Dec 24 HEADLINES

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In brief:

-Protesters in Montreal and Toronto hurl shoes at US consulates in solidarity with jailed Iraqi journalist Mantadhar al-Zeidi

-Bush pushes through a record number of ‘midnight regulations,’ changing rules on environment, abortion, gun control before finally leaving office next month

-US war resister to be deported from Canada today

-Body of a Montreal homeless man found frozen in park; shelters demand funding from province

-Vancouver homeless woman burns to death trying to stay warm

-Canadian troops to use ‘laser dazzlers’ on Afghan civilians

-Assassinations of indigenous Wuyuu people continue in Colombia; Army kills partner of indigenous leader Aida Quilcué

David Koch/Anabel Khoo/The Dominion

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Dec 17 2008 – Headlines

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In brief:

-Liberal Party of Canada calls for ban on Tasers; Police forces recall some of the weapons for testing after CBC probe finds potentially deadly malfunction

-Newfoundland and Labrador to expropriate assets from AbitibiBowater after the logging company closes a pulp mill

-Barriere Lake: Acting chief of Algonquin community sentenced to forty-five days in jail by a Quebec court for participating in November blockade of Highway 117 in Northern Quebec

-Brazil: Supreme Court rules to uphold land reform, allocating a large, continuous tract of land to indigenous people despite violent resistance of landowners

-Israel expels UN Special Rapporteur over comments comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to Nazi treatment of Jews

-Tanzania: thousands of villagers occupy a gold mine owned by the Canada-based  Barrick Gold Corporation

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Dec 10 Headlines

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Local

– Montreal Massacre: 19th Anniversary

– No Charges in Fredy Villanueva Case

– Adil Charkaoui Faces “Public” Trial

– Quebec Election Results: Charest, Khadir

*Special report* :

Immigrant Workers’ Centre Demonstration Protests Layoffs of 500 employees Lamour textile factory: 2007

Mostafa Henaway from the IWC speaks with CKUT’s Laura Glowacki on Canadian textile industry, free trade policy, outsourcing labour, union representation, and public support for workers.

National

– Three Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

International

– Union Workers Occupy Factory in Chicago

– Border Patrol Officer Arrested for Employing Undocumented Workers

– Blackwater guards charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 in Baghdad: 2007

 

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Dec 3 Headlines

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-Aboriginals living downstream from Ft. McMurray, environmentalists say no to new oil sands projects

-Coalition forms to oust federal Conservatives from power

-On Buy Nothing Day, Walmart employee trampled to death by shoppers

-US reportedly pledges $7.7 trillion to bail out firms

-China executes scientist convicted of spying as UN moves to moratorium on death penalty

-Nevada: Western Shoshone natives call for halt to Barrick Gold development

-US, Britain calling for continued talks between Pakistan and India after Mumbai attacks

-Study: Low income earners may bear brunt of industrial pollution in Canada

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Nov 26 Headlines

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS APPEAL ISRAEL’S BARRING FOREIGN PRESS FROM GAZA STRIP

– International journalists based in Israel appeal decision in Supreme Court; first blanket ban on foreign reporters entering Gaza. In addition, a letter protesting the ban signed by AP, Reuters, NYT, BBC, CNN, and other major news organizations sent to Olmert.

LEADERS MEET FOR APEC SUMMIT IN LIMA, PERU

– Leaders of 21 countries meet for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit; High security: 39, 000 police/security forces deployed; Bush protestors present opposed the “U.S. Middle-East policy and the neo-liberal agenda” of summit; leaders signed a moratorium on 12 month on any new trade barriers to stabilize global economy.

HARPER SIGNS FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH COLOMBIA, IGNORES HUMAN RIGHTS 

– Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper signs free trade deal with Colombia; Canadian labour unions say the deal ignores Colombia’s human rights record; Four Canadian public service unions say Colombia is the most dangerous country for union leaders and civil society activists

FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEFICIT INEVITABLE, SAYS HARPER

– Counter to campaign claims, under conservative government, economic recession is occuring in Canada, deficit inevitable in next fiscal year; Harper states need for unprecedented economic stimulus; and warns of danger of current global recession

POTENTIAL LISTERIA EXPOSURE IN ONTARIO PRISONS

– Health officials warn of potential listeria exposure in several Ontario prisons; prison catering service Eurest Dining Services find traces of bacteria in factory.

GROWING NUMBER OF CANADIANS USING FOOD BANKS 

– Hungercount: average 704, 414 Canadians, more than a third children, frequent food banks; pressure on federal Government for strategy to deal with hunger in Canada.

UN SENDS ADDITIONAL 3,000 PEACEKEEPERS TO DRC

– Total of troops in UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC) at 20, 000 troops, amidst heavy fighting between rebels, government forces, and pro-government militias; Est. 250, 000 people displaced by violence

RADIO JOURNALIST KILLED IN SOUTH KIVU, DRC

– Independent inquiry called for by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on death of Didace Namujimbo, who reported extensively on the murder of another radio journalist

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