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    most know nothing about referendum; corporate media keeps it that way

    Just months before Ontario's first referendum in nearly a century, polls show literally most voters know nothing about their choice, or aren't even aware they have one. Oh, and its on whether to change our electoral system. Meanwhile, corporate media is reporting next to nothing on it. I...
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    Globalization, Productivity, and 'Protectionism': A Response to Foreign Affairs

    Globalization, Productivity, and 'Protectionism': A Response to Foreign Affairs By Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker This column was published on July 6, 2007 in the International Business Times. If anyone wants to reprint it, please let CEPR know, by replying to this message. In "A New...
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    "Time for the CRTC chair to resign" by P. Boin (PLUS: see how Globe&Mail edited it!)

    [deafplayer's note: I have bolded the sections that Paul refers to as highlighted. The square brackets below this are his.] TIME FOR CRTC CHAIR TO RESIGN By Paul Boin [Important Note: a 610 word version of this Op-Ed was published in today's Globe and Mail (May 30, 2007, p. A21). While I...
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    The Corporate Climate Coup

    First published here: http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007/05/dgr-in-my-article-entitled-global.html then reproduced, among other places, in Canadian Dimension: http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2007/05/01/1090/ Justin Podur, among others, has responded criticizing Noble (as well as...
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    So, Facebook CIA-funded?

    thats the word anyway not surprising at all if its true (I haven't had a chance to look at the sources of This Piece) what do you think?
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    where the fuck is my HD space going?

    This is embarassing. I feel like an old person who doesn't understand computers. This is what happened: Beginning of the day. I have 1.5 gigs free on the 50gig drive of my new laptop. I work happily away About 8 hours of normal internet and office use only, I get a notice that windows has...
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    Bill Moyers documentary on media's performance on Iraq war

    ZNet | Mainstream Media 'Devastating' Moyers Probe of Press and Iraq by Greg Mitchell; THE WISDOM FUND; April 24, 2007 The most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq will appear next Wednesday, a 90-minute PBS broadcast called...
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    Canadian Dimension's "Platform for a New Canada"

    Election Primer: Platform for a New Canada In the absence of a radical program to campaign around for the upcoming federal election, Canadian Dimension suggests one. 12-Step Program to Combat Climate Change We can have economic growth and decent living standards for all, so long...
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    Malalai Joya on our war in Afghanistan

    this, for example, is what we "need" more battle tanks for: as the mainstream understanding goes, our government is conducting intense offensive warfare with the purpose of supporting the Afghan government, which government is described below. I think this is the kind of thing that deserves to...
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    UK gov's internal reaction to Lancet study (650k Iraqi civilians dead)

    Comment A monstrous war crime With more than 650,000 civilians dead in Iraq, our government must take responsibility for its lies by Richard Horton, a doctor and editor at the Lancet Wednesday March 28, 2007 The Guardian...
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    Canada buys a hundred main battle tanks?

    ...for peacekeeping, of course - oh and perhaps some liberating too "As many as 100" German-made main battle tanks will be "purchased from NATO allies" in a "revers[al of] the former Liberal government's decision to do away with [main battle tanks] altogether." CBC reports on this mere...
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    mysterious *hexagonal* cloud system on Saturn

    hey g33ks from good ol' APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day [http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html]): (with a picture and movies) http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070403.html
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    rallies protest refugee fee

    something in the Toronto Star yesterday about the fees accepted Convention Refugees or persons in need of protection must pay to become permanent residents (PR) one note: about when it says this prevents them from finding 'meaningful employment': this is in part because employers - and...
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    Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq

    On March 7th, MADRE released a report on the "incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion". One of the phenomena discussed is that the violent groups in control of Iraq's Interior Ministry, already known for their civil warfare against other...
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    Canadian counter-insurgency

    tipped off to this from ZNet.... two articles from the Inter Press Service News Agency, "a two-part series on the transformation of Canada's military and humanitarian missions":
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    "Financial reality is now out of control", says Gabriel Kolko

    Le Monde Diplomatique ---- January 2006 An economy of buccaneers and fantasists Weapons of mass financial destruction Last month a major US hedge fund, Amaranth Advisors, lost more than half its assets in a week, speculating on natural gas prices. The company proved...
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    'justice' system priced out of reach for many, many

    says a few articles in the Toronto Star's Saturday (March 3rd) feature on... the subject title, including Legal Aid Ontario. A couple articles are reproduced below for you. I cut a bunch out of the second one including the story of the individual they use as an example, a pilot... [/B]...
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    U.S. economy leaving record numbers in severe poverty

    Posted on Thu, Feb. 22, 2007 McClatchy Newspapers U.S. economy leaving record numbers in severe poverty By Tony Pugh McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON - The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high, millions of working Americans are falling...
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    Alberta gold rush

    So apparently there is a good ol' fashioned gold rush in Alberta lots of money to be made, Tim Hortin's drive-through workers billing hundreds of dollars per hour like they were lawyers and everyone is talking about moving there so............................ wait, does tihs belong in the...
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    Pentagon (NORTHCOM) records of Banff forum on future of North America (integration)

    “Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment”: . What was discussed behind closed doors., Pentagon Records from “North American Forum” Banff Meetings By Judicial Watch Global Research, February 11, 2007 Judicial Watch - 2007-01-29 Judicial Watch Releases...