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Maria Corina Machado meeting with George W. Bush in 2002, when she was the head of Súmate, a rightwing "civil society" organization long involved with delegitimization campaigns against the Bolivarian regime, its electoral process, and instigating rightwing violence against it. How many “civil society” leaders get to have private meetings with the “Commander in Chief” of the American Empire?

Rightwing Venezuelan figure courted at Scotia Bank Building in Toronto

Rightwing Venezuelan figure courted at Scotia Bank Building in Toronto

by Fernando Arce On May 8, 2014, one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders, Maria Corina Machado, was hosted at an event in Toronto at which she thanked Harper’s right-wing government and Canadian-Venezuelans for their ongoing support. The event, organized by the Canadian Council for the Americas, was presided by boardroom chair and event moderator,

The looming ‘war’ on the native tobacco trade

Six Nations meeting rallies community against Bill C-10  by Noaman G. Ali Six Nations of the Grand River | “The introduction of Omnibus Bill C-10 is an attempt to criminalize the hard-working families and entrepreneurs of Six Nations and other territories,” Jonathan Garlow said to over two hundred people gathered at the Polytechnic of the Six

Remembering Rogerio: How Toronto and Ontario are failing undocumented residents

by Muriam Salman Rogerio Marques DeSouza, an undocumented worker, died an untimely death. However, the discrimination he faced due to his immigration status did not end with his passing. At 49, Rogerio, the father of three teenage children, had been fighting colon cancer for over three years. As an undocumented migrant from Brazil, he was

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Tour highlights building of people’s power in Venezuela

By the Hugo Chavez People’s Defense Front As Venezuela faces yet another attempt by the Right-wing opposition to create political, economic and social turmoil in the wake of the upcoming municipal electoral process, the Hugo Chávez People’s Defense Front of Canada, organized a 5 City speaking tour with Katrina Kozarek from the Comuna Socialista Ataroa in

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Ontario’s shale-gas: The next ‘fracking’ frontier?

by Steve da Silva With the consciousness of people in Canada taken up a notch on the issue of “fracking” by the Mi’kmaq-led resistance in New Brunswick, it’s only a matter of time before people’s sights and struggles shift to the next major shale-gas frontier: Ontario. The US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2013 that

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