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Posted: June 15, 2011

Gerald Caplan
ABOLITION MORE SENSIBLE THAN REFORM
by Gerald Caplan
  Independents have faint hope of winning an election to the Senate.
 
 

Wenonah Hauter
FRACKING THE SHALE
by Wenonah Hauter
  In addition to poisoning water, homes, and bodies, fracking is eroding the quality of rural life.
 
 

Duff Conacher
SUBSIDY ENCOURAGES VOTING
by Duff Conacher
  Harperites undermine democracy with partisan attack on public funding.
 
 

Sherry Turkle
FACEBOOK THREATENS DEMOCRACY
interview by Robert Coalson
  Privacy central to political freedom, working for social change.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

IGNORANCE OF HOMELESSNESS ISN'T BLISS by Ish Theilheimer
  Poverty more widespread than most Canadians realize.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

A NEW KIND OF NIMBY
by David Suzuki
  Ontario says yes to Nature In My Backyard.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight
THE KING OF MUSKOKA, THE HUNTSVILLE MAYOR, AND THE DEERHURST GM by Geoffrey Stevens
  Auditor General report tells how the three amigos cut up our cash.
 

MeanToons
SWIMMING WITH THE ICEBERGS
  Federal cuts cost Newfoundlanders vital Search And Rescue station.

Federal cuts cost Newfoundlanders vital Search And Rescue station...
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Canadian Politics
Janice Harvey

SO-CALLED DEMOCRATIC REFORM
by Janice Harvey
  NB studies voting methods, feds axe party subsidies.
 
 

Bill Tieleman
AGE, SEX AND HST
by Bill Tieleman
  BC Liberals or Smart Tax Alliance enlist robot calling to conduct pro-HST voter identification.
 
 

Inside Queen's Park
INTERVIEW WITH MPP PETER KORMOS
by Inside Queen's Park
  NDPer shares reflections after 25 years at Queen's Park.
 

SEX AT THE SUPREME COURT from the Women's Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution
  Women's groups to argue the Charter does not guarantee men a right to the prostitution of women.

Trevor Scott Howell

DISSENT NO LONGER A DIRTY WORD
by Trevor Scott Howell
  Albertans slowly overcoming culture of fear.
 
 

Stephen Kimber
HALIFAX CONCERTGATE SCANDAL
by Stephen Kimber
  Auditor general's report undercuts Mayor's denial he knew about secret payments to concert promoter.
 
 

Jody DallaireEquality time

FUNDING THE FUTURE by Jody Dallaire
  All levels of government can play a role in child care.
 
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorMANUFACTURING RATKO MLADIC by Phil Taylor
  Serbian general prosecuted to distract public from NATO bombing in Libya: Edward S Herman.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

WOLF TRACKS by Richard Wagamese
  They are beasties of the full moon and long shadow.
 
 

Workplaces
Denis Lemelin

WHY CUPW IS ON STRIKE
by Denis Lemelin
  Negotiations are supposed to be about give and take.
 
 

ILO REPORT ON LABOUR RIGHTS from the International Trade Union Confederation
  Arab Spring tied to fight for economic rights, including union organizing.

Lester R BrownWorld beat

WHEN THE NILE RUNS DRY by Lester R Brown
  Land and water grabs by affluent nations jeopardize African countries' ability to feed their people.
 

Media files
Creators' Copyright CoalitionARTISTS ARE WORKERS TOO from the Creators' Copyright Coalition
  Creators set out principles for effective copyright reform.
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
TOUCH WOOD –
Japanese phone ad combines tranquil old growth forest with sophisticated musical engineering (and, perhaps, a little CGI). Little wooden ball plays Bach.
  www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M
 

Andrew NikiforukHot headlines

GREENWASHING THE OILSANDS by Andrew Nikiforuk
  Decoding the gooey oil sands lies that PR flacks tell.
 
 

Take action!
Ken: Barbie, it's over...

BARBIE WRAPPED IN RAIN FORESTS
from Greenpeace
  Tell Mattel to find packaging elsewhere.
 
 

Feedback from our readers
POWER AS WELL AS WATER from Gerald Regnitter
  Alberta set up to ship electricity south too.

Humour
HOSTING THE TONY AWARDS via YouTube
  Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman joust.
 

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