Posted: July 13, 2011
POMP, PAGEANTRY AND UNIONS by Linda McQuaig
Royals' visit obscures new attacks on labour, middle class.
ISRAEL'S REACTION TO FLOTILLA OVERWROUGHT by Uri Avnery
"Instilled memory" impels public to perceive opposition as threat.
AFGHANISTAN: TROUBLE WITH THE TRANSITION by Muhammed Tahir
High profile attacks on police, hotels, signal return of civil war.
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CAUTION: WISCONSIN AHEAD by Ish Theilheimer
Canada's Left needs to build alliances to face the coming storms.
WHIRLING FOR ENERGY by David Suzuki
When it comes to health, wind power blows away the alternatives.
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.
ROYALS VISIT CALGARY – AGAIN by Gillian Steward
Western flavour seems to suit royal visitors.
A GASSY TALE OF WOE by Bill Tieleman
BC Liberals' carbon tax a smoking wreck.
GETTING IMMIGRATION RIGHT by Stephen Kimber
Class-action lawsuit shows re-settling program had problems.
NEW BRUNSWICK AFTER THE ELECTION by Janice Harvey
Neglected in campaigns, environment comes back to bite.
WILDROSE PARTY WITHERS by Ricardo Acuña
Conservatives regain public, oil company backing.
DATING NOT ALLOWED by Mehdi Rizvi
Abusive relationships even trickier among South Asian Muslims.
NEW IN-HOME RULES COMING by Jody Dallaire
Nannies and housekeepers are neither servants nor "members of the family", but workers.
One native life
WE NEED WARRIORS by Richard Wagamese
Child's death in Hobbema calls for real warriors to take charge.
NEGOTIATING OVER FEDERAL CUTS from PIPSC
PIPSC President Corbett reports on meeting with Treasury Board President Tony Clement.
RESILIENCE CIRCLES by Sarah Byrnes
Neighbours band together to cope with rising unemployment.
STOP THE PRESSES by John Gordon Miller
News of the World grinds to a halt.
U SASK GOES BARE by John Degen
University declines tariff, stockpiles coursepacks of copyright-protected works.
USA: MISSING JOBLESS VOICES by Catherine Rampell
Somehow, the unemployed became invisible.
LEBANESE INQUIRY RELIES ON SPY AGENCIES by Gwynne Dyer
Charged Hezbollah officials likely didn't do it.
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.
A POLITICALLY CORRECT JOKE from Uncle David
But it's still a groaner.