FOCUS: Awake, Hungry and Idle No More


 Naomi Klein    If Canadians have a chance of stopping Mr. Harper’s planet-trashing plans, it will be because these legally binding rights -backed up by mass movements, court challenges, and direct action will stand in his way. All Canadians should offer our deepest thanks that our indigenous brothers and sisters have protected their land rights for […]

First Nations, Political Hierarchy, and the Validation of Social Movements: Cory Sine


“If I speak for the Serpent, the Serpent may speak for the Bird…”
Gold has been discovered in the catacombs beneath the Vatican.  Saint Peter’s Basilica is to be dynamited along with the Pope’s residence and the Sistine Chapel.  Following that they will be bull-dozed to make way for prospectors.  The Pope and upper echelons of the Catholic establishment will be relocated to a new site in the south of France.  Faced with this potential reality, the reader scoffs.  Such a thing could never and would never happen.  God would not allow it; let alone millions of Catholics spread across the globe.  So why is it that members of

The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder

Glen Ford    It is seems that white America lacks the capacity for self-examination. It cannot grasp the simple truth, that a culture that celebrates the annihilation of whole peoples, casually and without guilt or introspection, is devoid of human values at its very core.

When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it

By Sudarsan Raghavan   the incident offers a window into the Yemeni government’s efforts to conceal Washington’s mistakes and the unintended consequences of civilian deaths in American air assaults. In this case, the deaths have bolstered the popularity of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,