Posted: June 22, 2011
INCOMES IN CANADA – BOOMING AND BUSTED by Armine Yalnizyan
National averages conceal reality that three provinces thrived and three suffered in the recession.
THE NDP'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY by Gerald Caplan
Opposition status adds exhilaration to the celebration.
CANADA SPURNS KYOTO UPDATE FOR TAR SANDS by Stephen Leahy
Caught fibbing about emissions, Canada named "fossil of the day", again.
BEWARE THE GHOST(WRITER)S OF MEDICAL RESEARCH by Dr Marc-André Gagnon and Dr Sergio Sismondo
Well-placed journal articles sell more pills than sales staff do.
COURAGEOUS LEADERS ARISE TO FIGHT CORPORATE POWER by Ish Theilheimer
Napoleón Gómez of Mexico and Peter Rickman of Madison work bravely to unite workers against long odds.
AGRI-BIZ FAILS FOOD CHALLENGE by David Suzuki
Small farms may be better for food security and biodiversity.
ANOTHER THREE-WAY RACE LOOMS by Geoffrey Stevens
How will the federal election outcome affect Ontario's vote in October?
These weren't just sore losers.
Rant and Roar
NEW NB FOREST POLICY by Janice Harvey
Public needs clarification of quiet changes to forestry regulations.
HST REFERENDUM A LESSON IN DEMOCRACY by Bill Tieleman
Upcoming vote will be historic test of voters' ability to call government to heel.
PETER KELLY: THE JOKE'S ON US... STILL by Stephen Kimber
Halifax Mayor rocked by reaction to decision to front money for concert promoter.
ROOM TO MOVE from the Parkland Institute
Alberta's taxes are too low to provide services Albertans need.
PRETTY, PINK, AND HELPLESS by Jody Dallaire
Promoting princess culture is ill advised for transition house.
One native life
THE EVERYDAY INDIAN by Richard Wagamese
National Aboriginal Day needs to be extended through the year.
CAREGIVING WORK RECOGNIZED from the Canadian Labour Congress
ILO convention on domestic workers will improve lives.
US SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH WALMART by UFCW International President Joe Hansen
UFCW responds to ruling that gender alone is not sufficient grounds for class action.
HISTORIC DECISION AT THE UNITED NATIONS from the Unitarian-Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)
Human Rights Council passes first-ever resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity.
|PICK OF THE WEEK
|RIGHT FROM HIROSHIMA –
RT TV interviews Dr Robert Jacobs, Professor of nuclear history at the Hiroshima Peace Institute, about the situation at Fukushima. Jacobs terms public lack of awareness of radiation hazards as "A PR success but a public health care disaster".
VANCOUVER: A SOCIAL MEDIA RIOT, MADE FOR TV by Mark Leiren-Young
This wasn't 1994. This was weirder, more violent, driven by a lust for digital attention.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF NON-VIOLENT REVOLUTION by Gwynne Dyer
Since 1986, non-violence has driven a great many dictators from power.
FUKUSHIMA – MUCH WORSE THAN YOU THINK by Dahr Jamail
Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public.
PRIOR INFORMED CONSENT (PIC) NEEDED by Chuck Strahl
Asbestos should be listed in Rotterdam Convention as potentially harmful.
STOP BURNING COAL from Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Tell Ontario government to curtail emissions involved with exporting electricity.
Feedback from our readers
RE: "IGNORANCE ABOUT HOMELESSNESS ISN'T BLISS" by Marg
How would someone who has a mental illness get help and support?
SAYING THE RIGHT THING from funny.com
The morning after, you reap what you sowed.