Despite virtual silence in the Parliament
and media, opposition has begun to be more widely voiced more at the agreements
struck by Prime Minister Martin, US President Bush and Mexican President
Fox in Texas.
Empire builders strongly the executive decree
on North American partnership and the plans to hold regular summits as
instrument of Fortress North America geopolitical strategy.
The Security and Prosperity Partnership
of North America begins the process of economic, social, cultural, and
security assimilation into the US. MURRAY DOBBIN.
New Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
means end of independent policy on food production, inspection and enforcement,
says the Beyond Factory Farming Coalition..
By what right does the US lay claim to the sea and the sky?
Shunpiking is scheduled to address the Committee on Tuesday, April 19 at 1 pm. We invite all our readers and those interested to attend the hearing.
| || Special Online Feature: 'A media of progress, enlightenment and freedom is possible'. Selected editorials and articles from Shunpiking elaborating our views, aims and practice on independent media, publishing and journalism, and the movement for enlightenment. (FORTHCOMING) |
US Homeland Security carried out a massive exercise, "Exercise Triple Play" from April 4-8. It included New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Belledune, NB being used as US-NAFTA toxic waste dump.
o Statement by seven "Bennett Trial" environmentalists
My immediate reaction was disappointment and anger (but not surprise) at what was asked and how it was asked. PETER ZIMMER (Not a Happy HRSB Camper) comments on an expensive School Board survey.
A little rain stop us from our canoe trip down South River? Never! RANDY LAUFF
I was at the flea market at a local church this past Saturday.
FISHERIES & OCEANS
Ecology Action Centre's survey of 1500 Atlantic Canadians.
Five species that have been killed by the factory ships
Solidarity marches and events mark the anniversary of Aristide's ouster. The Canadian government is taking a lead role in continuing a 200-year history of colonial plunder. STUART NEATBY
o A remarkable conference. Shunpiking delegation participates.
o The National Conference in support of the Palestinian people held at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Stubborn resistance and world support ends 8-year, $8-million ordeal of James Sabzali.
Why is the Canadian government pouring millions of dollars into propaganda against popular government in Kanehsatake? The Mohawk Nation has been asking this for sometime. Could the answer be niobium? KAHENTINETHA HORN
Our Eastern Door has become the door the Rule of Law for the whole world. This is modern civilization's Thermopolae. KAHENTINETHA HORN
Disparities jeopardize the very survival of indigenous cultures. Will a new generation of indigenous peoples continue to be marginalized?
Without a concerted preservation effort, Mexico may lose even more of its indigenous languages.
Almost literally speaking, Leonor Farlow has no one to talk to. She
is one of five remaining people in the world who speak the language
If only olive branches were enough. The second installment from Nova Scotia magazine publisher DIRK VAN LOON of Rural Delivery who went to harvest olives in Palestine. 6 page pdf
On 15 April Ireland's prestigious Tipperary International Peace Prize will be awarded posthumously to Dublin native Margaret Hassan. MATT BOJANOVIC
Disinformation distinguishes itself from misinformation in that the information is deliberately false; hence, it is an intentional attempt to deceive. KIM PETERSEN
The 24 hour a day "Pope-a-thon" shows the dramatic shift in the way that news is covered. MIKE WHITNEY
The Government has left open the question of foreign ownership of our cultural messengers. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
o For a Democratic Canadian Media - CEP document. 76 page pdf
Double standards towards the literary output of two elementary school students. KIM PETERSEN
CULTURE & LIFE
The Gaelic Songster, originally put into print in 1879, returns to the Gaelic publishing world. The song tradition ranges from love songs, songs of displacement, seafaring songs, laments and protest. LEWIS MACKINNON
Splitting the Sky's autobiography is a no-holds barred account. KIM PETERSEN
The US State Dept found abuses in 190 countries, overlooking the USA itself. The Information office of China's State Council probes the reality.
EVA GOLINGER's E-book on the 2002 coup d'etat. 24 page pdf
Announcement from the Prime Minister's Office.
Prof Joseph Massad of Columbia on the McCarthyism stalking American campuses.
An excerpt from Tell Me No Lies. JOHN PILGER. Investigative journalism and its triumphs. 80 page pdf
SPORT AND RECREATION
Why don't players start their own national hockey league? KIM PETERSEN
© 2004, The New Media Services Inc. The views expressed herein are the
writers' own and do not necessarily reflect those of shunpiking magazine
or New Media Publications.