Posted: August 10, 2011
DEBT CRISIS DISGUISED TAX GRAB by Linda McQuaig
Tycoons laughing all the way to the bank.
CONSERVATIVE PUNDITS DIMINISH THE VICTIMS IN NORWAY by Dennis Gruending
Right-wingers try to spin off mass murder as understandable, if not justified.
A POET REWRITES THE WAR ON DRUGS by Madhu Suri Prakash
Son's senseless death leads poet, populace, to cry, "Enough!"
GRAND CHALLENGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE by Stephen Leahy
Feds fund catalyst grants in developing nations.
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GONE SPINNIN' by Ish Theilheimer
Ish's editorial will return.
LONDON IS BURNING by Penney Kome
"Thuggery" flash mobs take over urban, suburban streets.
PAVING PARADISE by David Suzuki
Cherry-picking offers lessons in life.
In other words
DEATH BY INFOTAINMENT by Khalil Bendib
News media's financial losses seem self-inflicted.
EXPORTING TAR SANDS by Gillian Steward
Canadian jobs lost down proposed Keystone pipeline: AFL.
HYDRO PLAN A JOLT TO HOMEOWNERS by Bill Tieleman
Smart meters may not live up to their billing.
BC COMMISSION FAILS TO FUND GROUP from the Native Women's Association of Canada
Native Women's Association of Canada calls for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
SHRINKING HALIFAX CITY COUNCIL WOULD BE AN ERROR by Stephen Kimber
The size of the council is not what counts, but the quality of the councilors.
LIP SERVICE TO EQUALITY by Jody Dallaire
Status of Women ministers say one thing but governments do another.
One native life
WHERE THE HEART IS by Richard Wagamese
Born north of Kenora, raised everywhere, the author took a long time to find home.
CANADA NEEDS A TRUE NATIONAL ENERGY STRATEGY by Gil McGowan
Slowing tar sands development smarter than unlimited extraction, shipment.
THE DAY THE MIDDLE CLASS DIED by Michael Moore
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers and broke the unions.
TENT CITY PROTESTS INSPIRE HOPE by Uri Avnery
Young Israelis emulate Tahrir Square, demand democracy and social services.
VIDEO: FUKUSHIMA KEEPS GETTING WORSE from Russia Today TV
New readings outside stricken plants register off the top of the scale.
MURDOCH'S AGENDA EXPOSED by Saul Landau
He created the perfect atmosphere for criminal activities and called it "freedom of the press".
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|JAPANESE NEWS RIGHT FROM JAPAN –
Government-funded NHK television closely monitors situation at Fukushima power plants. Reports available online or on some cable television channels.
THE IRRIGATION BUBBLE WILL POP IN 30 YEARS by Gwynne Dyer
World food supplies depend on pumping increasingly scarce water supplies.
STOP THE SOMALI TRAGEDY from Avaaz.org
Ask UN to address food crisis in Somalia.
SAX AND VIOLENCE from The Muppet Show
Muppet players find new uses for their instruments.