Headlines for the week of Feb. 15, 2009

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In brief:

NATIONAL:

– Dogwood Initiative: sticker campaign on loonies against oil pipeline, get Royal Canadian Mint’s attention

– Stats Canada: largest monthly drop in manufacturing sales since 1992, forcasting cut backs on work-force

– RCMP reveals new guidelines on Taser usage
INTERNATIONAL:

– Web: eligible for royalties from Google

– Afghanistan: NATO receives orders to attack Afghans who use drug trade to help fund Taliban
– US-Canada border: unmanned, remote-controlled flying robots to patrol border

– Massachusetts: Hampshire College first to divest from companies that profit from Israeli occupation
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– Middle East: Israel plans to expand illegal settlement, shakes negotiations for peaceful agreement

– Worldwide: Fifth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week – March 5 – 8, 2009

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