Aug 24 2011
| More than 2,100 people say they'll risk arrest opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project, designed to carry heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Aug 23 2011
| Legislation, if passed, will allow a range of 'authorities' to use the Internet (including mobile devices) to collect our private information without a warrant.
Aug 23 2011
| I think it was the battle for justice, especially on larger social issues, that drew him in. Jack Layton seemed most at home speaking for those who lacked the levers of wealth or power.
Aug 19 2011
| If you want to give your kids a sense of the Cold War, take them to a council meeting at city hall. Look for Giorgio Mammoliti.
Aug 18 2011
| Rob Ford has been too busy figuring out how to cut city services to have noticed that last week in the U.K., thousands of angry kids took their power in the way they know how -- a destructive rage.
Aug 17 2011
| What does the police killing of a homeless man in San Francisco have to do with the Arab Spring uprisings from Tunisia to Syria? The attempt to suppress the protests that followed.
Aug 16 2011
| London's riots weren't a political protest. But the people committing nighttime robbery sure as hell know that their elites have been committing daytime robbery.
Aug 16 2011
| Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president and then said: 'I'll work every day to make Washington D.C. as inconsequential in your life as I can.'
Aug 15 2011
| One politically disempowering aspect of neoliberal capitalism is the mantra that we cannot resist economic forces. Wrong -- collective decision making can trump market forces in a crisis.
Aug 13 2011
| Labour costs were not the key problem in the Detroit Three's crisis. And cuts in labour costs have not been the key reason, or even a major reason, for the subsequent improvement in their performance.
Aug 12 2011
| You can have religion without fanaticism and dogma, and you can have fanaticism and dogma without a religion in sight. The ability to hold a deep, irrational certainty is a basic human trait.
Aug 10 2011
| In recent weeks, radiation levels have spiked at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors in Japan, with recorded levels of 10,000 millisieverts per hour (mSv/hr) at one spot.
Aug 9 2011
| The non-recovery of the U.S. economy -- overall GDP is no greater than it was four years ago -- requires a government-led growth strategy to change, not the actions the U.S. government took.
Aug 5 2011
| Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama's 50th birthday party until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP oil spill speech.
Aug 3 2011
| The history of the U.S. national debt is inexorably tied to its many wars. The resolution this week of the so-called debt ceiling crisis is no different.