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January 8, 2007 Weblog:

The Good Shepherd

WSWS film critic Patrick Martin has a decent political critique of De Niro's CIA flick:

Nowhere in the film does De Niro touch on the principal impact of the CIA internationally: the destruction of hundreds of thousands of lives and the trampling on the democratic rights of (literally) hundreds of millions of people in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. His Guatemala is a country where the CIA organizes the overthrow of the government without a visible bloodbath. His Congo is an exotic locale for romance and spycraft, not a place of civil war and ruthless struggle for control of vital natural resources.

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January 7, 2007 Weblog:

Peacekeeping moves

According to the Times of London, the US is making a move to take over leadership of the UN's Peacekeeping forces. The report speculates that this is part of a strategy for getting US troops out of Iraq.

January 3, 2007 Weblog:

Gerald Ford

Here's Dana Carvey doing Tom Brokaw covering Gerald Ford's death in 1996.

January 3, 2007 Weblog:

Wire update

The newswire is cookin', now drawing on over 60 news feeds from around the world, with more being added regularly.

January 2, 2007 Weblog:

2007: not so lucky, so far

I'm not sure if it's a function of the press not having anything else to cover on new year's day, if it's a function of a lot of alcohol consumption and a pressure to have a blast, or if it's a sign of things to come, but 2007 is off to a rocky start.

In BC, two teenagers were attacked while walking a trail, prison guards are cracking down on inmates in New Brunswick, a female Montreal bus driver was attacked by two guys with a beer bottle, someone rammed their minivan into a house in PEI, a kid in Alberta died of exposure after wandering away from a party, three people were shot in separate incidents in Toronto, a Winnipeg man was in critical condition after crashing into a snow plow, and a boy was shot in the abdomen and a woman was found dead in New Brunswick.

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January 1, 2007 Weblog:

News, wire

Earlier than expected, our newswire is up and running. It will feature a daily selection of news from dozens of sources, independent and otherwise.

Feedback is welcome, and if you have suggestions for feeds (in RSS or Atom format) that should be added to the mix, send them along.

December 31, 2006 Weblog:

Going live with Dominion 3.0

Well, the brand new Dominion site is online, after a lot of time and a few headaches. We've successfully (with a little help from friends) moved over ever one of the old entries. Thanks to the flexibility of Drupal, our new content management system, all the old urls still refer to the same articles.

The weblog archives didn't make it into the new system, but we didn't break any of the links, and you can still look at articles as they used to look on the old site in the archives.

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December 29, 2006 Weblog:

Testing it out

Welcome to the new Dominion website. It's a work in progress, so watch your step and don't fall into any manholes.

December 29, 2006 Weblog:


Tretiak, the most famous Commie hockey player possibly in history, is back on the ice in Canada.