Egyptian youth protesters in focus →
A glimpse into those taking to the streets in Egypt… “…over time their leaderless online network and others that sprung up around it — like the networks that helped propel the Tunisian revolution — were uniquely difficult for the Egyptian security police to pinpoint or wipe out. It was an online rallying cry for a show of opposition to tyranny, corruption and torture that...
"Rare" guilty verdict for Toronto cops who beat... →
Toronto Cops are once again under the microscope as two officers are found guilty of assaulting a disabled man who made anti-police comments.
Egypt erupts in revolt! →
Inspired by the Tunisian Revolution, massive protests are rocking Egypt and challenging the ruling party which seem to transcend any of the traditional opposition or religious factions.
In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a...– Murray Bookchin
British say "no" to forest privatization →
A bill which would privatize the Forestry Commission and put nearly a fifth of Britian’s forests up for sale is going before the House of Lords next week. But early polling and consultation shows a overwhelming opposition to the idea from the public.
Apple "secretive" about poisonings in China →
“Apple is more secretive about its supply chain in China than almost all of its rivals, according to a new report by anti-pollution activists who accuse the company’s products of degrading the environment and poisoning workers.” - BBC News
Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s epic documentary about life on earth and the threats against it. Official version, free on Youtube.
Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous...– Jane Jacobs (Death and Life of Great American Cities)
Workers storm mortgage banking conference →
Anti-bank activism in America has been getting increasingly heated of late. Around 200 workers and unionists stormed a meeting of mortgage bankers in Washington yesterday.
Provincial government giving $43 million to... →
It’s hard to avoid terms like “corporate welfare” when corporations get gifts of tens of millions of tax dollars for private investments.
Not even the Vatican likes Burlusconi these... →
The Vatican has issued statements that it is “troubled” by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. I wonder if they’re also “troubled” by all the corruption and repression?