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Archive - 2003

May 17th

May 17, 2003 Arts

Writing Canada

In a letter to the Irish critic and writer James Stern dated February 22, 1970, Australian novelist Patrick White (1912-1990) wrote the following astonishing pair of sentences: "How lucky the Irish are, and the American Jews, in having those rich tormented backgrounds to draw on; here we are, the bloody Australians, with nothing, having to conjure rabbits out of the air... - by J.P. Loosemore -

May 17, 2003 Comics

"La Nostalgie"

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"La Nostalgie," by Heather Meek

May 17, 2003 Accounts

Weekly Chomsky

Did a Russian sub captain save the world from nuclear holocaust? A short excerpt from "Confronting the Empire".

May 17, 2003 Arts

New Media

Devotees of Barry's work marvel at her remarkable ability to recall and create authentic details of modern North American childhood. Sometimes funny, sometimes hauntingly sad, sometimes frightening and often full of heartfelt joy, Barry's comics are masterful. - by Heather Meek -

May 17, 2003 Environment

Whose Forests?

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The transformation of public forests into clear-cuts and tree farms is nothing new in Canada. A government guarantee to corporations that this will continue to be the case is new. Provincial governments in both New Brunswick and British Columbia are considering policies that would effectively eliminate the public's control of public lands and place it in the hands of the forest industry. The stage is set for corporations to make a grab for control of Crown forests. According to the Supreme Court of Canada, Crown lands are held in trust by the federal and provincial governments for the benefit of all people, including those not yet born. - by Hillary Lindsay -

Maintaining habitats, establishing protected areas or community forests and protecting watersheds could require that government compensate corporations, if new agreements are signed.

May 17, 2003 Canadian News

Regional News

May 15th

May 16, 2003 Features

"A Dream Only American Power Can Inspire"

pnac_sm.gifCritics of US foreign policy no longer need to make the argument that the US is trying to undermine the UN and international law, while making active use of global military dominance; the Project for the New American Century is doing it for them. Founded in 1997 on the premise that "too few political leaders today are making the case for [American] global leadership", the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) is a right wing, Washington-based think tank committed to "promoting the idea that American leadership is good both for America and for the world." - by Dru Oja Jay -

Faces of the New American Century: Francis Fukuyama, William Kristol, Dick Cheney

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