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posted by dru Topics: international law

January 27, 2007

People and Ideas

The Globe's Business section reports that the new CRTC chief is "pro-consumer". No word about his stance on human beings or their ownership of the airwaves.

In a long backgrounder, Bloomberg notes that Bono is a tax-dodging capitalist.

Diana Johnstone wonders if the International Criminal Court is a worthwhile endeavour, in Counterpunch. Is the ICC capable of finding anyone innocent? Johnstone argues that it's not set up for that purpose. That, and the small matter that the "justice" meted out by the court is selectively applied.

Barbara Ehrenreich has some fascinating ruminations on public expressions of collective joy, for lack of a better term.

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