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Swiss Cheese
Jul 28 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the statistics, there are enough holes in the Fraser Institute's sloppy interpretation to store captured carbon!
Photo: Seth Anderson/flickr
Jul 28 2014 | by Pierre Beaulne | It seems rather clear that the main theories in French economist Thomas Piketty's bestseller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" are irritating a number of people.
Gaza invaded 2014, Wikipedia image
Jul 28 2014 | by Dennis Gruending | Israel has invaded Gaza yet again. Partisan explanations for these recurring conflicts provide us with too little history.
Photo: wolfpeterson/flickr
Jul 28 2014 | by Gerry Caplan | If a policy is cruel and unusual, if it outrages our standards of decency, what do we make of those promoting it?
Jul 28 2014 | by Alexander Ervin |, | by Howard Woodhouse | Western universities are stewards not only of academic freedom, but of our cultural and historical patrimony. Why then, is the University of Saskatchewan secretly selling off Aboriginal art at a loss?
Jul 27 2014 | by Roger Annis | 'The international left needs to rapidly mobilize in opposition to the war threat in eastern Europe and in solidarity with the people of southeast Ukraine'.
Stephen Harper
Jul 27 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Prime Minister Stephen Harper thinks all the world's problems are caused by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Who knew?
Jul 26 2014 | by J. Baglow | The killing of three Israeli teens was not carried out by Hamas. The rationale for hostilities in the Middle East, initiated by Israel, has disappeared. Peace talks, anyone?
Jul 26 2014 | by Maria Wallstam |, | by Nathan Crompton | Like hundreds of others across Vancouver, we are marching this Saturday to end homelessness. But homelessness is only the most extreme expression of the housing crisis in our city.
Jul 25 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | We need to remember all the Fraser Institute produces is market-fundamentalist propaganda, and we are dangerously deluded when we decide to treat it as if it were serious economic research.
Jul 25 2014 | by Scott Harris | The results of a recent Angus Reid poll suggest that 68 per cent of Canadians support CETA. While on the surface, things look great for CETA, that top-level result doesn't tell the whole story.
Jul 25 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | For this year’s Grassy Narrows River Run, thirty Grassy Narrows First Nations members will travel 1,800 km to Toronto to demand justice for mercury poisoning survivors, clean water, and respect.
Jul 25 2014 | by David Christopher |, | by Josh Tabish | There have been some positive changes at the CRTC, thanks to hundreds of thousands speaking out
Jul 25 2014 | by Angella MacEwen | The crisis in EI is forever falling on deaf ears. Even though only 37.5 per cent of unemployed workers are receiving EI, politicians feel that the problem with EI is not access, but high premiums.
Jul 25 2014 | by Roger Annis | Backers in Canada of Ukraine's war in its eastern regions say the government is spending "all of our money" on the war and the money is running out.
Artur Pawlowski
Jul 24 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | The important question now, though, is whether Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s endorsement and the votes of his flock will help or hinder Ric McIver’s PC leadership bid.
Pro-Israel counter-protest in front of PMO. Photo by Justin Tang
Jul 24 2014 | by Tyler Levitan | It appears the Conservative Party is using taxpayers' dollars to provoke peaceful protests, in their desperate drive to counter criticism of Israeli war crimes.
"Be a Good Girl" - Tania Willard
Jul 24 2014 | by Âpihtawikosisân |, | by Tania Willard | Indigenous women and two-spirited peoples work not to attain gender equality, but rather to restore Indigenous nationhood, which includes gender equality and respect for gender fluidity.
Photo: flickr/BlPlN
Jul 24 2014 | by Corey Levine | Corey Levine writes straight from the heart about the bombing campaign in Gaza and being a Jewish supporter of Palestine.
Jul 24 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | A series of events is coming up to support the community of Grassy Narrows.
Vladimir Putin
Jul 24 2014 | by Christopher Majka | Upon careful examination the results Putin's "Ukrainian campaign" range from calamitous to disastrous. Almost every aspect of the Putin doctrine has been greatly undermined by this Ukrainian debacle.
Jul 23 2014 | by Roger Annis | Depictions of modern-day Russia in Europe and North America are ill-informed and are making reckless political adventures by western governments easier and more dangerous.
Photo by krystalline kraus
Jul 23 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | Anyone who knows anything knows that justice cannot be found when the police shove fistfuls of money into the wounded hole of a person, family or community.
Jul 23 2014 | by Roger Annis | A terrible humanitarian disaster is taking place in southeast Ukraine and it's not only the crash of a passenger aircraft.
Ric McIver
Jul 23 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | While Alberta Tory leadership candidates Jim Prentice and Thomas Lukaszuk have offered 5 largely meaningless platitudes as priorities, Ric McIver has his own ideas. Unfortunately, they're pretty bad.
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
Jul 23 2014 | by Keith Reynolds | The value of B.C.'s contractual obligations going into the future has dwarfed the value of future debt. And much of the spending is far more questionable than the things our debt will buy us.
Photo: flickr/Laurel L. Ruswwurm
Jul 23 2014 | by Sid Ryan | The Ontario election did solidify one thing: Canada's politicized labour movement is ready to defend the rights of workers. It stopped Tim Hudak and now it's taking aim at Stephen Harper.
telephone poll
Jul 23 2014 | by Josh Tabish | Big Telecom is mismanaging funds collected explicitly to deliver Internet services to rural and remote communities across Canada.
Jul 22 2014 | by Michael Laxer | 'Realism' is about as pure, mindless and ultimately cruel an ideological vision as you can get. And it is driven almost entirely by a craven thirst for personal power.
Photo by krystalline kraus
Jul 22 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | Hello Canada, I want to encourage everyone to get out to at least one pow wow this year. A quick lesson around the creativity and commitment that is at the heart of making the regalia.