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Aug 27, 2008

'Streets to Homes' drives out Toronto's poor

John Clarke
There is a glaring contradiction between the "Streets to Homes" initiativeas it is presented by its boosters and the misery that plays out in the lives of its "success stories." In reality, it serves
Aug 26, 2008

Subtlety does not become War, Inc.

Maha Zimmo
Co-written by Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser and John Cusack, <em>War, Inc.</em> is a political satire, Western love story and dynastic drama rolled into one.
Aug 25, 2008

Private security helps criminalize poverty

Am Johal
Laura Track, a lawyer with the Pivot Legal Society, has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal regarding the proliferation of private security.
Aug 20, 2008

Komagata Maru: Another sorry apology from Harper

Harsha Walia
In the past few weeks, much has been written about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's so-called apology regarding the Komagata Maru incident, which was delivered in Surrey on August 3, 2008.
Aug 19, 2008

Torture taking flight from Canada?

Matthew Behrens
Skyservice had ignored six months of correspondence seeking a meeting to discuss our concerns about their possible contracts to deport Canada's secret trial detainees to torture.
Aug 18, 2008

Nader in Canada: 'Unreasonable man' runs again

Henry Martinuk
Ralph Nader, Independent candidate for U.S. president, spoke in Toronto on August 11 in an effort to attract the support of some of the 700,000 Americans who live in Canada. The perennial third party
Aug 18, 2008

Canadian activist: Games are time to talk Tibet

Derrick O'Keefe
Melanie Raoul, a Canadian Free Tibet activist, thinks that the ongoing Beijing Olympics make for an ideal time to talk about China's human rights record and about the aspirations for self-determinati
Aug 14, 2008

Norway's Kven people: A divided history

June Chua
Here I am, back on top of the world. I am in B&#195;&#184;rselv, Norway and if you want to look it up, it is way past the Arctic Circle, about 72 degrees north.
Aug 13, 2008

How free trade fuels 'banana wars'

Gavin Fridell
One of the major sideshows at the Doha round negotiations in Geneva that collapsed in stalemate at the end of July was the latest round in the &#226;eoebanana wars.&#226;e


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