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Posted: June 29, 2011

Ryan McGreal

NOT IN THE MAIL
by Ryan McGreal
  Canada Post debate rife with misinformation.
 
 

Jim Stanford

HARPER'S IRON FIST
by Jim Stanford
  The velvet glove comes off Harperites' labour relations agenda.
 
 

Colleen Flood

REDUCING PHARMACEUTICAL COSTS
by Colleen Flood
  Canada could learn from New Zealand's independent agency.
 
 

Stephen Leahy

TALKING GREEN IS CHEAP
by Stephen Leahy
  Postponing emissions cuts carries steep price-tag.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
"WE ARE FACING A MONSTER": JEAN-CLAUDE PARROT by Ish Theilheimer
  Handling of Canada Post and Air Canada disputes shows Harperites' plan to crush labour.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

GREEN YOUTH
by David Suzuki
  How to become an environmentalist.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

MPS SLEEPING IN THEIR OFFICES by Geoffrey Stevens
  Majority does not give Harper carte blanche.
 
 

MeanToons
NOT AS I DO...
  Meet the would-be puppet-master.

Meet the would-be puppet-master...
Rant and Roar

Canadian Politics
Bill Tieleman

RIOTERS HAVE POOR ROLE MODELS
by Bill Tieleman
  The rot in our society starts at the top.
 
 

Ricardo Acuña
LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND CARBON CAPTURE
by Ricardo Acuña
  Alberta to "educate" public on virtues on tar sands.
 
 

Stephen Kimber

THE NAMING OF SCHOOLS
by Stephen Kimber
  Heroes often have blemishes.
 
 

Jody DallaireEquality time

WOMEN'S WORLDS by Jody Dallaire
  Women gather from across Canada, around the world.
 
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorTHE USA AND THE TERROR INDUSTRY by Phil Taylor
  Phil talks with featured guests David Hoile, and Zafar Bangash.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

GATHERING FIREWOOD by Richard Wagamese
  Working together erases differences.
 
 

Workplaces
National Union of Public and General EmployeesNUPGE CELEBRATES PRIDE WEEK by the National Union of Public and General Employees
  Here is a free Full Human Rights for All poster.
 

William A CollinsUSA watch

WHY THE US DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE by William A Collins
  Corporations have purchased politicians, media, advertising, think tanks, and meteorologists.
 

World beat
Jennifer SlawichDr Bob Dickson
ROLLING OUT THE MUSKOKA INITIATIVE
by Jennifer Slawich and Dr Bob Dickson
  GAVI Alliance eradicates the child killers.
 
 

Media files
KEEP YOUR VIDEO RIGHTS by Scott Burke
  Creative Commons license for Youtube could be costly for video makers.

PICK OF THE WEEK
SHARING THE LAND –
The community gardens movement is spreading to private yards. Land holders can register to make plots available (for a share of fresh veggie bounty). Green thumbs can find garden space to practice their skills. Everyone eats better, and maybe some of the fresh produce even makes its way to the local food bank.
  landsharecanada.com
 

Gwynne DyerHot headlines

LEAVING AFGHANISTAN IN TURMOIL by Gwynne Dyer
  Not much has changed in the war-torn country.
 
 

Take action!
LIVES ON THE LINE IN BANGALADESH from Change.org
  Tell Walmart: intervene before labour activists are sentenced to death.

Feedback from our readers
David McLaren
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
by David McLaren
  Québec's Orange Crush shows we can all live together chez nous.
 
 

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THE PURINA DIET from funny.com
  Shaggy dogs need no license.
 

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