Posted: February 16, 2011
WRONG FIT IN THE COCKPIT by John Corbett
The best fighter jet in the world might not be what Canada needs.
NATIONS IN TROUBLE by Lester R Brown
Environmental and demographic forces threaten state failure.
TWO SIDES OF WIND POWER by Bruce R Muir
Environmental planner looks at good and bad practice in building wind farms.
CANADIAN WRITERS SPEAK OUT ON COPYRIGHT from The Writers' Union of Canada
Teachers and professors don't work for free — why should writers?
"Peace for sale"...
Some pearls are beyond price.
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DEMOCRACY, FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE PATHETIC by Ish Theilheimer
Egypt and Canada offer contrasts.
PRE-ELECTION MINUET by Geoffrey Stevens
Polls may slow election momentum, but the music has already started.
KNOCK ON WOOD by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola
If a tree falls in the International Year of Forests, does anybody hear?
FOLLOW THE LEADER
Arab states weigh stability against self-determination.
THE REAL ALBERTA by Gillian Steward
Stereotype images don't stand up to scrutiny.
BC LIBERAL LEADERSHIP RACE GOES NEGATIVE by Bill Tieleman
George Abbott crazy "like a fox" to attack Christy Clark.
THE MYTH OF GENDER NEUTRALITY by Elsie Hambrook
The budget is a policy document, especially where gender is concerned.
WHEN BABA MOVES IN by Mehdi Rizvi
Elderly immigrant women sometimes suffer abuse or neglect.
The Taylor report
AUDIO INTERVIEW: EGYPT AND DEMOCRACY by Phil Taylor
Behind the scenes report about government response to Tahrir Square demonstrations.
One native life
FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL by Richard Wagamese
Teaching myself how to play helped me re-invent my world.
XSTRATA KILLS COPPER SMELTER by Ben LeFebvre
Demolition of Kidd Metsite is bitter pill for Timmins workers.
UNDER THE ROCKETS by Joe McGuire
Sderot houses peace activists despite Qassam rockets.
COLORADO RULES, OIL COMPANIES DROOL from Earthjustice
Oil and gas industry drops lawsuit against Colorado environmental regulations.
TSUNAMI IN EGYPT by Uri Avnery
Obama's democratic instincts thwarted by US military and political establishment.
FREEDOM IN ANY LANGUAGE by Kristin Deasy and Hannah Kaviani
YouTube carries the best protest songs From Egypt, Tunisia, and Iran.
|PICK OF THE WEEK
|THINK TANK WITHOUT WALLS
... and with fewer preconceptions than many, the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies publishes the very liberal and insightful Foreign Policy in Focus magazine, particularly useful for following events in the Middle East.
HOW ALBERTA'S $16-BILLION ELECTRICITY SCANDAL PLUGS INTO THE TAR SANDS by Andrew Nikiforuk
And why some call project opponent Joe Anglin a "dangerous" guy.
TWO YEARS OF PLANNING FOR TAHRIR SQUARE by David Kirkpatrick and David E Sanger
Study groups in Tunisia and Egypt worked together on strategy and tactics.
PEAK OIL, PEAK PRICES by Gwynne Dyer
Long term, fuel alternatives may well undercut oil profits.
ONLINE MEDIA MAY BE THE NEXT BUBBLE by David Carr
Meanwhile, more and media companies rely on a nation of serfs.
MEXICO: DEFEND TRADE UNION RIGHTS from LabourStart
Miners die, government hammers union for protesting.
LEAVING FARMVILLE from YouTube
"I'm getting bored of Facebook" anthem.