It is awfully tempting -- painfully so -- to feel superior to the United States over its national debate, and I use the term irresponsibly, on health-care reform. But give Americans their due.
Imagine the scene. America 2009. Eighteen thousand people have died in one year, an average of almost 50 a day. Who's taking them out? What's killing them? It's lack of adequate health care.
Rick Arnold and Manuel Pérez Rocha
Only a few days before the next "three amigos" Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, and information has only been released drop by drop. There is not any official information yet about its agenda.
Lalo 'motor mouth' Espejo and Patrick 'patrick' Pennefather present their commentary on Canadian Health Care to counter Republican darling, Shona Holmes.
The latest US scandal - Obuma-gate
America is shaping up for a fight on a health care -– and it’s going to be tough. I know because in Canada my party has been there –- we fought the long battle and we won.
For too long, the world has been made to look at America through American eyes. The torture debate is an opportunity to show America to Americans through the eyes of those tortured in their name.
If the superfan culture that brought Obama to power is going to transform itself into an independent political movement, we are all going to have to stop hoping and start demanding.
Obama's interview with CBC's Peter Mansbridge last night was disappointing, but not surprising. It shows how North American social movements have their work cut out for them.
Free trade, like deregulation and privatisation, is part of the right wing package that got us into this economic mess. Can we hope for change of NAFTA?