Headlines for the week of March 22nd, 2009

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Montreal – Community-based education initiatives offer another season of alternative learning


Alberta – Canada’s first private nuclear power generator proposed site faces criticism

Canada – Three Billion $ stimulus package approved in House of Commons

Canada – Government trying to re-impose conditions on Adil Charkaoui


Istanbul – Fifth annual World Water Forum and international criticism

Malawi – World Tuberculosis Day and Malawi’s National TB Control Program

Afghanistan – Five more deaths from suspected US airstrikes on Pakistan/Afghan border

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Headlines for the week of March 15th, 2009

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Montreal – Thousands participate in Annual Anti-Police Brutality March

Montreal – Mont-Royal MP Irwin Cotler makes public allegations against Iran

McGill University – Green Week highlights needs for ecological sustainability


Canada – Over 100 people pool money for Abdelrazik’s plane ticket, despite facing up to ten years in jail

Alberta – Fails to publicly disclose environmental violations by oilsands contractors


Washington, DC – First Nations activists deliver letter to John Kerry protesting US reliance on oil from Alberta tarsands, coinciding with Jim Prentice’s visit

Calgary – Bush welcomed by Calgary Chamber of Congress

France – Highest levels of industrial tensions since start of financial crisis
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Headlines for the week of March 9, 2009

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– Montreal – International Women’s Day: thousands rally calling for a new world order

– Montreal – McGill University plans to purchase hotel where workers have been on strike since August


– Fort Chipewyan – Former primary care physician for Ft Chipewyan First Nation states link between oil sands and cancer rates

– Canada – Mining in northern Canada is in sharp decline, while government tax break for junior mining companies still stands

– York University hosts landmark conference to discuss Canadian mining industry

– Halifax – Court proceedings continue for four activists protesting free Atlantica trade agreement

– Ecuadorian activists sue the Toronto Stock Exchange


– Peru – Peru Top Court Bans Some Oil Exploration Work including Canadian company Talisman Inc.

– Gaza – Montreal Engineer enters Gaza after three weeks of trying

– Worldwide – Israeli Apartheid Week took place in cities and on campuses around the world last week

– Iran/US – Six major american news organizations call for release of independent journalist

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Headlines for the week of March 1st, 2009

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Montreal – Casa del Popolo venue rennovating in facing two liquor/concert venue licensing court cases

Mile End – Redevelopment plans for St-Viateur street update: public and private investment interested; grassroots group organizes discussions and rally

National news:

Vancouver – lawyer plans to lay crimminal charges on George Bush upon Calgary visit

Canada / Afghanistan – Prime Minister Harper doubts “success” in Afghanistan, after sending 1,600 additional troops

International news:

US – Internal Bush admin documents reveal major legal errors post 9/11

Washington, DC – Thousands of youth travel to DC demanding action on climate change

Lahore, Pakistan – Attack on Sri Lankan cricket team: Five security officers killed, Seven cricket players injured

Credits: Leah Gardner, Laura Glowacki, Chesley Walsh, Tariq Jeeroburkahan, Laurin Liu

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