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Declassifying Canada in Haiti: Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup

Declassifying Canada in Haiti: Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup

by Anthony Fenton and Dru Oja Jay | Global Research, April 10, 2006

Part I . Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup

Castlegar resident makes headlines in Mexico for hockey demo

Castlegar resident makes headlines in Mexico for hockey demo

Castlegar resident Dean Carter, a retired letter carrier, got his 15 minutes of fame after participating in a rare hockey demonstration in Mexico that drew the attention of the Guadalajara Reporter last week.

The War in Mali and AFRICOM’s Agenda: Target China

The War in Mali and AFRICOM’s Agenda: Target China

by ​​​​F. William Engdahl, Global Research,

Part I: Africa’s New Thirty Years’ War?

Mali at first glance seems a most unlikely place for the NATO powers, led by a neo-colonialist French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande (and quietly backed to the hilt by the Obama Administration), to launch what is being called by some a new Thirty Years’ War Against Terrorism.

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Propped Up by US Since 2007 Under Bush

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Propped Up by US Since 2007 Under Bush

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "To Check Syria, U.S. Explores Bond With Muslim Brothers." And even then, it was noted that the Brotherhood held close links with groups the US recognizes and lists as terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Al Qaeda.

Briton sentenced to death in Indonesia

Briton sentenced to death in Indonesia

A British woman has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling. Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was found guilty of breaking the tough drug laws in place in Indonesia at the Denpasar district court yesterday, having being found with 10.6 lb of cocaine, worth about £1.6m, in the lining of her suitcase at Bali's main airport in May last year.

Fires burning up eastern Australia in summer heatwave

Aerial view of fire at Copping/Forcett, Tasmania on January 4. Image: Chuq.

Despite earlier cooler weather, heatwave conditions are expected to resume in New South Wales, Australia. Local weather service forecasts expect temperatures to rise above 40°C (104°F), as-experienced earlier in the week.

The percentage of uncontained fires jumped as high as 20%. On Friday, local fire authorities have declared total fire bans across Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Fire crews at the east coast of Australia are readying to battle an increased rate of bushfires during the weekend.

Canada Wages a 'Low Level War' Against Iran

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Yves Engler: Harper government at forefront of supporting "killer sanctions" against Iran amidst deepening ties with Israel.

Mass shootings do little to change state gun laws

Mass shootings do little to change state gun laws

By: Joaquin Sapien, Propublica

Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America.

ProPublica decided to take a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

POWER OF THE INTERNET: Security firm to donate proceeds from WBC

Police outside the school shortly after arriving on scene of the shooting December 14. Image: Voice of America.

Black Lotus Communications, which "prevents malicious traffic from reaching" websites, such as a Denial-of-service attack (DDoS), has announced their decision to donate revenue made from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) to charity. The company has confirmed their intentions in a statement to Wikinews.

Power of the Internet: hackers target Westboro Baptist Church website, Twitter

Police outside the school shortly after arriving on scene of the shooting December 14. Image: Voice of America.

Hackers claiming to be associated with the internet activist group Anonymous have attacked the website belonging to the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and hacked into the Twitter account belonging to Shirley Phelps-Roper, the Church's spokeswoman. The attacks are part of an operation dubbed '#OpWestBor' on Twitter and is in response to the Church's decision to picket funerals of victims of the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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