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Posted: October 19, 2011
Updated: October 24, 2011

Armine Yalnizyan

FIRST, WE TAKE MANHATTAN...
by Armine Yalnizyan
  Here is what Occupy Wall Street could mean.
 
 

Lester R Brown

USA: GAS USE DECLINES
by Lester R Brown
  Keystone XL pipeline not needed.
 
 

Julie Dupuis

OCCUPY TORONTO GETS UNDER WAY
by Julie Dupuis
  Organizers heed lessons from Wall Street, and from G20.
 
 

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING A HUMAN RIGHT by NUPGE
  Harperites' interference in labour actions violates constitution: Foundation.
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial

MYSTERIES ABOUND IN NDP LEADERSHIP RACE by Ish Theilheimer
  Party members, not insiders, will make ultimate choice.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

ECONOMIC SYSTEM BROKEN
by David Suzuki
  Occupy Wall Street reflects increasing frustration.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

DALTON MCGUINTY'S FUTURE by Geoffrey Stevens
  Third victory gives McGuinty time to choose his own path.
 
 

In other words
TAR SANDS BLUES by Kahlil Bendib
  Thar she blows! Again!

Thar she blows!  Again!

Canadian Politics
UNION TURNED TICKET SELLER INTO NEGOTIATOR by Ish Theilheimer
  Peggy Nash, finance critic, considers leadership run.

Stephen Kimber

THE STADIUM... MOVING RIGHT ALONG
by Stephen Kimber
  Nobody ever asked whether Haligonians want one.
 
 

Janice Harvey

THE POLITICS OF HUNGER
by Janice Harvey
  NB Premier Alward shows who has his ear.
 
 

TAR SANDS DATA MISSING: ENVIRO COMMISSIONER by SGNews staff
  NDP MP finds "profound" lack of information "very scary".

Bill Tieleman

NOT JUST ANOTHER PROTEST
by Bill Tieleman
  Vancouver's Occupy movement a response to gross inequality.
 
 

Samantha Power

MOVE YOUR MONEY
by Samantha Power
  November 5 is being hailed as Bank Transfer Day in America.
 
 

Equality time
Jody Dallaire

CALLED TO PUBLIC OFFICE
by Jody Dallaire
  Capable people needed as candidates; every vote needed too!
 
 

Richard WagameseOne native life

TEACHING DAVE TO CLEAN by Richard Wagamese
  Mental illness blocked his understanding of what was needed.
 
 

Workplaces
Canadian Union of Postal WorkersWALKING THE LINE from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  CUPW files court challenge against back-to-work legislation.
 

USA watch
SAVE AMERICA FROM ITSELF from the Congressional Progressive Caucus
  Congressional Progressive Caucus proposals create jobs, end corporate tax breaks.

Wendy HolmMedia files

WHEAT BOARD TRAPPED IN SPIN CYCLE by Wendy Holm
  The usual columnists rise in defence of Harperites.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
CANADA'S 1 PERCENT –
Income inequality in the US can be glaring. But what about Canada? Darren Puscas has produced graphs comparing Canada's 1 percent to incomes in other countries. Useful data.
  www.reworkit.net/2011/10/14/how-does-canada-1-percent-compare...
 

Hot headlines
TEXAS CONSERVATIVES REJECT HARPER PRISON PLAN by Terry Milewski
  "Been there; done that; didn't work," say Texas crime-fighters.

Gwynne Dyer

SYRIA TEETERS ON EDGE OF CIVIL WAR
by Gwynne Dyer
  Prospects for a peaceful revolution fade.
 
 

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