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May 31, 2008 Features

Contemporary Currents of Quebec’s Student Movement

An interview with Sophie Schoen of L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ)

March 18, 2008 Features

Marmato’s Gold Bonanza

Canadian Mining Firm Involved in ‘Economic Forced Displacement’ in Colombia

January 7, 2008 Features

Impacting Unimpaired

New agreements like the SPP and TILMA are aimed directly at unimpeded extraction in the tar sands

December 31, 2007 Features

What the Tar Sands Need

Processing requires massive inputs of water, energy, land, labour

July 5, 2007 Features

Defending "Life and Sovereignty"

Ecuador’s mining prospects, Canadian companies, and the conflict with affected communities

November 8, 2006 Features

Grilled Cheese and War Crimes

grilled-cheese_fp.jpgChris Arsenault chats with an average 23-year-old who's hoping Canada won't send him back to the US to fight in a war he doesn't believe in.

US soldier who refuses assignment in Iraq claims refugee status in Canada

August 10, 2006 Features

Last Gas

LNG_fp.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay asks why Eastern Canada is being flooded with proposals for liquefied natural gas terminals, and why so many communities are resisting them.

Can natural gas reserves keep up with soaring consumption?

July 25, 2006 Features

'Measured' Misery?

mother-fp.jpgPrime Minister Harper called Israel's attack on Lebanon 'measured.' Chris Arsenault talks to a father who hopes his family is still safe.

Canada and the war between Israel and Hezbollah

June 1, 2006 Features

Deport Injustice

NOII1_fp.jpgProtesters across Canada demand status for all undocumented people. Sarah Rogers finds out why.

Protests across Canada demand status for all undocumented people

April 5, 2006 Features

A little story about direct action against the third largest corporation in Canada

Letters exchanged between Stewart Steinhauer and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

March 23, 2006 Features

Non-Status Quo

non-status_fp.jpgAfter ten non-status Alergians and two supporters are found not guilty, Gordie Warnoff questions the reasons for the brutal arrests.

Years after being brutally arrested, ten non-status Algerians and two supporters are found not guilty

March 3, 2006 Features

Bordering On Apartheid

Kader_fp2.jpgHillary Bain Lindsay talks to Abdulkader Belaouni about his struggle for justice and permanent status in Canada.

Challenging immigration control in Canada

September 3, 2005 Features

The Battle of New Orleans

nola1_fp.jpg In an extensive overview, Dru Oja Jay looks at the history of race and class iniquities that set the scene for the current tragedy.

Race, Class Disparity Set Stage for New Orleans Disaster

August 29, 2005 Features

Copper vs. Ecology in Junín

bridge_cloudforest_fp.jpg Stuart Schussler visits the Ecuadorian community of Junín, where Vancouver-based Ascendant Copper has met with strong local opposition.

Canadian Mining Company Preaches Development, Reaps Division in Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

July 28, 2005 Features

Violence, Poverty Underscore Story of Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

amman_elmer_young-men_fp.jpg In Jordan, Jon Elmer describes the plight of thousands of Iraqi refugees.

July 19, 2005 Features

On Iraq-Jordan Border, Various Roles Play Out in Desert

iraq_elmer_border-lineup_fp.jpg Jon Elmer speaks to truckers, soldiers, shopkeepers and migrant workers at the edge of the occupation of Iraq.

April 29, 2005 Features

Engineering for a Small Planet

paradiskidscomputers_fp.jpg How, exactly, does one leave an established corporate job to do something less "soul killing"? Amanda Jernigan spoke to Kim Paradis to find out.

A Conversation with Kim Paradis

April 23, 2005 Features

From the Tap to the Bottle and Back Again

bottledwater_fp.jpg Manufacturers of bottled water are taking over municipal water systems while bottling public water for a profit, says Leah Orr

A look at bottled water and privatization

January 18, 2005 Features

Photo Essay: Zapatistas

education_fp.jpg 11 years after what the New York Times called the first "post modern revolution", Chris Arsenault brings back words and images from Chiapas, Mexico.

Reflecting on Ten Years of Resistance in Chiapas

November 6, 2004 Features

Multiculturalism: It Hurts Us All

Why Canada isn't, never was, and probably never will be a multicultural nation
Susana Ferreira explores Toronto's underground economy, and the real effects of Canada's "multicultural" policies.

Why Canada isn't, never was, and probably never will be a multicultural nation

September 30, 2004 Features

Arrested Developments

rnc_shoes_fp.jpgNew York hosts Republicans... and the largest US demonstration in decades

"New York certainly is an exciting city."

Thus remarked Brad Freeman, a Republican delegate from LA, and friend of George W. Bush, regarding the several hundred thousand protestors who flooded Manhattan....

by Isabel Macdonald

New York hosts Republicans... and the largest US demonstration in decades

August 25, 2004 Features

Canada in Haiti

paradis-haiti2_fp.jpgWho Engineered the Overthrow of Democracy?

Anthony Fenton digs into Canada's role in the overthrow of a democratic government in Haiti, and the players involved. His investigation raised questions. Among others: was Canada's involvement to diplomatic enabling, or have Canadian troops been directly involved in the hundreds of political assassinations that followed the coup?

Who Engineered the Overthrow of Democracy?

July 21, 2004 Features

Canada, Empire

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

Humanitarianism, peacekeeping, and other myths

June 25, 2004 Features

Day to Day: Life in Occupied Palestine

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photo essay by Jon Elmer

A photo essay

May 27, 2004 Features

Accounts Unsettled

Independent reporting from Iraq

ambulance_fp.jpgThe past two weeks have seen a remarkable effort on the part of the US government and numerous media outlets to directly contradict reality. The single most remarkable instance of the contradiction came from US military spokesman Mark Kimmitt, who said that "the stations that are showing Americans intentionally killing women and children are not legitimate news sources. That is propaganda, and that is lies."

Independent reporting from Iraq

April 6, 2004 Features

Divide and Conquer: Bilateral Trade Agreements

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

patiotrasero_fp.jpgLast September saw the spectacular collapse of World Trade Organization treaty talks in Cancun, Mexico. Joseph Stiglitz, former Chair of Clinton's council of economic advisors and Nobel Prize winner described the talks as "the usual: hard bargaining, extreme positions, last-minute concessions, arm twisting, peer pressure, tacit threats of cutting off development assistance and other benefits, and secret meetings among a small number of participants are all designed to extract concessions from the weakest".

by Yuill Herbert

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

March 16, 2004 Features

Is "Fighting to Win" a Criminal Act?

OCAP's John Clarke on the "Queen's Park Riot" and the changing rules of class warfare

[From a talk given by John Clarke in Halifax last December, at a public discussion on the criminalization of dissent.]

John Clarke at an OCAP demonstrationIf we're talking about the criminalization of dissent, the first thing that must occur to us when we look at those kinds of examples is that we live in an insane world, where people who go out and challenge injustice are the ones who must defend themselves from the charge of being criminals.

When we marched on the Legislature, back in Toronto, we were aware that so far that year, 22 homeless people had died on the streets of Toronto. When it comes to the crimes of the G7, even the known ones would fill volumes. Those that we don't know about would probably fill volumes more.

To say that anyone who stands up against such acts of theft and murder and violence - and fights back against them - must defend themselves from the charge of being criminal is astounding, and insane. We should keep that in mind.

OCAP's John Clarke on the "Queen's Park Riot" and the changing rules of class warfare

February 25, 2004 Features

Paul Martin, Ethics and Democracy

An Interview with Democracy Watch's Duff Conacher
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by Dru Oja Jay

Duff Conacher is the Coordinator of Democracy Watch, an Ottawa-based group that has advocated for "democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility" for a decade.

What can we learn from Paul Martin's past record on ethics and democratic reform?

That Martin has lied about maintaining high ethical standards, that he has broken ethics rules, and that he surrounds himself with corporate lobbyists, all of whom are representing corporations that have specific private interests that are not the public interest. And so he is tied directly to the private interests of several corporations in Canada.

by Dru Oja Jay

An Interview with Democracy Watch's Duff Conacher

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 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

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