Tuesday, November 30, 2004

the emperor has landed

Come to Haiti the ongoing horrors and why you should visit.

Haiti: Political Prisoner Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste Released

A (milque) toast to populism: Douglas, Layton and Bush from Seven Oaks Magazine

When Bush comes to Town

Muriel to Lead Halifax Protest

UN General Assembly Revolt?

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Monday, November 29, 2004

Media Concentration, what's it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again...

A Case Study of Media Concentration and Power in Venezuela by Eva Golinger
long and well worth reading

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Sunday, November 28, 2004

Usually I focus on the americas but this just cried out to me to post

Another article from Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research entitled, 'IMF Sponsored "Democracy" in The Ukraine.'

This one provides a perspective on the Ukraine, that hasn't been explored in the monolithic, mainstream, media.

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the sun is shining in vancouver

Why I'll be on the streets of Ottawa by Troy Cochrane

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Saturday, November 27, 2004

As promised, more....

New Anti-Coup, Anti-Occupation Force Emerges from Haiti Progres

Women In The Cuban Revolution

Venezuela Strengthens Ties With Russia hmm

Speech from Hugo Chavez, March 2004

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more later

Danilo Anderson's Murder

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Friday, November 26, 2004

Today's post is for Brian who will lunch with Bush next week

Is the Annexation of Canada Part of Bush's Agenda? Please read the article and email it to everyone you know.

Pull Welcome Mat for 'War Criminal' Bush?

Where's Lula? The Decree that Hasn't Come.

Report: US discussing strikes on Iran

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Thursday, November 25, 2004

blah, blah, blah, bad , bad, bad, blah blah blah.

Canada's Hot Northern Sisters it's about Finland's economy, a message we should all heed.

Economic Crisis: A Question of When Not If will America end up like Argentina? Sure, any country that follows the IMF prescription will suffer the chronic wasted/looted economy. And where will all that loot go? Hopefully Paul Martin isn't planning to take us down the same road. Did I use the word hope?

Rumsfeld's 'Dirty Wars' more unreported news, go figure.

U.S. Knew In Advance About Coup Plot Venezuela.

Violent Crime, Political Deaths Surge Haiti

So, George W. Bush won't address the Canadian Parliament because his advisors fear he'll be heckled, yet he'll go to Halifax to thank, belatedly, the people of Halifax for their 9/11 help. Do his advisors think that he won't be heckled in Halifax? Perhaps the group he plans to address is being handpicked to avoid the heckle and to appear to Canadians that somebody out there really likes him, hmm. I await the day.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

here you go whoever you are.

Resist Bush In Canada

"Plans" Colombia and Patriot: A Wanton Waste of Money, Manpower and Lives

Nov. 30, Dec.1 events across Canada list of events from Canadian Peace Alliance website.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

the beat goes on

Rumsfeld in Nicaragua an article by Tony Solo whose website may be found here.

Canada's elite is at war with Canadians by Murray Dobbin.

Kosovo Liberation Army helps establish "protectorate" in Haiti by Anthony Fenton

A Case Study of Media Concentration and Power in Venezuela by Eva Golinger

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Monday, November 22, 2004

more on the amerikan war on drugs

Learning the Art of Jounalism in Bolivia

Welcome to your Colony

Both of these links are from The Narco News Bulletin

Another link concerned with the ongoing AmeriKan war on drugs is here.

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Sunday, November 21, 2004

More from Eva Golinger

US Central Intelligence Agency: Documentary proof of CIA involvement in the April 2002 coup d'etat against Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias

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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Venezuela, the unreported country

commentary on Reuters reporter Patrick Markey by David Cabrera

another story from The Guardian with no mention of the N.E.D.

I saw no mention of this story in the G&M this morning, nothing in the National Post, but there was a story in the Toronto Star with no mention of the involvement of the N.E.D.

N.E.D. - National Endowment for Democracy. See yesterday's postings.

And now my eyes are tired of reading the news. Time to listen to the new Primus DVD Hallucino-Genetics, bojibbety and read some more from 'We Are Everywhere'

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Friday, November 19, 2004

Bush is coming to Canada - Nov 30. Will we be ready?

Bush is coming to Canada - Nov 30. Will we be ready?

from Justin Podur's Killing Train

Assassination in Venezuela

No one knows who was responsible, yet. But there is some reasonable speculation:

Oscar Heck: US government implicated in the assassination of Danilo Anderson?

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More from Haiti

"We Must Kill the Bandits!"

Lula's Troops in Haiti
I found it interesting that Znet chose not to use the quotation above the title on their copy of this article.

An event with Kevin Pena in Los Angeles. Kevin Pena has produced a documentary called Haiti: the Betrayal of Democracy.

Chileans Protest APEC

Canadian Peace Alliance protests planned for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Ottawa.

My friend Barbara wants a copy of "The Troublemaker's Teaparty" for Christmas.

And, lo and behold, the Globe&Mail received a letter in reply to my letter and printed it. I have replied and hopefully the G&M will print that letter as well. This is so much fun!

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela

Citizen Power and Venezuela’s Local Public Planning Councils

Eva Golinger: NED on the offensive in Venezuela NED is the U.S. funded, so-called, National Endowment for Democracy.

Torture Survivors Network: Dedicated to the valour and determination of Survivors of Torture All Over the World

In other news, that letter I sent to the Globe&Mail yesterday, was published. Of course, publishing letters about a story the G&M deems important only supports their editorial decisions; this I realize. On the other hand I love seeing my name in print. Oh vanity, thy will is strong!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Indict Bush and his little (Tony Blair) dog, too!

Should Canada Indict Bush? I think so and send him to Kingston Penitentiary to languish.

Brazil's Lula to Sign Drug Decriminalization Decree on Nov. 24

Andean Nations Clash with Washington on Patents

Can Nonviolence Really Work Today?

Sent the following brief letter to the Globe&Mail today:

Does John Ibbitson live in Carolyn Parrish's riding? She should act, in the House of Commons, as her constituents would have her act. If they want her to rise in the House and denounce or heckle President Bush then that is what she should do. However, if her constituents would rather she remain silent then she should follow their wishes accordingly. Isn't that what we all want from our MPs?

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Haiti-Canadian Response to Paul Martin's Visit

Haiti-Canadian Leader Denounces Prime Minister Paul Martin

I sent copies of this letter to the NDP foreign critic, Alexa McDonough, my MP Libby Davies and to Jack Layton, leader of the NDP. Also, I sent copies to Little Brother and to Rick Salutin at the Globe&Mail.

Please, if there are other places you can send this letter, do so. Print it out, leave it at the water-cooler; give people something real to talk about.

Howard Zinn, The Missing Voices of Our World today at TomDispatch.

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Monday, November 15, 2004

I need more practice writing letters to the editor

Paul Martin visited Haiti yesterday and the Globe&Mail's Brian Laghi wrote an article. I have replied with this letter:

It's good to see that Canada will be sending more support to Haiti. There are several points in Brian Laghi's article that I would like to clarify. One, Mr. Martin claimed that "none of the institutions of democracy were put in place". In November 2000, elections were held and Aristide was elected, by a landslide, to a six year term. Two, there are conflicting reports about Aristide's ousting; CARICOM and the African Union have called for a complete investigation. There are many, around the world, who believe that the U.S.A backed Aristide's removal. Three, Andre Apaid, is also the owner of a garment manufacturing firm, that was among those opposed to Aristide's move to raise the Haitian minimum wage.

I predict that it will not see the light of day.

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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Little Brother

Little Brother: found this link at Dominion Daily Weblog

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Haiti and the No Damn Phat Party

Haiti: A Brutal Regime Shows Its Colours

Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Congresswoman Maxine Waters on Haiti

Disturbing the Peace by Brian Concannon

No reply to the email I sent to all the elected parties in Parliament. It seems the NDP now stands for No Damn Phat: they've become an advocate for the elimination of trans-fats from our diets which is so much more important than the starving, oppressed of Haiti. I'm sorry, I'm using sarcasm, tsk, tsk.

Yes, I know one underfunded, under-represented party can't save all the poor of our hemisphere or rise to champion all the poor and oppressed and I also know that the poor consume more trans-fats than other socioeconomic groups and I also know that lifestyle changes i.e. diet changes, are less important than seeing everyone under our influence e.g. Haiti, have their basic rights taken away; this would also include the right to not die of starvation. convoluted syntax or just bad grammar: you decide.

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Friday, November 12, 2004

throw the dogs a fish

pope clown acrobat
how can I explain myself?
Mr bush mr bush
throw the dogs a fish
mr bush needs to change
circumcise the baby's fear
when under stress
his defiance of the international
present it with a dish
when I repeat myself
mr bush mr bush
a claim that is mocked
argue with the technocrats
mr bush mr bush
I stress what's said
certainty, determination
and ruin love with nails
just listen to what I said
mr bush mr bush
his record of seeking dangerous
derive a quantum theory
I explained what I said
this is stressful I said
mr bush mr bush
sky-high approval ratings
power was the right thing to do
from old cetacean entrails
I hate to repeat myself
how can I explain myself
most reckless in his certitude
mr bush mr bush
that followed the fall
if I have to repeat myself I said
what he needs to do:

my hair has stood up on end since I was a child and I was electrocuted by clowns
I repeat myself when under stress:
my hair has stood up on end since I was a child and I was electrocuted by clowns.

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LaTortue's House of Cards crumbling in Haiti

Haiti Info for those of you who read French.

Police Kill Child in Neighbourhood Foray from Haiti Progres

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Walking: We Ask Questions

Walking: We Ask Questions Essay #7 from the Book, 'We Are Everywhere'.

I've received no replies for the letter I sent to MPs yesterday and perhaps my only answer will come in the reporting of Paul Martin's upcoming trip to Haiti. Of course, the killing and the oppression continue whether there are articles to read about it or not.

Life is not composed of photo ops and soundbites. 100% of the struggle continues unabated, backstage where there are no cameras, there are no reporters, and there are no reality shows; backstage where life is lived and billions of players are crushed by the boots and well rehearsed
(does that mean put the coffin back in the hearse after it's rolled down the hill?) lines of the oft surveyed stage players, the 'newsmakers of the day' .

have a nice day

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

And this just in, as if you didn't know already, tsk

Paul Cellucci: Enemy Of Canada

Send Cellucci Home it's a petition!

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Haiti: Why Does No One Care?

Right-Wing Thugs Revel In Bush's Victory update on Haiti.

And a cheery tale to warm the cockles of your heart:

Tomgram: Mike Davis On Apocalypse Denial In America

Now What? First, We Kill The Media

A lengthy article from Laura Knight-Jadczyk: The Global Game of Survival: America's Next Four Years

Sent another letter to my MP today and I cced the PM and the other parties in the House. I sent them all a copy of today's update on Haiti.

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Monday, November 08, 2004

A Lobotomy For Democracy

A Lobotomy For Democracy an article by John Maxwell

The War On Drugs is A Great Imperial Hypocrisy an article by Alex Contreras Baspineiro

Link Crusader Over 3000 Links to Anti-Bush Sites, Progressive Sites, U.S. Coup in Haiti, Gov. 'Gropenator', Voting Machine Fraud, Weblogs, News, Activist Tools, Campus Activism, & Yahoo! Message Boards.

Project For The Old American Century

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Resist, resist, resist and resist. And don't forget to play.

Ten Years Into The Rebellion updating the Zapatista movement in Chiapas.

Students Taking Action In Chiapas

Canadian Media On Haiti

Cuban Doctors Continue Saving Lives In Haiti which came from SFBayview.com

Colombia: Women's Bodies Used As A Battleground

And how could I not include a link to Amnesty International

That's enough for today. I've had a breakfast meeting with my bosses and my co-workers, I've been rained on, I've drank organic coffee at J.J. Beans and I've skimmed the Globe&Mail. Now I must mail an American flag to my old friend Barbara. It's her birthday in a few days. I've cautioned her to keep it away from open flames as it is extremely flammable. I hope she enjoys the music I've included with her package. And I must also send another letter to my M.P. Later I may play my bass and I have to get my mandolin fixed. Where does the time go?

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Why oh Why oh Why oh Why oh Why oh Why

Kerry Won

I mentioned this article (see link above) to a woman at work, she said, "I wonder how much they paid Kerry?" Yes, another person cynical about politicians. Surprised?

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Friday, November 05, 2004

la la la la la

There was another election: the left won

Check this out: PatagoniaBolivia.net

A Full Investigation is Required

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

George Bush: King of the Weasels

Tomorrow Is a Long Time what needs to be done and realized by Michael Albert.

“The NewStandard is an exciting initiative by people with great experience and impressive achievements. It offers real promise of meeting needs that are widely and rightly felt: for regular news about important issues, truly independent, not constrained by concentrated power.”
—Noam Chomsky

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

In Brazil the Military is at the Service of the Pentagon

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Hail Caesar! The War Continues

Dear Mr. Drucker: A Letter to the US Embassy in Colombia

Haiti: Poverty's Abstract

Leftist Electoral Victories in Latin America

The morning after Justin Podur's assessment of Bush's victory.

Though I was of the mind that it didn't matter who won the election, Team A or Team B, I was deflated by the result. I think that Podur's article shed a little light on why I may feel this way. Until now I believed that Bush's victory in 2000 was illegitimate and that this election would vindicate that assertion. Now, what I have is vindication that what Bush wants is what Americans want. True, he won only 51% of the popular vote and probably 38-39% of eligible voters did not vote, and this leaves the USA divided, but... clearly I was holding out hope.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Team A, Team B or Ralph Nader(the only alternative)

Big-ass election today, big business for the entertainment (bread and circuses) industry. U.S.A. backed terror proceeds regardless. Let's read what's up today in the War on the World:

Haiti Emergency

Ghosts of October

ARUNDHATI ROY: Seize the Time!

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Monday, November 01, 2004

Samhain was yesterday, hope you all ate well.

Now back to the evil in the world:

Will There Be A War Against The World After November 2?

The United States: Bush's Record

Uncovering The Bush Plan For Regime Change In Cuba
US Regime Change Efforts Not Limited To Middle East

Police Terror Sweeps Across Haiti
Un Looks On As Slum-dwelling Aristide Supporters Are Killed Or Thrown Into Jail Without Charge

Connecting the dots with Lewis and Klein
a brief interview with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis about their documentary, 'The Take' which I heartily recommend. All 6 of my thumbs are in the air, chanting.

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