Friday 13 May 2011

 

'For your edification and pleasure' The Vancouver Sun

introduces the 65 new NDP members of parliament

Goodbye boardroom, hello next door neighbour

The additional members have proven records of achievement

8 May 2011 — It has long been said, with justification, that our federal parliament has been made up of lawyers, accountants, and others who represent the interests of the giant corporations who hold economic control of our country.

Not that there's anything wrong with lawyers and accountants and the others. Most work hard and honestly to represent their clients. It's just that they were not a reflection of the cross-section of our working society.

But the Orange Wave has changed all that with 65 new members of parliament. The Vancouver Sun writes:

"From 37 to 102. Yes, you’ll be seeing a whole bunch of fresh new NDP faces this Parliament. Some are city councillors, teachers, and doctors. Others are more unlikely MPs-elect — students, a gardener, a bartender, and a karate instructor.

"For your edification and reading pleasure, iPolitics.ca has compiled short biographies of all of your new NDP MPs." 3,378 words.
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The 'Harper Government': First broken promise

One week after election, Tories

back away from pledge of surplus by 2014-15

By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail

12 May 2011, OTTAWA — With the election results barely a week old, Conservatives are muddying the waters around a central – and surprising – campaign pledge.
 
The revised 2011 budget that the government will present next month will not show a surplus by 2014-15 as promised in black and white in the Conservative campaign platform, even though the government insists it still intends to deliver on the election promise.412 words.
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  Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, 11 May 2011, Comics.com.  

A-bombing we will go, a-bombing we will go

Hi Ho the dairy-o a-bombing we will go, sings Washington

Meanwhile China launches media offensive in Africa

to supplement growing economic and financial influence

By Taro Ichikawa
IDN-InDepth NewsReport
 
07 May 2011 NAIROBI Kenya — China is not only strengthening economic and financial ties with the countries of Africa, but has also launched a strong bid for media cooperation, which is considered a significant component of overall relations.


 
"Although geographically far apart, China and Africa have long learned about each other through the Western media. But Western reports did not always reflect the truth. Therefore, it is necessary for the two media communities to establish direct links," Xinhua news agency quoted the country's top publicity administrator Li Changchun as saying. 959 words.
 

Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.

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True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 17 (276)
Friday, May 13, 2011

Why we pay attention to Latin America

'Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad'

So wrote the Greek tragic dramatist, Euripides, about 2,400 years ago. Today, whom the American military/industrial complex would destroy, they first declare mad. For those who may not know, General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned Americans against the home-grown military/industrial complex during his last speech as president.

This group, which has taken control of Washington, is deluded by a sense of American manifest destiny, a notion that had lived and, many had thought, died in the 19th century. During the past few decades it has been renewed with a vengeance. To them it is America's God given right to rule the world. And if they won't be ruled then we'll bomb them to hell and gone.

One of their targets is Latin America. Many tens of millions of dollars are being audaciously spent to undermine and control the countries there on behalf of corporations that have a long record of ruthless plunder. For more than a half-century they have frothed at the mouth over Cuba; more recently it's been Venezuela and its president Hugo Chavez.339 words.

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Orange Crush or Blue Behemoth?

Conservative's victory might be a one-time thing — or not

No easy answers to the surprising results of May 2nd, 2011

By Alex Binkley
True North Perspective

13 May 2011 — Theories abound about how the Conservatives pulled a majority out of the widely expected minority government on May 2 or why the NDP crushed the Bloc Quebecois en route to becoming the official opposition. Or what happened to the Liberals.

One of the more interesting commentaries about the outcome comes from the consulting firm Ensight Canada. It conducted 12 focus group examinations of the election across the country right after the vote. Its conclusion is “Stephen Harper’s new majority might be an isolated event.”844 words.
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Don't confuse them with the facts

Ideology trumps science as Ottawa tells Supreme Court

to ignore evidence about Vancouver's safe-injection facility

By Janice Tibbetts
iPolitics.ca

9 May 2011 — The Harper government has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to ignore mounds of evidence trumpeting the success of North America’s first supervised injection site for drug users, warning that the court should avoid becoming a “super legislature” by ruling on the wisdom of federal policy decisions.
 
The caution is contained in Justice Department legal arguments filed in the Supreme Court for a hearing Thursday that will determine the fate of Insite, the safe-injection site  located in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. Insite is an eight-year-old facility where addicts can inject their drugs using sterile needles under a nurse’s supervision.
 
Ottawa contends that its power over criminal law trumps British Columbia’s jurisdiction over health care in deciding whether the unique clinic should survive. 839 words.
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From the Desk of Dennis Carr, Sustainability Editor

Detroit-Chicago high-speed rail could boost Canadian plans

but Canadian section may not be high-speed, just faster than now

By Dave Battagello
Postmedia News

09 May 2011 WINDSOR, Ont. — Efforts to build a high-speed rail line in the Windsor-Montreal corridor may gain traction after Michigan secured $200 million from Washington to build a new high-speed rail connection between Detroit and Chicago.

"There is potential for sure," said Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse. "The (proposed) rail tunnel provides an excellent opportunity to build a full Montreal to Chicago connection one day.

A project description for a new $400-million Windsor-Detroit rail tunnel has been filed with Transport Canada and early phases of an environmental assessment are underway. It is unknown when construction might begin.512 words.
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Bits and Bites of Everyday Life

When the neighbourhood comes alive…

True North Perspective
 
Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair is the author of The Neglected Garden and two French novels. Visit her website to learn more: www.albertevilleneuve.ca.
 
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and because of the beautiful weather, the whole neighbourhood came alive ... people enjoying the outdoors, sprucing up their property, making it ready for summer living.
 
Warm weather was late coming this year and I must admit we were all growing impatient! After very heavy winds and rain which downed trees, caused power outages and scattered light (and not so light) objects all over the place, we were tempted to think spring would not happen and we would head straight to summer. Those powerful winds broke my cherished 18-apartment birdhouse and sent it crashing to the ground. 822 words.
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Spirit Quest
 
 
By The Rev. Dr. Hanns F. Skoutajan
True North Perspective

13 May 2011 — “Nature is bloody in tooth and claw.” So wrote Alfred, Lord Tennyson in his poem In Memoria A.H.H. It is a requiem for his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1833. These often quoted words are a grim reminder of the battle for life.

Some years ago my wife was on a safari in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. One day her group was taken on a hike. This was quite unusual and somewhat daring. Mostly they were transported by Landrover, which afforded protection from the wild creatures that abounded in the bush looking for their next meal.

She was the oldest of her group and was advised not to tarry but stick close with the other hikers. Animals, such as lions, find that the oldest and the slowest are best available for food. She needed no persuading. They had already seen the remains of banquets with vultures enjoying the leftovers. 912 words.
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Report from Obama's America

Case against WikiLeaks part of broader campaign

for government secrecy

By Carrie Johnson
National Public Radio

11 May 2011 — A federal grand jury in Virginia is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday from witnesses in one of the government's biggest criminal investigations of a national security leak.
 
Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.
 
The WikiLeaks case is part of a much broader campaign by the Obama administration to crack down on leakers. 843 words.
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From the Desk of Darren Jerome

 
 

Filling in the gaping holes in WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files

'On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more.'

"On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more.
"On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more.
By Jason Leopold
Truthout
 
6 May 2011 — Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained "intelligence" from "war on terror" detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand account:
"On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. When I asked the (military police) what was going on I was told that interrogators from the day prior had ordered this treatment and the detainee was not to be moved. On another occasion, the (air conditioner) had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room probably well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his own hair out throughout the night."2,488 words.
Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained "intelligence" from "war on terror" detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand account:
"On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. When I asked the (military police) what was going on I was told that interrogators from the day prior had ordered this treatment and the detainee was not to be moved.
Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained "intelligence" from "war on terror" detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand account:
"On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18, 24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. When I asked the (military police) what was going on I was told that interrogators from the day prior had ordered this treatment and the detainee was not to be moved.
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Rear-View Mirror

U.S. refused 2001 Taliban offer giving bin Laden a free pass

By Gareth Porter
InterPress Service

3 May 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C. —  When George W. Bush rejected a Taliban offer to have Osama bin Laden tried by a moderate group of Islamic states in mid- October 2001, he gave up the only opportunity the United States would have to end bin Laden's terrorist career for the next nine years.

The al Qaeda leader was able to escape into Pakistan a few weeks later, because the Bush administration had no military plan to capture him.

The last Taliban foreign minister, Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil, offered at a secret meeting in Islamabad Oct. 15, 2001 to put bin Laden in the custody of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), to be tried for the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, Muttawakil told IPS in an interview in Kabul last year.1,380 words.

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Are you paying too much for gas?

Gasoline price-gouge meter tells all

National Office
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

11 May 2011 OTTAWA Canada — Gas prices in Canada are soaring even though the price of oil is well below recent highs. In order to help Canadians know what they should be paying for gas, the CCPA  developed an online gasoline price gouge meterusing calculations by Hugh Mackenzie, based on his 2007 analysis, Gas Price Gouge: The Sequel. 209 words.

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Always looking forward

Annals of Education
By Andrew Levy
MailOnline
 
11 May 2011 CAMBRIDGE — It's not necessarily a photo Chris Whitehead’s parents will be framing and keeping on the mantelpiece.

But they are certainly proud of him. The 12-year-old wore a skirt to school yesterday to protest against ‘discriminatory’ rules which ban boys from wearing shorts.

He says it is unfair that girls can change into skirts during the hot weather, while boys have to swelter in long trousers.

This, he says, affects their concentration and ability to learn.

The schoolboy is taking advantage of a ‘silly loophole’ in the uniform policy at Impington Village College, near Cambridge, that means boys can wear skirts as the school would be guilty of discrimination if it tried to stop them.549 words.

 

Always worth repeating

'Give us the tools and we'll finish the job'

— Winston Churchill

Let's say that news throughout human time has been free. Take that time when Ugh Wayne went over to the cave of Mugh Payne with news that the chief of his group had broken a leg while chasing his laughing wife around the fire. That news was given freely and received as such with much knowing smiles and smirks to say nothing of grunts of approval or disapproval. — 688 words.


 

Toronto mayor Ford faces audit on election fraud claim

David Rider
Urban Affairs Bureau Chief
The Toronto Star

13 May 2011 TORONTO Ontario — A city panel has ordered an audit of Mayor Rob Ford’s unorthodox campaign financing to see if he broke any election laws.

The three citizen appointees made the unanimous ruling Friday morning, agreeing with an application by Toronto residents Max Reed and Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler that there are enough questions to warrant the audit. 616 words.
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The handing over of Pérez Becerra

and the strategy of the Venezuelan Revolution

By Jorge Martín

Jorge Martín is a Marxist philosopher who says reformists and Stalinists helped maneuver Venezuela president Hugo Chavez into a trap set by the CIA.

13 May 2011 CARACAS Venezuela — The arrest in Venezuela of Colombian political refugee Joaquín Pérez Becerra and his hand over to the Colombian authorities by the government of president Chávez has raised deeper questions about the strategy of the Venezuelan revolution.

Pérez Becerra was arrested by Venezuelan security on April 23 as he arrived at Maiquetia airport. Colombian president Santos reported that he had personally contacted Venezuelan president Chávez to let him know that Pérez Becerra was on a commercial flight to Venezuela, having left from Sweden and changing planes in Frankfurt: “I gave him the name and asked if he would collaborate in capturing him. He didn’t hesitate”. 2.505 words.
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Somehow, 10 years of foreign occupation equals 'a decade of neglect'

InterPress Service

10 May 2011, DOHA — Almost a decade of neglect has raised serious concerns about the readiness of Afghan security forces to take over from foreign forces by the end of 2014, a new report claims.

The report, released on May 10 by the British charity Oxfam and three other rights groups, also cited evidence of human rights abuses committed by Afghan forces, including killings and child sex abuse. 531 words.

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Health Watch, from the Desk of Alex Binkley, Contributing Editor

European models no answer for Canadian health care 

6 May 2011, NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – A curious development has emerged in right wing versions of Medicare reform in both Canada and the United States: the embrace of European models of public health care financing and delivery. Who would have thought that the Fraser Institute would celebrate the universal health insurance mandates of Switzerland and The Netherlands or call for Canada to embrace cost-sharing and “regulated competition” between private and public insurers in Germany, France, and other EU nations?

Though Canada’s Medicare is structurally similar, if much broader than the U.S. program, conservative pundits in the U.S. make similar arguments about European reform models. In both countries one finds a faddish embrace of an imagined European model, fallacious claims about the wonders of their supposed regulated competition, and foolish arguments about how patient cost-sharing will bring costless cost control. 943 words.
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Money and Markets
 
 
In America today, it's harder to get a job at McDonalds than to be accepted by Princeton or Yale
 
By Andy Kroll
TomDispatch.com
 
9 May 2011 — Think of it as a parable for these grim economic times. On April 19th, McDonald's launched its first-ever national hiring day, signing up 62,000 new workers at stores throughout the country.
 
For some context, that's more jobs created by one company in a single day than the net job creation of the entire U.S. economy in 2009. And if that boggles the mind, consider how many workers applied to local McDonald's franchises that day and left empty-handed: 938,000 of them.
 
With a 6.2% acceptance rate in its spring hiring blitz, McDonald’s was more selective than the Princeton, Stanford, or Yale University admission offices.2,053 words.
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The little lies that photos can tell

Obama's second take was not a fake

From the Desk of Lauren McKeon
The Canadian Journalism Project

For all the fuss over presidential re-dos and digital fakery, Anne McNeilly,who teaches in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, writes that the tougher questions around truth in photojournalism are sometimes also the subtlest.

12 May 2011 TORONTO Ontario — When U.S. President Barack Obama restaged the announcement last week that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American soldiers for still photographers, he was censured for “pretending” to hold a news conference. This second presser, held so that the sound of clicking cameras wouldn’t get in the way or impinge upon the live TV broadcast, was criticized as “fake.”

Was the criticism misguided? The restaging actually happened. It was “true,” with the same information and visuals, right up to the President entering the room, and it provided the same info as the main TV network reporter(s) received. The practical reasons for the restaging would seem to make the criticism, especially the word “fake,” unduly harsh. How is it that much different from the CBC running the same Peter Mansbridge newscast every night at 9, 10 and 11 p.m.? At least, Obama, unlike Mansbridge,  was “live” for the second go-round. 1,303 words.
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Book Review, Last Night In Twisted River, by John Irving

A Prayer for John Irving

Last Night In Twisted River should be Irving's last log-drive — but it almost certainly won't be
 
By Geoffrey Dow
Managing Editor, True North Perspective
Originally posted at Edifice Rex Online

11 May 2011 — The ageing writer stared out at the reader with all the intensity of an old athlete in denial. His fierce eyes and tight-lipped smile were islands of fading youth set amid the ragged 'scape of a craggy face topped by a shock of thinning grey hair brushed defiantly backwards, exposing a hairline receding like a melting glacier.

The reader was reminded of the hockey player Guy Lafleur during his last year as a Montreal Canadien, the team he had led to five Stanley Cups in the 1970s. The hockey player had been in slow decline for three years, become precipitous during the 1984-1985 season. The former 50 goal scorer managed a mere two in 19 games before hanging up his skates

There was no obvious reason for the hockey player's inability to score. To the reader, it seemed the hockey player could skate as fast, shoot the puck as hard, as he ever had; if anything, it looked like he skated faster than he once had — but maybe that was an illusion, a mirage, born of the fact that, though the old athlete's competitive spirit was as fierce as ever (or fiercer!), he had to work much harder even to almost accomplish what he had once made look easy.

But writers are not hockey players and analogies are treacherous tools. If some writers burn out early, as if they only had one or two books in them, others produce at a steady, life-long, pace without major ups or downs; still others — a minority, but not not a tiny minority — go out with a bang, leaving a masterpiece as their final legacy. Consider Joseph Heller, consider John le Carré, consider Mordechai Richler, as exemplars of the three types.1,363 words.

 

The Old Man's Last Sauna
 
A collection of short stories by Carl Dow

An eclectic collection of short stories that will stir your sense of humour, warm your heart, outrage your sense of justice, and chill your extra sensory faculties in the spirit of Stephen King. The final short story, the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Sauna is a ground-breaking love story.

The series begins with Deo Volente (God Willing). Followed by The Quintessence of Mr. FlynnSharing LiesFlying HighThe Richest Bitch in the Country or Ginny I Hardly Knows YaOne Lift Too ManyThe Model A Ford, the out-of-body chiller, Room For One Only and O Ernie! ... What Have They Done To You! The series closes with the collection's namesake, The Old Man's Last Saunaa groundbreaking love story. All stories may also be found in the True North Perspective Archives.


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