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Posted: July 13, 2011

Linda McQuaig

POMP, PAGEANTRY AND UNIONS
by Linda McQuaig
  Royals' visit obscures new attacks on labour, middle class.
 
 

Uri Avnery
ISRAEL'S REACTION TO FLOTILLA OVERWROUGHT
by Uri Avnery
  "Instilled memory" impels public to perceive opposition as threat.
 

Muhammed Tahir
AFGHANISTAN: TROUBLE WITH THE TRANSITION
by Muhammed Tahir
  High profile attacks on police, hotels, signal return of civil war.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

CAUTION: WISCONSIN AHEAD by Ish Theilheimer
  Canada's Left needs to build alliances to face the coming storms.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki
WHIRLING FOR ENERGY
by David Suzuki
  When it comes to health, wind power blows away the alternatives.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

MURDOCH'S WORLD PLANS by Geoffrey Stevens
  Global media mogul waits for Harper to undo Canadian ownership rules.
 

In other words
THREE SLASHING PIGGIES by Kahlil Bendib
  Anti-government fever starts to look like cannibalism.

Anti-government fever starts to look like cannibalism...

Gillian StewardCanadian Politics

ROYALS VISIT CALGARY – AGAIN by Gillian Steward
  Western flavour seems to suit royal visitors.
 
 

Bill Tieleman

A GASSY TALE OF WOE
by Bill Tieleman
  BC Liberals' carbon tax a smoking wreck.
 
 

Stephen Kimber

GETTING IMMIGRATION RIGHT
by Stephen Kimber
  Class-action lawsuit shows re-settling program had problems.
 
 

Janice Harvey

NEW BRUNSWICK AFTER THE ELECTION
by Janice Harvey
  Neglected in campaigns, environment comes back to bite.
 
 

Ricardo Acuña

WILDROSE PARTY WITHERS
by Ricardo Acuña
  Conservatives regain public, oil company backing.
 
 

Mehdi Rizvi

DATING NOT ALLOWED
by Mehdi Rizvi
  Abusive relationships even trickier among South Asian Muslims.
 
 

Jody DallaireEquality time

NEW IN-HOME RULES COMING by Jody Dallaire
  Nannies and housekeepers are neither servants nor "members of the family", but workers.
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorCREEPING TOWARDS A MILITARIZED CULTURE by Phil Taylor
  Phil's guests include Prof Michael Fellman and investigator Christopher Black.

Audio FilesAudio FilesAudio Files

Richard WagameseOne native life

WE NEED WARRIORS by Richard Wagamese
  Child's death in Hobbema calls for real warriors to take charge.
 
 

Workplaces
NEGOTIATING OVER FEDERAL CUTS from PIPSC
  PIPSC President Corbett reports on meeting with Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

USA watch
Sarah Byrnes

RESILIENCE CIRCLES
by Sarah Byrnes
  Neighbours band together to cope with rising unemployment.
 
 

John Gordon MillerMedia files

STOP THE PRESSES by John Gordon Miller
  News of the World grinds to a halt.
 
 

John Degen
U SASK GOES BARE
by John Degen
  University declines tariff, stockpiles coursepacks of copyright-protected works.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
SO THAT MEANS YOU LOVE EACH OTHER –
Young Calen meets his first husband and husband couple, then plays ping-pong.
  www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbBtNVFjeDA
 

Catherine RampellHot headlines

USA: MISSING JOBLESS VOICES by Catherine Rampell
  Somehow, the unemployed became invisible.
 
 

Gwynne Dyer
LEBANESE INQUIRY RELIES ON SPY AGENCIES
by Gwynne Dyer
  Charged Hezbollah officials likely didn't do it.
 
 

All Against the HaulTake action!

STOP THE MEGA-HAUL from All Against the Haul
  Sign petition to halt highway widening through national forests, for tar sands expansion.
 

Feedback from our readers
RE: HOMELESSNESS ISN'T BLISS by Marg
  Government, volunteers, need a variety of approaches to cure homelessness.

Humour
A POLITICALLY CORRECT JOKE from Uncle David
  But it's still a groaner.
 

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