Posted: September 14, 2011
US AWASH IN OIL AND LIES: REPORT by Stephen Leahy
Keystone XL intended mainly to transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets.
ADVERTISING AND PROPAGANDA by Laura Kaminker
Tarnished companies trying to reverse public opinion with feel-good ads.
THE WORLD AFTER 9/11 by Gerald Caplan
Conservatives seized upon shock to implement their doctrines.
THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT by Elizabeth Lee Ford Jones, MD
Disadvantaged children's health conditions have deteriorated in the last 35 years.
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CONSERVATIVES USED 9/11 TO TILT ALL THE TABLES by Ish Theilheimer
"Security" costs and clandestine establishment sandbag economy as well as civil liberties.
24 PRESENTERS IN 24 TIME ZONES by David Suzuki
Live climate broadcast is a reality show worth watching.
POLLS FLIP IN ONTARIO ELECTION by Geoffrey Stevens
"Wedge" issues and "outlier" polls muddy the forecast.
Boot up for learning.
Rant and Roar
XENOPHOBIA, ONTARIO by Mehdi Rizvi
Conservative Leader Tim Hudak falls back on flogging fear of the foreign.
LESSONS FROM THE HST DEFEAT by Bill Tieleman
Public rejection throws new light on Liberal government claims.
FRACAS OVER FRACKING by Janice Harvey
"Education" not the answer to anti-fracking public protests.
REMEMBERING THE CITADEL (HOTEL) by Stephen Kimber
Halifax landmark to be replaced.
FORGOTTEN SKILLS by Samantha Power
Reskilling Edmonton looks to share skills between generations.
SELLING BRAS TO BABIES by Jody Dallaire
Something's wrong when sexy comes before puberty.
One native life
THE POWWOW KID by Richard Wagamese
Despite all odds, he danced.
ENDING BULLYING by NUPGE
Nova Scotia union celebrates first anniversary of Bully-Free Workplace Program.
HARPER'S LOOSE TERMINOLOGY by John Gordon Miller
Media fail to demand the Prime Minister define what he means by "Islamicism".
|PICK OF THE WEEK
|NEW ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO
Musician B Glen Copeland has produced a new anti-bullying video aimed at grade school children. Original music and story highlight this beautifully illustrated mini musical from a performer whom the late Peter Gzowski called, "One of Canada's outstanding singer/songwriters."
HOW CONSERVATIVES USED 9/11 by George Lakoff
Consolidation of conservative power a study in intimidation via framing.
REMEMBERING DAVE MARTIN from Greenpeace
Non-violent environmentalist, anti-nuke leader, dies at 56.
SPEAKING TRUTH AT THE OSCARS by Michael Moore
"I was the most hated man in America" — Michael Moore.
PROTECT THE LUBICON from Amnesty.ca
Urge the government of Alberta to respect the rights of the Lubicon Cree.
Feedback from our readers
ANOTHER SIDE OF 9/11 by Jack Holliston
Disaster symbolism strengthens the Republican frame.
DISTRACTION IS THE KEY from YouTube
This magic trick will amaze you.