Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: HRW: Diamonds in the Rough.

Human Rights Watch reports on human rights abuses in the diamond fields of Zimbabwe. Here’s the summary from the full report: Zimbabwe’s armed forces, under the control of President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), are engaging in forced labor of children and adults and are torturing and beating local villagers on the ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: HRW: Diamonds in the Rough.

Human Rights Watch reports on human rights abuses in the diamond fields of Zimbabwe. Here’s the summary from the full report: Zimbabwe’s armed forces, under the control of President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), are engaging in forced labor of children and adults and are torturing and beating local villagers on the ...

Adam M On The Front Page: Adam M Live

A little self-advertising…I have one more show to go in the run of my one man show, Ten Years, the story of how I came to be unemployed and living in my parents’ basement at age 30.The show is at 8 PM, Sunday June 28 and runs for one hour.It takes place at The Ottawa ...

My Canada Includes Justice: The Death of Neda Agha-Soltan: YouTube’s Most Important Moment

Last Saturday, I watched a woman die. It was not something I set out to do, and had I known what I was going to see, I probably would have opted not to watch. But I was checking FaceBook updates as usual, and clicked on a link posted by a friend, urging me to “watch ...

My Canada Includes Justice: The Death of Neda Agha-Soltan: YouTube’s Most Important Moment

Last Saturday, I watched a woman die. It was not something I set out to do, and had I known what I was going to see, I probably would have opted not to watch. But I was checking FaceBook updates as usual, and clicked on a link posted by a friend, urging me to “watch ...

My Canada Includes Justice: The Death of Neda Agha-Soltan: YouTube’s Most Important Moment

Last Saturday, I watched a woman die. It was not something I set out to do, and had I known what I was going to see, I probably would have opted not to watch. But I was checking FaceBook updates as usual, and clicked on a link posted by a friend, urging me to “watch ...

redjenny: Solidarity with City Workers

In my inbox today: OCAP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH TORONTO CITY WORKERS The members of CUPE 416 and 79 who work for the City of Torontoare now on strike. The business media has begun its inevitable campaign ofmisinformation to produce the greatest possible backlash against theseworkers. We are encouraged to focus on uncollected garbage and ...

redjenny: Solidarity with City Workers

In my inbox today: OCAP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH TORONTO CITY WORKERS The members of CUPE 416 and 79 who work for the City of Torontoare now on strike. The business media has begun its inevitable campaign ofmisinformation to produce the greatest possible backlash against theseworkers. We are encouraged to focus on uncollected garbage and ...

redjenny: Solidarity with City Workers

In my inbox today: OCAP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH TORONTO CITY WORKERS The members of CUPE 416 and 79 who work for the City of Torontoare now on strike. The business media has begun its inevitable campaign ofmisinformation to produce the greatest possible backlash against theseworkers. We are encouraged to focus on uncollected garbage and ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: URGENT: Vancouver-based Canadian mining company Continental Minerals is on the verge of starting mining production in Tibet.

E-mail from Students for a Free Tibet that was forwarded to me: Join Tibetans and supporters in Vancouver, BC June 24th and say NO! to Canadian mining in Tibet. In the past few months, Continental Minerals has received over 1,200 faxes from Canadians and faced protests in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and New York City < ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: URGENT: Vancouver-based Canadian mining company Continental Minerals is on the verge of starting mining production in Tibet.

E-mail from Students for a Free Tibet that was forwarded to me: Join Tibetans and supporters in Vancouver, BC June 24th and say NO! to Canadian mining in Tibet. In the past few months, Continental Minerals has received over 1,200 faxes from Canadians and faced protests in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and New York City calling ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: URGENT: Vancouver-based Canadian mining company Continental Minerals is on the verge of starting mining production in Tibet.

E-mail from Students for a Free Tibet that was forwarded to me: Join Tibetans and supporters in Vancouver, BC June 24th and say NO! to Canadian mining in Tibet. In the past few months, Continental Minerals has received over 1,200 faxes from Canadians and faced protests in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and New York City calling ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Picket June 27 at MP Mario Silva’s Toronto Office

For those of you in the Toronto area — message I received from the Facebook group Stop the Canada-Colombia Trade Agreement: On Saturday, June 27th, the Colombian Action Solidarity Alliance, CASA, will be picketing outside the Toronto office of Liberal MP Mario Silva and providing information to local residents. CASA is asking Mr. Silva and ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Picket June 27 at MP Mario Silva’s Toronto Office

For those of you in the Toronto area — message I received from the Facebook group Stop the Canada-Colombia Trade Agreement: On Saturday, June 27th, the Colombian Action Solidarity Alliance, CASA, will be picketing outside the Toronto office of Liberal MP Mario Silva and providing information to local residents. CASA is asking Mr. Silva and ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Picket June 27 at MP Mario Silva’s Toronto Office

For those of you in the Toronto area — message I received from the Facebook group Stop the Canada-Colombia Trade Agreement: On Saturday, June 27th, the Colombian Action Solidarity Alliance, CASA, will be picketing outside the Toronto office of Liberal MP Mario Silva and providing information to local residents. CASA is asking Mr. Silva and ...

Canning's Guess: minerals

I have to express my respect and appreciation when a news source has the minerals to express an alternative, truthful view.

disruptive strikes and inept city councils.. let’s PRIVATIZE

This recent Toronto city workers strike has tipped me over the edge. We are in the dead heat of summer and festivals (i.e. Pride, Toronto Jazz Festival) are starting soon. Children are also out of school and outdoors enjoying the fresh summer air. The fear of H1N1 has spooked the entire world. Tourism here in ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

My Canada Includes Justice: On "Immigrants" Who Protest in Canada

As our headlines have turned to the turmoil in Iran over concerns about election fraud and the resulting protests and violent action to suppress the dissent, I have watched with increasing concern the distress of my neighbour, who is Iranian. Normally very quiet on FaceBook, she was suddenly posting frequently throughout the day – photos, ...

My Canada Includes Justice: On "Immigrants" Who Protest in Canada

As our headlines have turned to the turmoil in Iran over concerns about election fraud and the resulting protests and violent action to suppress the dissent, I have watched with increasing concern the distress of my neighbour, who is Iranian. Normally very quiet on FaceBook, she was suddenly posting frequently throughout the day – photos, ...

My Canada Includes Justice: On "Immigrants" Who Protest in Canada

As our headlines have turned to the turmoil in Iran over concerns about election fraud and the resulting protests and violent action to suppress the dissent, I have watched with increasing concern the distress of my neighbour, who is Iranian. Normally very quiet on FaceBook, she was suddenly posting frequently throughout the day – photos, ...

Adam M On The Front Page: Framing The Question

Here is what Michael Ignatieff needs to do to define the decision to go to an election or not.Regardless of what action is taken the correct question is this: “We need to decide whether it is more harmful to the economy to have an election now or to let this government stay in power.”It makes ...

Canning's Guess: sorry folks, no election

That’s the official position of Canning’s Guess. You heard it here first!