Tag Archives: dissent

The new economy owns your soul

Sally’s choice was this: either pay the heating bill or fix her car. She chose the car because without it she couldn’t get to work, and if she couldn’t get to work, she wouldn’t be paid. Sally is a personal … Continue reading

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Remembrance

November 11th, 1894. My Dear Lord Raglan, I am but a few leagues from you and your great house at Usk and travelling westward. However, I regret to say that I am storm-stayed in a small village on the border … Continue reading

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A Very American Coup: Hey brother, can you spare a democracy?

They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job. They used to tell me I … Continue reading

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Joe McCarthy is alive and well and living in the Canadian Finance Committee

“Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” With those words Republican Senator Joe McCarthy set off a 10-year witch hunt in the US for just about anyone whose political colour was a redder shade … Continue reading

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Tous en grève

What are we to make of 100 days of mayhem in Montreal? Étudiants en grève—students on strike. By the commentary in the mainstream media, you’d think the students of Québec were little devils, demiurges bent on bringing evil anarchy to … Continue reading

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Fix, don’t scrap, rights panels

Bill Whatcott is a man who doesn’t much like gay men and isn’t shy about saying so. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission thought that what he said went beyond dislike, all the way to hate. That ruling went to the … Continue reading

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Occupied

Is a state of mind … One by one the Occupy camps are coming down and I, for one, will be sorry to see them go. They were a constant reminder that there are things we need to fix in … Continue reading

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