Tuesday, November 30, 2004

PhysOrg: Stratosphere temperature data support scientists' proof for global warming

PhysOrg: Stratosphere temperature data support scientists' proof for global warming

PhysOrg: Stratosphere temperature data support scientists' proof for global warming

PhysOrg: Stratosphere temperature data support scientists' proof for global warming

NOW: No blood for phony food

"U.S. quietly ushers in GE food patent lawswhile banning ancient seed collecting in Iraq
BY Wayne Roberts

When demonstrators lay down the unwelcome mat for George W. Bush next week in Ottawa, they might scrawl some Hands Off Our Food, Dude slogans alongside the usual offerings on the U.S. oil grab in Iraq. How strange that Bush fundamentalists who believe the world was made in seven days think nothing of tinkering with the genetic mysteries of life that evolved over 4 billion years. It's not just the crude, dude, say those who see the occupation of Iraq as a product of an agribusiness drive to patent and monopolize the means of life itself."

Friday, November 26, 2004

Operation Igloo

Operation Igloo -Is the Annexation of Canada part of Bush's Military Agenda?

Arctic Warming Dangers Detailed to Senate Committee

Senator John McCain WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) — Arctic warming is the result of human activity, a foremost climate scientist told a Senate committee on Tuesday. Some long term impacts of global warming could be reduced by lowering global greenhouse gas emissions over this century, said Dr. Robert Corell, chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, in testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Arctic Climate Change Uncovered

This project involves the scientific exploration of the oceans and the sub-seafloor, to develop and extend our knowledge and understanding of global processes such as climate change and tectonic evolution.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Asia faces living nightmare from climate change

Asiain the decades to come , home to more than half the world’s 6.3 billion people, will lurch from one climate extreme to another, with impoverished farmers battling droughts, floods, disease, food shortages and rising sea levels...

Photographer captures images of youths on death row in U.S.

The Japan Times Online: "New-York based Kazama, 46, has been visiting prisons in the United States, photographing juvenile death row inmates since 1996. "

CBC North | News: Canada hails Arctic Council's climate change document

CBC North | News: "Many have called the recommendations approved by the Arctic Council vague and say they will lead to little action to slow global warming or help people adapt.

But Stephane Dion says for the first time, the United States has joined with other countries on a climate change issue, and he says it's a good first step."

Most Canadians support taxing pot, poll finds

Citing the billions of dollars Ottawa could generate by taxing sales of the drug,NORML says most Canadians consider police enforcement of pot laws a waste of money.

When asked about the $400 million Canada dedicates to marijuana enforcement each year, 55 per cent of respondents said that was a poor use of funds."

Marijuana nation?

A new poll for the advocacy group NORML Canadashows for the first time that more than half of Canadians effectively support legalization, with 57 per cent reporting that people should be 'left alone' if they are caught with small amounts of marijuana for personal use."

Vancouver's homeless

Economist.com |Vancouver's homelessness rate,though lower per person than in some of British Columbia's other cities, has doubled in the past three years: in summer up to 1,800 people are sleeping rough or in shelters, according to a plan presented this month by the city council's homelessness co-ordinator. Almost all the homeless are unemployed and about 75% are not eligible for or not getting welfare, so they survive by begging, scavenging and petty crime. Most suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness or both. A further 40,000 people, who spend more than half their income on housing, are “at risk” of homelessness. And almost 10,000 are on the waiting-list for subsidised housing.

Arctic People Seek Tropical Team on Global Warming

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Arctic peoplesaim to team up with tropical islanders in a campaign against global warming, arguing that polar bears and palm-fringed beaches stand to suffer most."

Second oil spill shuts down rig

It is the second oil spill at Petro-Canada'sTerra Nova site since Sunday, when up to 1,000 barrels of crude oil leaked into the ocean."

Four Quebec Bandidos biker gang members given jail sentences on 22 charges

The Bandidos were known as the Rock Machine until 2001. During a bloody turf war with the rival Hells Angels for control of Quebec's lucrative drug trade, about 170 people, including several innocent bystanders, were killed between about 1995 and 2001."

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

New Land Use Standards Offset Global Warming With Sensitivity

KeepMedia | Environment News Service: For the first time a set of standards has been drafted for certifying land use projects that reduce global warming while conserving the environment and alleviating poverty at the same time. The new standards are offered by the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), which says the "multiple benefit" approach incorporates climate, environmental and social issues in a way that addresses shortfalls in existing climate strategies based on land use.

Sun catchers tuned to crank out the juice

EE Times : "EEs are turning a 19th-century invention into a 21st-century alternative-energy source."

Asia faces living nightmare from climate change

"In the decades to come Asia,home to more than half the world's 6.3 billion people, will lurch from one climate extreme to another, with impoverished farmers battling droughts, floods, disease, food shortages and rising sea levels."

Mystery of world's tallest sand dunes solved

The world’s tallest sand dunes,some half a kilometre high, survive in a windy desert in northern China because water cements them together, a new study suggests.

Nicholas Packwood

Nicholas Packwood: "I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghi t pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!"

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Canada cancels entire Ethiopian debt

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- The Canadian government has decided to cancel the entire debt totaling 397,402 Canadian dollars (about 307, 600 US dollars) Ethiopia owes to it, the Ethiopian News Agency reported Tuesday. "

| No one is taken in by the US lies

"The graves of Falluja show the reality of Iraq's occupation"

Ocean reveals hidden depths

"Scientists: from the International Census of Marine Life - a 10-year research effort - say that at the current rate of discovery, it could take a thousand years before the last ocean-living species is revealed. The project is a global attempt to catalogue and map discoveries, while co-ordinating research to find new species."

People's Daily Online -- Chinese defense minister urges to cooperate with Canadian army

People's Daily Online -- Chinese defense minister urges to cooperate with Canadian army

ENN: As Ice Thaws, Arctic Peoples at Loss for Words

REYKJAVIK, Iceland − What are the words used by indigenous peoples in the Arctic for "hornet," "robin," "elk," "barn owl" or "salmon?"

If you don't know, you're not alone.

Many indigenous languages have no words for legions of new animals, insects and plants advancing north as global warming thaws the polar ice and lets forests creep over tundra.

Planet Ark : Studies Adding Aviation to Emissions Scheme

Planet Ark : Studies Adding Aviation to Emissions Scheme: "LONDON - The EU has started a study to see if it can curb aircraft pollution by including aviation in its new carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, said Peter Vis, acting head of the industrial emissions unit at the European Commission on Monday."

Nfld. offshore oil spill 'largest to date'

"An oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland':is much worse than first thought, authorities said Monday.

It was first reported by Petro-Canada, operators of the Terra Nova platform, that 200 barrels had spilled. However, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, which monitors the industry in the province, said it was actually up to 1,000 barrels.

That's about 170,000 litres."

Shock, Anger Pierce a Hunter's Paradise

"A shooting rampage in Wisconsin claims six friends and leaves a community grieving.":

Monday, November 22, 2004

Thousands Protest U.S. Hegemony, Globalization In Paris

Islam Online- News Section: "PARIS, November 16 (IslamOnline.net) - Some 100,000 anti-globalization advocates took to the streets of Paris on Saturday, November 15, denouncing the U.S. hegemony on the world and supporting freedom-seeking peoples around the world."

The Brain's Own Marijuana

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: The Brain's Own Marijuana -- [ DRUG DEVELOPMENT ] -- Research into natural chemicals that mimic marijuana's effects in the brain could help to explain--and suggest treatments for--pain, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias and other conditions: "Research into natural chemicals that mimic marijuana's effects in the brain could help to explain--and suggest treatments for--pain, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias and other conditions"

Sunday, November 21, 2004

New study sheds light on pollution in church

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: New study sheds light on pollution in church: "The candles and incense regularly burned during religious services emit high levels of particulate matter, tiny airborne flecks that are considered one of the most harmful forms of air pollution, according to a new study by scientists at Maastricht University in the Netherlands."

Holland invites Canadian veterans and families to liberation anniversary

Vancouver Sun: "THE HAGUE -- Holland is inviting Canadian veterans and their families to attend celebrations next May marking the 60th anniversary of the country's liberation during the Second World War.

The events include a remembrance ceremony May 3 at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek, where 2,338 Canadian soldiers are buried. On the following day there will be a ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, where 1,400 soldiers are buried."

Saturday, November 20, 2004

PM unfazed by anti-U.S. protests

CNEWS - World: PM unfazed by anti-U.S. protests: "SANTIAGO, Chile (CP) - Prime Minister Paul Martin is urging Canadians to remain peaceful if they want to protest against U.S. President George W. Bush's visit next week.

The prime minister made the request while Chilean police pelted protesters with water cannons and tear gas as the demonstrators jeered Bush's arrival at the Asia-Pacific leaders' summit Friday. Martin said protesters voicing their disdain for the U.S. president or any politician is valuable - as long as it doesn't get carried away.

'I think that (protest) is an essential part of democracy,' Martin said after arriving at the summit.

'As long as they're done peacefully...then I think it's an important part of the evolution of policy in the way the world works.'"

Should Canada indict Bush?

BELLACIAO - TEXT MODE : Should Canada indict Bush?When U.S. President George W. Bush arrives in Ottawa - probably later this year - should he be welcomed? Or should he be charged with war crimes?

It’s an interesting question. On the face of it, Bush seems a perfect candidate for prosecution under Canada’s Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

This act was passed in 2000 to bring Canada’s ineffectual laws in line with the rules of the new International Criminal Court. While never tested, it lays out sweeping categories under which a foreign leader like Bush could face arrest.

In particular, it holds that anyone who commits a war crime, even outside Canada, may be prosecuted by our courts. What is a war crime? According to the statute, it is any conduct defined as such by "customary international law" or by conventions that Canada has adopted.

War crimes also specifically include any breach of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, such as torture, degradation, wilfully depriving prisoners of war of their rights "to a fair and regular trial," launching attacks "in the knowledge that such attacks will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians" and deportation of persons from an area under occupation.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Geneva Conventions of 1949 and 1977

Society of Professional Journalists: "There are four Geneva Conventions, signed August 12, 1949, and the two additional Protocols of June 8, 1977. These treaties are all fully indexed on this site.

In addition, there are many other international treaties which govern the conduct of war or establish human rights standards (see more treaties) which are not indexed here."

Fallujah Shooting - The Facts

The Command Post - IraqFor the record, here are the facts, because facts — not rumors or emotions — really are important. Here is what those who were there told me:

ICRC Blasts Both Sides Over Fallujah

The Command Post - Iraq: "The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has strongly criticised what it calls the utter contempt for humanity shown by all sides in the fighting in Iraq.

The unusually pointed statement from the Geneva-based organisation reminds the warring parties that the killing of people not taking part in the fighting is prohibited under international humanitarian law."

US Losses in Fallujah to Overweigh Victory

Islam Online- News Section: "Branding the US practices against the Fallujah residents as 'state terrorism,' Pascal Boniface, Director of the Institute for International and Strategic Studies in Paris, expected the onslaught to further fan anti-US feelings in the entire Islamic world."

The Island Word - Vancouver Islands community newspaper

The Mixed Legacy of The Food Bank: "This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Comox Valley Food Bank. Will we celebrate with birthday cake and balloons to commemorate this milestone of community concern and volunteer commitment? Or hold a silent vigil to acknowledge the widening gap between those who havea- lot and those who have-little?
What began as emergency aid during a time of political upheaval is now just another ho-hum of daily life in the Valley. The line-ups for food bags are mirrored by supermarket drop-off bins for non-perishables. Grover Stewart's photo in the paper, (manager of the food bank, he's been there long enough to be called a fixture) usually smiling, accepting donations of food or money, mirrored by his once/twice a year frown as he points to empty shelves, imploring the citizenry to fill 'em up. And they are filled up; people give. They give and donate and volunteer time and energy because they hate to think anyone is going hungry."

Universe Today - It's a Galaxy Eat Galaxy Universe

Universe Today - It's a Galaxy Eat Galaxy Universe: "Summary - (Nov 19, 2004) Japanese researchers using the Subaru Telescope have found a large galaxy caught in the act of consuming a smaller companion galaxy. It's a messy eater; there's a wispy trail of stars over 500,000 light-years long, which is the longest astronomers have ever seen. Examples of this kind of galactic destruction are hard to find because the consumed are usually dim dwarf galaxies. We have only indirect evidence of digested galaxies in our own Milky Way, like groups of stars traveling in an unusual trajectory."

ESA - Observing the Earth - Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores

The severe droughts and forest fires of recent years underline Mediterranean Europe's continuing vulnerability to desertification – 300 000 square kilometres of territory are currently affected, threatening the livelihoods of 16.5 million Europeans. A new satellite-based service is set to provide a continuous monitoring of regions most at risk.

"Brain" in Dish Flies Simulated Fighter Jet

"Brain" in Dish Flies Simulated Fighter Jet: "Scientists have grown a living 'brain' that sits inside a petri dish and can fly a simulated F-22 fighter aircraft.

The brainchild of Thomas DeMarse, a biomedical engineer at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the 'brain in a dish' is a collection of 25,000 neurons taken from the brain of a rat that are connected to a computer via 60 electrodes."

Fox let loose on Canadian TV

Montreal Gazette - canada.com network: "Fox, which styles itself as a practitioner of 'fair and balanced' news coverage, is seen in many quarters as the unofficial mouthpiece for the Republican Party. Its biggest stars, including Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hanitty, are known for their blistering

attacks on liberals and, at least occasionally in O'Reilly's case, Canadians. The service claims to have 85 million U.S. subscribers."
JC:Poor move, eh!

Martin boots Parrish from Liberal caucus

The Globe and Mail: "Ms. Parrish said Wednesday that she has no loyalty to the Martin team and, earlier, had filmed an item for a popular comedy show in which she was shown stomping on a doll resembling U.S. President George W. Bush.

The departure of Ms. Parrish, who will now sit outside the Liberal caucus as an independent, comes just two weeks before the arrival of Mr. Bush for an official state visit. "

Call for elimination of processed trans fats in the Canadian food supply

Call for elimination of processed trans fats in the Canadian food supply: "The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has expressed its support for the debate in the House of Commons on the important issue of effectively eliminating processed trans fats in the Canadian food supply."

American students flock to 'cool' Canada

Edmonton Journal - canada.com network: "The number of Americans studying at Canadian universities jumped 29 per cent last year, contributing to a staggering 145-per-cent increase since 1997/98, says a survey conducted by the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C."

Canada asked to protect boreal forest

CNEWS - Science: Canada asked to protect boreal forest: "Canada's boreal forest - a vast, nearly intact ecosystem stretching across the top of most of the country's provinces - was discussed in a workshop Wednesday night at the International Union to Conserve Nature.

Otherwise known as the World Conservation Congress, the meeting, held every four years, is bringing together about 5,000 delegates from governments, conservation groups and industry. The Canadian government is represented by agencies including Parks Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service and Environment Canada."

'Electronic eye' helps blind across the road�| New Scientist

Article: 'Electronic eye' helps blind across the road - New Scientist: "An electronic 'artificial eye', developed for people with impaired vision, has been shown to reliably identify pedestrian crossings, determine when it is safe to walk across and even measure the width of a road."

Bat shoes help blind 'see'

Ananova - Bat shoes help blind 'see': "A Czech man has invented special vibrating shoes to help blind people 'see' with their feet."

Antipsychotic drugs stop fatal viral infection in brain cells

Antipsychotic drugs stop fatal viral infection in brain cells: "Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from a virus that causes a fatal nervous system disorder, according to research conducted at Brown University and Case Western Reserve University.

The disorder, called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML, affects hundreds of Americans with suppressed immune systems, including kidney transplant recipients, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and an estimated 4 percent of people with AIDS.

PML is caused by the JC virus, which destroys the cells that produce the fatty sheath that covers nerve cells. This causes dementia, vision loss, movement and speech impairment, paralysis and coma. The disorder is fast moving and fatal; Many patients die within four months after onset. PML is also on the rise. Due to the AIDS pandemic, incidence of the disorder rose 20-fold in the United States between 1979 and 1994, according to a study conducted by federal researchers. "

Tax drivers per mile? California considers

MSNBC - Tax drivers per mile? California considers: "California drivers are accustomed to paying the highest prices at the gasoline pump in the continental United States, but a proposal that their cars be outfitted with transponders to collect state taxes by the mile has stirred deep-rooted privacy fears."

Feds Propose $2 Billion Plan to Protect Seasonal Pools

They are puny, peculiar and strictly part-time the plants and animals that populate shallow ponds across California and southern Oregon, coming to life each winter and disappearing in summer. But with development drying up these vernal pools, they're also endangered.

Federal wildlife regulators on Thursday proposed a $2 billion plan to rescue a score of the uniquely adapted species and other critters of concern: oddities like nearly invisible shrimp, toads that doze underground for months and colorful wildflowers that form concentric bull's-eye rings around the ponds.

Scientists in 17 Nations to Study Fish

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia − Scientists in 17 countries will scout waterways to locate and study the world's largest freshwater fish species, many of which are declining in numbers, hoping to learn how to better protect them, researchers announced Thursday.

Scientists will look for creatures such as the Mekong giant catfish, goliath catfish, giant stingrays, razor-toothed gars, massive carps, caviar-producing sturgeon and predatory salmon -- which can all weigh more than 200 pounds and grow to six feet or longer, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement received Thursday.

Bush signs $800 billion debt limit hike

CNN.com - Bush signs $800 billion debt limit hike - Nov 19, 2004: "The fight over raising the debt limit has become a staple of the Bush years, which will have now seen three such increases and two consecutive record annual deficits.

The government reached the current $7.38 trillion cap last month, paying its bills since with investments from a civil service retirement account, which it plans to repay. Even so, Republican leaders postponed the showdown vote until after the election, realizing Democrats would use the issue to highlight the red ink of the Bush years."

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Visible Earth - Contrail Web over the Central Rhne Valley, Eastern France

Visible Earth - Contrail Web over the Central Rhne Valley, Eastern FranceThis digital photograph taken through the windows of the International Space Station on May 15, 2002, shows condensation trails over the Rhône Valley in the region west of Lyon. Condensation trails—or contrails—are straight lines of ice crystals that form in the wake of jet liners where air temperatures at altitude are lower than about ?40°C.

Jet Aircraft Condensation Trails: Their Radiative Impacts and Association with Atmospheric Conditions.

Jet Aircraft Condensation Trails: Their Radiative Impacts and Association with Atmospheric Conditions.: "Jet condensation trails (contrails) are suspected to be an important contributor to the increase in high clouds that has been recognized since the middle of this century. Contrails can persist and spread in large groups, or 'outbreaks', when occurring in a unique range of atmospheric conditions. During these situations they can significantly modify the Earth-atmosphere radiation balance."

Statistical Contrail Forecasting.

Statistical Contrail Forecasting.: "The current operational Air Force Weather Agency condensation trail (contrail) forecast technique is based on the Appleman algorithm, developed in the 1950s, with minor modifications."


RACHEL'S ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH WEEKLY: "...each Boeing 747 jumbo-jet requires about 1500 pounds of ballast (or counterweights), and as many as 15,000 DU weights were manufactured for this purpose. In recent years, DU has been replaced by tungsten in aircraft ballast, perhaps to avoid questions about the wisdom of flying radioactive materials around in planes. A plane that crashed into a row of apartments in Amsterdam in 1992 was carrying 282 kg (620 pounds) of DU as ballast, and a Boeing-747 that crashed in England in 2000 was carrying 1500 kg (3,300 pounds) of DU."


URANIUM POLLUTION FROM THE AMSTERDAM 1992 PLANE CRASH: "Risk of depleted uranium exposure admitted by the Parliamentarian Inquiry Commission probe on plane crash in Bijlmermeer"

B E L L A C I A O - Depleted Uranium Released During Canadian Plane Crash -

B E L L A C I A O - Depleted Uranium Released During Canadian Plane Crash -The recent crash of a Boeing 747 in Halifax, Canada, raises a number of questions about the use of depleted uranium (DU) in airplanes, public health concerns and the 9-11 attacks. When a Boeing 747 crashed and burned on takeoff at Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Oct. 14, an official accident investigator said the aircraft probably contained radioactive depleted uranium.

Bill Fowler, an investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said the plane was likely equipped with DU as counterweights in its wings and rudder.

“A 747 may contain as much as 1,500 kilograms [3,300 lbs.] of the material,” the Canadian Press reported. It took 60 firefighters and 20 trucks about three hours to control the fire.

Universe Today - Life's There, You Just Need to Dig

Universe Today - Life's There, You Just Need to Dig: "Summary - (Nov 18, 2004) Scientists believed they'd finally reached the limits of microbial life with the heart of the Atacama desert in Chile. This desert is so dry, parts of it only receive one rainfall every decade or so, and NASA uses it as a model for the search for life on Mars. But researchers from the University of Arizona have discovered that life's here too. They dug up soil samples from 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) below ground, and then added completely sterile water and let the samples sit for 10 days. They were then able to grow unusual bacteria from the samples and analyze their DNA. "

Melting Glaciers Threaten World Water Supply

Melting Glaciers Threaten World Water SupplyBANGKOK − Mountain glaciers, which act as the world's water towers, are shrinking at ever faster rates, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people and the future of countless species, a scientist said on Thursday.

Around 75 percent of the world's fresh water is stored in glacial ice, much of it in mountain areas, allowing for heavy winter rain and snow-falls to be released gradually into river networks throughout summer or dry months

Article: Kyoto Protocol gets the green light

Article: Kyoto Protocol gets the green light�| New Scientist: "Russia formally ratified the Kyoto Protocol - aimed at curbing global greenhouse gas emissions - on Thursday. In doing so, it triggered a 90-day countdown to bring the international climate treaty into force."

Cocaine Addiction Linked to Differences in Brain Structure

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Cocaine Addiction Linked to Differences in Brain Structure: "A new imaging study reveals that the brains of cocaine addicts are altered compared to those of nondrug users. Specifically, the volume of the amygdala, a brain region associated with the ability to judge consequences, is significantly smaller in heavy drug users."


SBS - The World News: "Workers have rushed to avert an environmental disaster as an oil slick spread from a cargo ship that exploded and broke in half at a port in southern Brazil. "

Man in Americas earlier than thought

CNN.com - Scientist:Man in Americas earlier than thought - Nov 17, 2004: "Archaeologists put humans in North America 50,000 years ago"

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Justice – Freedom – Equality - NO TO BUSH!

Upcoming Events
From November 30 – December 1, 2004, George W. Bush, President of the
United States, will be in Ottawa for a State Visit.
Bush is wrong, and the people of Canada know it.
We, the No to Bush Committee, call for actions to occur throughout Canada,
and especially in Ottawa, for the duration of the time that George W. Bush
is here.
The No to Bush Committee is organizing mass demonstrations. We invite all
who oppose Bush and his policies to come to Ottawa for these events.
We are organizing housing, food and legal resources, and a central
information and welcome centre. Anyone demonstrating against Bush can
make use of these resources.

Canada Days of Action During the Bush State Visit

Canada Days of Action During the Bush State Visit :: PEJ News :: Features, opinion and analysis: Peace, Earth & Justice News: "Canadian Peace Alliance: Toronto - The Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) is calling on the Martin Liberals to reject the Bush agenda and is asking its member groups to mobilize for cross-Canada days of action to coincide with the US President's state visit to Ottawa, Nov. 30 - Dec 1. Events will be organized from coast to coast to coast by people in Canada who oppose the militarism that George W. Bush and his administration represent."

Nearly 16,000 species threatened with extinction: report

Nearly 16,000 species threatened with extinction: report: "Nearly 16,000 of the world's plant and animal species face extinction largely because of the destructive behaviour of mankind, according to a major new environmental report out Wednesday.

Over-exploitation, climate change and habitat destruction are to blame for a crisis that has wiped out at least 27 species from the wild over the last two decades, according to the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) red list of threatened species."

Article: Evolution made humans marathon runners�| New Scientist

Article: Evolution made humans marathon runners�| New Scientist: "We are born to run. According to new research, our bodies are highly evolved for running long distances, an ability that allowed our ancestors to conquer the African savannahs."

research center ocean margins - IODP

research center ocean margins - IODP: "ARCTIC CORING EXPEDITION 2004"

Deciphering Arctic climate puzzles - New findings from the Arctic Coring Expedition

Deciphering Arctic climate puzzles - New findings from the Arctic Coring Expedition: "An international team of scientists is currently evaluating sediment cores collected during the Arctic Coring Expedition, ACEX, conducted under the auspices of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). ACEX, conducted in August and September this year, is an exploration success story. At a press conference in the University of Bremen, Germany, today (16 November 2004) the co-chief scientists of the expedition described the first results from this expedition. "

Arctic Melting Fast; May Swamp U.S. Coasts by 2099

Arctic Melting Fast; May Swamp U.S. Coasts by 2099: "Scientists have determined that the ice in Greenland and the Arctic is melting so rapidly that much of it could be gone by the end of the century. (See photos from the Arctic.)

The results could be catastrophic for polar people and animals, while low-lying lands as far away as Florida could be inundated by rising sea levels. (Read a story, see a map of how warming may toast Florida's coast)."


MASTERS OF WAR Lyrics - BOB DYLAN: "eLyrics.net lyrics # : 0.76174700eLyrics1100680114
Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain.

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud.

You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins.

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do.

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead.

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Fallujah in Pictures

Fallujah in Pictures

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Scramjet nears Mach 10, sets record.

Scramjet nears Mach 10, sets record. 17/11/2004. ABC News Online: "An unmanned experimental jet has broken a world speed record by accelerating to about 11,200 kilometres per hour high over the Pacific Ocean in a NASA test of cutting-edge engine technology.

Officials say the X-43A aircraft, carried aloft by a modified B-52, apparently reached a speed of just under Mach 10 - nearly 10 times the speed of sound - after the jet separated from a booster rocket."

JAMA -- Abstract: Ozone and Short-term Mortality in 95 US Urban Communities, 1987-2000, November 17, 2004, Bell et al. 292 (19): 2372

JAMA -- Abstract: Ozone and Short-term Mortality in 95 US Urban Communities, 1987-2000, November 17, 2004, Bell et al. 292 (19): 2372: "Michelle L. Bell, PhD; Aidan McDermott, PhD; Scott L. Zeger, PhD; Jonathan M. Samet, MD; Francesca Dominici, PhD

JAMA. 2004;292:2372-2378.

Context Ozone has been associated with various adverse health effects, including increased rates of hospital admissions and exacerbation of respiratory illnesses. Although numerous time-series studies have estimated associations between day-to-day variation in ozone levels and mortality counts, results have been inconclusive.

Objective To investigate whether short-term (daily and weekly) exposure to ambient ozone is associated with mortality in the United States."

China Barrels Ahead in Oil Market

China Barrels Ahead in Oil MarketSHANGHAI — About a three-hour drive south of Shanghai, along the East China Sea, workers are building 52 gigantic tanks, each capable of holding more than 25 million gallons of oil — enough to supply every driver in China with gasoline for a month.

The storage tanks will help accommodate China's thirst for oil as it looks to fuel its booming economy. And it has plans to stockpile much, much more.

Collateral Damage in the War on Rats

Collateral Damage in the War on RatsNEW YORK — In the urban warfare against rats, children become casualties, poisoned in greater numbers every year by the pastel pellets scattered like candy around playgrounds, public housing and schools to keep rodents at bay.

The children are victims of the politics of poison control, environmental activists said Saturday, because federal regulators revoked safety measures designed to childproof the millions of pounds of rat poisons applied nationally every year.

Global Climate Change Threatens Reindeer, Caribou

Global Climate Change Threatens Reindeer, CaribouTo assess the effects of climate change on reindeer and caribou and the communities that depend on them, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service are hosting a workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, to launch the CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment network (CARMA).

Climate change 'ruining' Everest

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Climate change 'ruining' Everest: "Melting glaciers have swollen lakes and increased the risk of catastrophic flooding in the Himalayas..."

Canadians offer to billet Americans

Equal Marriage For Same-Sex Couples | Advocacy News - Canadians offer to billet Americans: "'Many of our friends south of the border are considering a move to Canada after President George W. Bush's election win,' Larry Dickinson writes on his web site GaySpaces.org."

Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change

The New York Times > Washington > Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change "The Inuit language for 10,000 years never had a word for robin," he said, "and now there are robins all over their villages."

Chemicals Linger in Environment, Study Says

ENN: Environmental News Network [[Today's News Full Story ]]November 16, 2004 — By Associated Press

The chemicals go down the drain, but in the environment they remain. Researchers have found that a complex brew of everyday compounds -- from products as ubiquitous as shampoo, bug spray and even that morning cup of coffee -- lingers in Minnesota waters even after they're showered off or dumped down the sink.

Those persistent chemicals include caffeine, synthetic musk used in personal-care products, a flame retardant, a herbicide, insect repellent and several medications, according to the most extensive study ever conducted of the state's waters.

Little is known about the risk of these compounds, especially at the low levels detected. But 13 of them are known to disrupt the hormones and sexual development of some fish or other animals, according to the study by three government agencies.

Monday, November 15, 2004

NASA delays jet speed record test

CNN.com - NASA�delays jet speed record test - Nov 16, 2004
(CNN) -- NASA has delayed the third and final test flight of an unmanned, hypersonic aircraft attempting to fly at 10 times the speed of sound.

Flight controllers at NASA's Dryden center in California have rescheduled the "scramjet" test for Tuesday.

FDA Encourages Radio Tags on Drug Bottles

US News Article | Reuters.com: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Viagra, Oxycontin and some AIDS drugs will be among the first to carry radio chip tracking devices under a new Food and Drug Administration initiative to prevent theft and counterfeiting announced on Monday."

Global Warming's Impact on U.S. Plants, Animals Determined from Review of Dozens of Studies - November 8, 2004

EO News: Global Warming's Impact on U.S. Plants, Animals Determined from Review of Dozens of Studies - November 8, 2004: "Global warming has forced U.S. plants and animals to change their behavior in recent decades in ways that can be harmful, according to a new report prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change."

Geneva Conventions: Rights Lawyers See Possibility of a War Crime

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Geneva Conventions: Rights Lawyers See Possibility of a War Crime: "WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 - Human rights experts said Friday that American soldiers might have committed a war crime on Thursday when they sent fleeing Iraqi civilians back into Falluja."

Climate report leaves U.S. policy unchanged

CNN.com - Climate report leaves�U.S. policy unchanged - Nov 10, 2004TVNL Comment: The US is threatening life on Earth. According to the Bush doctorine the other nations should launch a pre-emptive attack on us to protect themselves! We are not joking. http://www.tvnewslies.org/news/#environment

How dead animals dumped in HP Shipyard lead to cancerous human breasts

AxisofLogic/ News - AmericasMarin County residents, go ahead, carefully and completely feel your breasts and those of the one you are with. Do you feel any small lumps that probably aren’t supposed to be there?

If so, just think of the potentially cancerous lumps as a gift from America’s thriving nuclear weapons program more than 50 years ago right here on the shore of San Francisco Bay. The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard’s Naval Radiation Defense Laboratory to be exact.

Global warming a dire threat, ex-presidential adviser says

Global warming a dire threat, ex-presidential adviser says: "Global warming 'poses the most serious threat to God's green earth that we have seen so far,' a former environmental adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter warned yesterday in Louisville."

Science finds the God gene

The Telegraph - Calcutta : International
London, Nov. 14: Religious belief is determined by a person’s genetic make-up according to a study by a leading scientist. After comparing more than 2,000 DNA samples, an American molecular geneticist concluded that a person’s capacity to believe in God is linked to brain chemicals.

Brine-pumping operation may have caused quake this month on Colo.-Utah border

News | canada.com network

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Justice Through Music - JTMP.org

Justice Through Music - JTMP.org: "Justice Through Music, which strongly supports the democratic principles of transparency and honesty in the electoral process, is offering at least a $100,000 reward to any person or persons who provide conclusive and verifiable evidence that the results of the 2004 presidential election were not correctly tabulated..."

Indigenous groups urge U.S. to slow Arctic thaw

Reuters AlertNet - Indigenous groups urge U.S. to slow Arctic thaw: "REYKJAVIK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Arctic indigenous peoples urged the United States on Friday to join other nations in cutting greenhouse gas emissions to brake an accelerating thaw of the polar ice."

FAA probes fall of ice into girl's bedroom

FAA probes fall of ice into girl's bedroom: "The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to identify the plane that dropped chunks of ice into a home in Washington State and onto a young girl's bed."

US Space Agency Aims for New Air Speed Record

VOA News - US Space Agency Aims for New Air Speed Record: "There, the X-43 is to separate and its revolutionary jet engine is to fire and propel it for about 10 seconds at the unprecedented speed of Mach 10 before splashing down into the ocean."

Friday, November 12, 2004

Arctic indigenous peoples slam US climate policy

Yahoo! News - Arctic indigenous peoples slam US climate policy: "REYKJAVIK (AFP) - Arctic indigenous peoples blasted the United States' policy on climate change and accused Washington of thwarting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are causing temperatures to rise in the Arctic at an alarming rate."

Arctic people threatened by climate change - Sify.com

Arctic people threatened by climate change - Sify.com: "Reykjavik: One might think that Inuits in the Arctic would be happy to see warmer-than-usual temperatures, but they and other indigenous peoples of the far north see the rapid warming of the Arctic as a serious threat to their way of life dating back thousands of years."

Mexico to preserve thousands of hectares of rainforest in land expropriation

CNEWS - World: Mexico to preserve thousands of hectares of rainforest in land expropriation: "MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico and a U.S. environmental group agreed on a plan to protect almost 150,000 hectares of tropical forest in the Yucatan Peninsula in what officials said Friday was the largest conservation project in the country's history."

Arctic melt may open up Northwest Passage

The Globe and Mail: "Portal could cut nearly 5,000 nautical miles from Asia-Europe trip via Panama Canal

With a report from Canadian Press
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - Page A3

The Northwest Passage, long presumed to be of greater symbolic than practical value, may soon find itself the site of a major shift in global trade patterns."Within decades, the waterway that defeated Sir John Franklin and Henry Hudson could become the shortened trade link between Europe and Asia that explorers sought for centuries.

Within decades, the waterway that defeated Sir John Franklin and Henry Hudson could become the shortened trade link between Europe and Asia that explorers sought for centuries.

Military plans massive Arctic exercise to prepare for environmental disaster

News | canada.com network"We need to go and carry out some exercise on contingencies in that area because it's going to be a very active area in the next 20 years or so," said Col. Norman Couturier, commander of the Canadian Forces Northern Area.

"It's not a question of if there's going to be a contingency in the North - it's when."

Thursday, November 11, 2004

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Earth-Info.Net - Tony Blair warns of climate change threat

Earth-Info.Net:Some text to a speech Prime Minister Tony Blair gave today at a meeting hosted by the Prince of Wales' Business and the Environment Programme on the threat posed by climate change.
"I am advised that by 2030, emissions from aircraft could represent a quarter of the UK's total contribution to global warning. A big step in the right direction would be to see aviation brought into the EU emissions trading scheme in the next phase of its development. During our EU Presidency we will argue strongly for this."

Carol Hart -Politics, as seen from the sticks

Carol Hart -Politics, as seen from the sticks: "City people might not understand those who notice that the warm November sun is making the grass grow, who don't mind the earthy smell of farms and farm animals, earth worms and newly turned soil. They might not understand those who sit on the front porch or the patio and watch the moon rise over the mountain, or the plain, or the desert. Unlike the porch sitters, they might not notice the plane, going somewhere, leaving a contrail in the sky. "

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Study Pinpoints Schizophrenia Brain Glitch

Study Pinpoints Schizophrenia Brain Glitch: "Scientists for the first time have identified a fault in the brain waves of schizophrenics that may explain their hallucinations and disturbed thinking. The study, by a team at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, appears in the Nov. 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "

: Gov Odili Urges Shell to Clean Up 250 Oil Spills in Rivers

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Gov Odili Urges Shell to Clean Up 250 Oil Spills in Rivers: "Governor Peter Odili of Rivers State has asked Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) to clear up the over 250 oil spill cases across the state traced to the operations of the company. He stated this when the Managing Director of SPDC, Mr. Basil Omiyi led a team of the company's management on a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt."

Top News Article | Reuters.com

Top News Article | Reuters.com: "BEIJING (Reuters) - China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said."

Global Warming Melts Tibetan Plateaus

The Epoch Times | Global Warming Melts Tibetan PlateausChinese scientists have discovered that global warming is melting frozen soil on plateaus in Tibet. Their research indicates that the frozen soil is not as thick as previous measurements.

Nan Zhuotong, director of the Environmental and Engineering Research Institute at China’s Academy of Science pointed out that the global warming effect is the driving force of degeneration of the frozen soil in the last 30 years. The increase in temperature has lead to seasonal decreases of frozen soil and increases in the size of thawing surfaces throughout the region.

Anti-Kyoto protocol US says it will discuss Arctic climate change

Yahoo! News - Anti-Kyoto protocol US says it will discuss Arctic climate change: "WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States, which has refused to sign the Kyoto protocol on global warming, said it would work with a group of Arctic nations on policy proposals to address the impact of climate change on the extreme north region."

Canadian Engineers use space technology to detect threats to sites on earth

Canadian Engineers use space technology to detect threats to sites on earth | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: "Vancouver engineers for AMEC, the international engineering services firm, will begin working this month to test a down-to- earth use for Satellite Earth Observation technology with the European Space Agency.

The tests will locate and evaluate potential land subsidence problems at seven sites around the globe. Land subsidence can cause significant structural damage to highways, dams, pipelines and buildings if not identified and dealt with early."

FDA approves implantable chip to access medical records

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Verichip, an implantable radiofrequency identification device for patients, which would enable doctors to access their medical records.

Doctors hope that use of the device will result in be better treatment for patients in emergencies or when a patient is unconscious or lacks medical records. Some people have raised fears, however, that it could lead to infringements of patients’ privacy.

The chip is the size of a grain of rice...

US judge halts compulsory anthrax vaccination for soldiers

US judge halts compulsory anthrax vaccination for soldiers -- Dyer 329 (7474): 1062 -- BMJ: "A US federal judge has ordered the Department of Defense to halt compulsory anthrax vaccination of soldiers, saying that the Food and Drug Administration violated its own rules by failing to seek public comment before approving the vaccine.

The Pentagon began a programme to inoculate 2.4 million troops in 1998, and so far 1.2 million have received the shot. But more than 500 members of the armed forces have been disciplined or court-martialled for refusing it. One soldier received a seven month prison sentence."

AIDS patient commits suicide in water tank; villagers fear the worst

AIDS patient commits suicide in water tank; villagers fear the worst - Newindpress.com: "SANGAREDDY: Villagers of Pothurajupalli in Tupran mandal are dead scared that they might have contracted the dreaded AIDS. Reason: They had been drinking water from the tank in which an AIDS-affected person committed suicide, three days ago."

Monday, November 08, 2004

Chilling data on global warming

TheStar.com - Chilling data on global warming: "EDMONTON - Global warming is happening twice as fast in the Arctic as anywhere else and could cause everything from the extinction of polar bears to the flooding of large parts of Florida, says a report released today.

The report, the most extensive ever done on climate change in the North, calls for immediate action on greenhouse gases."

Global Warming Software Gets Green Light

Global Warming Software Gets Green Light: "LONDON, Nov. 8, 2004 - Intelligent software that will help manufacturers to reduce their CFC emissions is now being developed by a group of British researchers. "

New Pressures Threaten Calif. Ecosystems

SACRAMENTO — A proposal to send more water to Central Valley fields and Southern California neighborhoods could undermine ecological gains in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, environmentalists say.

Global Warming Exposes Arctic to Oil, Gas Drilling

Nov 8, 2004 — By Tom Doggett

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising global temperatures will melt areas of the Arctic this century, making them more accessible for oil and natural gas drilling, a report prepared by the United States and seven other nations said on Monday.

It predicts that over the next 100 years, global warming could increase Arctic annual average temperatures 5 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit over land and by up to 13 degrees over water. Warmer temperatures could raise global sea levels by as much as 3 feet.

Such a change would threaten coastal cities, change growing patterns for vegetation and destroy habitats for some wildlife, but an energy-starved world would have new areas for oil and gas exploration, according to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report.

Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies

PhysOrg: Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies: "Global warming has forced U.S. plants and animals to change their behavior in recent decades in ways that can be harmful, according to a new report prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. "

Study: Arctic warming threatens people, wildlife

MSNBC - Study: Arctic warming threatens people, wildlifeGlobal warming is heating the Arctic almost twice as fast as the rest of the planet in a thaw that threatens the livelihoods of millions of people and could wipe out polar bears by 2100, according to an eight-nation report released on Monday.

The report, the work of more than 250 scientists and the biggest survey to date of the Arctic climate, found that the accelerating melt could point to wider disruptions from a build-up of human emissions of heat-trapping gases in the earth’s atmosphere.

Global warming severest in Arctic: study

CNEWS - Canada: Global warming severest in Arctic: study: "EDMONTON (CP) - A comprehensive scientific study of the Arctic climate has confirmed what Canadian Dene and Inuit have been saying for years: the North is melting, and faster all the time."

'See through clothes' scanner gets outing at Heathrow

'See through clothes' scanner gets outing at Heathrow | The Register: "...uses a low-energy x-ray beam together with its reflection, or 'backscatter', together with imaging software to build a mono picture of the subject's body, complete with guns, knives etc, but not with clothes. "

Bush Stands by Rejection of Limits on Gases Blamed for Global Warming]

ENN: Environmental News Network [[Today's News Full Story ]]: "President Bush is holding fast to his rejection of mandatory curbs on greenhouse gases that are blamed for global warming, despite a fresh report from 300 scientists in the United States and seven other nations that shows Arctic temperatures are rising.

This week, a four-year study of the Arctic will document that the region is warming rapidly, affecting global climates.

Scientists project that industrial gases such as carbon dioxide will make the Arctic warmer still, which would raise the level of the seas and make the earth hotter. The world's atmosphere now includes about 380 parts per million of carbon dioxide, compared with 280 parts per million in 1800, according to scientists. "

Photos from the rally in SF on November 3, 2004

Photos from the rally in SF on November 3, 2004: "The rage and frustration of another Bush victory was more than many San Franciscans could take. As soon as Bush's re-election was confirmed in the middle of Wednesday, November 3, people started gathering at Powell and Market streets. By 5pm the crowd had swelled to several thousand. "

Sunday, November 07, 2004


10x10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris

Japan shaken by another quake

TOKYO - An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.8, struck northern Japan Monday morning – its centre located near the Niigata prefecture, the site of a deadly earthquake three weeks ago.

Wildfires linked to global warming

Wildfires linked to global warming: "The raging Western wildfires of recent years have often been blamed on management practices that promoted dense, over packed forests. But a new study indicates global warming may be the main culprit."

Global warming threatens Northwest, warns state climatologist

: "Global warming is no myth and the repercussions could be severe in the Pacific Northwest, Washington's state climatologist told board members of the Southwest Clean Air Agency this week."

A witness to global warming

Disturbing view from over the Alaska Range

Flood sweat and tears

PEJ News :: Features, opinion and analysis: Peace, Earth & Justice News: "We can't say we haven't been warned - rising temperatures, disappearing coastlines and dire predictions that climate change poses a greater threat than global terror ... Yet still we fly, drive, consume and pollute like never before. Where will it all end? "

U.S. firm's sale of personal data about Canadians sparks complaint

CNEWS - Canada: U.S. firm's sale of personal data about Canadians sparks complaint: "OTTAWA (CP) - Canadian privacy advocates have lodged a complaint about a U.S. company that combs cyberspace for personal information and sells the resulting dossiers."

Indian farmers turn to Cola to kill pests

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "GUNTUR, India (Reuters) - Cotton farmers in some Indian villages are flocking to buy Coca-Cola and Pepsi, believing that the sugar in the fizzy drinks kills pests.

Farmers say scientists advised them to mix pesticides with a sugary syrup to control pests, and they found the mixture cheaper and more effective than pure chemicals"

Surge of Violence Kills 50 Iraqis

Surge of Violence Kills 50 Iraqis: "Most of the victims of attacks in two cities are policemen. Militants are reportedly fanning out from Fallouja to stage diversionary assaults."

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Genocide Accelerating In American Prisons

Genocide Accelerating In American Prisons - International Miscellaneous - Indymedia Ireland:

Global warming 'will redraw map of world'

Global warming 'will redraw map of world': "07.11.2004 - 1.00pm - By GEOFFREY LEAN
Maps of the world will have to be redrawn, as global warming melts the Greenland ice-cap inundating coasts and major cities, the Government's chief scientific adviser warned last week."

Welcome to Crays Hill Primary School. Local children - 0. Gypsy children - 50

Telegraph | News | Crays Hill was once a thriving village primary school with 160 pupils, rising standards and a bright future. Two weeks ago, however, the last local child was removed. The 50 pupils who remain - with only 30 attending regularly - are the children of gypsies, who have set up home in the village illegally.

The Day to Forget the November 2nd Election Forever is November 3rd

From The Wilderness Publications Home Page: "The Rest of the World Fights the Empire With Money - What We Should Have Been Doing Here All Along
Now is the Time to Attack on the Fronts Where We Have Real Power"

5 Wing - News

5 Wing - News: "Goose Bay Clean-Up Strategy"

Canada's Airforce Homepage

Canada's Airforce Homepage: "SAR crew saves four after crash near remote Arctic outpost"

Crew missing after tugboat sinks

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria received a mayday distress signal at about 3 a.m. from the boat pulling two barges off Texada Island, about 80 kilometres northwest of Vancouver.

Bush steadfast on rejection of global warming

What a twit!!: "WASHINGTON -- President Bush is holding fast to his rejection of mandatory curbs on greenhouse gases that are blamed for global warming, despite a fresh report from 300 scientists in the United States and seven other nations that shows Arctic temperatures are rising."


Caissa's Web: "Contrail Slideshow"

Canadian Media on Haiti

ZNet | Haiti | Canadian Media on Haiti: "Haiti's a mess. That's about as much we get from Canada's dominant media.

The media have been unable to correctly articulate which Haitian constituency has played the larger role in the country's on-going destruction. And, of crucial importance, there has been little mention of the fact that Canada is heavily implicated in Haiti's deterioration."

Middle East Online: "Bloody attacks in Samarra show how Iraqi rebels regroup, survive.

No matter how many troops massed outside rebel cities, US unable to restore order in long-term."

Black Box Voting - Bev Harris - one of the leading groups doing voting machine investigations. A nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer protection group for elections.Voting without auditing. (Are we insane?)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Nov 3 2004 -- Did the voting machines trump exit polls? There’s a way to find out.
Black Box Voting (.ORG) is conducting the largest Freedom of Information action in history.

NewsTrolls ~ News Under the Radar: "Thinking of moving to Canada?"

940 NEWS: "Montreal Mountie handed harsh penalty"

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Toilet summit puts stinky loos in focus"

Article: Massive peat burn is speeding climate change�| New Scientist: "The recent surge in levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which made front-page headlines around the world last month, may have been caused in part by smouldering peat bogs in Borneo."

Friday, November 05, 2004

Health News Article | Reuters.com: "Scientists Uncover How Bee Venom Eases Arthritis
Fri Nov 5, 2004 10:34 AM ET"

Turf burns and body shaving responsible for the spread of a bacterial skin infection among football players

CBS News | Russia OKs Global Warming Treaty | November 5, 2004�03:52:23

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Pesticides May Promote Parkinson's Disease And Exercise May Offer Protection, According To New Reports

CNN.com - Beijing gasping for clean air - Nov 4, 2004

West's Wildfires Linked to Global Warming

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

PhysOrg: UVic climate research gets super boost

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Article: Arctic warming at twice global rate�| New Scientist: "Global warming in the Arctic is happening now, warns the most comprehensive scientific report to date. The reports concludes that the northern ice cap is warming at twice the global rate and that this will lead to serious consequences for the planet."

2, Nov 2004
Arctic melts while industrialized countries fail to cut CO2 emissions – WWF

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Insurgents Blow Up an Iraqi Oil Pipeline

Monday, November 01, 2004

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