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Despite the Minsk II treaty signed in February, fighting between all sides within the former Ukraine has continued. Last night, for the third consecutive night, that fighting escalated with heavy artillery targeting the strategic, and psychologically significant airport at Donetsk among other targets ...
Went down to see the legendary founder of Alternative Radio. Here's the blurb for the event. One of North America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 29th ...
From the GR files: Monday, February 10, 2003

5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to GR, etc. All that’s missing from media reports of the long-rumoured Battle of Civilizations, (coming to a TV screen near you) is Reason. Rarely mentioned, and presumably soon to be forgotten, is any information providing a context ...
Despite years of protest from broad segments of British Columbia's population, the plan to run pipelines from Alberta's infamous Tar Sands across the Rockies, and through the valleys and coastal mountains of BC, some of the most rugged terrain found anywhere, to Superports on the Pacific coast is moving ...
Despite more than a generation of resistance to the proposed mega-dam in the heart of the Peace River Valley, and the dubious assessment by the government's own Review Panel of the project, BC premier Christy Clark recently announced her party's determination to go ahead with Site-C.


Work has begun, ...
We've all seen the Anti-austerity demonstrations, and police riots used to disperse them, in Europe and the growing protests in the United States against systemic state violence aimed primarily at the poor and people of colour, but what about what's happening right here in Canada?

Last month, thousands ...
Happy Earth Day! Hard to believe, but it's been five Earth Days since the Deepwater Horizon exploded, rupturing the pipeline to millions of gallons of sub-seabed oil. The subsequent fouling of the Gulf of Mexico killed unknowable numbers of creatures across the biome, and virtually destroyed a way of ...
Is America at the end of its imperial road? - Chalmers Johnson, author and former agent of the government of the United States of America thinks so. Johnson's newly released book, 'Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic,' completes his trilogy chronicling the end days of America's Century, accompanying ...
Went down to the demonstration...Here's the local organizer's release on today's march against the Police-State policies the Harper government will likely sign into law before May Day 2015. - Ape
Bill C-51 is coming up for its third and final vote in the House of Commons
when Parliament resumes on April ...
Seems the hits are coming one a minute in the Home of the Brave. Following months of protests over the police killings of unarmed men of colour, last week revealed another inexplicable use of deadly force by a policeman in North Charlston, who shot dead a fifty year old man fleeing a traffic stop.

As ...
That Stephen Harper's government wished to create a new order in Canada was clear from its earliest days, and from foreign policy and immigration, to environmental and labour policies, the country has changed. Now though, with the introduction of Bills C-51 and C-44, the prime minister is making much ...
Tomorrow marks a sad anniversary for Venezuela; at least that part of the country that respected, loved, and revered former president, Hugo Chávez Frias. True, not everyone loved Hugo; he was a thorn in the side of Venezuela's oligarch class and foreign corporate interests that profited while the people ...
I spoke with Chris Hedges on the recent release of his first book, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. Fascinating listening now, after all these years of wars since. Here's how I presented the interview then:
It was called “a day that will live in infamy.” December 7th, 2002 will mark the sixty-first ...
Went down to the First Metropolitan Church to listen in on the Official Opposition's town hall on the draconian, proposed "Anti-Terrorism Act," Bill C-51.

Here's how the NDP describes the evening: What is in Stephen Harper's omnibus Bill C-51? Does it address the security threats we face? Could it undermine ...
Next week marks another of Haiti's too many "days that live in infamy." Before the February 29th, 2004 sun rose on Port-au-Prince, soldiers sat in the shadow waiting for the signal to overthrow a president. As sun set Jean Bertrand Aristide, the most popular of all popularly elected presidents in the ...
It's sometimes difficult to understand the value of a thing; one person's garbage being another's treasure, etc. This is of no more than passing interest where consumer goods and other shiny trinkets are concerned, but when it comes to the natural world, the value of living things can differ greatly ...
Victorians may wonder what the distant rumbling sound heard day and night is. That mechanized thunder is none other than the US Navy's EA-18G Growler warplane; and if you think it sounds menacingly loud now, it may be coming nearer soon to just about everywhere you are.

Dahr Jamail is an Olympic peninsula-based ...
Went down to check out David Rovics and the CAIA crew in Victoria demonstrating against the sustained abuse of the rights of Palestinians and impunity of the Israeli state.
Though the Kouachi brothers, suspected of carrying out the January 7th Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack in Paris, are in the headlines now it is another attack by a pair of brothers that will get the front pages in coming weeks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who along with his brother, Tamerlan is accused of placing ...
Though the 2016 election in the US is still a long ways off, it's never too soon to start campaigning. In fact, some would argue campaigning has all but replaced the grinding, tedious task of actually governing altogether. With an eye firmly fixed on the electoral horizon, America's next president-elect ...
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