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Posted: February 16, 2011

John Corbett
WRONG FIT IN THE COCKPIT
by John Corbett
  The best fighter jet in the world might not be what Canada needs.
 
 

Lester R Brown

NATIONS IN TROUBLE
by Lester R Brown
  Environmental and demographic forces threaten state failure.
 
 

Bruce R Muir
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 - The Writers' Union of CanadaMedia files
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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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

DEMOCRACY, FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE PATHETIC by Ish Theilheimer
  Egypt and Canada offer contrasts.
 

Insight
Geoffrey Stevens
PRE-ELECTION MINUET
by Geoffrey Stevens
  Polls may slow election momentum, but the music has already started.
 
 

David Suzuki and Faisal MoolaScience matters

KNOCK ON WOOD by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola
  If a tree falls in the International Year of Forests, does anybody hear?
 

MeanToons
FOLLOW THE LEADER
  Arab states weigh stability against self-determination.

Arab states weigh stability against self-determination...
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Gillian StewardCanadian Politics

THE REAL ALBERTA by Gillian Steward
  Stereotype images don't stand up to scrutiny.
 
 

Bill Tieleman
BC LIBERAL LEADERSHIP RACE GOES NEGATIVE
by Bill Tieleman
  George Abbott crazy "like a fox" to attack Christy Clark.
 
 

Elsie Hambrook
THE MYTH OF GENDER NEUTRALITY
by Elsie Hambrook
  The budget is a policy document, especially where gender is concerned.
 
 

Mehdi Rizvi

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.

Richard WagameseOne native life

FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL by Richard Wagamese
  Teaching myself how to play helped me re-invent my world.
 
 

Workplaces
Ben LeFebvre

XSTRATA KILLS COPPER SMELTER
by Ben LeFebvre
  Demolition of Kidd Metsite is bitter pill for Timmins workers.
 
 

Joe McGuireFaith speaks

UNDER THE ROCKETS by Joe McGuire
  Sderot houses peace activists despite Qassam rockets.
 
 

USA watch
Earthjustice
COLORADO RULES, OIL COMPANIES DROOL
from Earthjustice
  Oil and gas industry drops lawsuit against Colorado environmental regulations.
 

Uri AvneryWorld beat

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.
  www.fpif.org
 

Andrew NikiforukHot headlines
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.

Gwynne Dyer

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.

Take action!
MEXICO: DEFEND TRADE UNION RIGHTS from LabourStart
  Miners die, government hammers union for protesting.

Humour
LEAVING FARMVILLE from YouTube
  "I'm getting bored of Facebook" anthem.
 

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