Friday November 11 2011

 

Open Letter

Cinday Sheehan says enough is enough

Refuses to fund war machine that killed her son

'We will never pay, so stop harassing us'
By Cindy Sheehan

8 November 2011 — For almost five decades of our lives, we sisters were taxpaying, law-abiding citizens. Sure, we got the occasional traffic or parking tickets, but we dutifully paid them or went to traffic school.

IRS Agent, can you imagine in your Revenuer's heart the agony we felt when we realized that we had funded the murder of our own dear Casey? As our awareness grew, so did our disgust with our complicity in this system as the body count for totally innocent civilians rose. We now feel that for at least 30 years of taxpaying perfidy, we funded the murders and torture of millions! The only way we could live with ourselves was to stop being accessories to our government's war crimes and crimes against humanity.1,458 words.
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Police horsemen fade, clearing a path in New York City

as patrol of veterans marches on Wall Street Occupiers

By Frances Fox Piven
TomDispatch.com

06 November 2011 — It was a beautiful, sunlit fall morning when the patrol, many in camouflage jackets, no more than 40 of them in all, headed directly into enemy territory. Their ranks included one sailor in uniform, three women, and a small child named Viva in a stroller.  Except for Viva, all of them were vets, a few from the Vietnam era but most from our more recent wars. 

As they headed for Wall Street, several carried signs that said, “I am still serving my country,” and one read, “How is the war economy working for you?”  Many wore Iraq Veterans Against the War t-shirts under their camo jackets, and there was one other thing that made this demonstration unlike any seen in these last Occupy Wall Street weeks: there wasn’t a police officer, police car, or barricade in sight.  As they headed out across a well-trafficked street, not a cop was there to yell at them to get back on the curb.  1,123 words.
 
 

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Chaos and cruelty at Loblaws

After decades of loyalty, Loblaw workers are getting the boot

Mean-spirited policy attacks old-timers on verge of retirement

By Shannon Lee Mannion
Contributing Editor
True North Perspective
 
11 November 2011 — Have you been to your local Loblaws or Provigo (Quebec) store lately?
 
Noticed a tomb-like silence among the staff and line-ups of impatient shoppers behind a couple of open cashier stations?
 
Notice that the friendly, smiling faces of long-term staff are missing?
 
What is going on at our Loblaws stores? 785 words.
 
 
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True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 37 (297)
Friday, 11 November, 2011
 
Editor's Notes

A shadow of shame has fallen over the poppy

as Canada moves from peacekeeper to warmaker

On my paternal side I come from a long military line, mostly cavalry, that goes back hundreds of years. When World War 11 broke out my father enlisted for active duty. However, he was 40 and the army was looking for eighteen year olds.

But they had an option for him. He was a baker by trade and they had troops to feed. Camp Borden, just west of Barrie, Ontario, was a basic training centre where they were processing, if memory serves, something like 15,000 men every six weeks. My father was put in charge of feeding half of them, from menu to stomach.

Personally, I made it as far as the 51st Optimist Air Cadets headquartered at the former Beaver Barracks on Catherine Street, Ottawa. I was extremely lucky to have been chosen to fly with fighter pilots who were keeping up their time. Every Saturday morning for two hours, from September to June, every fighter-pilot trick in the book. At air cadet camp near Aylmer, Ontario, the rumour was that to inhibit the sexual ambitions of recruits, food was laced with a substance called saltpeter, more technically known as potassium nitrate.

When I asked my father if that was true he shook his head with a tender smile and said no. Why would any military want to feed troops food that would dull the edge of their spirit? 672 words.
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Alex Binkley is a foremost political and economic analyst. Readers will be aware that his columns in True North Perspective have foreseen political and economic developments in Canada. This week he may startle you by shedding a positive light on often maligned ethanol. — Carl Dow, Editor.

The Binkley Report

Ethanol could be key to a green bio-economy for Canada

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

11 November 2011 — Ethanol has been blamed for everything from higher food prices to environmental degradation, but as far as North America goes, it has been a positive development that could usher a green bio-economy, says a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

Based on an extensive review of studies on alternate fuels, the Board says new technologies, wider acceptance of flex-fuel vehicles and supportive government policies could extend the importance of ethanol, adds the report .

Ethanol, and to a lesser extent its cousin bio-diesel, have drawn lots of criticism in recent years because they are made from crops grown on land that could be used to feed people. The petroleum industry has also maligned alternate fuels for having a worse environmental impact than conventional fossil fuels. 793 words.
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From the Desk of Dennis Carr, Contributing Editor

China, and two more ethical challenges to oil sands

Energy and Equity: last in a list of ways Canada is turning a blessing into a curse

By Andrew Nikiforuk
The Tyee
 
Andrew Nikiforuk, whose column Energy & Equity runs regularly on The Tyee, is the author of the national best seller, Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of the Continent. His award-winning book called for a national debate on the pace and scale of bitumen production and its impact on Canada's politics three years ago.

In two previous articles, I detailed seven of 10 ethical challenges Canada faces given the way it is exploiting the oil sands. Find those here and here. I wrap up here with the final three.

Ethical Challenge Eight: The Enbridge/Chinese Gamble

With Chinese money and corporate backing, Enbridge wants to build a $5-billion pipeline from Alberta to the port of Kitimat, British Columbia. The project, which aims to bring bitumen to Asian markets, would consist of two pipelines: one to import condensate (light oil) from the Middle East and one to move bitumen diluted with condensate to more than 300 supertankers on the coast. 2,993 words.
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Canadian F-35 stealth fighters may never take off

if prohibitive cost along with common sense land first

By Geoff Stevens

The Record

Cambridge resident Geoffrey Stevens, an author and former Ottawa columnist and managing editor of the Globe and Mail, teaches political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. He welcomes comments at geoffstevens@sympatico.ca.

07 November 2011 GUELPH Ontario — There are no sure bets in politics, but if you would like to take a small flyer, you might want to wager that the controversial F-35 stealth fighter aircraft that the Harper government is promoting will never see service in the Canadian Air Force.
 
The F-35 has no bigger civilian booster in Ottawa than Liberal Senator Colin Kenny, the former chair of the Senate defence committee. But even he is frustrated — “The reaction is, where’s the competition, where’s the bidding, and what do you mean you don’t know the price?” 697 words.
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Big banks cry all the way to their shrinking accounts

as more than 700,000 act to transfer to credit unions

Ten stories of people moving their money, despite bank efforts to stop them

More than $60 million ain't hay
By Markos Moulitsas
Founder, Daily Kos
 
11 November 2011 — Since September 29, at least 700,000 Americans have moved their money out of big banks and into credit unions. The big banks are so freaked out by what's happening that some have locked their doors and even called the police on customers who tried to close their accounts.
 
Banks are shrugging off the (at least) 700,000 accounts they've lost the last six weeks and claim they don't want your business:
 
But not only do they relentlessly advertise for new business on billboards, TV, direct mail and other places, but they fight tooth and nail to prevent people from closing their accounts. The Daily Kos community and others have chronicled many such efforts, so follow me below the fold for ten of these awesome stories. 1,167 words.
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Hundreds of meals served to all comers as every day

By Colleen Kimmett
TheTyee.ca
10 November 2011 — On my way to the Occupy Vancouver food tent on the weekend I passed two old men, shuffling along with jam jars of mushroom soup in hand.

"So are you part of this movement?" one asked the other, taking a sip from the jar.

His companion shakes his head, stirred his soup with a spoon. "Nah, just here for the food."

Volunteers have been serving free food out of a tent at the corner of Hornby and Georgia every day since the occupation started on Oct. 16. In the past three weeks it's become a de facto soup kitchen, feeding people who are part of the occupation, but also many others who just want a good meal.1,091 words.

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The decline of the Left

Despite its dovish stand, the NDP supported the very real rape of an entire nation committed by the Canadian government and its allies

By Stephen James Kerr
X-Ray
 
11 November 2011 — Noam Chomsky argues that, in western liberal “democracies”, a radical critique of the openly pro-capitalist, political right reveals little in comparison with an examination of the limits of acceptable, mainstream political discourse on the liberal left.
 
Liberal left scholarship and political discourse serve to protect the “left flank” of imperialism and ensure the uninterrupted accumulation of capital by the parasitic American investor class, the 1% as they have recently come to be known.
A few Canadian liberals, and many in the NDP especially, accept Chomsky’s assertions about the significance of these limits---when they are talking about the United States. But when the axiom is applied to Canadian politics, the majority shrinks from looking into the mirror, and those who attempt to hold it up are shunned.1,853 words.
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Against background of failure to solve economic problems

U.S. Doctor Strangeloves target Iran with louder drums of war

By Tom Burghardt
globalresearch.ca

Tom Burghardt is a researcher and activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to publishing in Covert Action Quarterly and Global Research, he is a Contributing Editor with Cyrano's Journal Today. His articles can be read on Dissident VoiceThe Intelligence DailyPacific Free PressUncommon Thought Journal, and the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. He is the editor of Police State America: U.S. Military "Civil Disturbance" Planning, distributed by AK Press and has contributed to the new book from Global Research, The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century.

06 November 2011 — As evidence mounts that the U.S. secret state is launching cyber weapons against official enemies, while carrying out wide-ranging spy ops against their "friends," Gen. Keith Alexander, the dual-hatted overlord of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, says that the Obama administration is "working on a system" that will "help" ISPs thwart malicious attacks.

Speaking at the Security Innovation Network (SINET) "Showcase 2011" shindig at the National Press Club in Washington, Alexander told security grifters eager to gouge taxpayers for another piece of lucrative "cybersecurity" pie: "What I'm concerned about are the destructive attacks. Those are the things yet to come that cause us a lot of concern."

That's rather rich coming from the head of a secretive Pentagon satrapy suspected of designing and launching the destructive Stuxnet virus which targeted Iran's civilian nuclear program. 3,042 words.
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Bush and Blair to be tried for War Crimes

Mathaba News

31 October 2011 KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia — On November 19-22, 2011, the trial of George W. Bush (former U.S. President) and Anthony L. Blair (former British Prime Minister) will be held in Kuala Lumpur. This is the first time that war crimes charges will be heard against the two former heads of state in compliance with proper legal process.

Charges are being brought against the accused by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) following the due process of the law. The Commission, having received complaints from war victims in Iraq in 2009, proceeded to conduct a painstaking and an in-depth investigation for close to two years and in 2011, constituted formal charges on war crimes against Bush, Blair and their associates. 768 words.
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Is Remembrance Day too much about war

and not enough about peace?

(With thanks to Siusaidh Caimbeul at Ceasefire.ca.

DULCE ET DECORUM EST

… Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime …
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori.
  - Wilfred Owen
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From the Desk of Carl Hall, Sports Editor

Now for something on the lighter side

Autistic teen basketball helper joins
In on the fun and plays a few minutes

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Health watch

November is grow-a-beard against prostate cancer month

leading to thousands of men sporting 'fine moustachery'

By John Yakabuski, MPP
Special to True North Perspective

John Yakabuski is the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for the Ontario riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

10 November 2011 — During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

This year, I will be growing a moustache in support of Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer research. You can see my progress so far in the picture attached.

Funds from Movember have helped enable Prostate Cancer Canada to begin the development of a national research strategy, accelerate the world’s most promising research and enable game changing projects that will lead to improved patient care and treatments. Additionally, Movember funds have enabled PCC to start a comprehensive survivor support program that includes the current Prostate Cancer support groups nationwide.

Please show your support at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/2408074.
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The Great Recession may have slowed his plans, but Harper's plans to privatize social services are alive and well
 
By Murran Dobbin
TheTyee.ca
 
7 November 2011 — The Harper government's announcement that it will change the laws regarding capital gains taxes to encourage more charitable giving strikes an ominous note for the country's political culture.
 
Harper is mimicking — through tax incentives — the Conservatives in Britain who are trying to pull the same trick with what they call the Big Society initiative: promoting the privatization of social services through increased private giving. Both efforts smack of social engineering from the right.

When Harper stated that we would not recognize the country after he was through, this is in part what he was talking about.1,392 words.

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Bits and Bites of Everyday Life

Is talent an expression of our divine essence?

True North Perspective

Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair is the author of The Neglected Garden and two French novels. Visit her website to learn more www.albertevilleneuve.ca.

11 November 2011 — In this computer-minded era, we tend to think of everything as mechanical or technical… even our brain. And in many ways the brain resembles a sophisticated computer… but the brain is more than a complex mass of neurons. The brain houses the universal intelligence we have inherited. The brain houses your unique spirit and spirit knows no boundaries.

So why, do you ask, are so many people unhappy, unsuccessful or unfulfilled? Well, you’ve probably heard it before, we only use about 5% of our brainpower. The rest of the time, we coast or we let others decide for us what we should or shouldn’t do. We settle for second best! We stagnate! 803 words.
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Spirit Quest
 
 
By The Rev. Dr. Hanns F. Skoutajan
True North Perspective

11 November 2011 — The name “Buchenwald” always gives me the creeps. The German word in itself means beech forest, and indeed, the infamous German concentration camp is accessed by a road from the city of Weimar that leads through a forest of beech trees. Today the former concentration camp is a memorial site.
 
Buchenwald inmates were mostly political prisoners, however, there were also some Canadian, US and New Zealand airmen imprisoned there. They had been shot down over France, made their way to Paris where they hoped to find refuge among the French underground who had rescued many allied airmen. Unfortunately they were betrayed, captured and then transported for five days in terribly overcrowded freight cars to Buchenwald. The story has recently come to light in a documentary film called  The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald, (www.lostairmen.com) directed by Mike Dorsey. 958 words.
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ParkTales 

More than 200 angry Parkdale residents 

say No to cuts at the Parkdale Library

By Frances Sedgwick
True North Perspective

Frances Sedgwick's keen eye and ear for the human condition reveals the heart and soul of Parkdale in southwest Toronto, one of the country's most turbulent urban areas where the best traditions of human kindness prevail against powerful forces that would grind them down. True North Perspective proudly presents a column by writer Frances Sedgwick. Her critical observation combined with a tender sense of humour will provide you with something to think about ... and something to talk about.

The Parkdale Library was packed to standing room only by more than 200 angry residents to defend the library from cuts. 

At a public meeting Monday, November 7, called by Councillor Gordon Perks, the Library Board delivered their proposals for cuts to the Library in response to a request from Mayor Rob Ford for a 10 per cent cut.

The cuts proposed by the Library Board were: 507 words.
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From the Desk of Darren Jerome

A continuing update on the war against WikiLeaks transparency

Please be advised that the below is not just the same old thing. By clicking on it you'll find the petition in support of Julian Assange and discover fascinating on-going reports and videos related to one of the most important events in modern history, and the desperate attempts to put a lid on information that everyone should know. Don't miss this special opportunity to stay informed.

 
Rear-View Mirror (Lest We Forget)
 
 
By Robert Parry
Consortium News/TruthOut
 
5 November 2011 — A 9-foot-high bronze statue honoring President Ronald Reagan has been unveiled at National Airport, continuing the deification of the right-wing icon. Left out of the celebration was anything about Reagan’s dark side, as Robert Parry recounted in this article from 1999.
 
Ronald Reagan’s election in November 1980 set off celebrations in the well-to-do communities of Central America. After four years of Jimmy Carter’s human rights nagging, the region’s anticommunist hard-liners were thrilled that they had someone in the White House who understood their problems.
 
The oligarchs and the generals had good reason for the optimism. For years, Reagan had been a staunch defender of right-wing regimes that engaged in bloody counterinsurgency campaigns against leftist enemies.3,696 words.
 

Always worth repeating

'Give us the tools and we'll finish the job'

— Winston Churchill

Let's say that news throughout human time has been free. Take that time when Ugh Wayne went over to the cave of Ugh Wayne with news that the chief of his group had broken a leg while chasing his laughing wife around the fire. That news was given freely and received as such with much knowing smiles and smirks to say nothing of grunts of approval or disapproval. — 688 words.
 

Last chance?

If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to avoid dangerous climate change
By Fiona Harvey
The Guardian UK
 
9 NOvember 2011 — The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change will be "lost for ever", according to the most thorough analysis yet of world energy infrastructure.

Anything built from now on that produces carbon will do so for decades, and this "lock-in" effect will be the single factor most likely to produce irreversible climate change, the world's foremost authority on energy economics has found. If this is not rapidly changed within the next five years, the results are likely to be disastrous.

"The door is closing," Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, said.1,707 words.

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Third Ways

Bloods and Crips Find Common Cause in Occupy Atlanta

By Tim Franzen
AFSC.org
 
Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.

Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.

Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."377 words.

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Protest Planet 
How a Neoliberal shell game created an Age of Activism 
 
By Juan Cole
TomDispatch.com

10 November 2011 — From Tunis to Tel Aviv, Madrid to Oakland, a new generation of youth activists is challenging the neoliberal state that has dominated the world ever since the Cold War ended.  The massive popular protests that shook the globe this year have much in common, though most of the reporting on them in the mainstream media has obscured the similarities.   

Whether in Egypt or the United States, young rebels are reacting to a single stunning worldwide development: the extreme concentration of wealth in a few hands thanks to neoliberal policies of deregulation and union busting.  They have taken to the streets, parks, plazas, and squares to protest against the resulting corruption, the way politicians can be bought and sold, and the impunity of the white-collar criminals who have run riot in societies everywhere.  They are objecting to high rates of unemployment, reduced social services, blighted futures, and above all the substitution of the market for all other values as the matrix of human ethics and life. 2,805 words.
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Cuban News Agency
 
12 November 2011 HAVANA Cuba — Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Sex Education Center, in a meeting with students from American universities, highlighted the changes that Cuba responsibly applies in sexual education.
 
She stated that if anything has changed in Cuban history it is the status of women, and acknowledged that efforts were being made to eliminate social and racial discrimination. 313 words.
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Chavez: Navy detected unauthorized submarine

in Venezuelan Waters, investigations underway

By Correo del Orinoco
 
11 November 2011 CARACAS Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday, 9 November, that his navy detected a foreign, unauthorized submarine in Venezuelan waters and that it quickly sped off.
 
The submarine was detected on Tuesday near the Venezuelan island of La Orchila in the Caribbean north of Caracas, where Venezuelan troops are participating in training drills near the island, Chavez told state television by telephone. — 233 words.
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By Fabiana Frayssinet
Inter Press Service
 
8 November 2011, SALVADOR, Brazil — The Brazilian government is extending its fight against hunger to the world stage, by inaugurating a Centre of Excellence Against Hunger to transmit its positive experiences to other developing countries with the help of United Nations agencies.

The Centre of Excellence, to be based in Brasilia, the capital, was launched Monday Nov. 7 by Josette Sheeran, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), and Marco Farani, head of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), in the presence of José Graziano da Silva, director-general elect of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The centre has already established partnerships between the WFP and Brazil, Mozambique, East Timor and Haiti. — 1,023 words.

   

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04 November 2011 VANCOUVER B.C. — A new lineup of replacement batteries from Dr. Battery of Richmond, British Columbia, is saving consumers and businesses money and significantly reducing the number of used batteries that end up in landfill sites.

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Did you know best selling author Jack London was

a forerunner of Sunday's Occupy Oakland movement?

Against a background of police wounding veteran Scott Olsen 

Oakland Sunday staged general strike of 7,000 in city of 390,710 

By Nikolas Kozloff
Buzzflash at Truthout
 
07 November 2011, OAKLAND California — As an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley in the late 1980s, I did not visit the nearby city of Oakland very frequently. For the most part, I was ensconced in my own student circles and, to the extent that I got involved in politics, it was the local campus activist scene which drew me in with its focus on Central America and US counterinsurgency efforts in the region. To be sure, Oakland had a radical tradition going back to the 1960s and the Black Panther movement, yet by the time I was in school that era was already a distant memory for many.
 
If there was any doubt about Oakland's radical stripes, however, then yesterday's general strike will certainly dispel any such notions. Galvanized by tumultuous developments over the past several weeks, in particular a nasty police crackdown on a local "Occupy" encampment, activists moved to effectively shut down the city by carrying out a general strike. Activists were particularly incensed by violent police tactics including use of tear gas and even grenades. During nighttime unrest, an Iraq war veteran was hit with a projectile and suffered a skull fracture. — 2,145 words.
 

The Old Man's Last Sauna
A collection of short stories by Carl Dow
 
An eclectic collection of short stories that will stir your sense of humour, warm your heart, outrage your sense of justice, and chill your extra sensory faculties in the spirit of Stephen King. The final short story, the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Sauna is a ground-breaking love story. The series begins with Deo Volente (God Willing). Followed by The Quintessence of Mr. FlynnSharing LiesFlying HighThe Richest Bitch in the Country or Ginny I Hardly Knows YaOne Lift Too ManyThe Model A Ford, the out-of-body chiller, Room For One Only and O Ernie! ... What Have They Done To You! The series closes with the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Saunaa groundbreaking love story. All stories may also be found in the True North Perspective Archives.

November is grow-a-beard against prostate cancer month

leading to thousands of men sporting 'fine moustachery'

By John Yakabuski, MPP
Special to True North Perspective

John Yakabuski is the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for the Ontario riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

This year, I will be growing a moustache in support of Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer research. You can see my progress so far in the picture attached.

Funds from Movember have helped enable Prostate Cancer Canada to begin the development of a national research strategy, accelerate the world’s most promising research and enable game changing projects that will lead to improved patient care and treatments. Additionally, Movember funds have enabled PCC to start a comprehensive survivor support program that includes the current Prostate Cancer support groups nationwide.

Please show your support at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/2408074.

November is grow-a-beard against prostate cancer month

leading to thousands of men sporting 'fine moustachery'

By John Yakabuski, MPP
Special to True North Perspective

John Yakabuski is the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for the Ontario riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

This year, I will be growing a moustache in support of Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer research. You can see my progress so far in the picture attached.

Funds from Movember have helped enable Prostate Cancer Canada to begin the development of a national research strategy, accelerate the world’s most promising research and enable game changing projects that will lead to improved patient care and treatments. Additionally, Movember funds have enabled PCC to start a comprehensive survivor support program that includes the current Prostate Cancer support groups nationwide.

Please show your support at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/2408074.

November is grow-a-beard against prostate cancer month

leading to thousands of men sporting 'fine moustachery'

By John Yakabuski, MPP
Special to True North Perspective

John Yakabuski is the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for the Ontario riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

This year, I will be growing a moustache in support of Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer research. You can see my progress so far in the picture attached.

Funds from Movember have helped enable Prostate Cancer Canada to begin the development of a national research strategy, accelerate the world’s most promising research and enable game changing projects that will lead to improved patient care and treatments. Additionally, Movember funds have enabled PCC to start a comprehensive survivor support program that includes the current Prostate Cancer support groups nationwide.

Please show your support at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/2408074.

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