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Thousands of people remained in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday morning after ousted president Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation the previous evening. Many anti-government protesters have begun to clean up after weeks of demonstrations.
Meanwhile, people in cities across Canada gathered to hold celebratory rallies on Saturday afternoon.
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Law and Government »
By Natalie Alcoba, National Post
Mayoral candidates tusselled over whether or not to extend the vote to non-citizens during a debate under the vaulted ceilings of U of T’s Hart House last night, with Rocco Rossi and Rob Ford agreeing it’s not the way to go.
Mr. Rossi said it is an issue he has been “torn on for years,” but has concluded that Canada’s requisite three years of residency to achieve citizenship makes it “not a lot to ask, relative to every other country on …
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By Faisal Kutty, Washington Report, July 2006, pages 50-51
“OUR CHILDREN did not enlist to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity,” said Cindy Sheehan, the prominent American anti-war activist who toured Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa during the first week of May. Sheehan, who lost her own son, Specialist Casey Sheehan, in Iraq in April 2004, rose to prominence last year when she camped out at President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch, demanding answers for the war.
Sheehan called on the Canadian government to welcome American war resisters as refugees. “I believe …
tags »Afghanistan • Asylum • Brandon Hughey • Bush • Casey Sheehan • Cindy Sheehan • conscientious objector • court martial • Court of Appeal • Federal Court of Appeal • foot soldier • Geneva Convention • Human Rights Watch • Immigration and Refugee Board • International Committee of the Red Cross • international law • IRB • Jeffrey House • Jeremy Hinzman • Justice Anne Mactavish • Michelle Robidoux • Ottawa • Pierre Trudeau • refuge from militarism • refugees • Toronto • United States Supreme Court • vancouver • War Resisters • War Resisters Support Campaign
By Shelina Merani, Washington Report, July 2006, pages 69-70
AS MOTHER’S DAY approached, Cindy Sheehan visited Canada on a speaking tour organized by the Canadian Peace Alliance. After her son Casey’s death in Baghdad in 2004, Sheehan’s high-profile campaign has enabled her to move on from this intensely personal tragedy. In Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver she spoke to packed audiences and received intense media coverage.
Her presence in Canada showed that she has an uncanny ability to sense the pulse of a nation that opted out of the war in …
tags »Afghanistan • Baghdad • Bush • Canadian Peace Alliance • Canadian Soldiers • Canadians • Casey Sheehan • Cindy Sheehan • Conservative Government • CPA • debate • Fallen Soldiers • Gold Star Family • Iraq • media • Military Moms • Montreal • Mother's Day • Ottawa • Parliament Hill • Poll • Quebec • Sid Lacombe • Speaking Tour • Strategic Council • Toronto • Troops • vancouver • War Resisters Support Campaign • Washington D.C.
The Wealth of Cities
HiMY SYeD is sending reports about the World Urban Forum to the Spacing Wire. Here is his third report.
A thousand people are squished in and outside of Ballroom C of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. 15 minutes of polite negotiation through the crowd, yet I have barely weaved into the ballroom proper. UN-Habitat Award winner John Friedmann is delivering his special lecture as part of the first annual UN Human Settlements Lecture series:
‘The Wealth of Cities: Towards an Assets-Based Development of Urbanizing Regions’.
In John Friedmann’s worldview, the traditional divying up of …
Photojournalism, Torontopreneur »
HiMY SYeD is sending daily reports from the World Urban Forum to the Spacing Wire. Here is his second report.
7:43 am and it is standing room only at today’s first ’side event’ – ‘One small step for cities, one giant leap for the planet: Practical solutions for cities stepping towards a lighter footprint’
A quick headcount reveals one hundred people present plus media who’ve turned out to chill with ‘Dr. Doom’ otherwise known as ‘Dr. Content’. UBC Professor William Rees is founder of the Ecological Footprint approach. His powerpoint slides illustrate …
Giant Outstallation Art »
By Jackson West, sfist
Two dear friends of SFist wrote in to let us know about local tsunami relief events. Your Waitress wants photobloggers and everyone else to know that HiMY SYeD , Toronto native and current Bay Area resident, is asking folks to organize neighborhood vigils on Sunday the 9th and Monday the 10th as part of the Global Vigil for the Global Village.
Vigils are already planned for Toronto, New York, Karachi, London and Vancouver, as well as in San Francisco and Berkeley.
The San Francisco vigils will be held …