As the people around Mount Merapi dig out of the ash following a series of eruptions, a darker cloud now hangs over Indonesia in the form of renewed U.S. support for the country's notorious Kopassus.
What distinguishes real populism from 'faux' populism is activism. Genuine political process aims at political mobilization; the inauthentic variety aims at discrediting politics as a social practice.
As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.
Africafiles: The Pulse
Questioning progress made after two years of power-sharing in Zimbabwe.
A new report by the CCPA and the Rideau Institute says the planned purchase of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets is the result of a "pilot error" by the Canadian government.
Derrick O'Keefe talks with us about the recent fraudulent elections, war crimes charges against U.S. soldiers and Blackwater training Canadian soldiers.
When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone wolf.
Stark Raven: Prison Justice
B.C. lawyer Grace Pastine reports on the Military Police Complaints Commission hearings in Ottawa.
May 1, 2010
The Royal Cinema
608 College StreetToronto
Canada43° 39' 18.4752" N, 79° 24' 51.732" W
Extraordinary story of the ties between business and the armed forces during the days of Brazil's military dictatorship.
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
Alert! Radio #153 - Interviews with Karen Spring, Richard Fidler and Chris Webb. Headlines, Around the Left and Music is the Weapon.