Rachel Giese December 13
Only last year, Hollywood was being called on the carpet by the U.S. government for making violent films for children. Now that the U.S. military is enacting real violence upon children in Afghanista
Dalton Camp December 12
Listening to Rumsfeld's defence of barbarism, it struck me that we may find ourselves living in a world measurably drained of humanity. When this war is done, it will be difficult to imagine how our
Naomi Klein December 12
Naomi Klein
We are going to have "the most modern border in the world," Finance Minister Paul Martin enthused when announcing his latest budget on Monday. This, it turns out, is the legacy of all the years of be
Tom Walkom December 11
Ottawa has rediscovered government spending as an acceptable economic tool. It has also rediscovered the virtues of war.
Dalton Camp December 9
One does not need to be too sensitive, or offended, at hearing her neighbour stride about the neighbourhood wondering aloud which nation of the world will be next to be levelled by American power, wh
Lyle Stewart December 7
A "Qui est journaliste?" thread has been running for days on the E-mail list of the Fédération des Journalistes Professionelles du Québec. One answer: "To be a legiti
Rick Salutin December 7
It's not surprising that states employ terror, given their power. Nor is the point that one kind of terror justifies the other. The point is that terror is reprehensible, wherever it's used, because
Rachel Giese December 6
Everyone repeat after me: We weren't the target of the September 11 attacks, we don't harbour terrorists, there's no anthrax in our mail. Why on Earth, then, did the government pass Bill C-36?
Judy Rebick December 6
Judy Rebick
In 1989, fourteen women were killed only because they were women wanting to do what used to be a man's job. Every year since, thousands of women, children and men gather to remember, and to pledge to
Thomas Walkom December 4
Regulation is an odd thing. It often makes sense - even if it has a funny name. The Pregnant Mares' Urine Act made sense. Now that the industry has returned to Ontario, it would be wise to reinstate
Jerry West December 4
Jerry West
Here in British Columbia, our own homegrown form of Taliban - under Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell - has been merrily slashing and tearing apart the fabric of the province on a daily basis.
Linda McQuaig December 3
It would be naive to believe the United States would give Canada a role in shaping its monetary policy, any more than Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan now checks with his counterparts in Ecuador,
Dalton Camp December 2
The new opium of the masses these days is not religion, as Marx put it in another day, but patriotism, which will, I suspect, have a much shorter run in America than has the Sermon on the Mount.
Parker Barss Donham December 2
Suddenly I find myself a former journalist, having, as CBC's Canada Now put it, "retired" from journalism to take a government PR job. This is known in the trade as "crossing over to the dark side",
Rick Salutin November 30
I know Tony Blair has his Canadian fans, some here at The Globe and Mail, but with U.S. leaders telling their allies publicly to take no prisoners, and their special forces calling in jet strikes on
Rachel Giese November 29
Placed in the delicate position of protecting community standards, the Ontario Film Review Board make ham-fisted judgments with little or no public input on the essential questions of what community
Dalton Camp November 28
In the Tory rendition of the wooden horse, the horse speaks. The attendees at the dinner had never heard a speech from a horse. But it was that kind of event. The wooden horse was played by Jay Hill,
Naomi Klein November 28
Naomi Klein
Bill C-35 has been quietly making its way through Parliament, downplayed as a "housekeeping" measure. On the surface, all the bill does is expand the definition of an "internationally protected perso
Thomas Walkom November 27
From February, when the Taliban first offered to extradite bin Laden in exchange for U.S. recognition, until August when negotiations stalled, the Bush administration and the government it later labe
Dalton Camp November 25
In this new world in which we live as media dependents, the greatest risk to an informed society is not so much what is withheld by nefarious government secrecy, but what goes unreported as the resul
Parker Barss Donham November 25
While the end of coal and steel is a liberating event for Cape Breton's economy, it doesn't lessen the impact felt by those left behind after the shutdown of Cape Breton's last coal mine Friday.
Rick Salutin November 23
I can hear some readers grinding their teeth and saying through them: You can't sit around having philosophical discussions while our society is being bombed and infected. You have to act - fast! But
Rachel Giese November 22
It's such a relief to know that despite a looming deficit and massive impending spending cuts, Ontario's $2.2-billion corporate tax cut will go ahead as planned.
Judy Rebick November 21
Judy Rebick
If the United States and its allies were really concerned about women's rights in Afghanistan, they would ensure that a significant number of women have a seat at the table in negotiations for a new
Naomi Klein November 21
Naomi Klein
Confronted with a country where eight million people are homeless and close to five million are HIV positive, some try to paint deepening inequality as a sad but unavoidable legacy of racial aparthei
Jerry West November 21
Jerry West
The new laws that are being proposed and passed here in Canada, Britain, the United States and other countries are a regression from the principles of freedom and democracy, of civil rights and the r
Parker Barss Donham November 21
Canadian governments no longer execute people, but aside from that, the main difference between Bush's decree and Attorney General Anne McLellan's anti-terrorism bill is one of scope: Bush's decree a
Dalton Camp November 21
The dirty little secret about America's war is that it may never end. The Russians, who also captured Kabul, failed to hold it. And many will remember Vietnam and the war during which the U.S. declar
Tom Walkom November 20
If there were a need to give the security apparatus extraordinary new powers - even for five years - Bill C-36 might be justified. But Justice Minister Anne McLellan and Prime Minister Jean ChrÃ
Roy Adams November 20
Instead of seeking a consensus on the appropriate method for dealing with alleged terrorists, Bush last week issued an executive order that unilaterally establishes a United States military court to