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Archive - 2004

August 25th

August 25, 2004 Labour

Aliant Loses $13 Million

In labour news, the Aliant strike drags on, Quebec's union's cancel a plan for a general strike against Charest, Parks Canada workers go on strike, along with home care workers in Newfoundland and health-sector workers in York Region.

Aliant Loses $13 Million on Strike, refuses to negotiate

August 25, 2004 Environment

President Bush, See You in Court

Is there legal recourse for those who are losing their land and livelihood to climate change? Yuill Herbert finds out what courts will hear their cases, and what precedents might help.

Judging the cost of climate change

August 25, 2004 Media Analysis

Missing History in Action

Joseph Pannell is being threatened with extradition to the United States for a crime he allegedly committed thirty years ago. Dru Oja Jay looks at the assumptions that the media brings to the case.

Canadian coverage of Joseph Pannell and the Black Panther Party

August 25, 2004 Original Peoples

Colonialism and Kanehsatake

The people of Kanehsatake are in an ongoing battle with the federal government. The government says it's about crime; Mohawks explain that their land and sovereignty are at stake. Kim Petersen takes a critical look.

Are dispossession and forced integration ongoing?

August 25, 2004 Arts

Drawing a Response

Suddenly, drawing is in. Hype of the moment or a new art movement? Max Liboiron finds diagrams, computer inspired illustrations, and twists on pop culture in New York.

With simpler media, complex work appears

August 25, 2004 Accounts

El Salvadorans Ask: do we CAFTA?

cafta_fp.jpg "Best hope for success" or imperial power grab? Jen Peirce reports on the Central American Free Trade Agreement from El Salvador.

July 21st

July 21, 2004 Ottawa

From the Lower End of Ottawa's Carrot Patch

The Ottawa edition of the Dominion, which is distributed by the poor and homeless, has been very well received by police, city officials, and the Sparks Street and Byward Market authorities, as well as by the media and the general public.

July 21, 2004 Ottawa

Raise the Rates: Demonstrators

On June 11, a crowd of approximately 50 welfare recipients, disability pensioners, homeless people, and concerned citizens from all walks of life (some in wheel chairs) gathered underneath the Terry Fox bridge in Ottawa for the "Raise the Rates" protest.

July 21, 2004 Accounts

The Canadian Left is Failing to Stand Up for Haiti

In a rare exception to the Dominion's de facto lack of opinion articles, Yves Engler argues that Haitians are risking their lives to fight an illegal regime that the Canadian government is propping up.

Haitians are risking their lives to fight an illegal regime that Canada supports

July 21, 2004 Comics

The Diary

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"The Diary", by Heather Meek

July 21, 2004 Features

Canada, Empire

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

July 21, 2004 Arts

American Patriot from Guelph?

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Every movement needs a theme song.

July 20th

July 20, 2004 Environment

Cruise Control?

cruise_fp.jpgWhat images spring to mind when you imagine a northern cruise vacation? Crystal clear water, teaming with sea life; humpback whales, porpoise and dolphin frolicking for your viewing pleasure; or perhaps just the vastness of a clean, wild ocean untouched by human pollution. These images contradict the current reality of the cruise industry. A single cruise ship discharges approximately 1.3 million litres of waste water per day, more than the port city of Haines, Alaska.

June 25th

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