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Posted: May 02, 2012

Laurent Bastien CorbeilHenry Gass

STUDENT MARCH ENDS IN ARRESTS ACROSS CITY
by Laurent Bastien Corbeil and Henry Gass
  CLASSE members protest exclusion from tuition hike negotiations.
 
 

David Korten

A PLEA FOR RIO+20: DON'T COMMODIFY NATURE
by David Korten
  Indigenous wisdom sees a future that does not include a buy-out of the earth's natural systems.
 
 


WHAT THE QUEBEC STUDENTS WANT
from The Bullet
  Students call for general strike to reclaim the public realm.
 
 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

CANADA'S SECRET BANK BAILOUT
from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  Sell social change by focusing on the customer, not the product.
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
GUTTING FISHERIES ACT COULD BE HARPER'S GUN REGISTRY by Ish Theilheimer
  Progressives must seize on organizing opportunity they've been handed.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

CUTBACKS DON'T IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
by David Suzuki
  Environmental rules should be better, not easier.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

TALES OF ORANGE JUICE AND FIGHTER JETS by Geoffrey Stevens
  Overspending on non-essential signals hubris in high places.
 
 

In other words
NEW GRADUATES' DILEMMA by Kahlil Bendib
  Climbing the ladder is harder when you start in the hole.

Climbing the ladder is harder when you start in the hole.

Hill report
Ish Theilheimer and Samantha Bayard

MORE RADICAL CHANGES AS HARPERITES CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
by Ish Theilheimer and Samantha Bayard
  Hill Report: Pensioners, veterans, fish, and federal public service workers, watch out!
 
 

Bill TielemanCanadian politics

FIGHT AIRPORT FEES by Bill Tieleman
  Locals bear brunt of YVR fee hike.
 

Gillian Steward
"DIRTY OIL" STILL ON TOP
by Gillian Steward
  Oil industry the big winner in Alberta election.
 
 

Stephen Kimber
HEALTH CARE CONTRACT: ADDING AND SUBTRACTING
by Stephen Kimber
  Tense negotiations affect patient care, even with a settlement.
 
 

Equality time
Jody Dallaire

MAIL-ORDER BRIDE AS PRIZE
by Jody Dallaire
  Public rightfully outraged by Halifax radio contest.
 
 

The Taylor Report

Phil TaylorRWANDAN LESSONS FOR SYRIA by Phil Taylor
  Sometimes UN presence can make things worse.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

APOLOGY IS NOT ENOUGH by Richard Wagamese
  Slashing funds for Aboriginal health undermines expressed concern.
 
 

Workplaces
UNI Global Union

COLOMBIA: RETAIL WORKERS WIN CONTRACT
from UNI Global Union
  Historic moment for Carrefour Colombia Workers Union as it signs first collective agreement.
 
 


INSULT TO INJURED WORKERS
from the Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups
  McGuinty's choice of WSIB Chair called a betrayal.
 
 
 

Media files
John Degen

OPEN ACCESS IS WRONG ANSWER
by John Degen
  Safeguarding copyright protects university revenues too.
 
 

Public Interest Advocacy CentreConsumers

BANKS TO CHOOSE OWN ARBITERS from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  Financial consumers betrayed by Finance Minister's OBSI decision.
 
 

USA watch
David Moberg

WHITE WORKING CLASS OVERLOOKED
by David Moberg
  Democratic campaign strategists debate which voters are worth wooing.
 
 

Emira WoodsWorld beat

CHARLES TAYLOR CONVICTED by Emira Woods
  Liberia, Sierra Leone suffered former strongman's atrocities.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
CHERNOBYL'S LEGACY
Never mind the controversial finding that only 4,000 people died as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown. Photographer Paul Fusco captures the horror of 500,000 children born with severe birth defects, institutionalized in Belarus alone. Radiation lasts for generations, and in consequence, this generation of Belarusians may be the last.
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Hot headlines

FUKUSHIMA IN REVIEW by Yoichi Funabashi and Kay Kitazawa
  Investigators report a complex disaster, a disastrous response.
 
 

Michael Den Tandt

CANADA'S POLITICAL SEA CHANGE
by Michael Den Tandt
  Progressive values now stretch from coast to coast.
 
 



US GOVERNMENT GRIDLOCK
by Thomas E Mann and Norman J Ornstein
  Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
 
 

Take action!
Vancouver Humane Society

TELL TIMMY'S TO SHAPE UP
from the Vancouver Humane Society
  Time to choose suppliers with humane animal practices.
 
 

Humour

DRAWING UPON HUMOUR FOR CHANGE from TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) with YouTube video
  New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly illustrates her convictions.
 
 
 

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