Linda McQuaig

Jun 19, 2006

Our protection lies in learning the truth

With all eyes glued on the UN Security Council in February 2003, then U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell laid out Washington's case for invading Iraq — based on top-secret intelligence purport
Jun 12, 2006

All security, all the time. No other news

This was not at all what CNN had in mind. Washington had just dropped two massive bombs on a house in Iraq, killing renowned terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and CNN was interviewing Michael B
Jun 5, 2006

CUPE drawing attention to Israeli injustice

A CBC TV news report on the recent Israeli election vividly captured the “agony” Israelis were going through as they pondered the key election issue: Israel's plans to unilaterally withdraw
May 29, 2006

The PM is copying Bush's media tactics

Despite being the longest-serving member of the White House press corps, Helen Thomas almost never gets to ask George Bush a question. That's because Bush controls who asks the questions and he does
May 15, 2006

Can't we spare 600 troops for Darfur?

Leaving aside politics, it's hard to imagine why Canada is sending troops to Afghanistan and not to Darfur. It's not clear what good we're doing in Afghanistan, where we're aggressively going after &
Apr 17, 2006

Dismantling the gun registry: How curious

There's a curious inconsistency in the credo of those — including Stephen Harper — who want to crack down on crime. While they're keen to increase jail times — a keenness likely to inc
Feb 6, 2006

Harper can still do a lot of damage

There was an almost audible sigh of relief in many parts of the country when Stephen Harper was denied a majority government. After all, how much damage can even an earnest right-wing ideologue do wi
Jan 30, 2006

Hamas election will test Harper's diplomacy

Right-wing commentators routinely insist that Canada is a nation in decline, that we no longer command respect on the international stage. Beefing up our military spending is their usual solution. In
Jan 16, 2006

Harper will cater to whims of wealthy

More than 600 people filled the hall in downtown Toronto last Thursday night to watch what promised to be a contentious all-candidates debate about Canada's role in fighting poverty, both at home and
Jan 9, 2006

Political animal can't hide neo-con spots

With a co-operative media, Stephen Harper has managed to render largely invisible his links to a cabal of right wingers determined to transform Canada in the way their American counterparts transform


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