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August 13, 2010 Canadian News

G20 Over, but Legal Woes Drag On

Three hundred to appear in court, G20 organizers face police threats as arrests continue

July 23, 2010 Business

Race to the Bottom to Continue for G20 Nations

A critical analysis of the G20's Toronto Summit Declaration

June 19, 2010 Original Peoples

From Ski Hills to the Summit

Indigenous activists challenge Canada’s claims to traditional lands

June 19, 2010 Foreign Policy

Multi-Billion Dollar Mining Boom

From the archives: the economics of war and empire in Afghanistan

June 16, 2010 Canadian News

Gaming the Budget

Full cost of Olympic security even higher than we thought

June 11, 2010 Gender

Women and Children First?

Conservative policy contradicts "maternal and child health" plan

June 8, 2010 Business

Goldcorp Drilled by Shareholders

Mining company challenged at AGM to respect host communities

June 5, 2010 Business

Barrick Supported Police Who Carried Out Fiery Evictions in PNG

Amnesty report confirms links between cops & Canadian mining company

June 2, 2010 Foreign Policy

Underground Diplomacy

Canada’s transnational mining industry implicated in abuses

June 1, 2010 Month in Review

May in Review, Part II

Outrage against Israel grew, G20 security budget grew, suspicion over Boreal agreement grew, BP oil spill grew

May 31, 2010 Canadian News

Building Heroes

Professors protest Project Hero as military PR ploy

May 28, 2010 Ideas

Fear: An Olympic Legacy

How the security apparatus rules our world

May 26, 2010 Environment

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Reconsidered

ENGOs sign over right to criticize, companies continue to log caribou habitat

May 26, 2010 Environment

Reactions to Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Officials, First Nations, activists offer praise, criticism

April 26, 2010 Literature & Ideas

April Books

New works by Xiao and Carson

April 23, 2010 Foreign Policy

Enriched Hypocrisy

Before criticizing Iran's nuke program, Canada should look within

April 21, 2010 Weblog:

Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People Agrees to Meet Kichesipirini

Mr. James Anaya,Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights has agreed to meet with Paula LaPierre, Principal Sachem of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, regarding numerous Algonquin concerns.

Paula LaPierre, an Algonquin leader, has been raising concerns regarding serious irregularities concerning land claim negotiations, distribution of public funds, accountability, good governance, and the need for external intervention regarding domestic policies and Canadians' lack of independent information regarding national developments and much needed institutional reform at the international level now for years.

She first became concerned when observing numerous irregularities surrounding the "Algonquins of Ontario" Land Claims negotiations process.

Her first concerns were about the lack of adequate anti-corruption mechanisms in place. She then became further concerned when participation in the negotiations required compliance to the severely flawed and wasteful process.

Subsequently, she learned that identity manipulations and coercions, substandard policy, and excessive expenditures of public money into questionable processes removed from the rule of law were common features in many Aboriginal processes and policy.

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April 9, 2010 Health

A Pharm Reduction Approach

Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime barely workable

April 5, 2010 Canadian News

Financing the Co-operative Movement

For better or for worse?

March 8, 2010 Foreign Policy

Funding Axe Sharpened by Foreign Policy

Cuts to NGOs in line with Canada’s stance on Palestine

March 3, 2010 Business

Seeding Divestment

Carleton's Yafa Jarrar discusses BDS campaign

March 1, 2010 Foreign Policy

Identifying Apartheid

Canadian students respond to Israel's rights abuses

February 27, 2010 Weblog:

Ontario Government Bans Use of '“Israeli Apartheid"

The Ontario government recently approved a motion that the term "Israeli Apartheid" should not be used.

The motion passed with unanimous support from the Ontario Tory's, Liberals and NDP.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun Conservative MPP Peter Shurman stated that "I want to be clear about what it is I’m trying to do. I want the name changed. It’s that simple. It’s just wrong."

And why is it wrong for Shurman? What stunning and well thought out rational did Shurman use to back up his condemnation of the words "Israeli Apartheid"?

Does he dispute that there are similarities between the Bantustan system in South Africa and the territory allotments to Palestinians? Did he challenge the claim that there are two different laws that exist in Israel, one for Israelis and another for Palestinians? Why did he and the entire Legislature choose to target the the term "Israeli Apartheid"?

“My problem is the name,” he said. “Israeli Apartheid Week is not dialogue, it’s a monologue. The name is hateful, it is odious and that’s not how things should be in my Ontario. It’s a term that frankly I’m sick of hearing. Get rid of this word apartheid.”

Two things.

One, Shurman never said that the term was not accurate in describing the system. Which makes sense given many South Africans and Israelis themselves use this terms to describe the treatment of Palestinians.

Two, replace the word "Israeli" with "South African" in Shurman's quote and it makes about as much sense as it would have in the 1980's.

February 26, 2010 Canadian News

Police to Receive 'Olympic Legacies'

Vancouver, Richmond Police Departments to move into Games-related digs

February 25, 2010 Foreign Policy

Securing Haiti

Soldiers vs doctors in post-earthquake Haiti

February 21, 2010 Accounts

Smile, Vancouver!

Nearly 1,000 new surveillance cameras are here to stay

February 20, 2010 Canadian News

Defence Industry has its Sights on the Olympics

A look at some of the companies cashing in on 2010 security spending

February 19, 2010 Foreign Policy

Murders in Mining Country

Canadian mining companies at the scene of the crimes

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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