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SHUNPIKING ON-LINE

May 01-15 2004
May 16-31 2004

International Symposium on Media and Disinformation Three Halifax-based media organizations, including this magazine, have come together to organize an international symposium on the media and disinformation this coming June 30 - July 4.

That disinformation exists is well established. The international situation has become increasingly dangerous, filled with tension between the peoples and the big powers and amongst the big powers themselves. Disinformation has emerged as one of their most powerful weapons against peace and humanity.

GAELIC AND LANGUAGE RIGHTS
Gaelic language strategy to be unveiled Leasachadh agus Gléidheadh na Gàidhlig an Albainn Nuaidh.
-- Developing and Preserving Gaelic in Nova Scotia: A Strategy for Community Based Initiatives

Welsh language protests grow in strength A growing concern and demands by parents to raise their children in their native language, a fundamental democratic right. BERNARD MOFFATT

The Welsh student language movement: a chronology A year-long protest campaign of mass actions, a reflection of a global movement for rights to one's own language.

Not the usual Irish music story Around the United States, Nazi groups are staging Celtic and 'European' festivals in a bid to draw ethnic whites into the movement. MARK POTOK

NOVA SCOTIA
Picketing brains Some 200 teaching assistants and part-time faculty have been out on strike at Dalhousie University in Halifax since late April.
SHABBIR MUSTAFIZ

ATLANTIC CANADA
New Brunswickers challenge Irving's toxic dump Grand Lake (near Chipman): What's going on? On April 21, the day before Earth Day, more than 200 people rallied at the Legislature.

Acadia's Grand Opening Truffula Fruits and taking the road to North Nitch: IrvingCorp is certainly the incarnation of the Once-ler. Essay
GERRY GLADWIN

NATIONAL
Opposition to Martin's sale of Petro-Canada 71 per cent say the government should keep its 19 per cent stake in Petro-Canada to maintain Canadian influence and ensure Canada's energy security for the future.

Water and monopoly right: privatize canada's waterworks (15/4/04) Hamilton was the first privatized large water utility in Canada. It was supposed to demonstrate an alternative, free market model, supposed to change public opinion. It has. But not as expected.(First in a series) BOB CARTY

Canada's hate laws don't speak equally for all Canadians (15/4/04) The federal government could have passed a [sweeping anti-racism] resolution in the wake of an anti-Sikh, anti- African or anti-Arab hate crime, but in Canada, offences against Jews are deemed more important and newsworthy.
GREG FELTON

WORLD
Torture and the future The slippery slope of denial. Essay by LISA HAJJAR

UN agency helps launch campaign to clean up world's seas 80 per cent of ocean pollution comes from land-based activities. Half the coasts -- home to 1 billion people -- are threatened by development activity

Overfishing: a threat to marine biodiversity Fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of 200 million people, especially in the developing world, while one of five people on this planet depends on fish as the primary source of protein.

Whaling season opens in Norway … opponents protest The slippery slope of denial.

DISINFORMATION / MEDIA CULPA
Worth repeating: the echos of the past Disinformation and demonization precede slaughter.
WAHIDA C. VALIANTE

BOOK REVIEWS
The American Empire and the Fourth World A book to read; and then to read agian.

Protest and survive; underground GI newspapers during the Vietnam War The hidden history of a massive rebellion in the US Armed Forces.
THOMAS F. BARTON

COASTLINES / NATURAL HISTORY
Castles of the Sea 10,000-20,000 icebergs are calved each year from over 20 major glaciers along Greenland's coast. GUS FANNING

JOKES MY SON SENDS ME
When visiting England,
George Bush is invited to tea with the Queen

GETAWAY JOURNAL
Gaelic events in Nova Scotia
Thigibh dhachaidh ugainn!! (Come home to us!!)


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