to speak out for the ALR as new threats arise.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Grant, Loretta Napoleoni, Janine Bandcroft Jun 17th, 2015

This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook -

How much do we citizens want to know? How much "truth" of the matter of just what underpins our comfortable lives can we "handle?" Jack Nicholson's infamous Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, in the film 'A Few Good Men,' lays out what has become in the real world a real doctrine for the Bill O'Reillys and his Scream TV adherents.
The colonel says, "You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall."

It's the classic iteration of the "rough," but not necessarily good men George Orwell invoked when he reportedly said, "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
But what happens when those rough men get too rough? And what happens when the violence they visit is visited not upon those others, but upon us?
John Grant is a Vietnam War veteran who covers the war and peace beat for This Can't Be, the five-time project Censored awarded web news site. His recent article, 'The Killer Elite, at Home and Abroad' is a necessary reflection on, and cautionary reminder of the fate of societies who lionize the rough men on the wall.

John Grant in the first half.
And; while we have our rough men, other nations have theirs; at least nationhood is what the Islamic State is aiming for - or as they would have it, The New Caliphate.
Loretta Napoleoni is a best-selling author, columnist, and economist whose long-study of and expertise on terroirsm and its funding is sought by big media players like CNN, the BBC, and Sky News. Loretta's book titles include: 'Modern Jihad,' 'Terror Inc.,' 'Insurgent Iraq,' 'Terror Incorporated,' 'Rogue Economics,' 'Terror and the Economy,' 'Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Are Better Capitalists Than We Are,' and her latest is the best selling 'Islamist Phoenix.'
Loretta Napoleoni and rising from the ashes of a shattered middle east in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of what's good to do, and otherwise, in and around our city's streets, (and beyond there too) in the coming week. But first, John Grant, tracking the Killer Elite.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: And now heard at Simon Fraser University's . He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, Check out the GR blog at:
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US Navy Assault on Alaska Begins

Bombing the Arctic: US Navy War Games in Gulf of Alaska Threaten One of World’s Most Pristine Areas
by Democracy Now!
The U.S. Navy is set to begin a major war exercise in the Gulf of Alaska amid protests from local communities concerned about environmental damage. The Navy is reportedly unleashing thousands of sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines and Coast Guard members along with several Navy destroyers, hundreds of aircrafts, untold weaponry and a submarine for the naval exercises.

We are joined by Dahr Jamail, staff reporter at Truthout, whose latest piece is
"Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic."

Israel's Race Toward National Insolvency

Israel’s race to economic (and moral) bankruptcy
by Jonathan Cook
Two recent reports suggest that Israel could face catastrophic consequences if it fails to end the mistreatment of Palestinians under its rule, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel itself. The Rand Corporation’s research shows that Israel could lose $250 billion over the next decade if it fails to make peace with the Palestinians and violence escalates.
Ending the occupation, on the other hand, could bring a dividend of more than $120 billion to the nation’s coffers.
Meanwhile, the Israeli finance ministry predicts an even more dismal future unless Israel reinvents itself. It is likely to be bankrupt within a few decades, the finance ministry report says, because of the rapid growth of two groups who are not productive. By 2059, half the population will be either ultra-Orthodox Jews, who prefer prayer to work, or members of Israel’s Palestinian minority, most of whom are failed by their separate education system and then excluded from much of the economy.

Judge Recommends Charges in Tamir Rice Police Killing

Judge Says Probable Cause for Charging Officers Who Killed 12-Year Old Tamir Rice
June 16, 2015 
Tamir Rice 2015Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the officers who killed Tamir Rice must be charged for his death or new political leadership is needed in Cleveland if #BlackLivesMatter. 
[T]he audience will remember he's the 12-year-old boy in Cleveland who was shot down by a cop while he was playing with a toy gun in a neighborhood park.
Glen Ford is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator.

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Understanding America's Renewed Nuclear Brinkmanship

Explaining the Ukraine Crisis
by David Swanson - Consortium News
 June 16, 2015

I’m not sure if there’s been a better written book published yet this year than Ukraine: Zbig’s Grand Chessboard and How the West Was Checkmated, but I’m confident there’s not been a more important one.

With some 17,000 nuclear bombs in the world, the United States and Russia have about 16,000 of them.

The United States is aggressively flirting with World War III, the people of the United States have not the foggiest notion of how or why, and authors Natylie Baldwin and Kermit Heartsong explain it all quite clearly.

Go ahead and tell me there’s nothing you’re now spending your time on that’s less important than this.
This book puts all the relevant facts — those I knew and many I didn’t — together concisely and with perfect organization. It does it with an informed worldview. It leaves me nothing to complain about at all, which is almost unheard of in my book reviews. I find it refreshing to encounter writers so well-informed who also grasp the significance of their information.
Nearly half the book is used to set the context for recent events in Ukraine.

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