Politics

FAULTLINES: Canada/Israel: The other 'special relationship'

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 This episode of Faultlines on the Real News Network explores how Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is working to conflate the concepts of 'anti-Israel as an apartheid state' and 'anti-semitism' so that anyone critical of Israel will be considered anti-semitic. Essential viewing for anyone who cares about reason, democracy, and human rights.

New accounting practice creates net debt for RDCK

New accounting practice creates net debt for RDCK

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A new accounting quirk has the regional district sitting at over $8 million in net debt for 2009, its financial audit revealed recently.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is saddled with $8.5 million in net debt — up from $2.48 million in 2008 — according to the consolidated statement of financial position audit by Nelson’s Berg, Naqvi, Lehman Chartered Accountants.

Be part of a Miracle next weekend ... and maybe win cool stuff, too!

Be part of a Miracle next weekend ... and maybe win cool stuff, too!

So, next Saturday, Dec. 11, you'll be out shopping, getting gifts for loved ones, buying cards, stocking up on staple holiday fare ... what could be more in keeping with the spirit of Christmas than to share a little bit of the season's bounty with those less fortunate?

Latest Wikileaks disclosures hint at US diplomatic tactics in Spain and beyond

File photo of Baltazar Garzón, former Spanish Supreme Court judge.

Yesterday's release of more US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks covered pressure on governments, Spain's judiciary, and buying foreign assistance with detentions at Guantanamo Bay. El Pais, one of five mainstream papers partnering with Wikileaks' release of documents, examined key output from Madrid's US embassy.

 

Atamanenko faces off against Biotech lobby over seed bill

Atamanenko faces off against Biotech lobby over seed bill

The massive Biotech lobby has spent nine months and hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting against New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko’s seed bill.  

Wikileaks website attacked; millions of files to be released tonight

Wikileaks website attacked; millions of files to be released tonight

 Wikileaks' website is reportedly under attack as it prepares to release up to 2.7 million documents, described as "diplomatic dynamite", detailing communication between United States embassies.

An open letter to George Abbott

Note: On Nov. 25 George Abbott announced he was running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party to replace Gordon Campbell when he steps down.

To the Editor,

Dear old Dear, Mr. Abbott.

I'm afraid we in Nelson can't believe poor old George.

He says he is well placed to understand the difficulties of rural British Columbians.

Dooley pulls name from race for regional district chair

Retiring RDCK chair Gary Wright, left, gets a "left wing" hat as a parting gift from vice chair John Kettle — Timothy Schafer photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Dooley’s out and Kettle is in as nominations officially opened Thursday for the soon-to-be vacant chair of the regional district board of directors.

Mayor John Dooley had entertained the notion of letting his name stand for chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board last week — at the behest of several fellow directors — but he opted not to run when voting goes down Dec. 9.

Vander Zalm calls for resignation of Election BC's acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James

Vander Zalm calls for resignation of Election BC's acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James

Fight HST Leader Bill Vander Zalm is calling for the resignation of Elections BC Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James in the wake of James' decision to reject the application for Recall by Oak Bay-Gordon Head proponent Michael Roy Hayes on the basis that the Recall statement attached to the petition application is “too long”.

 

Outposts

Outposts

Whatever the Western media calls them, the illegal Jewish settlements on the West Bank are very far from being outposts. They are connected to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv by fast, Jews-only motorways. Their villas have swimming pools and lawns (a settler is allocated eight times more water than a Palestinian). Even the most recent and farflung of settlements are tooled-up enough to intimidate the Arabs on whose land they encroach.

 

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