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March 2007
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(5 Feb 07) The National Human Rights Committee of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is teaming up with Shunpiking Magazine to publish a special four-page Black History Month tabloid for its members.

(8 Feb 07) The Monsoon Journal, a new English-language monthly tabloid published for Toronto's Tamil community, has teamed up with Nova Scotia's Shunpiking Magazine to publish a special 12-page Black History Supplement.


ATLANTIC CANADA

(29 Mar) Residents of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore are worried that an Australian-owned gold mine planned for Moose River will have environmental consequences, especially on clear water flowing to communities downstream. KIM THOMPSON
(19 Mar) Demonstrations and rallies were held Saturday March 17th against the ongoing US-led war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan in Charlottetown PEI, Saint John & Fredericton NB, St John's NL and Annapolis Royal and Halifax in Nova Scotia. In the teeth of the winter's first ice-storm, more than 100 people in Halifax marched and rallied on the 4th anniversary of the illegal Anglo-American invasion and occupation of Iraq.
FILM SCREENING
7pm, Thursday, March 15
Excerpt from the article By Dr. W.T. Whitney

NATIONAL

Schedule for this weekend's third annual conference, Palestine Lives, hosted by McMaster Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights

(26 Mar) March 25, 2007 marks 200 years since the trafficking in captive Africans for enslavement throughout the British empire officially ended. Commentary of TML Daily
(17 Mar) Canadian troops allegedly handed over prisoners in Afghanistan knowing they would be abused on at least 18 occasions. There are also numerous allegations of abuse of detainees -- prisoners of war -- directly at the hands of Canadian forces. STEVE RUTCHINSKI


WORLD

Differences between the US and Cuba are ideological in nature. Not so, according to many US sources and official statements. LAZARO BARREDO MEDINA reviews the 200-year history of the US drive to annex Cuba.
FOCUS ON IRAN
(23 Feb) US invasion scenario has identified several thousand targets inside Iran as part of a "Shock and Awe" Blitzkrieg, which is now in its final planning stages. MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY
(13 Mar) Israel's supposedly 'defensive' assault on Lebanon last summer, in which more than 1,000 civilians were killed in a massive aerial bombardment that ended with Israel littering the country's south with cluster bombs, was cast in a definitively different light by Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. His leaked testimony to the Winograd Committee - investigating the government's failures - suggests that he had been preparing for such a war at least four months before the official casus belli: the capture by Hizbullah of two Israeli soldiers from a border post on 12 July 2006. JONATHAN COOK
(16 Mar) They won billions in "restitution" from pre-WW2 banking institutions that had snatched the accounts of Jewish depositors for the Third Reich, then their own leader, Israel Singer, is found out to be the most ordinary garden-variety swindler. It's symbolic that Ronald Lauder, heir to a vast cosmetics fortune, should be seeking to put a new face on the Zioinist organisation.
(5 Mar) "For a country to enjoy sovereignty, it must exert control over its entire territory."
With the dispatch of Prince Harry, the younger son of the late Lady Di and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, Premier Tony Blair is applying a dramatic effect intended to raise the morale of troops in Iraq, according to the British media.
(25 Feb) Hands up any soldiers who know that another of Britain's great military defeats took place in the very sands in which your colleagues are now fighting the Taliban. Yes, the Battle of Maiwand - on 27 July, 1880 - destroyed an entire British brigade, overrun by thousands of armed Afghan tribesmen. ROBERT FISK
John Howard's servility to the US is even greater than Tony Blair's and has earned him the nickname Bush's deputy sheriff. JOHN PILGER

OCCUPIED PALESTINE

When the families arrived in Canada they were sent to disparate corners of the vast country with no regard for their condition. Their hope to stay together for mutual support was not respected. RAFEEF ZIADAH
(Mar) Agreement marks the failure of the US and Israel's strategy of forcing Hamas to relinquish the mandate to lead the Palestinian people that it won in the January, 2006 elections.
(Mar) In the sixty years since the creation of Israel in 1947, Palestinians have repeatedly had to defend the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem against threats to it. The latest occasion was last month, when Israeli authorities demolished a ramp leading to the Meghribi gate in the compound's western wall. RAJNAARA AKHTAR explains the reasons for the Palestinians' fears.
(21 Feb) 49,760 wounded and detained 10,4000 detained and imprisoned.

FISHERIES AND OCEANS


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Lunar eclipse
I heard on CTV that there was a Lunar eclipse happening so I used my neighbours balcony to get these shots.Enjoy. MIKE


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Mi'kmaq / First Nations History Supplement Shunpiking Dossier on Palestine. A special Edition of Shunpiking Black History Suppliment 2005