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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment : International
10 Mar 2006
Each spring in Atlantic Canada, over 300,000 defenseless baby harp seals are massacred on the ice floes. In a matter of weeks, a pristine white nursery turns crimson, with hundreds of thousands of lifeless, skinless bodies strewn all over the ice. This industrial slaughter nets these off-season fishermen only about $40 a pelt.

The massacre is perpetrated by a few thousand Canadians who beat and shoot these seals and skin many of them alive. The money these sealers receive for this is only about 5% of their yearly income from fishing. If these fishermen only stayed home for an extra two weeks, they would continue to earn the Employment Insurance benefits that they earn every year during the off-season.
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Commentary :: Politics
The consequences of the US-led war against Iraq
10 Mar 2006
In speaking on the political situation in Iraq, I propose to expand on the theme outlined by David North in his opening remarks: examining—and responding to—the prognosis that is advanced by the defenders of the existing economic and social order, and by the Bush administration in particular.
In March 2003, the official prognosis concerning Iraq—or, more accurately, the official propaganda—went broadly as follows:
The US-led invasion was a necessary and justified intervention to remove a brutal dictator whose regime threatened world peace and stability by its efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and its support for international terrorism.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Israel & U.S. Attempt to Isolate New Palestinian Hardline Hamas Government
10 Mar 2006
Interview with Lori Allen, post-doctoral fellow at Brown University, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor
Philippines: Lifting of PP 1017 - The beginning of Arroyo’s downfall
10 Mar 2006
Feb24_EDSA_March_034.sized.jpgThe lifting of Presidential Proclamation 1017 is a victory for the Filipino people! It was not the will of GMA, but the will of a determined people, who had continuously fought and challenged the proclamation and held protest actions to oust her from office, that made such lifting possible.
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News :: Education
09 Mar 2006
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Commentary :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Politics
Populist #24: The Executive and War Powers, continued
09 Mar 2006
Modified: 07:20:27 PM
The Executive and War Powers, continued
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Commentary :: International : Politics
Venezuela 2006: Anarchism against all odds
09 Mar 2006
Our friends from abroad continuously ask us to explain our views about the current situation in Venezuela. This reply is based on two recent texts by the editing team of El Libertario, already published in their entirety in the internet (in Spanish), and from which we extract our main points.
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News :: International : Media
09 Mar 2006
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
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Announcement :: Politics
Rubberstamp for police-state measures
09 Mar 2006
The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted Wednesday to block any investigation into the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying operation and instead lend this crime a pseudo-legal cover. The action represents another major step in scrapping constitutional forms of rule and moving in the direction of an American police state.
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Announcement :: International
The reawakening of the world working class
09 Mar 2006
Politics is the science of perspectives. This is the key to all our work. The present world situation entirely confirms the general line of our perspectives worked out in previous world perspectives documents. It may be necessary to correct this or that detail, but the fundamental analysis of the period through which we are passing has been confirmed by the march of events. This should strengthen our confidence in the ideas of Marxism and in ourselves.
It is a supreme irony that so many have abandoned Marxism – some explicitly, others implicitly – precisely when history has vindicated its main postulates in a laboratory fashion. The bourgeois, the reformists, the Stalinists and the sects, have not the slightest idea of the real processes at work. It is not an accident that all other tendencies are all in a state of utter confusion, pessimistic and skeptical. The strategists of the bourgeoisies – especially in the USA – have no real perspectives. In the words of Trotsky, they are tobogganing towards disaster with their eyes closed.
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