working TV
Seeing schools in action
Apr 16 2004
Elementary school teachers in Vancouver recently produced a video profiling some of the special programs that enrich the school experience for kids in that city. On the day it was released, the Vanco
Genocide in Ethiopia?
Apr 15 2004
A Canada-based representative of the Anuak Survival Organization has given chilling testimony on a genocide being perpetrated against the Anuak people in Gambella Province, Ethiopia. On April 8, Oban
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Customs union: lots to lose
Apr 15 2004
Canada might see some fragmented benefits from a “customs union” with the U.S. But the economic and political costs would be leagues deeper, cautions economist Marc Lee. The controversial p
Baghdad report: war without end
Apr 15 2004
Today the American occupiers use tanks, RPGs, helicopters and cluster-bombs in what people on the street call a war without end. A war reaching back through years of U.S.-supported Ba'athist dictator
Critics pan UN private-sector poverty plan
Apr 14 2004
Civil society is picking apart a United Nations report that urges boosting support for the private sector in developing countries as the fastest route to eliminating poverty. The study was authored b
National Union of Public and General Employees
Newfoundland premier 'bungles' strike?
Apr 14 2004
Critics say Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams is bungling the biggest strike in his province's history. Some 20,000 public sector workers walked off the job on April 1 to resist demands for a two-y
Sierra Club of Canada
Canada's pipeline ... to America's gas tank
Apr 14 2004
Conservation groups say a new deal to build a pipeline across northern Alberta confirms that the larger Mackenzie pipeline “is just phase one of a megaproject to extract and export more tar sand
Wasting a chance to save millions
Apr 14 2004
It was ex-PM Jean Chretien's parting “gift to Africa.” Bill C-9 continues to wend its way through parliament, promising to save millions of lives. In principle, it should enable the provisi
Health equity: Africa's challenge
Apr 13 2004
What does equity in health care mean? Full equality? A minimum standard of service? A system of entitlements? Global health professionals have long struggled with definitions. Zimbabwe's Dr. Rene Loe
Sierra Club of Canada
Teachers' pension plan backs disputed mine
Apr 13 2004
They say it would “strip the heart” out of critical wildlife habitat next to Alberta's Jasper National Park. So conservation groups are pressing federal and provincial governments to block
Council of Canadians
Poll: Keep public services public!
Apr 9 2004
Canadians overwhelmingly reject private sector involvement in key public services. A new Ipsos-Reid poll shows that 84 per cent of us want our public services delivered by public workers. And 75 per
Divide and conquer, the bilateral way
Apr 9 2004
The multinational business lobby has had a tough time dominating multilateral trade talks of late. The “Group of 21” developing nations walked out of last September's WTO session in Cancun.
'New era' for volunteers overseas
Apr 8 2004
Canada's Minister for International Cooperation yesterday heralded the start of a “new era” for volunteers working in developing countries. Minister Aileen Carroll announced that the Canadi
Canadian Union of Public Employees
'Quit starving the provinces'
Apr 8 2004
Most Canadian provinces are starved of cash for public services. Cutbacks are putting people out of work or spawning strikes. Meanwhile, Ottawa continues to run soaring multi-billion-dollar surpluses
U.S. sinks deeper into Iraq mire
Apr 8 2004
The breadth and intensity of conflict in Iraq is soaring above expectations, leaving the U.S. without a clear exit strategy. While some argue for more troops, others urge greater multilateral involve
Socialist Worker
The entrapment of Fahim Kayani
Apr 8 2004
On March 22, eleven protesters occupied the office of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration minister Judy Sgro. They were protesting the pending and controversial deportation of Fahim Kayani. Their ha
Tre Arrow arrested: 'eco-terrorist?'
Apr 7 2004
On March 10, a man calling himself Joshua Murray was nabbed for shoplifting at a Victoria Canadian Tire outlet. Police say fingerprints identified him as Tre Arrow, an Oregon environmentalist on the
CAW
CAW
Numerators, denominators and fiscal policy
Apr 7 2004
The centrepiece of the recent federal budget is Canada's new timetable to shrink its debt to 25 per cent of GDP over ten years. Clearly, the Liberals would love to re-create the aura of fiscal compet
Amnesty International
Global execution stats released
Apr 7 2004
Since Canada abolished the death penalty for murder in 1976, its homicide rate has dropped by 40 per cent. And by debunking the myth that death deters violent crime, countries like Canada “set t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Youth justice: sentencing nightmare
Apr 6 2004
One year later, Canada's new <i>Youth Criminal Justice Act</i> has produced a morass of inconsistent sentencing and confusion for corrections officials. It was designed to steer youth out of jail int
Rwandan genocide: global failure
Apr 6 2004
Ten years later, survivors of Rwanda's genocide are still facing a monumental task of social and economic reconstruction. And still they struggle with the need to forgive, to reconcile and live with
Citizens for Public Justice
Liberal prudence with a purpose?
Apr 6 2004
Nothing new: Fiscal restraint was again the driving theme of last month's federal budget. Finance Minister Goodale called it &#147;prudence with a purpose&#148;: paying down debt today is an investme
National Union of Public and General Employees
Newfoundland unions end wage freeze offer
Apr 5 2004
They've insisted wages aren't the main issue. And striking public workers in Newfoundland and Labrador were offering to take a two-year wage freeze as part of a longer contract. That offer expired Su
working TV
<i>The Corporation:</i> Eight trailers
Apr 5 2004
In law, a corporation is a person. On analysis, a corporation is ... a psychopath? That's the premise of this award-winning Canadian documentary. Sample it: working TV presents eight web video traile
Postcard from occupied Baghdad
Apr 5 2004
Sadr City is a subdivision tacked onto the north end of Baghdad, home to nearly half of that city's 5 million residents. It is a Shia area, very poor. Formerly known as Saddam City, it was renamed in
Coming out again: lesbians and cancer
Apr 2 2004
&#147;Telling other people that you have cancer is like coming out, again. People sit there and go, 'Oh my God you have cancer,' like you have cooties. People back away.&#148; A community-based Ontar
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Don't mess with success at Canada Post
Apr 2 2004
Canada Post's success is measured by its ability to serve the public interest, not maximize profits. And its annual report tabled today shows that, once again, it is actually doing <i>both.</i> Yet T
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Distress in Darfur, Sudan
Apr 2 2004
&#147;We saw villages burning, and people along the road with their belongings were fleeing.&#148; Canadian logistician Jean-S
National Union of Public and General Employees
Public workers walk in Newfoundland
Apr 1 2004
Nearly 20,000 public sector workers across Newfoundland and Labrador walked off the job as their contracts expired at midnight. Throughout bargaining, the province has demanded a wage freeze under th
Senate approves milestone ethics bill
Apr 1 2004
With this week's Senate approval of Bill C-4, Canada is a hair's breadth away from enacting what Democracy Watch calls &#147;the most important government accountability measure ever passed.&#148; Th