Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Ontario hospital at 95 —

A prominent anti-poverty activist, who authored several books on the Great Depression, the Second World War and postwar austerity, has died in an eastern Ontario hospital.

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Factbox: A field guide to U.N. climate jargon — Reuters: Top News

Representatives from around 195 countries meet in Poland from Dec. 2-14 to agree on the rules of a landmark climate pact. Decades of climate talks have spawned a host of acronyms and jargon. Here is a guide:

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Town grieving loss of four-year-old girl who fell under Christmas float — [h yishmor] National Post

YARMOUTH, N.S. — A grief counsellor was made available for people in the small Nova Scotia town of Yarmouth in the wake of a tragic accident that saw a four-year-old killed during the annual Santa Claus parade. Police say the little girl fell underneath a moving parade float while running alongside it during the procession…

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BBC issues correction to inaccurate Jerusalem elections claim

BBC Watch

As documented here at the beginning of the month, an audio report concerning the municipal elections in Jerusalem that was aired on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme and in two editions of the BBC World Service radio programme ‘Newshour’ on October 30th included the inaccurate claim that for the first time, a Palestinian candidate was running for a seat on the city council.

BBC erases crucial background from report on Jerusalem election

BBC Watch submitted a complaint concerning that inaccurate claim, pointing out that even Palestinian sources acknowledge that this is far from the first time that an Arab resident of Jerusalem has been on the ballot paper.

The response we received includes the following:

“Thanks for getting in touch about our report on October 30.

We looked into this for you and appreciate you raising the matter with us. You’re correct about a precedent lying elsewhere, so we’ve…

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The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) Attack on China’s Consulate in Karachi, Ahead of President Xi’s Meeting with Donald Trump — peoples trust toronto

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The so-called “Balochistan Liberation Army’s” suicide attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi is a serious escalation of the Hybrid War on CPEC designed to put unprecedented pressure on China ahead of President Xi’s planned meeting with his American counterpart … The post The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) Attack on China’s Consulate in Karachi, […]

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Guardian appears to get it wrong in claim Jewish NYT journo compared Israel to alt-right —

We listened to the NY Times podcast the Guardian contributor is likely referencing, and, contrary to his claim, the NY Times journalist never makes anything resembling the claim that Netanyahu’s “racial policies” have made Israel a “model” for the alt-right on how to construct an “ethno-state”.

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Canada’s Virtual Wall of Honour — 2019 edition — Genealogy à la carte

Anyone who missed out on the opportunity to send a photo of a deceased veteran in their family for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance that was presented in early November now has more than 300 days to send their photos for the 2019 edition. 116 more words

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Rockets fired from Gaza, Israel stages air strikes, after botched raid — Reuters: Top News

Palestinians in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel on Monday and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave.

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Khashoggi’s Murder grabbed Headlines but Brutal Saudi War on Yemen Invisible — Informed Comment

Dubai (AFP) – The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered a diplomatic and public relations crisis for Saudi Arabia, but little may change for the victims of the Yemen war. On Wednesday, at least 24 civilians were killed in strikes on Yemen’s Hodeida province, the Red Sea district at the heart of a…

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The White Helmets Ride Again — peoples trust toronto

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J I am often asked to explain why countries like Iran appear to be so aggressive, involving themselves in foreign wars and seeking to create alliances that they know will provoke the worst and most paranoid responses from some of their … The post The White Helmets Ride Again appeared first on Global Research. Vía […]

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