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February 25th, 2004

February 25, 2004 Environment

Citigroup Comes Clean: World's Largest Bank Adopts Landmark Environmental Policy

citi_fp.jpgIn a surprise announcement on January 22nd, Citigroup signaled its intention to adopt a comprehensive environmental policy that even the company's staunchest critics are calling "the most significant environmental commitment to date in the financial services sector."

- by Ted Rutland -

February 3rd

February 3, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February

February 3, 2004 Comics

Blues 2004

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"Blues 2004", by Heather Meek

February 3, 2004 Accounts

Zapatistas and Supporters Celebrate 10 Years of Colourful Resistance

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Ben Sichel visits Chiapas, Mexico for the tenth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising.

February 3, 2004 Arts

Lessons for an Audience

Kazimi's Shooting Indians questions "authenticity"
shooting_indians_fp.jpgIn Ali Kazimi's 1997 documentary Shooting Indians, a whole sequence of studying is going on. Kazimi studies Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas, who is mining the century-old works of white photographer and filmmaker Edward Curtis. The three are transformed.
by Jane Henderson

Kazimi's Shooting Indians explores representations of authenticity

February 3, 2004 Environment

More Than a Memo?

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks
bcpark_fp.jpgAfter spending decades establishing its world class park system, British Columbia may be leaving its wilderness up to expressions of good will in lieu of legislation. On Thursday, January 22, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines, the Mining Association of British Columbia, and the Council of Tourism Associations of British Columbia. The memorandum is not binding, though.
- by Kate Kennedy -

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks

February 3, 2004 Features

What if we Gave it Away?

Citizenship as "contribution" and alternative economies

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Think about 'contribution,' outside of the box.

The box is economy. The dominant economy–capitalism–is only one among many possible models of social organization. How we think about economy and how we structure our activities as economies shapes what we think a contribution is, what kinds of activities are contributions, and who a contributor is.

by Karen Houle

Citizenship as "contribution" and alternative economies

January 12th

January 13, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: January

January 13, 2004 Features

Lo Que Hemos Aprendido

The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

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Each September, right whales gather off the coast of Peninsula Valdes in Argentina's Chubut province. Since 1971, researchers have gathered there, as well: an unlikely group of biologists, conservationists, and whale-lovers, engaged in one of the world's longest-running studies of a marine mammal population. This past September, photographer John Haney and I spent a week on Peninsula Valdes, and got a window into the history of this study, onshore and off.

by Amanda Jernigan
photographs by John Haney


The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

January 13, 2004 Accounts

A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor: Every media organization has a way of deciding what stories are important enough to be news. The editor of the Globe and Mail, Edward Greenspon, has said that "if it happened yesterday, it isn't news."

January 13, 2004 Comics

Archipelago

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"Archipelago", by Heather Meek

January 13, 2004 Arts

Satire Under Attack

When looking silly is worse than looking evil
newWar_fp.jpgWebster's Dictionary credits literature as the traditional medium to use "trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm to expose and discredit vice or folly." Yet in today's multimedia world, satire has entered the mainstream via theatre, television, music, newspaper cartoons, radio, and the internet. Satire is an important tool for those frustrated by the corporate, sponsorship, and political agendas mixed up in their media.- by Jane Henderson and Max Liboiron -

When looking silly is worse than looking evil

January 13, 2004 Arts

An open letter to the National Magazine Awards Foundation

I am writing to express my disappointment at your decision to eliminate the poetry category in the National Magazine Awards. It seems to me that in doing so you are not only turning your back on the literary magazines that form an important part of your constituency, you are turning your back on journalistic tradition. - by Amanda Jernigan -

December 22nd, 2003

December 22, 2003 Canadian News

Canadian News

December 22, 2003 International News

International News

December 22, 2003 Features

Understanding Cuba

Revolution and Misinformation
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    Cuba: A revolution in motion
    by Isaac Saney
    Fernwood Books 2003
Cuba. A small island nation. Cigars that Americans have to smuggle into their own country; sublime music played by old men; Caribbean vacations; quaint old buildings. They had a revolution, years ago. Some guys named Che Guevara and Fidel Castro were involved. There were others, but what were their names again? They overthrew Batista, the guy with the solid gold telephone in The Godfather: part II. They seemed to have good ideals at the beginning, but eventually turned into yet another corrupt communist dictatorship. Castro the despot rules with an iron fist, jailing those who dare to defy him. The country remains poor due to outdated, inefficient socialist policies. The US and others are biding their time, waiting for Castro to die so that democracy can be restored, and the Cuban people freed from his authoritarian grip.

Aside from the cigars and music, these are a few of the well-worn images of Cuba that Isaac Saney, a history professor at Dalhousie, would like you to reconsider.

- Reviewed by Dru Oja Jay -

Revolution and Misinformation

December 22, 2003 Accounts

Barn-Raising on Air: the Prometheus Radio Project

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Janna Graham helps the Prometheus Radio Project out with a radio barnraising in Immokalee, Florida.

December 22, 2003 Comics

The Uptown

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"The Uptown," by Heather Meek

December 22, 2003 Arts

Democracy and Fascism

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster provokes controversy in Australia
reichstag_fp.jpgMyth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America: A Drama in 30 Scenes made headlines because each of the major theatres in Sydney failed to pick it up for 2004, even though it completed successful runs at both The Playbox Theatre in Melbourne and The State Theatre Company in Adelaide.
- by Lynda Ng -

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster provokes controversy in Australia

December 22, 2003 Arts

Proffessor Undressor

Sumi-E Experiment (2003)
Many of today's most acclaimed electronica albums are recorded in the cramped bedrooms of computer-literate music nerds. Meanwhile journalists have invented the curious genre of "laptop music" to describe the trend.
- by Matt Brennan -

Sumi-E Experiment (2003)

December 22, 2003 Environment

Mustard Gas and Seismic Blasts

underwater-barrels_fp.jpgThe threat of chemical dumps in Atlantic waters
The coastal waters of Atlantic Canada have been polluted with a legacy of chemical, biological and nuclear weaponry. The primary culprits include the Canadian, American and British militaries, which have obsessed over our safety from alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, while the communities and eco-systems of the Atlantic region have been under attack from the very same weapons of mass destruction since the 1940's. Now, with corporations being given permission to do seismic testing in Atlantic waters, the impact of these dumpsites may be compounded.
- by Pierre Loiselle -

The threat of chemical dumps in Atlantic waters

December 1st

December 2, 2003 Canadian News

Canadian News: December 1

December 1, 2003 Features

Israelis Criticizing Israel

The occupation of Palestine from the inside, out

bulldozed_fp.jpg Public debate about Israel tends to be framed in terms of Israel as a unified country and its foreign opponents, anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic and otherwise. Widely ignored are the Israeli intellectuals and leaders who are strongly opposed to their country's actions, and the accounts that inspire their strong opposition.

Independent Canadian journalists Jon Elmer and Valerie Zink are currently reporting from the West Bank and Gaza. The following is a series of excerpts from interviews they have conducted with diverse critical voices within Israel. The full interviews and other coverage can be read on their web site, FromOccupiedPalestine.org.

The occupation of Palestine from the inside, out

December 1, 2003 Accounts

Interview: Guatemala After the Elections

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An interview with Simon Helweg-Larsen on US intervention, labour relations, and inequality in Guatemala after the elections.

December 1, 2003 Comics

The Curator

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"The Curator," by Heather Meek

December 1, 2003 Arts

From Margin to Main Character

deafening_fp.jpgDeafening brings disability to the centre of mainstream fiction

I always get suspicious when in coffee shops, on buses, trains, and coffee tables, or peering out of purses, I see the same book. It seems that everyone except me is part of the same book club, and they've all picked up the assigned reading for the month. Not too long ago, this novel was The Life of Pi, and the ubiquity of this brightly coloured, incessantly discussed novel made me want to avoid it, for the sole reason that nobody else seemed to. - by Laura Cardiff -

Deafening brings disability to the centre of mainstream fiction

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