Thursday, September 16, 2021
It is great to hear that Obama has finally, commuted Chelsea manning's sentence who will now be released from military prison in five months, rather than having to serve the 28 years remaining in her sentence. Nevertheless, Edward Snowden is still being forced to live in Russia and Julian Assange...
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Solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the demonstrators in Ferguson Missouri. Police impunity, the numerous murders of black youth and racism are intolerable. Hoping that the situation will go unharmed.   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1565431573670132&set=a.1399768723569752&type=3
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As the Harper government continues to beat the drums of war Canadian aircraft have carried out their first strikes in Iraq. We have also learned that they have ordered the construction of 50 replicas of Canada's LAV tanks in order to "commemorate" the failed war in Afghanistan. Forget about taking...
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Climate negotiations in Peru Year after year, world leaders gather under the banner of the United Nations to discuss the devastating impacts of climate change. This time, the negotiations in Peru did not come as a big surprise. As is the tradition, delegates postponed a real conclusion to the talks...
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Well, Elizabeth May is taking a week off to consider resigning as leader of the Green Party of Canada. I would like to take this opportunity to wish her well. In my opinion, the most concerning part of this whole thing is the speed at which both her rhetoric and...
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Photo: David Goldman/AP According to the State Attorney, Freddie Gray was illegally arrested, detained, assaulted and denied medical treatment for a severed spinal cord while in custody of the Baltimore Police. One of the officers involved allegedly spoke to the back of Freddie Gray's head while he lay face down, unconscious...
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I do not believe that Canada should be supplying weapons to Iraq. Canada has never been involved in that war. We have lost too many young men and women in Afghanistan without achieving great success or victory. Let us say no to Canada's involvement in the war in Iraq, especially with...
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Today I had the chance to visit the school and the students at CFER Riverdale. This school specializes in the recycling of electronic waste and trains students who have difficulty taking courses in the traditional program. Students are exposed to the workplace and are educated about current events, politics, and environmental...
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Right now in Indonesia, fires that were intentionally set to quickly and cheaply clear land for palm oil and paper exports are burning out of control. As much as 1/3 of the global habitat for Orangutans is under threat. The fires have created a thick haze across Malaysia and Singapore...
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