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JOURNALIST ARRESTED UNDER ANTI-TERROR LAWS
-Sri Lanka: journalist A.R.Vaama Loshan arrested under anti-terrorism law. Amnesty International says arbitrary detentions and attacks on journalists have increased with rising tensions between government and rebels.
SUIT AGAINST WALMART GOES AHEAD
-Saskatchewan: Labour Relations Board rules that unfair labour practices suit against Walmart will go forward, despite the company’s claim that the Board was overstepping its jurisdiction. UFCW accuses the retail giant of intimidating workers by shutting down a unionized store in QC.
PROTESTORS, WORLD LEADERS CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL CRISIS
– Washington DC: Protestors demonstrate outside World Bank HQ, saying “Money for people’s needs, not bankers’ greed”; Bush defends principles of free-market capitalism; Group of 20 largest economies call for more cooperation on financial regulation and agree to 47-point plan.
DICK POUND CONTINUES TO DRAW FIRE FOR “SAVAGES” COMMENT
-Montreal: McGill Chancellor Richard Pound draws more criticism for characterizing aboriginal people as “savages” in an interview: protestors take to Montreal streets; McGill student’s society votes against calling for his resignation.
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