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July 5, 2007 Features

Defending "Life and Sovereignty"

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

July 1, 2007 Business

Welcome to Ambiguica

Round Two of the Atlantica Debate

June 3, 2007 Visuals

Right Protest

A photo essay on the protests surrounding the election of a right-wing president in France

May 30, 2007 Sexuality

Laying the Law (Down)

Legal context for sex work in Canada

May 7, 2007 Ideas

Firestorm

A review of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia

May 3, 2007 Accounts

A Woman in a Mine’s World

National roundtable on mining fails those struggling against Canada’s corporations abroad

April 18, 2007 Original Peoples

A Clearcut Answer?

A year after the Great Bear Rainforest deal was struck, some wonder if the political compromise was worth it

April 11, 2007 Environment

Questioning Climate Politics

Denis Rancourt says the “global warming myth” is part of the problem

April 4, 2007 Environment

Stolen Games

"No Olympics on stolen Native land" has become the battle cry for Indigenous resistance to the Vancouver Olympics

March 29, 2007 Original Peoples

First Nations Activist Dies after Release from Jail

In memory of Harriet Nahanee, age 71

March 18, 2007 Arts

Revival House

The many lives of Toronto rep cinemas

March 14, 2007 Accounts

Haiti: the Damage Done

Part I of an Interview with Brian Concannon

March 5, 2007 Environment

Big Enviro Groups ‘Holding Back’ Anti-Warming Movement

Some critics call the best mainstream proposals too little, too late

March 1, 2007 Gender

Keeping The Faith

Guatemalan feminists fight for change

March 1, 2007

REM #2

by Meaghan Thurston
March 1, 2007

REM #1

by Meaghan Thurston
February 14, 2007 Photo Essay

Haiti Aux Haitiens!

Montreal mobilizes in solidarity with Haiti

February 5, 2007 Business

Cable Cutters

What the cable companies don’t want you to know about radical television in Canada

February 4, 2007 Weblog:

The ultimate thermodynamic fate of all closed systems

Counterpunch has good pieces about similar dynamics in two different US political movements, environmentalism and anti-war.

Jeffrey St. Clair on the green movement's disconnection from the grassroots, and the unfortunate accuracy of right wing claims that environmentalists are Washington elitists:

To quote Jospeh Heller: Something happened. Somewhere along the line, the environmental movement disconnected with the people, rejected its political roots, pulled the plug on its vibrant and militant tradition. It packed its bags, starched its shirts and jetted to DC, where it became what it once despised: a risk-aversive, depersonalized, hyper-analytical, humorless, access-driven, intolerant, centralized, technocratic, dealmaking, passionless, direct-mailing, lawyer-laden monolith to mediocrity. A monolith with feet of clay.

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January 31, 2007 Weblog:

So Ann in Montreal

So Ann in Montreal

Legendary Haitian organizer, grandmother, folksinger and former political prisoner Annette "So Ann" Auguste was in Montreal this week. Cafe Toc Toc was packed last night for her appearance there, where Dominion contributor Isabel Macdonald's short documentary film, "Our Arms do Not Kill," an investigation into the role of the UN military occupation of Haiti, was also shown, and members of Kalmunity performed.

The Montreal Mirror covered So Ann's visit in their last issue. In a press conference on Monday, So Ann said that Canada was to blame for her imprisonment without trial. During her 800+ days in jail, Paul Martin visited Haiti and claimed that "there are no political prisoners in Haiti", and CIDA provided funding for NCHR and other organizations that took the lead in building bogus cases against So Ann and hundreds of other political prisoners. Many remain imprisoned.

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January 30, 2007 Ideas

“Our Piece in the Jigsaw Puzzle”

A Review of Upping the Anti no. 3

January 25, 2007 Weblog:

Wal Town on tour

The überculture kids are videoblogging from their tour with the Waltown film, which is taking them from Victoria to Whitehorse to Saint John's.

January 21, 2007 Canadian News

Protesters Denounce Illegal Occupation of Somalia

Coalition of Concerned Somali-Canadians calls for immediate withdrawal of Ethiopian troops

January 16, 2007 Weblog:

Globe and Lebanon

Yesterday, the Globe and Mail published a half-decent piece about the sit ins in Beirut. I can't help but wonder if the sudden improvement in coverage (which is to say, conformity with well-established facts) had something to do with this analysis that the Dominion published two weeks ago of Mark Mackinnon's wildly misleading coverage of the same protests.

The crux of that analysis was that Mark Mackinnon probably wouldn't mind telling the truth, but likes having his job and pleasing his editors better than he likes telling the truth. (Not unlike a lot of people, probably...) And that, given the opportunity, Mackinnon probably wouldn't have a personal problem with reporting accurately. It's just that when his editors want something different, his career takes precedence.

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July 6, 2006 Business

The Gold Standard

Pascua-Lama_fp.jpgChileans worry the Pascua Lama mine will pollute their water and destroy their way of life. Rob Maguire learns that Canada is involved.

Chileans fight to protect their environment from Canada's Barrick Gold

July 5, 2006 International News

"There is Death in them thar' Pits"

Barrick_fp.jpgTracy Glynn investigates a recent rash of violent deaths around a Tanzanian mine owned by Canada's Barrick Gold.

Canada's Barrick Gold in Tanzania

June 19, 2006 Accounts

What's Yours Is Mine

MiningProtest_fp.jpgCyril Mychalejko reports from Ecuador on local resistance to Canadian mining operations.

Ascendant Copper Corporation Meets Resistance in Ecuador

June 17, 2006 Labour

Business Without Boundaries

Atlantica1_fp.jpgBusiness leaders in Atlantic Canada say they've found an answer to the region's economic woes. Atlantic Canadians wish somebody would ask them. Hillary Bain Lindsay investigates.

New initiative hopes to make Atlantic Canada an 'epi-centre' of international trade

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