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Posted: November 16, 2011
Updated: November 18, 2011

Armine Yalnizyan
"AUSTERITY IS A SUICIDE PATH": STIGLITZ
by Armine Yalnizyan
  Job creation (restoring infrastructure) is key to reversing recession.
 

Stephen Leahy

GUNS OR CLEAN AIR
by Stephen Leahy
  Harper government guts environment programmes.
 
 

Ten ways the Occupy Movement changes everything
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PROTEST
by Sarah van Gelder, David Korten, and Steve Piersanti
  Here are ten ways the Occupy Movement changes everything.
 
 

Julie Sedivy

VOTERS Я US
by Julie Sedivy
  Appeal to identity stronger motivation than call to action.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
DICKENS TOLD OF MODERN MISERIES – AND RESISTANCE by Ish Theilheimer
  Now US elections and Occupy movement offer compelling progressive narrative.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki
REVISITING NATURAL LAWS
by David Suzuki
  Occupy movement demands fresh thinking, for the sake of our grandchildren.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

LOOK SOUTH AND LAUGH by Geoffrey Stevens
  The Republican 2012 candidates show that politics could be worse – and funnier.
 

MeanToons
BYE-BYE, BERLUSCONI
  Italy's high-living PM forced to resign.

Italy's high-living PM forced to resign...
Rant and Roar

Canadian Politics
Stephen Kimber

MEMO TO THE MAYOR
by Stephen Kimber
  Halifax dismantles democracy along with Occupy camp.
 
 

Bill Tieleman
PRE-OCCUPATION OBSCURES ELECTION ISSUES
by Bill Tieleman
  Municipal vote looms with casinos, bike lanes, sanitation on table.
 

Janice Harvey
DE-FUNDING RURAL SERVICES
by Janice Harvey
  Rural communities are asked to carry an unfair share of the load.
 
 

Joe Cunningham
THE COST OF CHEAP FOOD
by Joe Cunningham
  Corporate and government bureaucracies undermine small producers.
 
 

Duff Conacher
CONSERVATIVE PLEA BARGAIN JUST THE TIP
by Duff Conacher
  Elections Canada hides more than 2,284 rulings since 2004.
 
 

WE CHANGED THE APPROACH: NYCOLE TURMEL by Ish Theilheimer, transcribed by Lori Steuart
  Interim NDP leader gave control to women, who formed the majority in her union.

Jody DallaireEquality time

TIPS AREN'T WAGES by Jody Dallaire
  NB inclined to allow employers to pay less than jobs are worth.
 
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorCOUNTERING THE CORPORATE PRESS ON "OCCUPY TORONTO" (AND SUDBURY) by Phil Taylor
  Report on the boarding of the Canadian ship Tahrir.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

HELPING WITHOUT HUNTING by Richard Wagamese
  A wise woman showed me what warriors do.
 
 

Workplaces
Public Service Alliance of CanadaDEAR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER from the Public Service Alliance of Canada
  Public services make good business sense.

Uri AvneryWorld beat

ISRAEL'S SABRE-RATTLING by Uri Avnery
  Despite bluster, Israel is not crazy enough to attack Iran.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
Most food-safety resources are either technical or intended for food processors. Consumers' lawyers produce the Food Safety News daily. US-based, but still quite relevant.
  www.foodsafetynews.com
 

Liz PellyHot headlines

HACKING PHILANTHROPY by Liz Pelly
  A new kind of microfunding is feeding the creative economy.
 
 

Gwynne Dyer
NOT MORE WMDS!
by Gwynne Dyer
  Reports of Iran's nuclear ambitions sound like a repeat of Iraq eight years ago.
 
 

Mark Leier

VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES
by Mark Leier
  Fad characters symbolize class struggle.
 
 

Take action!
Avaaz.orgOPPOSE OMINIBUS CRIME BILL from Avaaz.org
  Ask premiers to join Ontario and Quebec and refuse to pay increased prison costs.
 

Humour
THE PROBLEM IS NOT HOW THEY GOT IN THERE from the Internet
  The problem is, how do you get them out.
 

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