Alberta Politics: Part II: If there’s no Russian threat in the Baltics, why is Canada so enthusiastic about a new Cold War there?

PHOTOS: The memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died conquering the city of Berlin in 1945, the last time a major world power seriously underestimated and misjudged the Russians. Below: NATO’s top soldier, Czech General Petr Pavel and the U.S. Army’s commander in Europe, Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges. They said what they said. Bottom: a detail ...

Alberta Politics: Questions without answers: Why are our U.S. allies so ambivalent about ISIS, and what does it mean for Canada?

PHOTOS: U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner. (Screen grab from C-SPAN.) Below: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Conservative interim Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. For all we know, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a fine ophthalmologist with a sympathetic bedside manner. By all accounts, though, he is not a very nice person. ...

Eh Types: Brussels

Shocking images, and devastating news first met waking eyes in North America today. A terrorist attack filled the early day’s news with shocking pictures documenting the death and destruction leveled upon the airport and metro in Brussels. ISIS has already claimed responsibility for this attack, in which early reports indicate more than thirty lives were lost and ...

drive-by planet: RT interview with president Grimsson of Iceland – the little nation that stood for democracy and rights over banks

Came across this RT interview recently. It was recorded earlier this year and features host Oksana Boyko with President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Grimsson served as a representative the left-wing People’s Alliance in Reykjavik and was finance minister from 1988-1991. More on his background – here. The description accompanying the video says in part: ...

From Orangutan: Jean Charest fails to silence the Quebec student movement,

As the talks to end the Quebec student strike broke down Thursday (thanks in large part to the Jean Charest Liberal government’s inability to think in a non-partisan manner, thus ending further bargaining for the time being), I am nonetheless encouraged by the increasingly epic support that the student movement here has amassed throughout this country ...

From Orangutan: Jean Charest fails to silence the Quebec student movement,

As the talks to end the Quebec student strike broke down Thursday (thanks in large part to the Jean Charest Liberal government’s inability to think in a non-partisan manner, thus ending further bargaining for the time being), I am nonetheless encouraged by the increasingly epic support that the student movement here has amassed throughout this country ...

From Orangutan: Jean Charest fails to silence the Quebec student movement,

As the talks to end the Quebec student strike broke down Thursday (thanks in large part to the Jean Charest Liberal government’s inability to think in a non-partisan manner, thus ending further bargaining for the time being), I am nonetheless encouraged by the increasingly epic support that the student movement here has amassed throughout this country ...