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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008

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The times they are a-changin’

Editor’s note by Jessica Johnston [Read more]

“O” Canada

Eight Canadians weigh in on what an Obama presidency would mean north of the 49th parallel
By Judy Rebick, Doug Saunders, Rinaldo Walcott, Michael Byers, Jordan Heath-Rawlings, Dru Oja Jay, Garrett Zehr, Steve Murray [Read more]

Where the buffalo roam

Why are Canadian farmers struggling to make a living when food is in short supply and prices are skyrocketing?
By Margaret Webb [Read more]

After “the apology”

With the launch of our Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools, Canada joins countries such as East Timor and South Africa, struggling with human-rights violations too big for the courts. It will span five years and cost $60-million, but will it help?
By Catherine Rolfsen [Read more]


THIS & THAT

Profile: Carbon copying
Tim Harvey proves it’s possible to go fuel free By Lauren McKeon

Easily missed: Teaching genocide
One school board gets a lesson in definitions By Melita Kuburas

WTF? Harping on freedom

Graphic: It’s the end of the world as we know it...
[Link opens PDF file] By Melissa Wilson

List: Three ways to build a better human
By Robert Near

Whatever happened to: Overpopulation? Pop goes the world
Can there be too many people? By Garrett Zehr

Environment: A way without the will
Bad choices lead to bad outcomes By Zoe Cormier

Economics: The way the world works
Our economic future lies in the politics we play By Jim Stanford

FICTION & POETRY

The Bitter Warmth Fiction by John Lavery

Two poems Poetry by Matthew Tierny The Eclipse Chaser
Admittance

Two poems Poetry by Suzanne Robertson Flying
To the Point

ARTS & IDEAS

Profile: As seen on TV
Toronto video artist changes the channel By Melissa Wilson

Web comic: Hard truths in “A Softer World”
By Sarah Colgrove

Hide and seek: Where’s Waldo?
By Liivi Sandy

Read This: Jeremiah, Ohio
by Adam Sol
Review by Nicholas Bradley

Books: Little lessons
Cory Doctorow’s Nineteen Eighty-Four homage is too cool for school By John Degen

Television: Changing places
Character development, American style By Jason Anderson

Web: E-bama
Why Barack is the kids’ new bicycle By Chandler Levack

Then & now: Are we poor yet?
Reading the signs of economic downturn By Lynn Cunningham

Letters to the editor



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