Tuesday, 5 May 2009

UN demands compensation for war crimes in Gaza

globeandmail.com: UN demands compensation for Israeli strikes in Gaza

This is a good first step. But, unfortunately, with the US supporting Israel's genocide of Palestine, the UN will always be toothless against Israel.

Friday, 1 May 2009

NAFTA continues to hurt/kill people

HealthZone.ca - News & Features - Blame NAFTA for swine flu, experts say , Lax farming rules under free trade deal create breeding ground for virus, environmentalists argue

One of the things the proponents of NAFTA kept buried was how it would affect health and environmental rules. Basically it hurt these very much. And now one of the results is coming back to haunt us - with this recent swine flu outbreak.

NAFTA should be scrapped and renegotiated with stronger support for good environmental rules and the power put back into the hands of the people and their government. As it stands, the power is mainly in the hands of the multinational corporations.