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Kent Hehr
Politics in Canada | 2012 effort to merge Alberta NDP and Liberals may have come closer than anyone thought | Mar 3 2014 | David J Climenhaga | Serious stumbling blocks on both sides to “uniting the left” derailed the idea of merging the Alberta New Democrats and Alberta Liberals, which surfaced for a time in 2012.
Politics in Canada | P3s are a pox on the public purse: Allyson Pollock | Mar 3 2014 | Penney Kome | Public Interest Alberta brings in British expert on privatization to share case histories, strategies.
Politics in Canada | The End is at Hand! Sure looks that way for Alberta's PCs, anyway… | Mar 3 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | After nearly 43 years since the Alberta PC dynasty was founded by Peter Lougheed, it's really starting to look as if, thanks to Premier Alison Redford, the end is nigh!
Irwin Cottler, former Justice Minister
Politics in Canada | Why Conservatives are starting to get frightened | Mar 3 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Harperites' excessive partisanship reflects justifiable fears that the public is turning against them.
Arts & Culture | Arts impacting life: 3 glimpses | Mar 2 2014 | Holly Adams | Three brief glimpses of wonderful arts work happening on grassroots levels -- art that pushes back ignorance and intolerance.
Peter Drucker, “limit executive pay,” Creative Commons photo
Economy | Labour | Canadian CEOs make 171 times average, let's talk maximum wage | Mar 2 2014 | Dennis Gruending | Canada's top CEOs receive 171 times what the average worker makes. It's time to talk maximum wage.
Image by Luanne Climenhaga
Politics in Canada | Can the Redford Government Survive Until 2016? | Mar 2 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Tory façade is cracking. Whether it breaks remains to be seen. One thing's for sure, the next two years call for strict Opposition message discipline!
World | Political left in Ukraine facing huge challenges as rightist government assumes office | Mar 2 2014 | Roger Annis | Rightists and the big western powers have turned the 'Euromaidan' protest movement in Ukraine to their advantage. The movement is protesting authoritarian government and harsh economic policies.
Haiti | World | Video: The Haiti coup 10 years later: Interview with human rights lawyer Mario Joseph | Mar 1 2014 | Greg Macdougall | Mario Joseph describes the context and leadup to the foreign kidnapping of Haitian President Aristide in 2004, and talks about the situation in Haiti since that time.
Political Action | Politics in Canada | Canadians, Apologize to Haiti 10 Years after the Coup | Mar 1 2014 | Sign the apology and demand the Canadian government recognize Canada's role in the 2004 coup
Politics in Canada | Alberta government confused by plan to give 'non-essential' workers paid time off at Christmas, New Year's | Mar 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | This is satire. The author just made up the quotes. The weird thing is, though, that pretty well everything else in the story is true. Go figure!
Photo: Christiaan Triebert/flickr
Arts & Culture | World | An artist's view into the murkiness of Ukraine | Feb 28 2014 | Rick Salutin | The fine Canadian painter with a Ukrainian heritage, Natalka Husar, dropped by with her book Burden of Innocence. The work is figurative, kitschy, classically iconic, exotic yet disturbingly familiar.
Photo: flickr/expertinfantry
Civil Liberties Watch | Haiti | World | We have an anti-imperialist obligation to the people of Haiti | Feb 28 2014 | Ajamu Nangwaya | Honouring the tenth anniversary of the February 29, 2004 coup in Haiti orchestrated by imperialism against the labouring classes and the democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Photo: flickr/Wall in Palestine
Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | Political Action | World | Debunking propaganda about Israeli apartheid | Feb 28 2014 | Waleed Ahmed | Here are seven frequently asked questions about Israel apartheid that aim to guide understanding and debunk propaganda myths about Israeli apartheid.
Economy | World | Is Venezuela burning? No it's not | Feb 28 2014 | Federico Fuentes | Australia Venezuela solidarity veteran discusses the meaning of the recent turmoil in Venezuela.