Posted: December 21, 2011
WORLD'S POOR PAY FOR PM'S POLICIES by Linda McQuaig
Harper's sabotage of climate change remedies hurts Africa most.
AFTER DURBAN by Madeline Ostrander
Climate activists target corporate power.
HITCHENS' TALENT WAS WASTED ON HATE by Mel Watkins
Former lefty journalist became a Fellow at neocon Hoover Institute.
RE-INFORCING THE SOLE BREADWINNER by Kathleen A Lahey
Harper's income splitting plans undermine the lower income earner.
ETHICS-ENHANCED OIL by Mark Brownlie
How oil is processed matters more than where it's from.
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LET'S TAKE BACK PLANET WOEBEGONE IN 2012 by Ish Theilheimer
Sprouts of hope struggle upward amidst the rubble of a disaster-prone year.
CANADA'S FIRST URBAN NATIONAL PARK by David Suzuki
Toronto resurrecting Eden on the edge of a city.
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.
BAD MANNERS, WORSE POLITICS by Ish Theilheimer, with Samantha Bayard, with SGNews YouTube video clips
Conservatives stonewall on climate change, fracking, and more.
CANADA QUITS KYOTO PROTOCOL by Stephen Leahy
Peter Kent makes shocking announcement once safely home from Durban.
BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS FOR DISSIDENT'S WIFE by Gillian Steward
Chinese activist and artist released from jail but stuck in Beijing.
ADRIAN DIX DIALS IT DOWN by Bill Tieleman
NDP leader prepares for government by moderating plans and expectations.
DIAMONDS IN THEIR BACKYARD by David McLaren
De Beers digs while Attawapiskat families shiver.
ENERGY POLICY PIPE DREAMS by Janice Harvey
Canada – a nation in climate change denial endangers world.
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."
POTPOURRI by Jody Dallaire
Time to clear out the idea drawer.
One native life
WISHING ON A STAR by Richard Wagamese
A young foster child found security in the night sky.
TARGETING INCOME INEQUALITY by NUPGE
"It is time for a different approach," NUPGE declares.
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.
SOUTH AMERICA GOES IT ALONE by Benjamin Dangl
New CELAC regional bloc shakes off Washington's heavy hand.
FORWARD WOMEN by Gwynne Dyer
All fundamentalists seem to be preoccupied with sex.
REGARDING CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS by Katha Pollitt
Prolific and admired writer had a darker side.
OCCUPY CHANUKAH – AND CHRISTMAS TOO! by Rabbi Michael Lerner
Both holidays started as symbols of liberation struggles.
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.
I THROW MY LATKES IN THE AIR SOMETIMES by the Maccabeats
Maccabeats put Hanukkah spin on Dynamite song.
NDP 2012 leadership
NEWS 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.