Posted: June 15, 2011
ABOLITION MORE SENSIBLE THAN REFORM by Gerald Caplan
Independents have faint hope of winning an election to the Senate.
FRACKING THE SHALE by Wenonah Hauter
In addition to poisoning water, homes, and bodies, fracking is eroding the quality of rural life.
SUBSIDY ENCOURAGES VOTING by Duff Conacher
Harperites undermine democracy with partisan attack on public funding.
FACEBOOK THREATENS DEMOCRACY interview by Robert Coalson
Privacy central to political freedom, working for social change.
IGNORANCE OF HOMELESSNESS ISN'T BLISS by Ish Theilheimer
Poverty more widespread than most Canadians realize.
A NEW KIND OF NIMBY by David Suzuki
Ontario says yes to Nature In My Backyard.
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.
SWIMMING WITH THE ICEBERGS
Federal cuts cost Newfoundlanders vital Search And Rescue station.
Rant and Roar
SO-CALLED DEMOCRATIC REFORM by Janice Harvey
NB studies voting methods, feds axe party subsidies.
AGE, SEX AND HST by Bill Tieleman
BC Liberals or Smart Tax Alliance enlist robot calling to conduct pro-HST voter identification.
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.
DISSENT NO LONGER A DIRTY WORD by Trevor Scott Howell
Albertans slowly overcoming culture of fear.
HALIFAX CONCERTGATE SCANDAL by Stephen Kimber
Auditor general's report undercuts Mayor's denial he knew about secret payments to concert promoter.
FUNDING THE FUTURE by Jody Dallaire
All levels of government can play a role in child care.
One native life
WOLF TRACKS by Richard Wagamese
They are beasties of the full moon and long shadow.
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.
WHEN THE NILE RUNS DRY by Lester R Brown
Land and water grabs by affluent nations jeopardize African countries' ability to feed their people.
ARTISTS 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.
GREENWASHING THE OILSANDS by Andrew Nikiforuk
Decoding the gooey oil sands lies that PR flacks tell.
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.
HOSTING THE TONY AWARDS via YouTube
Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman joust.