Editorial Reponse (re:Whole Foods):”Fighting Fire with Fire”
admin @ August 29, 2009 # One Comment
After writing The Unethical Boycott of Whole Foods Inc., I received a lot of feedback. In this article I seek to clear up any confusion I have caused and respond to some of the critiques. In this way I seek to get to the bottom of my points and, if at all possible, give credit to my critics who I feel ask important and fundamental questions regarding the nature, not just of my article, but of the issue at hand. I also, admittedly, seek to verbally abuse the boycotters out of their idiotic stupor. I can only hope they are not so terrified by privatized healthcare that they will miss my points. Oh, and a final carrot before the steak, I feel that public healthcare system would be a huge step forward for the United States – don’t confuse my critique of your mass-hysteria with delusion.
Op Ed: The Unethical Boycott of Whole Foods Inc.
admin @ August 25, 2009 # One Comment
It is difficult to talk about freedom of speech without getting on a soap box. However, I feel a moral responsibility, as many others have already stood on theirs and launched vicious attacks to suppress free speech. The most recent case of this would be the call to boycott Whole Foods Inc. by the organization Single Payer Action .
The reason behind the boycott is that “…Mackey has launched a public campaign to defeat single payer national health insurance.” If you haven’t already, you should go read the statement calling for the boycott…
Days Left to Register and Decide Ontario Tories Tory-Replacement
admin @ May 6, 2009 # No Comment Yet
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! One left week to register as an Ontario Progressive Conservative Party member and vote!
(When it comes to the idea of provincial PC’s , the first thought that should enters the mind is “is there a differentiation between the federal and provincial parties anymore?” )
In any case, May 14 is the deadline to pony up ten bucks for party membership and a right to participate in the June 21 and 25 “preferential ballot” vote, in time for the Markham convention on June 26 - 28. [i]“An advance poll will open on Sunday, June 21st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm “according to the official OCPC website, and “Voting day will be Thursday, June 25th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at voting locations across the province.”
EXCLUSIVE Interview: Vet and Iraq War Resistor Faces “Misconduct” Trial in St.Louis,MO Special
admin @ April 15, 2009 # No Comment Yet
Interview: Sgt.Matthis Chiroux -Veteran, war resistor, and outspoken critic of the both the Bush and Obama administrations Mid East and Central Asian Policy faces Military Hearing for “Misconduct” on April 21st. We spoke to Matthis about his upcoming case…
Stephen Dohnberg, who has been reporting on the IVAW since 2003, will join Sgt Chiroux on Toronto’s News/Talk CFRB 1010 AM to discuss the case, and the broader issues surrounding it on April 19th at 8 PM eastern standard time. Callers can phone toll free 1 800 561 CFRB.
What Would ‘Alive in Kabul’ Look Like?
admin @ April 8, 2009 # No Comment Yet
It’s rare to hear about Afghanistan these days, despite the so-called re-deployment of forces and a new direction for the “war on terror” under a new president. But when we do hear about Afghanistan it often looks something like this:
KABUL (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says its troops have killed four suspected militants and detained two others during a raid in the country’s south.
A coalition statement says the raid targeted a Taliban bomb-making cell in Maywand district of the southern Kandahar province Monday.
Southern Afghanistan is a center of the Taliban-led insurgency, where thousands of new U.S. troops have been ordered to join the fight by President Barack Obama to try to reverse militant gains of the last three years.
I’ve re-posted that in full, because it’s the ENTIRE ARTICLE. That is what often passes as an article fro Afghanistan these days. Where are the photos? What did the “militants” look like? Who did they work for? Where is the evidence of the “bomb-making cell?”
Department of Peace Conference: a Sliver of a Peek
admin @ April 6, 2009 # One Comment
On March 20-23, the third meeting of the Campaign to Establish a Cabinet Level Dept of Peace met at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Arlington VA. The location itself feels paradoxical - conference goers meet in this location surrounded by the offices of some of the biggest organizations that solely exist to profit from war and unrest; KBR (Haliburton), Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and any number of offices of lobbyists that are situated a stone’s throw across the Potomac from the legislative core of the United States.
Remembering Vancouver’s Missing Women
admin @ April 2, 2009 # One Comment
On Monday March 30th, at 12 in the afternoon, a small crowd of about thirty people gathered outside the University Avenue courthouse in Toronto to remember Vancouver’s Missing Women. Within the last twenty years, over 500 Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing in Canada. On Monday, at an event planned by Robyn Bourgeois and Robbyn Zwaiggenbaum of CAVE (Coalition Against Violence Everywhere), activists and students gathered to pay respect and commemorate the lives of the 76 women who have gone missing from or been murdered in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside since 1978. An alarmingly high proportion of these women have been Aboriginal. Although Aboriginal women make up less than 1% of the population of Vancouver, they represent one-third to one-half of Vancouver’s Missing Women.
Eyewitness: Thousands March to Call on Obama to End Occupation
admin @ March 27, 2009 # No Comment Yet
On Saturday, Mar 21, thousands of coalitions rallied to protest the Obama Administration’s carryover of ‘War On Terror’ policies — including an escalation in Afghanistan. It was the first major protest action since Obama’s election on Nov.4,2008…
Mar 19 Onward - Content Boost
admin @ March 16, 2009 # No Comment Yet
Mar 19 Onward - Content Boost
After the lull an shock of a layoff after 6 years at a News/talk outlet, some thaw was needed.
This weekend finds us in Washington DC covering the March 21 ANSWER Coalition March on the Pentagon, as well as www.thePeaceAlliance.Org conference and the Crystal City Hyatt!
Stay tuned for plenty of coverage, [...]
Washington DC, Sat.Mar 21st - Be There. Details Below.
admin @ February 16, 2009 # No Comment Yet
Washington DC, Sat.Mar 21st, March on the Pentagon - Be There. Details Below.