Posted: January 19, 2011
ETHICAL OIL AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIP by Gillian Steward
Human rights used as a "clever ruse" to deflect environmental concerns.
THE GREAT FOOD CRISIS OF 2011 by Lester R Brown
Population growth, falling water supplies, and ethanol production cause greater competition for grain.
NEIGHBOURS IN TROUBLE by Gerald Caplan
Is it too late to save Americans from themselves?
BIG BUCKS STAY AT THE TOP from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canada's best-paid CEOs "recession-proof": study.
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FAREWELL TO AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT by Ish Theilheimer
Clark Guettel lived life on his own terms – a feat that gets harder every year.
IGNATIEFF'S DILEMMA by Geoffrey Stevens
Used to be that all the Opposition had to do was to oppose the government.
AFLOCKALYPSE NOW by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola
Birds are part of mass animal die-offs and the ongoing extinction crisis.
Some people just don't recognize satire.
IDA CHONG GETS THE RECALL WRONG by Bill Tieleman
She says it isn't about the HST – and a few other mistaken notions.
UNSAFE AT HOME by Elsie Hambrook
Rigid sex roles hard on men but dangerous to women.
POND BUBBLES LIKE SODA POP by Trevor Scott Howell
Landowners sound alarm over carbon sequestration.
BUILDING BETTER CITIES by Geoff Ghitter & Noel Keough
Long-term planning helps cities survive storms and other crises.
One native life
HOW AN INDIAN PRAYS by Richard Wagamese
"Emily" restored tradition and ceremony that had been removed.
UNION WEBSITE GOES TO COURT from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Settlement approves UFCW's website for Walmart workers.
2011 INJUSTICE INDEX by Bill Quigley
Honouring Martin Luther King Jr by measuring racism, materialism and militarism in the USA.
|PICK OF THE WEEK
|PETITIONS THAT WORK
New international (but mainly US) petition site hosted more than 9000 campaigns last year. Change.org sends an email every time someone signs – and boasts page after page of campaign victories.
A TEA PARTY MURDER by George Lakoff
Language like "crosshairs" did play a role in the attack on Gabrielle Gifford.
SEVERE FOOD SHORTAGES LOOM by Gwynne Dyer
Floods and heat waves destroyed crops, leaving no margin for error.
MAKING UP NEWS from Media Matters
Right-wing media invent absurd attacks on Obama's memorial speech.
EVALUATING DIET PLANS by Jeanne Lee
CBS Moneywatch researches the best ways to lose 20 pounds.
SAVE SUPERBOWL'S SEX SLAVES from Change.org
Ask host committee to help protect children from human traffickers.
Feedback from our readers
RE: PLAYING HARDBALL AT CANADA POST by Susanne Shaw
Ten kinds of neglect that help union-busters.
SHELTER FROM THE BLIZZARD from the SG water cooler
Even in a storm, honesty is the best policy.