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Posted: December 21, 2011

Linda McQuaig

WORLD'S POOR PAY FOR PM'S POLICIES
by Linda McQuaig
  Harper's sabotage of climate change remedies hurts Africa most.
 
 

Madeline Ostrander

AFTER DURBAN
by Madeline Ostrander
  Climate activists target corporate power.
 
 

Mel Watkins

HITCHENS' TALENT WAS WASTED ON HATE
by Mel Watkins
  Former lefty journalist became a Fellow at neocon Hoover Institute.
 

Kathleen A Lahey
RE-INFORCING THE SOLE BREADWINNER
by Kathleen A Lahey
  Harper's income splitting plans undermine the lower income earner.
 
 

Mark Brownlie

ETHICS-ENHANCED OIL
by Mark Brownlie
  How oil is processed matters more than where it's from.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
LET'S TAKE BACK PLANET WOEBEGONE IN 2012 by Ish Theilheimer
  Sprouts of hope struggle upward amidst the rubble of a disaster-prone year.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

CANADA'S FIRST URBAN NATIONAL PARK
by David Suzuki
  Toronto resurrecting Eden on the edge of a city.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

CRAMMING THE HOUSE by Geoffrey Stevens
  Sometimes more is too many – MPs, that is.
 
 

In other words
A SHINY NEW MODEL by Kahlil Bendib
  Beware of hucksters peddling conflict.

Beware of hucksters peddling conflict...

Hill report
BAD MANNERS, WORSE POLITICS by Ish Theilheimer, with Samantha Bayard, with SGNews YouTube video clips
  Conservatives stonewall on climate change, fracking, and more.

Stephen LeahyCanadian politics

CANADA QUITS KYOTO PROTOCOL by Stephen Leahy
  Peter Kent makes shocking announcement once safely home from Durban.
 

Gillian Steward
BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS FOR DISSIDENT'S WIFE
by Gillian Steward
  Chinese activist and artist released from jail but stuck in Beijing.
 

Bill Tieleman
ADRIAN DIX DIALS IT DOWN
by Bill Tieleman
  NDP leader prepares for government by moderating plans and expectations.
 
 

David McLaren

DIAMONDS IN THEIR BACKYARD
by David McLaren
  De Beers digs while Attawapiskat families shiver.
 
 

Janice Harvey

ENERGY POLICY PIPE DREAMS
by Janice Harvey
  Canada – a nation in climate change denial endangers world.
 
 

Stephen Kimber
NOT QUITE LEVELING AFRICVILLE
by Stephen Kimber
  Protests greet announced school demolition in poor neighbourhood.
 
 

A VETERAN AT 29, NIKI ASHTON CAMPAIGNS FOR "NEW POLITICS" by SGN staff
  Multilingual Manitoba MP "proud to come from the Jack Layton generation."

Jody DallaireEquality time

POTPOURRI by Jody Dallaire
  Time to clear out the idea drawer.
 
 

The Taylor Report

Phil TaylorTURKEY GUESSES WRONG ON SYRIA by Phil Taylor
  Congo at turning point, US assumes exceptionalism with Iran.

Audio FilesAudio FilesAudio Files

Richard WagameseOne native life

WISHING ON A STAR by Richard Wagamese
  A young foster child found security in the night sky.
 
 

Workplaces
NUPGE
TARGETING INCOME INEQUALITY
by NUPGE
  "It is time for a different approach," NUPGE declares.
 

John Gordon MillerMedia files

OF DEEP POVERTY AND DIAMOND MINES by John Gordon Miller
  DeBeers flourishes on penurious Attawapiskat band's traditional land.
 

JOURNALISTS UNDER FIRE from the Committee to Protect Journalists
  Unrest and impunity drive journalist deaths in 2011.

PICK OF THE WEEK
COVERING BOB DYLAN
To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, Amnesty International is offering a special collection of 50 Bob Dylan songs recorded by other artists. You can listen on Amnesty's Facebook page and, if you like, pre-order either CDs or MP3 versions, for a surprisingly low cost.
  www.facebook.com/amnestyusa?sk=app_115392725211599

Benjamin DanglHot headlines

SOUTH AMERICA GOES IT ALONE by Benjamin Dangl
  New CELAC regional bloc shakes off Washington's heavy hand.
 
 

Gwynne Dyer

FORWARD WOMEN
by Gwynne Dyer
  All fundamentalists seem to be preoccupied with sex.
 
 

Katha Pollitt
REGARDING CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
by Katha Pollitt
  Prolific and admired writer had a darker side.
 
 

Rabbi Michael Lerner
OCCUPY CHANUKAH – AND CHRISTMAS TOO!
by Rabbi Michael Lerner
  Both holidays started as symbols of liberation struggles.
 
 

Greenpeace.caTake action!

DRAW THE LINE AT THE TAR SANDS from Greenpeace.ca
  Add your comments or video to Greenpeace's protest site.
 

Feedback from our readers
RE: BLOCK SWEATSHOP GOODS from Susanne Shaw
  I have never seen a job a Canadian wouldn't do – but we want liveable wages.

Humour
I THROW MY LATKES IN THE AIR SOMETIMES by the Maccabeats
  Maccabeats put Hanukkah spin on Dynamite song.

NDP 2012 leadership

NDP Leadership Debate - 04 December 2011NEWS AND CANDIDATE PROFILES by SGNews staff
  Straight Goods News offers insights on the NDP federal leadership campaign and interviews with candidates, with YouTube video, transcripts and text.


 

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