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|Sep 30, 2007||in light of the Supreme Court of B.C. Rule # 19.10, the Attorney General and these courts are violating Human Rights everyday of the week.|
Hi everyone, from David Butterfield
September 20th & 21st - 9:30 a.m.
"REGINA V. JOHN KRIST"
A Huge case in the Supreme Court of B.C. 651 Carnarvon Street New Westminster
This case is about a man attempting to realize his Human Rights, as enshrined in International Laws and, in particular, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by "Canada" in August 1976. The Attorney General of Canada/Prosecutor and the Judges and Justices of the Courts are totally ignorant of the obligations accepted by "Canada" through its ratification of these international instruments. In other words, and especially in light of the Supreme Court of B.C. Rule # 19.10, the Attorney General and these courts are violating Human Rights everyday of the week.
They have continued to deny him his Rights through more than a year in each the Provincial and now Supreme Courts. They have actually forced this man to make an informal Application to the Court to be allowed to exercise his Human Rights, can you believe it. Of course you can. [full story]
|Sep 24, 2007||New York Sues Merck Over Vioxx|
But Big Pharma friendly politicians and bureaucrats will buy into Merck's lies that their Gardasil HPV vaccine is "safe!"
New York Sues Merck Over Vioxx
State and City Bring Suit,Seek Restitution of FundsSpent Through Medicaid
By HEATHER WON TESORIERO September 18, 2007; Page D7
New York state and New York City have jointly sued Merck & Co. for allegedly concealing safety information about Vioxx, joining a half-dozen states that have sued the drug maker since it withdrew the painkiller three years ago amid concerns about dangerous side effects. [full story]
|Sep 16, 2007||Culture clash over monkey meat ends up in court|
Culture clash over monkey meat ends up in court by FRANK DONNELLY Sunday September 16, 2007, 7:42 AM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Monkeys are sacred to a Liberian native who emigrated to West Brighton more than two decades ago. Mamie Manneh and members of her church say eating primate parts -- known as bushmeat -- conforms with their religious beliefs and imbues them with the cunning and agile animal's spiritual power while also helping them "get closer to God." Federal prosecutors look at it another way. They contend Ms. Manneh, 39, broke federal law and an international wildlife treaty by illegally importing 65 pieces of smoked bushmeat, including primate parts, into the country early last year. The protected wildlife parts carry the risk of "numerous" infectious diseases including tuberculosis and Ebola, prosecutors allege. The clash of cultures -- and the potentially precedent-setting case -- continues to play out in Brooklyn federal court almost two years later with a pretrial hearing on motions to dismiss scheduled for Thursday. The case is so hotly contested that both sides have enlisted a small posse of experts and together are expected to spend tens of thousands of dollars before a resolution is reached. Ms. Manneh, who also is known as Mamie Jefferson, could face up to five years in a federal penitentiary if convicted of smuggling. But one of her lawyers says the outcome of the case -- seen by the defense as a battle over a protected religious freedom -- will affect many more people than her client. "This case represents a unique opportunity to affect the behavior of thousands of African bushmeat users in the United States by reasonably and fairly approaching this one," said Jan A. Rostal, an attorney for Ms. Manneh said in a May letter to the court. "It has never been Ms. Manneh's intention to make this case such a public and consuming venture," wrote the lawyer. "[However], we have no reservations about the sincerity of Ms. Manneh's religious beliefs and are moved by the fact that her shipment was hardly 'smuggled' at all, but rather marked as 'foodstuuf' [sic] and accompanied by forms filed with the ... USDA, ( U.S. Department of Agriculture) inviting inspection." The case appears to have such significant implications that the Manhattan-based white-shoe law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy is offering Ms. Manneh pro bono assistance. The case dates back to January 2006, when federal agents at JFK International Airport allegedly discovered several dozen pieces of illegal smoked bushmeat in a shipment to Ms. Manneh from Guinea, a West African country. The contraband-- including monkey skulls, limbs and torsos, along with antelope parts -- was buried beneath smoked fish. Agents later found 33 pieces of dried, smoked bushmeat in the garage of Ms. Manneh's Bement Avenue home. The primate parts comprised green monkey and hamadryas baboon -- animals protected under the Convention on International Trade in the Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( C.I.T.E.S.), an international treaty among more than 170 countries. [full story]