Adam M On The Front Page: View From the Outside

Have you ever read the New York Times index bio on Stephen Harper? It doesn’t read like anything you’d see in a newspaper here, despite being pretty accurate. Check it out.

redjenny: Mass Murder of Women

Bob Herbert: Women at Risk “I actually look good. I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne — yet 30 million women rejected me,” wrote George Sodini in a blog that he kept while preparing for this week’s shooting in a Pennsylvania gym in which he killed three women, wounded nine others and then ...

redjenny: Mass Murder of Women

Bob Herbert: Women at Risk “I actually look good. I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne — yet 30 million women rejected me,” wrote George Sodini in a blog that he kept while preparing for this week’s shooting in a Pennsylvania gym in which he killed three women, wounded nine others and then ...

redjenny: Mass Murder of Women

Bob Herbert: Women at Risk “I actually look good. I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne — yet 30 million women rejected me,” wrote George Sodini in a blog that he kept while preparing for this week’s shooting in a Pennsylvania gym in which he killed three women, wounded nine others and then ...

Canning's Guess: end of the urban agenda

Let’s hope the focus returns. The sooner the better I say. Here are a few words on the topic: Vision that matches realityOttawa SunAugust 5, 2009By Martin Canning The rarely linear policy approach taken by successive federal governments is apparent in the once energetic “urban agenda.” In and around 2004, there were numerous federal departments ...

Canning's Guess: a short reflection on recessions

When looking for root causes examiners often begin by considering and applying the opaque concept of “human nature”. Personally, I tend to agree with methods that review the human side of any social phenomenon. Regarding recessions, one key point, I think, to remember is that money and value and therefore debt has always been subjective. ...

it’s about time we fight back!

The federal Liberals have finally decided to fight back. “Highly partisan” flyers are now being sent out to Conservative-held ridings. It’s about time we fight back! Fight fire with fire. Playing Mr. Nice Guy has been slightly ineffective, in my opinion.

Adam M On The Front Page: Good News

I’m so glad the recession’s over. I’m taking this news as true, since I believe everything Mark Carney says. That man is a genius. I am also relieved that Canadian versions of food have more salt. I love salt! Woohoo!

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Pictures from the protest of Goldcorp’s support for the military coup in Honduras

I took these pictures today at a protest of Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras, in front of their head office at 666 Burrard. For more info, check out Rights Action. For broader human rights documentation on Honduras, also see amnesty.org or hrw.org.

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Pictures from the protest of Goldcorp’s support for the military coup in Honduras

I took these pictures today at a protest of Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras, in front of their head office at 666 Burrard. For more info, check out Rights Action. For broader human rights documentation on Honduras, also see amnesty.org or hrw.org.

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Pictures from the protest of Goldcorp’s support for the military coup in Honduras

I took these pictures today at a protest of Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras, in front of their head office at 666 Burrard. For more info, check out Rights Action. For broader human rights documentation on Honduras, also see amnesty.org or hrw.org.

redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

art is only for straight ivory tower elitists anyways, right?

In lieu of the recent Toronto Pride federal funding fiasco, the Harper Conservatives have recently turned down funding for a Montreal arts festival that is geared toward the LGBT community. With their poll numbers sinking lower and lower in La Belle Province and fully knowing the immense value and importance of arts, heritage and culture ...

Adam M On The Front Page: Guess Who’s Hiring

And advertised for a 12-month term only.Who says that having long-term employees who are experts in their job and develop loyalty to their employer is important?Why bother with that when you can have a bunch of migrants who come and go and use their position for what they want to get out of it and ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Protest the Honduran military coup at Goldcorp’s Vancouver office

No to the Coup! The Canadian government must demand the return of President Zelaya and refuse to recognize the military regime! Canadian mining companies out of Honduras! Reparations for the communities in the Siria Valley! Protest Picket at Goldcorp’s head office:666 Burrard StreetThursday July 23 – 12pmBring your banners!Join us in our continued efforts to ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Protest the Honduran military coup at Goldcorp’s Vancouver office

No to the Coup! The Canadian government must demand the return of President Zelaya and refuse to recognize the military regime! Canadian mining companies out of Honduras! Reparations for the communities in the Siria Valley! Protest Picket at Goldcorp’s head office:666 Burrard StreetThursday July 23 – 12pmBring your banners!Join us in our continued efforts to ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Protest the Honduran military coup at Goldcorp’s Vancouver office

No to the Coup! The Canadian government must demand the return of President Zelaya and refuse to recognize the military regime! Canadian mining companies out of Honduras! Reparations for the communities in the Siria Valley! Protest Picket at Goldcorp’s head office:666 Burrard StreetThursday July 23 – 12pmBring your banners!Join us in our continued efforts to ...

Canning's Guess: nasty and brutish

I have respected Mr. Flanagan’s commentary from the moment I started reading his words. Although our spots on the spectrum are no doubt left and right of each other, he is one of only a few political commentators that adds truth and eloquence to the nasty, brutish sport that is political communications.

congrats jean

Congratulations Prime Minister Chrétien on his appointment to the Order of Merit by her majesty. With a long history in public service, an immpecable record of fiscal responsibility as leader, and unmatched electoral success (other than by Mackenzie King), I consider Jean Chrétien to be one of greatest Prime Ministers in recent history. The Queen ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Goldcorp supports military coup in Honduras

Here’s an update from Rights Action about Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras. The whole alert follows: July 8, 2009 GOLDCORP INC. (ENTREMARES) BUSES WORKERS TO PRO-COUP MARCHES FOR INFORMATION FROM HONDURAS, CONTACT: Grahame Russell (Rights Action co-director):info@rightsaction.org, [504] 9630-9507 & 9507-3835 Yesterday, tens of thousands of pro-democracy Hondurans again marched pacifically, demanding ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Goldcorp supports military coup in Honduras

Here’s an update from Rights Action about Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras. The whole alert follows: July 8, 2009 GOLDCORP INC. (ENTREMARES) BUSES WORKERS TO PRO-COUP MARCHES FOR INFORMATION FROM HONDURAS, CONTACT: Grahame Russell (Rights Action co-director):info@rightsaction.org, [504] 9630-9507 & 9507-3835 Yesterday, tens of thousands of pro-democracy Hondurans again marched pacifically, demanding ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Goldcorp supports military coup in Honduras

Here’s an update from Rights Action about Goldcorp’s support of the military coup in Honduras. The whole alert follows: July 8, 2009 GOLDCORP INC. (ENTREMARES) BUSES WORKERS TO PRO-COUP MARCHES FOR INFORMATION FROM HONDURAS, CONTACT: Grahame Russell (Rights Action co-director):info@rightsaction.org, [504] 9630-9507 & 9507-3835 Yesterday, tens of thousands of pro-democracy Hondurans again marched pacifically, demanding ...

Adam M On The Front Page: Can’t Leave Anything Alone

From Adam M is 30Republicans always want to talk about tradition and respect.But they can never let anything go when they should and they’ll never miss an opportunity to bad-mouth dead people or cause a scene in relation to someone’s funeral they don’t like, including going and protesting right at peoples’ funerals in some cases.It ...