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in tar sands, Arctic melt, Robin Hood tax, new Parliament, drought-tolerant crops, attack ads, omnibus crime bill, poultry management, poverty reduction, and much more...

 

Posted: September 21, 2011

Angela Sterritt
SINGING AGAINST TAR SANDS
by Angela Sterritt
  Ten-year-old First Nations student protests oil pipeline with original song.
 
 

Stephen Leahy
CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS GLOBAL SECURITY
by Stephen Leahy
  9/11? Much more of New York will be gone if Arctic ice keeps melting at current rates.
 

Erin Weir
CD HOWE INSTITUTE REPORT SHILLS FOR OIL COMPANIES
by Erin Weir
  Two kinds of oil royalties: lowering one won't necessarily increase the other.
 

National Union of Public and Governement EmployeesFRANCE AND GERMANY PUSHING AHEAD WITH ROBIN HOOD TAX by NUPGE
  Tax on financial transactional transactions could fund development in poorer nations.

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

NDP SET TO RUMBLE, HARPER SET TO ROLL by Ish Theilheimer
  House of Commons returns, with worst yet to come.
 
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

VANISHING REINDEER
by David Suzuki
  Woodland caribou are at a crossroads.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

HEY ONTARIO! THERE'S AN ELECTION! by Geoffrey Stevens
  Will someone please set the woods on fire?
 
 

In other words
ENOUGH WAR ALREADY!
  Bring on the peacekeepers.

Bring on the peacekeepers...
Other Words

Gillian StewardCanadian Politics

FOOD IN THE DESERT by Gillian Steward
  Albertan researches drought-tolerant crops for a future thirsty world.
 

Bill Tieleman
POLITICAL ATTACKS A CARTOON CAPER
by Bill Tieleman
  Ad from BC Liberals and Vancouver NPA likely to blow up in their faces.
 
 

Stephen Kimber

DOCUMENTARY DESERVES REPLY
by Stephen Kimber
  Flight 111 and might-have-could-have-possibly-maybe.
 
 

Mehdi Rizvi
FRIDAY PRAYERS IN THE LUNCHROOM
by Mehdi Rizvi
  School board defends decision to let majority-Muslim school open room for Friday prayers.
 
 

John Howard Society of CanadaCanadian Association of Elizabeth Fry SocietiesOMNIBUS CRIME BILL COSTLY from the John Howard Society of Canada and Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  Multi-billion dollar tab would threaten essential social programs.

Janice Harvey
SUPPORT CHICKEN RANCHERS
by Janice Harvey
  Sole producer/processor tries to undermine poultry management system.
 
 

Jody DallaireEquality time

TOWARDS A REAL POVERTY REDUCTION PLAN by Jody Dallaire
  Sudden minimum wage freeze undercuts credibility of vaunted new program.
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorCANADA, NATO, AND THE TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL by Phil Taylor
  Phil talks with featured guests Mahdi Nazemroaya and Phil Conlon.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

JUST THE RIGHT WORD by Richard Wagamese
  You don't have to be an elephantine pedant to love dictionaries.
 
 

Workplaces
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
NEW PUBLIC SECTOR COALITION
from the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
  Federal public service unions call for partnership with Canadians.
 

Josh EidelsonUSA watch

FIRED FOR ORGANIZING A UNION by Josh Eidelson
  US companies dump workers for union activity all the time, and they often get away with it.
 

World beat
Uri Avnery
AFTER THE UN RECOGNITION OF PALESTINE
by Uri Avnery
  Naming of occupation, while necessary, will lead to bloody demonstrations against settlers.
 
 

John DegenMedia files

THE PRICE OF FREE CULTURE by John Degen
  If free culture is going to be so great, why are bullies in charge of it?
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
RAGE ON WALL STREET –
Day after day, organizing through social media, demonstrators return to block Wall Street peacefully, with their bodies and their signs. Here are some photos of the ongoing events.
  roarmag.org/2011/09/the-day-the-people-took-back-wall-street-in-pictures
 

Gwynne DyerHot headlines

FLOATING BORDERS by Gwynne Dyer
  Maritime countries easily drift into confrontations.
 
 

Take action!
Canadian Civil Liberties AssociationSTOP BILL C-4 from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  Changes to immigration and refugee law would jeopardize basic civil liberties.
 

Feedback from our readers
RE: "NDP-LIBERAL MERGER MAKES NO SENSE" by Meyer Brownstone
  Left-wing Liberals are welcome to join the NDP.

Humour
12 QUOTES ON SEX from the Internet
  Quick quips by comedians and others.
 

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