Cheol Joon Baek
Action for Iraq war resisters at the War Memorial-, University and Queen, Thursday, July 10, 5:57 pm
This is a relationship that has taken a long time to build, and the Conservatives are blowing it.
Liberal leader-in-waiting Bob Rae does the unthinkable - make the PM look good on human rights. Burma activists are calling for a boycott of the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, and Harp will not be attending. He probably prefers Harrington Lake this time of year. Still, he comes off smelling like roses compared to blustering Bob. (See page 23.)
Iraq war resister Robin Long received word at 4 pm Monday afternoon, July 14, that his appeal to have his deportation order stayed has been denied. It was hoped that emergency actions at the Peace Arch in Vancouver and in Toronto Tuesday, July 15, would buy him some time. But at NOW press time, reports say Long has been spirited back to the U.S. by Canadian Border Services officers. The War Resisters Support Campaign is calling on the public to e-mail or phone Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day to ask why the feds are refusing to allow U.S. war resisters to stay. We all want to know. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 613-995-1702; fax 613-995-1154.
PM's ear to the ground
Kory Teneycke, the brain trust behind Corn Cob Bob, the ethanol-pushing mascot for the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, is the PM's new director of communications. Don't let the boyish looks fool you. For all the positive eco spin the PMO's sucking out of this one, Teneycke gives us that eerie feeling. A David Frum clone (Teneycke was a driving force behind Reform's campaign to take over the PCs), he's a former Harris underling, handling the enviroment and energy file (huh?), with right-wing nastiness to burn. Underhanded anti-Liberal attack ads, Reform party SWAT teams on inline skates with video cameras to spy on Liberal events: Teneycke has done it all.
Monsanto's udder bull
We hear a lot of BS from Monsanto, but this one's a real steamer fresh from the cow's heinie. A new Cornell University study says dairy cows injected with bovine growth hormone are actually better for the planet. Mooers fed the infection-boosting hormone produce 50 per cent more milk. According to the study, we use that much less soy/corn to feed them and they burp out 41 million kilograms less methane, for starters. Kind of makes you wonder who was behind the study. Gee whillikers, Bessie, it's a long-time Monsanto consultant and - ta-da - a Monsanto staffer.