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Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Mar 1, 2015

HeForShe UN campaign to end gender inequality an invitation from UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson • Last fall, British actor Emma Watson launched the United Nations campaign, HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all. The HeForShe initiative...

Rules be damned!

Harper Conservatives bent on deregulation by Frants Attorp • Since they came to power in 2006, the Harper Conservatives have been on a single-minded mission to rid Canada of rules – rules that protect the environment, ensure public safety, protect workers’ rights, support social programs and promote Canadian culture. The name of the game is deregulation...

Raising a stink over getting Pinked

Raising a stink over getting Pinked

Mar 1, 2015

Will “Boob Bombing” really prevent breast cancer? DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs Rarely, if ever, has a disease colonized a colour, but that’s precisely what you can say about the corporate fundraising behemoth around breast cancer. It’s audacious, sometimes crass and very hard to miss. And did I say,...

BC’s phoney “balanced budget”

by Reimar Kroecher • Our mainstream media is dutifully extolling BC’s achievement of a balanced budget. Our liberal government, so we are told, has earned bragging rights for tightly controlling spending and preventing tax increases. However, even a cursory look at this budget reveals a different picture. To begin with, on the income side, there are...

Edward Snowden film wins Oscar

Edward Snowden film wins Oscar

Mar 1, 2015

by Joseph Roberts • The Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour won Best Documentary at this year’s Oscars. Director Laura Poitras accepted the award alongside Glenn Greenwald and Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s girlfriend. In her acceptance speech Poitras said, “The disclosures that Edward Snowden reveals don’t only expose a threat to our privacy, but to our...

Building a neo-liberal Canada

Building a neo-liberal Canada

Feb 1, 2015

READ IT by Bruce Mason • It rules the world, but do you know what “neoliberalism” really means? While rarely defined, often confused, misused and glossed over, understanding the term is basic to human interaction in the 21st century and the key to unlocking a different country and world. After 40 years of tracking neoliberalism’s global rise, Donald...

The “12 Principles of Don’t Pay”

The “12 Principles of Don’t Pay”

Jan 1, 2015

A New Year’s manifesto in the war on prescription drug waste DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • Thirty-six billion dollars is a lot of money. That’s roughly what we Canadians will spend on prescription drugs this year. How big is that number? Let’s see: by the end of the day on January 1st, we’ll have sent $100 million to the drug companies....

NDP committed to proportional representation

NDP committed to proportional representation

Jan 1, 2015

by Tom Mulcair • Thomas Mulcair is the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada as well as the Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada. thomasmulcair.ndp.ca thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca   In 2015, Canadians will have a choice. Not only will they have the opportunity to elect a new government, but they will also have the opportunity to elect a...

State of surveillance

State of surveillance

Jan 1, 2015

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • The gulf between what the US government says it is doing and what it is probably doing has never seemed more apparent than in Citizenfour. A first-hand account of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations in June 2013, it demands us to ask why the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities have been allowed...

Rescuing democracy from politics

Rescuing democracy from politics

Dec 1, 2014

by Elizabeth May • Since 2006, we have had a prime minister who has shut down Parliament to avoid political embarrassment (something virtually unheard of throughout the Commonwealth nations) and twice done so illegitimately; a prime minister who has placed his executive powers above the law by refusing to accept the supremacy of Parliament. He has ignored...