Democracy in the Pits: The Corrosive Effect of Canadian Mining Companies Worldwide @ DeSmogCanada
Industrial concessions vs. historic treaties & land claim settlements in Canada
Sid Hill, the Tadodaho, or spiritual leader, of the Onondaga people (via Inter Press Service)
In 2005, the Onondaga Nation filed a case against New York State, stating the state government had repeatedly violated treaties signed with the Onondaga, resulting in lost land and severe environmental pollution. Yet advocates for the trips say antiquated legal precedents with racist roots have allowed the courts to consistently dismiss the Onondaga’s case.
Uzbekistan’s Dying Aral Sea Resurrected as Tourist Attraction
One of the world’s most infamous man-made ecological disasters is proving to be a growing tourist attraction. The package includes visits to historical sites and, according to the agency’s website, is “designed for admirers of extreme tourism, adventurers and fans of exotic photography.”
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Rush Limbaugh’s meltdown over Stephen Colbert’s jump to Letterman’s spot paints him as a host running on empty, with nothing left to offer even conservative audiences. http://dlvr.it/5QPr8m
Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.
Tribal members have been fishing and hunting without interference since a 1677 treaty. But a July 2013 opinion from then-attorney general Ken Cuccinelli (R) argues they must comply with state laws and regulations even though they aren’t required to obtain state licenses.
»» A Canadian cyber crime unit has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly hacking into the country’s tax agency using the Heartbleed Internet security bug.
Earlier this week, the Canada Revenue Agency said an attacker using Heartbleed stole 900 Social Security numbers. It was the first known case of a hacker taking advantage of the security flaw for malicious purposes. ««
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Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas. Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, has openly railed against Jews and African Americans for decades. He served three years in prison on weapons charges and an assassination plot, but avoided a longer sentence after testifying against other white supremacists. Miller claims to have been an FBI informant, and the federal government reportedly shielded him in the early 1990s as part of the witness protection program — the possible source of his multiple names. We are joined by two guests who have tracked Miller for years: Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, and broadcaster David Pakman, who interviewed Miller in 2010.
A Glimpse of the Future
Syria is the most dangerous place for journalists.
Dozens Arrested Protesting #FIFA’s World Cup, Police Brutality Continues Despite Rising Death Toll
http://revolution-news.com/dozens-arrested-protesting-fifas-world-cup-police-brutality-continues-despite-rising-death-toll/ #telerjresiste #naovaitercopa
This blog has used images from these sources: Apoio à Ocupação da Prefeitura #telerjresiste, Coletivo Carranca, Caos na Saúde Pública, Black Bloc RJ, Olhar Independente, Assembleia do Largo, Organização Anarquista Terra e Liberdade OATL, Coletivo Vinhetando, BlackBlocSPFaseII, Contra Copa 2014, Ninja, De Olho Na Rua – Mídia Independente, Pedro Prado as well as photos taken by other individual witnesses to events.
Hu Yaobang, whose death 25 years ago triggered the Tiananmen Square protests, served China in an era of unprecedented openness.
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China: Thousands of Yue Yuen (Nike Adidas) Factory Workers Strike Over Unpaid Pensions