September 22, 2003
MEDIA CULPA : We Dot the i's and Cross the t's
Herald: Blaming the Victims
Like God the media also works in mysterious ways:. The
Halifax Herald abuses the editor's privilege ...
Godfather: Mafioso tactics?
Asper fumbles: "I have no idea what he's talking
Global's attempts to equate fight for the human rights with "anti-semitism"
"They're essentially calling us anti-Semitic, with
the very serious, implicit message that anyone who stands up for human
rights, they're going to try to silence" ...
salute for thee!
Fredericton political prisoner, freed
after 30 days in the prison, refused to accept the draconian bail condition
home coming" of HMCS Fredericton after Canada's obsequious
role in the aggression against Iraq ...
Military Families Speak Out
A unique US organization campaigns to end the occupation of Iraq and
bring American troops home.
Denied in Ireland:
March marks 35th anniversary of Civil Rights protest
"The issue of people being allowed
to exercise their democratic right to vote ...
battle cry fails test of time
Colin Powell's 'Nerve' to lie
to the world uncovered in the dumps of Baghdad ...
FEATURE FLASHBACK: The Science, Politics
and Literature of Hurricanes
In this edition, shunpiking's hurricane alley -- their
causes, their effects, their lessons -- throughout Atlantic Canadian
history, with a sidetrip to the Caribbean.
Preparedness is critical. Damaging winds begin well before
the hurricane eye makes landfall. "It is wise to err on the onservative
side ..." (PDF File 1.22 MB)
A fortuitous warning
Seven years ago Hurricane Hortense hit Nova Scotia. Alan
Ruffman looks the force and direction of the strom and the lack of preparedness
by the government for hurricanes
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it
Hortense strikes Atlantic Nova Scotia: An examination of beach response
An in-depth poster presentation. By D.L. Forbes*, D. Robel*, J. Shaw*
and G. Parkes** of the *Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), Dartmouth
and the **Atmospheric Environment Branch, Bedford. (PDF
Literary Non-Fiction. Flotsam and Jetsam
Writer Gary Knowles takes us up close and personal as
the whirling forces of Hortense hit Tancook Island in Mahone Bay, Nova
Lack of coastal planning leads to increased risk of flood
There is no legislation stipulating guidelines for coastal
development or the protection of natural coastal buffer zones. Natural
floodplains are covered with houses and parking lots, and roads and
causeways bisect wetlands. By Tony Bowron.
1998. The Politics of Hurricane Mitch
There's nothing "natural" about the awful disaster
of Hurricane Mitch. Over 12,000 lives were lost to mud, water, hunger,
and disease though human agency. By Alexander Cockburn
1998. The Politics of Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua
A hurricane or natural disaster hits two equally populated
territories with the same force. Why is it that the human damage can
be so much higher in one settlement than in another? And why does it
take more time to recover in one than in the other? By Alejandro Bendaña
1929 Tsunami in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland
A tsunami struck the Burin Peninsula in the early evening
of November 18, 1929 after a 7.2 earthquake occurred in the Laurentian
Slope Seismic Zone - Canada's most tragic earthquake with 28 lives lost
...By Alan Ruffman (PDF File
1926 and 1927. The August Gale exhibit
138 fishermen from seven schooners were lost in two great storms as
they felt the full force of this "dark isle of mourning" (Sable
1896. The Perfect Storm, Georges Bank
1869. The Saxby Gale of October 4-5
A hybrid tropical cyclone and record storm surge. By
CFRO Co-op Radio / Shunpiking Nova Scotia
Eleven days before Hurricane Juan hit the Maritimes, Alan Ruffman, an
oceanographer in the geological and geophysical fields, spoke with broadcaster
Charles Boylan on hurricanes and the lack of preparedness by politicians
in Atlantic Canada.