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Feb 03, 2006 at 12:00 AM

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Mayor and Council renege on funding for international peace mayors’ gathering.
Feb. 3, 2006 

The Vancouver City Council has reneged on its commitment to provide $50,000 for the meeting of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities and Mayors for Peace that will take place here in June 2006.

Mayors from around the world will be visiting this city as part of the World Peace Forum 2006, an event to which City Councillors committed themselves last year...

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Falling Arab dictatorships and Israeli government panic
By Mordecai Briemberg
February 1, 2011

http://rabble.ca/news/2011/02/falling-arab-dictatorships-and-israeli-government-panic

The walls are crumbling. The walls behind which dictators indulge in decadent opulence while "their" people are mired in wretched circumstance. The walls behind which "leaders" secretly sell -- for personal gain -- the rights of the people they claim to represent.

Across North Africa and the Middle East, across the Arab world, for decades dictatorship and deepening corruption, firmly supported by imperial powers, seemed beyond challenge. Today, once "stable" regimes are now facing a popular reckoning.

From the vantage point of Palestine, there are three new dynamics.

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