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Posted: February 02, 2011

Ban Ki Moon
"WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME"
by Ban Ki Moon
  UN Secretary-General warns Davos gathering current economic model "a global suicide pact".
 
 

Stephen Leahy

SPECULATORS DRIVE UP FOOD PRICES
by Stephen Leahy
  In corrupt global food system, farmland is the new gold.
 
 

Mardo Soghom

BEHIND THE ARAB REVOLT
by Mardo Soghom
  Egyptian protesters are not Muslim extremists.
 
 

Uri Avnery

THE PALESTINE PAPERS
by Uri Avnery
  Israel-Palestine peace plan hasn't changed much since 1973.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
WATCHING MIDDLE EAST WITH HOPE AND FEAR by Ish Theilheimer
  And hoping for democracy at home too – a budget compromise or an election.
 

Penney Kome

THE HONOUR ROLL OF REVOLUTIONS
by Penney Kome
  You say Tunisia, I say South Africa.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

REMEMBERING THE "WIDOWMAKER" by Geoffrey Stevens
  Single engine F-35 planes costly, unproven, and inappropriate to Canada's needs.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki and Faisal Moola
FEEDING FISH TO FISH
by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola
  BC struggles with issues of salmon farming and sustainability.
 

MeanToons
AND IF THE BUDGET FAILS?
  Stephen Harper considers various strategies.

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Canadian Politics
Gillian Steward

AFTER STELMACH'S RESIGNATION
by Gillian Steward
  Action in Alberta is all on the right.
 
 

Bill Tieleman
MLA'S EXPENSES QUESTIONED
by Bill Tieleman
  Liberal Kash Heed appeals to court for help party should have provided.
 
 

Elsie Hambrook
LET'S STOP BLAMING THE VICTIMS
by Elsie Hambrook
  Sexual assault perpetrators are the ones who need to be curbed.
 
 

Geoff Ghitter & Noel Keough
TRAMS, TRAMS, TRAMS
by Geoff Ghitter & Noel Keough
  Trams get people out of their cars and get them involved with their neighbourhoods.
 
 

Mehdi Rizvi

MEHDI RIZVI WILL RETURN
  Immigrant perspective important to Canadians.
 
 

Richard WagameseOne native life

WHAT SCARS TELL by Richard Wagamese
  When I go to a new barber, the first thing they see are the scars on my noggin.
 

Workplaces
United Steelworkers - USW
NICKEL MINE STRIKE SETTLED
from the USW
  Steelworkers, Vale reach tentative deal at Voisey's Bay, Labrador.
 

THE $28 BILLION PENSION DIP from PSAC
  PSAC seeks leave to appeal pension case to the Supreme Court.

Soniya MongaMedia files

THE NEW "CREATIVE ECONOMY" by Soniya Monga
  Online space being commodified at unprecedented rate.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
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  www.facebook.com/#!/pages/January-25-Revolution...
 

George LakoffHot headlines

THE NEW OBAMA NARRATIVE by George Lakoff
  US president goes on offensive with a new frame for his message.
 

Jeffrey Gettleman
HATE SPEECH IMPLICATED IN DEATH
by Jeffrey Gettleman
  Ugandan gay activist killed after newspaper runs his photo under "Hang Them" headline.
 
 

FEAR OF EXTREMISTS OVERSOLD by Jeff Cohen
  Blame Washington for sowing seeds of distrust about the Arab world.

CETA THREATENS GENERICS by Charlie Smith
  Canada-Euro trade deal could extend monopoly protection for patented medicines.

END GAME IN AFGHANISTAN by Kamran Yousaf
  Islamabad, Kabul to propose end to combat.

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Feedback from our readers
"WHITE ELEPHANTS IN THE SKY" by Debra Nelson
  Stephen Harper and his government are so yesterday.

Humour
SIT AND BE FIT from Uncle Ed
  Here's some gentle exercise you can do at your desk.
 

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