Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest April 26, 2014

On Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:09:28 AM, Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca> wrote:

The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CP<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Protests held against Harper government's controversial elections bill
         Controversial NHL playoff ads by feds were geared to men: internal report
Moratorium message to all employers: Kenney

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CBC<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Corporate Canada pays low taxes but contributes in 'lots of other ways'
         Longtime Canadian election monitors left out of Ukraine mission
3 roadblocks to the robocalls probe ­ and their possible fixes
         Ukraine crisis: G7 imposes more sanctions on Russia

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rabble<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Nordic Model - Claimed successes and Documented Effects
         So which LNG plants will be going ahead and in what order in BC?
Can we run McDonalds out of Canada?
         Donald Cameron on the legal right to a clean environment
Learning for peace and justice: The Canadian School of Peacebuilding
         Liberation movements then and now: Interview with author and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
National Day of Action April 28 – Stop the First Nations Education Act
         Why underage drinking at 24 Sussex Drive is no joke for the Harper Government
Temporary foreign worker program takes jobs away from Canadians
         Elections Canada report no whitewash -- it's far, far worse than that

Northern Gateway would up risk of whale strikes: biologist
         'The Sixth Extinction' and our looming catastrophe
Capitalism beware: Rethinking imagination to regain our collective purpose
         'Gender Failure' defies gender rules, roles and assumptions

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HUFF POST<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Let's Take the Senate Off Life Support
         The Senate Reference and Taking Steps Forward
Fair Elections Act: An Exercise in False Marketing
         Having the Richest Middle Class Isn't a Good Thing For Canada
Down-Listing Jeopardizes Humpback Whales
         Five Priorities For Quebec's New Minister of Health and Social Services
How Toronto's Mayoral Candidates Are Using Digital Media
         U.S. and Canadian Health Care Have More In Common Than You Think
The Ukraine Crisis Is the Most Irritating Example of How NATO Has Eroded
         Odd, Outlandish And Over-The-Top Donations To B.C. Political Parties

Canada Must Do Its Part to Stop Violence in the Central African Republic
         Politicians: Doing Nothing About Climate Change Is No Longer an Option
Canada Should Be a Social Responsibility Leader
         The Conservatives' Clever Ploy With the Truth in Sentencing Act
The Public's Fair Election Fatigue Is the Left Wing's Doing
         Conservative Mockery of the Charter of Rights: Let's Count the Ways
7 Things Canadians Might Not Know About Canada

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>National News Warch<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
RCMP introduce new code of conduct
Unanimous ruling sets out roadmap to constitutional change
Dear CRA: Herewith, my 2013 economic action plan
The high cost of housing the prime minister
Senate reform has risks but so does the status quo
Did Harper lose, or is it a win in disguise?
Harper reminded he's not omnipotent as court dashes Senate plans and Tories amend election bill
Take Action for Food Safety-Please send a message to your MP right now
New cuts to food safety are scuttling important food inspection work to protect consumers.
http://act.foodsafetyfirst.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=68&ea.campaign.id=28017&en_chan=fb&en_ref=1729720

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

         Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House
The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38340.htm
         Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
How many American parents would proudly send their sons and daughters off to kill or be killed in Slovyansk or Donetsk?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38333.htm
        US 'Pivots', China Reaps Dividends By Pepe Escobar
The pivoting to Cold War 2.0 proceeds unabated, as in Washington working hard to build an iron curtain between Berlin and Moscow.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38339.htm
         The Liberal Media: US Imperialism's Biggest Cheerleaders
A recent Win/Gallup International survey across 65 countries around the world found the country seen as representing the greatest threat to world peace was the US. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38338.htm
         Tony Blair 'I Say Lies' The Tony Blair 10-point Guide to Fighting Islamic Extremism
Hello World. I'm Tony Blair, the highest-paid speaker in the world and the Middle East 'Peace Envoy' and  I'd like to share my thoughts with you on how to combat the threat of 'radical Islam'. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38337.htm

        In Israeli Politics, The Word "Peace" Has Become Poison
For generations, the Zionist movement and the State of Israel denied the very existence of a Palestinian people.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38335.htm
         The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela
The US government continues to feed efforts to destabilize Venezuela in clear violation of law. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38334.htm
         The Roots Of Worldwide Violence
Children are beaten all over the world, especially during their first years, when their brain becomes structured. The damages caused by this practice are devastating, but unfortunately hardly noticed by society. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38336.htm
         Did U.S. choose war in Libya over Gadhafi abdication?:
In March 2011, immediately after NATO's punishing bombing campaign began, Moammar Gadhafi was "ready to step aside," says retired Rear Adm. Charles R. Kubic, U.S. Navy. "He was willing to go into exile and was willing to end the hostilities."
http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/did-u-s-choose-war-in-libya-over-gadhafi-abdication/
         Ukraine helicopter hit by grenade taking off:
The chopper was on the ground when it was targeted and that the pilot managed to escape but sustained injuries.
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/ukraine-helicopter-hit-by-grenade-taking-off-30216900.html

         Russian foreign minister: West plotting control of Ukraine:
As top Ukrainians spoke of imminent invasion and the West threatened the Kremlin with more sanctions, Moscow said Friday that pro-Russian separatists would not lay down their arms in eastern Ukraine until activists relinquish control over key sites in Kiev.
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140425/WIRE/140429791/1002/NEWS02
         Pentagon: Hagel's Russian counterpart won't return his calls:
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cannot get his Russian counterpart to take his calls, the Pentagon said Friday -- amid a new report that the Kremlin has suspended high-level talks with U.S. officials.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/25/pentagon-hagel-russian-counterpart-wont-return-his-calls/
         Russia questions NATO military buildup near border:
The deployment of US and NATO aviation, ships and troops raises concerns, Russia's Chief of General Staff told his American counterpart. In a phone conversation the two also spoke of Russian military exercises and "substantial" Ukrainian troop buildup.
http://rt.com/news/155020-russia-army-nato-buildup/
         Russian aircraft entered Ukraine airspace, Pentagon says:
The disclosure came a day after the Pentagon sharply criticized Russia's announcement of new military drills near the border with Ukraine. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Russian military activity along the border "dangerously destabilizing" and provocative.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/chi-ukraine-crisis-20140425,0,5262523.story
         Ukraine Prime Minister Says Russia Wants to Start World War Three:
Russia warned Kiev it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier, while Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Russia was looking to start another World War.
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/ukraine-prime-minister-says-russia-wants-to-start-world-war-three/498924.html

         Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin warns of 'consequences' after Slavyansk skirmish:
"If the Kiev government is using the army against its own people this is clearly a grave crime," he declared as Russian units from among the 40,000 troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border went on manoeuvres.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/vladimir-putin-consequences-slavyansk-ukraine
         Kerry draws red line on Ukraine, says 'world' will make Russia pay for transgressions:
"The world will make sure that the costs for Russia will only grow," he said. "As President Obama reiterated earlier today, we are ready to act."
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/24/us-warns-russia-on-military-posturing-as-violence-/
         G-7 nations to impose additional sanctions on Russia:
The President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission also signed the joint statement issued by G-7 countries, hours after US President Barack Obama spoke with the leaders of Germany, France, Britain and Italy.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/article5950545.ece
         'Propaganda bullhorn': John Kerry attacks RT during Ukraine address:
John Kerry has attacked RT for its coverage of the Ukraine crisis, calling it a "propaganda bullhorn." Neglecting to address the US' role in the conflict or back up his assertions with any evidence, Kerry said Russia was behind the unrest in Ukraine.
http://rt.com/news/154760-kerry-attacks-rt-propaganda/
         Kerry Lies, Repeats Debunked State Department Claim:
The Russian President Vladimir Putin once famously called John Kerry a "liar". Kerry now again confirmed Putin's claim.
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/04/kerry-lies-repeates-debunked-state-department-claim.html

         Russia Debt Rating Cut to Step Above Junk at S&P:
Russia's sovereign debt rating was cut to the lowest investment grade at Standard & Poor's, which said further downgrades are possible if economic growth deteriorates and the conflict in Ukraine sparks wider sanctions.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-25/russia-s-rating-cut-to-bbb-by-standard-poor-s.html
         Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids?
Upon examination, it appears that charter privatization proposals are driven more by financial and ideological grounds than by sound pedagogy:
http://www.epi.org/publication/school-privatization-milwaukee/

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Syria did Not use Chemicals – Russia Source
         US behind Venezuela's protests to get its oil – Bolivian President Source
FCC denies Bizarre Plans to stop Net Neutrality Source
         John Kerry issues "final warning" to Russia Source
Top U.S. Diplomat: Russia Has Betrayed the "New World Order" Source
         Ukraine taunts Russia, says it's ready for war Source
Georgia state legalizes right to bear arms in public Source

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