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What the Trump-Trudeau Meeting Was Really About

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By Eric Zuesse

U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to «drain the swamp» of corruption, and to restore the American people’s control over their government, but what he has been doing since he started his Presidency on January 20th is exactly the opposite: handing control of the U.S. government over to international corporations, and, really, over to the billionaires who control their corporations and who use them to rob the publics everywhere (in ways some of which will here be described). 

Consider his meeting, on February 13th, with Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau:

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http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/02/19/what-trump-trudeau-meeting-was-really-about.html

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau are Chalk and Cheese

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By Kristina Jovanovski IBT - February 14, 2017

Canada and the US need each other, share a 9,000km border and are major trading partners.

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an audience at a 2016 UN conference that he was a feminist, he probably didn't foresee launching a task force on working women with a world leader who bragged about grabbing women's genitals.

Yet that is the reality show Trudeau will be starring in today with US President Donald Trump.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka, helped organise the task force which will offer Trudeau, who appointed women to half of his cabinet positions, an opportunity to take the spotlight away from more contentious issues, like trade.

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/donald-trump-justin-trudeau-are-chalk-cheese-canada-us-need-each-other-1606221?spMailingID=1337660&spUserID=MTI0NzI2OTY3OTIS1&spJobID=730402191&spReportId=NzMwNDAyMTkxS0

Canada One of 38 to Cast No Vote at Disarmament Talks

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Need to address growing threat from Nuclear weapons

By William S. Geimer

Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump was fulminating over what he claims is media failure to report terrorist attacks. There is a far more important story that has been almost ignored. The threat to the world from nuclear weapons is growing. Canada is obstructing efforts to address it.

In a world with its most powerful nation in the hands of an unpredictable amateur, there are 16,300 nuclear weapons, each capable of making Hiroshima look like a backyard fireworks display. Nine nations have them: Russia 8,000, U.S. 7,300, France 300, China 250, U.K. 225, Pakistan 120, India 110, Israel 80, North Korea 10. There are about 180 nuclear weapons in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Turkey. A comforting list, isn’t it?

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http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/william-geimer-canada-obstructing-disarmament-talks-1.10075565

Trudeau: Climate Leadership Failure

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By Bill Henderson

Human caused global warming increasingly threatens all we love and care about.  Climate change from this warming caused (mostly) by greenhouse gases (GHGs) from our use of fossil fuels is a potent growing risk to our families, our kids and their kids, our communities and country. This radical change threatens most of the species and ecosystems with which we share creation, civilization, and even the very future of humanity.

Climate change threatens our jobs and economy, it threatens peace and our evolving global culture, and it threatens each of our myriad and diverse personal obsessions: arts and sports, music or business or outdoor or digital tech, whatever activities we love to do.

File Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons | Credit: PM website

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http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/02/05/trudeau-climate-leadership-failure/

Islamophobic With A Smile - The Quebec Case

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By Mustapha Marrouchi

When the Indian-Canadian and later Indian-American novelist Bharati Mukherjee complained in the 1970s that Canada was more racist than America, many people thought she was harsh in her reading of the Canadian society. Only a handful of people told her that she was right. I personally think she was dead right. I can testify to her anguish in that I have lived in Canada and indeed experienced first-hand racism, the kind one does not notice because it is shrouded in a wonderful smile that is disconcerting, to say the least. It feels like a gesture of disillusion. It also resembles a hedge that screens a fence from sight. Unlike manifest racism in America, racism in Canada is latent.

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http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/02/06/islamophobic-with-a-smile-the-quebec-case/

Québec Mosque Attack

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By Jim Miles

I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news about the murder of six people in a mosque in St Foy, Québec yesterday. While these kinds of killings are commonplace in the U.S., and the killings in other areas of the world greatly outnumber this relatively local occurrence, this one seemed to be more significant.

It is not significant just that I am Canadian and see our values being seriously challenged; nor is it from any fundamental religious belief or conviction. It goes deeper to the core of humanity, a sense that I cannot truly describe verbally even after a couple days contemplation of my emotional reactions.

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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Worldwide Rights to “One Under the Sun”

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By A Correspondent

US Premiere at Los Angeles on February 25

UAE premiere at Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC), April 8th, 2017.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the worldwide rights to the science fiction drama, “One Under the Sun.” The film made its premiere in the U.S. at Regal LA Live Cinemas on Feb. 25, 2017.

The film features a star-studded cast that includes model, Bollywood actress, and former Miss India, Pooja Batra in her first starring role. The movie co-stars Gene Farber of “Captain America: Civil War” fame in the Marvel Comic franchise; Ava Cantrell, star of “Lights Out”; and awarding-winner actor, Michael Keeley.

Produced by Sunny Vachher (P.G.A.) and directed by Vincent Tran and Riyaana Hartley, the cinematic sensation was filmed entirely in Los Angeles, CA. Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, noted that “One Under the Sun brings audiences on an emotional journey and challenges their notions of war.”

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Support for Markham-Unionville Nominee Shusmita Sharma

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By A Correspondent

Progressive Conservative Nominee for Markham-Unionville Shusmita Sharma captured hearts while garnering support from the local community for her nomination as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Markham – Unionville riding. At a recently organized Politics and Dholak/Sangeet: An Evening of Cultural Music and Women from the Progressive Conservative Party, Sharma wowed not just members of the party but also members of the community with her ideas and thoughts.

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JUNE 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 11










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