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Stephen Leahy

DUST BOWL CONDITIONS AHEAD
by Stephen Leahy
  Half of US midwest already in drought conditions by May 8 this year.
 
 

Gar Alperovitz

GRASSROOTS RE-INVENTING US ECONOMY
by Gar Alperovitz
  How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a transformed North American economy.
 



TAX FAIRLY, SPEND WISELY
by Dr Ian Hudson
  Services and benefits are on the asset side of the tax spreadsheet.
 



JAPANESE COALITION PLEA TO UN
from 72 non-government organizations in Japan
  Spent nuclear fuel in Unit 4 at high risk of explosion if not stabilized.
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
BUDGET BILL GARBAGE WILL BLOW BACK IN RURAL CANADA by Ish Theilheimer
  Mean, ignorant EI changes undermine seasonal workers and employers' plans.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

RX: GET OUTSIDE EVERY DAY
by David Suzuki
  Daily dose of nature promotes robust well-being.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

THE PYRRHIC ECONOMY by Geoffrey Stevens
  Military-industrial complex makes a move on Canada.
 
 

MeanToons
EI AND SEASONAL WORKERS
  Atlantic region workers wonder what tool Harper is using.

Atlantic region workers wonder what tool Harper is using.
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Hill report
Ish Theilheimer and Samantha Bayard

EI VS FTW (FOREIGN TRADE WORKERS)
by Ish Theilheimer and Samantha Bayard
  And: back-to-work law bails out yet another big employer.
 
 

Penney KomeCanadian politics

ALBERTA AS A PETRO-STATE by Penney Kome
  Author Andrew Nikiforuk pinpoints political syndrome.
 

Bill Tieleman
HYDRO RATE INCREASE TO FOLLOW ELECTION
by Bill Tieleman
  Consumers to pay for Christy Clark's Hydro hijinks.
 
 

Stephen Kimber
PROMISING SUNSHINE LAWS IN HALIFAX
by Stephen Kimber
  Open government easier to say than to do.
 
 

Equality time
Jody Dallaire

INCHING UP IN THE POLLS
by Jody Dallaire
  NB women gain ground in local elections.
 
 

The Taylor Report

Phil TaylorTAKING TO THE STREETS by Phil Taylor
  Analyzing current protests in the US and Canada with Yves Engler and Stephen Gowan.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

FINDING ARCTURUS by Richard Wagamese
  Stargazing stranger gave a kid the key to wonder.
 
 

Workplaces
Harry Kelber

EUROPE CONSIDERS GROWTH, NOT AUSTERITY
by Harry Kelber
  Death threats in Colombia, Parliament chained in Poland, and much more.
 

Laicie OlsonUSA watch

DIPLOMACY IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD WITH IRAN by Laicie Olson
  The parties must come to a compromise through negotiations.
 

Media files
John Gordon Miller

END OF DAILIES
by John Gordon Miller
  Newspaper Death Watch site shows mounting toll.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
A CHILD SOLDIER IN GITMO
Launching this week, a new anthology probes the troubling case of child soldier and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr — seized in Afghanistan, incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, and rejected by the Harper government. Essay contributors include human rights activist Maher Arar, child labour activist Craig Kielburger, poet, novelist, librettist and scholar George Elliott Clarke, and Senator Roméo A Dallaire. omarkhadranthology.wordpress.com

Hot headlines
Maureen Dowd

GHASTLY OUTDATED PARTY
by Maureen Dowd
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Gwynne Dyer

HOW THE AFGHAN WAR ENDS
by Gwynne Dyer
  US pledges financial support, tries to tiptoe away.
 
 

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Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights

PROTEST BACK-TO-WORK LAWS
from the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
  Tell Labour Minister Lisa Raitt to give negotiations time to work.
 
 

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YES, FISHERIES ENDANGERED from Phil Eidsvik
  BC Fisheries Survival Coalition responds to SG article.
 
 

Humour

THREE GERMAN SHEPHERDS IN A BRITISH PUB from BBC's "That's Life"
  Then a guy walks in with a soda siphon...
 
 
 

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