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Posted: April 20, 2011

Maude Barlow
UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DEBATE WHETHER NATURE HAS RIGHTS
from Global Exchange and Council of Canadians
  New legal paradigm emerging, for protecting environment, assessing damages.
 

David McLaren
THE PARLIAMENT OF FOULS
by David McLaren
  Contempt of Parliament is closer to a criminal charge than to "bickering".
 
 

Dennis Gruending
CHRISTIAN ZIONISM AND THE ELECTION
by Dennis Gruending
  So-called apolitical religious rallies in four cities featured Conservative speakers.
 
 

Ellen LaConte

TIPS FOR VEGGIE VIRGINS
by Ellen LaConte
  You can grow fresh food in containers or small patches.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

GONE PITCHIN' by Ish Theilheimer
  Ish Theilheimer will return next week.
 
 

Science matters
David Suzuki
GENOME STUDIES LEAD TO UNEXPECTED RESULTS
by David Suzuki
  Few diseases are genetic; most are linked to environmental factors.
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight
THIS IS NO "SEINFELD ELECTION" by Geoffrey Stevens
  So many issues are clamouring for attention that they become a kind of background white noise.
 

MeanToons
FOOD COSTS MORE THAN BEFORE
  Sure beats the alternative.

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Ricardo AcuñaCanadian Politics

STELMACH MIFFED BY US CRITICISM by Ricardo Acuña
  Tar sands come under fire by New York Times, President Barack Obama.
 

Bill Tieleman

ADRIAN DIX NEW BC NDP LEADER
by Bill Tieleman
  Dix, NDP up for the election fight with BC Liberals.
 
 

Inside Queen's ParkNOMINATIONS RACE SHOWS PC UNDERBELLY by Inside Queen's Park
  And: Ontario Green leader runs in former health minister's secure riding.
 

Stephen Kimber
NS NDP FACE DEFICIT
by Stephen Kimber
  Tommy Douglas would not approve of Graham Steele using Paul Martin's tactics.
 
 

Ken NeumannWorkplaces

ROYALTIES ON NON-RENEWABLES by Ken Neumann
  Potash royalty review protects Saskatchewan interests.
 
 

MEXICAN AUTO PART WORKERS EVICT COMPANY UNION, SET UP THEIR OWN from the Maquila Solidarity Network
  Puebla workers at Johnson Controls sign first collective bargaining agreement.

Consumers
Earth Day Canada
EARTH DAY IS A TRADEMARK
from Earth Day Canada
  Earth Day Canada protects Earth Day® in the age of greenwashing.
 

Antonia JuhaszWorld beat

LESSONS FROM BP BLOWOUT by Antonia Juhasz
  Major oil companies' professions of emergency readiness proved empty.
 

Media files
John Gordon Miller
CYBER STUPID
by John Gordon Miller
  Postmedia relies on cost-cutting tactics that have failed so many newspapers in the past.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
PEOPLE'S GLOBALIZATION
Amid all the protests against corporate globalization in the 1980s, there was an upstart organization dedicated to building people-to-people ties. Twenty years later, Global Exchange has grown into a force in its own right.
  www.globalexchange.org
 

Hot headlines
LIBYA CONFLICT A WEAPONS SHOWCASE by Tim Hepher
  Armaments makers vie for the opportunity to advertize "combat tested" fighter jets.

Gwynne Dyer

MEXICO: JUST SAY "NO"
by Gwynne Dyer
  War on drugs is "tearing apart the fabric" of Mexico.
 
 

Gary Taubes

IS SUGAR TOXIC?
by Gary Taubes
  Researcher pins blame on sugar for several chronic diseases.
 
 

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