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by Robin Yassin-Kassab on Thursday Jan 27 2011

Egypt’s anti-regime protests are unprecedented in size, frequency and ferocity. In Shubra, Dokki, Mohandaseen and Bulaq, Cairenes chanted ash-sha’ab yureed isqaat an-nizam, or The People Want the Fall of the Regime, and braved tear gas and baton-wielding thugs in the central Tahrir Square. Alexandria, Tanta, Suez, and the labour stronghold of Mahalla al-Kubra have also demonstrated. A...

by Sara AM Golling on Wednesday Jan 26 2011

Speaking in Castlegar and Nelson this coming weekend is a budding new critic of Canadian Foreign policy, Yves Engler, author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

Engler is already receiving positive reviews from Naomi Klein, William Blum and Noam Chomsky, who says

"We bear responsibility for what governments do in...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Jan 26 2011

This past year, my staff and I had the privilege of assisting constituents faced with federal bureaucratic problems – unfair treatment, misinterpretations or just plain despair at not seeing any hope in their particular plight. 

For the most part, I find the federal public service is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and should not be held responsible for the federal...

by Rafe Mair on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

With the leadership of both major parties up for grabs you should know what The Common Sense Canadian will be doing from now until the next election. First let me assure you that we are not party-political. We simply support the party that declares for the environment.

Thanks to a conspiracy of silence, the mainstream media have simply ignored environmental issues with the exception...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

One of the best BC blogs, in my opinion, is done by Laila Yuile: I’m Laila Yuile and This Is How I See It. She has broken real news, taken on the powers that be, and opened up some great discussions on many, many topics of interest and importance to British Columbians.

 

And her recent response to some nasty insults and name-calling in...

by Global Voices on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

By Almira Al Hussaini

Egypt has just upped its war on the Internet, and cut access to mobile phone communications, in areas where thousands of protesters are reportedly gathering in today's Day of Revolution. The aim...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 24 2011

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist, president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions, former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up and the upcoming speaker for Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series.

She will be speaking passionately about the rights of women and children in her native Iran, particularly regarding the issue of capital...

by ProPublica on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

By Marian Wang in ProPublica.

As we noted in the wake of the deadly shooting in Tucson, the FBI’s background-check database—intended to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill—...

by Laila Yuile on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

Just back from the Vancouver Sun live chat with Kevin Falcon, in which every question I submitted was given to Falcon except the last, because time ran out. So, what can you expect from Kevin Falcon if he were to be the leader of the Liberals, or worse yet--shudder--premier?

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by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jan 17 2011

Few developments in our era of savage capitalism are so powerfully symbolic of the new feudalism than the obscene compensation paid out to the new economic elite: the CEOs of the most powerful corporations in the country. The CCPA’s Hugh MacKenzie now reminds us yearly of this economic and social sickness by identifying exactly when the average CEO (of the 100 largest firms) has earned...

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