Parker Barss Donham September 23
Aside from its moral reprehensibility, the notion of bombing Afghanistan back to the stone age, with or without nukes, has an obvious practical drawback: it's been done.
Michele Landsberg September 23
At Charles de Gaulle airport, a striking moment: thousands of rushed travellers - Japanese tourists, women in hijab, Africans - fell utterly still and silent for three minutes. It was an almost eerie
Michele Landsberg September 22
Doris Anderson is a hero - a woman whose unassuming courage and clarity have had a profound impact on the life of every woman in this country. And she's turning eighty.
Tom Walkom September 22
If Washington changes its mind and decides that U.S. national security now requires it to shift its effective border northward to the Arctic Ocean, past experience shows that Canada will find it hard
Rick Salutin September 21
Rick Salutin
When these enemies of America actually speak - including numerous interviews with Osama bin Laden - they stress a litany of U.S. policies and acts abroad. They never say they hate American elections
Rachel Giese September 20
What happens next and afterward depends entirely on how much the American people and their government are willing to tone down their bloodthirst and recognize, respect and reflect the sympathy and as
Murray Dobbin September 20
The largely unreported dispute between municipalities and the federal government on trade issues is heating up. Over fifty municipalities - including Vancouver, Ottawa, Windsor, Regina and St. John's
Dalton Camp September 19
New Democratic Party Leader Alexa McDonough's unique contribution was to speak for Canada and give lonely representation to the universal need to contain the resolution of this grievous episode to so
Naomi Klein September 19
Naomi Klein
Many of us, myself included, have felt little but rage and sorrow since September 11. But if our leaders are really following us, we have a responsibility to no longer act on emotion alone. If our le
Parker Barss Donham September 19
On Sunday night, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and federal fisheries officers stood helplessly by as fifty-five white fishing boats raided the tiny lobster zone allocated to the Esgenoopetitj First N
Judy Rebick September 18
Judy Rebick
In Canada, the United States and elsewhere around the world, we have an important choice that will profoundly affect the course of human history. We can support the U.S. government in whatever they d
Alejandro Bustos September 18
The western public understandably wants blood. But who exactly is supposed to bleed? And more importantly, what lessons does history teach us about the approaching dark cloud? If the failed war on dr
Tom Walkom September 18
The sheer ease with which the U.S. and its allies have been able to carry out air campaigns in Iraq and Yugoslavia blinded them, and their populations, to a disturbing reality about war: It is never
Parker Barss Donham September 16
With careful thought, additional steps can be found to eliminate the danger of terrorists reprising Tuesday's attacks. The important thing is to concentrate on concrete steps directly focused on the
Dalton Camp September 16
It is folly to speak of going to war, or being at war, or to suggest that by force of arms and embargoes or cajolery and bullying, we can put down terrorism as an earlier generation put down fascism.
Rick Salutin September 14
Rick Salutin
You can't hunt it down because no country is its home; its home is despair, delusion and faith in values such as cosmic war and an afterlife. You can't "make them pay"; they're already dead. You can'
Naomi Klein September 14
Naomi Klein
Did the United States deserve to be attacked? Of course not. But there's a different question that must be asked: Did U.S. foreign policy create the conditions in which such twisted logic could flour
Rachel Giese September 13
The mainstream media fell to incessant regurgitation and repetition of information, the endless talk that, in the end, didn't say much at all. In stark contrast was the diverse and often excellent co
Dalton Camp September 12
The irony, cruel though it is, seems to be that the wicked were mightily assisted by technology while the most highly sophisticated and powerful nation in the world's history was incapable of defendi
Alejandro Bustos September 11
When it comes right down to it, drug use can be viewed as a form of imperialism. For example, rich countries like Canada and the United States snort mass amounts of coke, while poor countries like Co
Tom Walkom September 11
As their Algoma turnaround illustrates, even Ontario's Conservative government recognizes that some things are too important to be left to the whims of the market.
Linda McQuaig September 10
I certainly wouldn't want to underestimate the pleasure of being able to select the perfect time to maximize one's electricity consumption - but will it be enough to compensate for the higher prices
Parker Barss Donham September 9
The average Nova Scotian has no deeper appreciation of the delicate balancing act required for successful collective bargaining than their Premier has. This summer, affection for nurses and other hea
Michele Landsberg September 9
In 2004, the Superheroes will cross Canada from Newfoundland to Vancouver, inspired by one of their loyal members, Hug Man from Vancouver. They'll roll into cities and towns, randomly and blithely an
Dalton Camp September 9
We all remember the Social Credit leader Bob Thompson, the first of the Red Deer sages, who once informed the House, "The Americans are our best friends whether we like it or not." And true it is and
Michele Landsberg September 8
"If every parent understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent - and every adult caring for a child - read aloud
Rick Salutin September 7
Rick Salutin
Walking out is normally a power play. It reveals who and what counts to the walker. Trade counts, so you don't walk out of the World Trade Organization, but racism doesn't, not as much.
Rachel Giese September 6
Watching the conference slowly implode, watching the bafflement as each controversy reared its head, one had to wonder just what the delegates expected was going to happen in Durban. A photo-op with
Parker Barss Donham September 5
Matthew Coon Come's comments at the UN conference on racism, though provocatively phrased, were accurate. Canadian natives have been assigned to tiny reserves that constitute a minute fraction of the
Naomi Klein September 5
Naomi Klein
In a country that remembers the logic of authoritarianism, it is all chillingly familiar: first create a climate of fear and tension; then suspend constitutional rights in the interest of protecting

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