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Justin Podur: Iraqi Elections Delay

So the US and the Iraqi political parties it is sponsoring want to delay elections. Readers who follow this link will be impressed by the hypocrisy. Every story you read about Iraq now seems to have an obligatory feature about how many bodies the United States is finding as it turns a place like Fallujah Read more…

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Justin Podur: Punishing politicians for pointing out the obvious

Canadian politicians are showing their moral fiber by denouncing one of their own, Carolyn Parrish, who went on a comedy show and stomped on a Bush doll. The wide range of views on Parrish’s act goes from people who think she shouldn’t have done it because it might harm Canadian businesses, to those left-wing extremists Read more…

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Justin Podur: Punishing politicians for pointing out the obvious

Canadian politicians are showing their moral fiber by denouncing one of their own, Carolyn Parrish, who went on a comedy show and stomped on a Bush doll. The wide range of views on Parrish’s act goes from people who think she shouldn’t have done it because it might harm Canadian businesses, to those left-wing extremists Read more…

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David Peterson: The Price of Indifference III

Amazing, isn’t it, how much free publicity a news conference can win you, when what you say runs in near-perfect parallel with what the world’s most powerful state wants to hear, and you save its official spokespeople the trouble of having to say it themselves? But especially when what you say happens to fit what Read more…

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David Peterson: The Price of Indifference II

At a news conference in Vienna today, the National Council for Resistance in Iran—a.k.a. the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, for the past seven years among the State Department’s officially “Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations,” a group which until the recent past derived its “primary support” from the “former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein,” in the State Department’s Read more…

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Justin Podur: Bush is coming to Canada November 30

The Globe and Mail story sets the date for November 30. It will “mark a thaw in bilateral relations, though his policies remain highly unpopular with Canadians.” He may even speak at Parliament, which “raises the spectre of protests. Polls show that many Canadians were against his re-election, oppose his invasion of Iraq and disapprove Read more…

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Justin Podur: Bush is coming to Canada November 30

The Globe and Mail story sets the date for November 30. It will “mark a thaw in bilateral relations, though his policies remain highly unpopular with Canadians.” He may even speak at Parliament, which “raises the spectre of protests. Polls show that many Canadians were against his re-election, oppose his invasion of Iraq and disapprove Read more…

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Justin Podur: Sudan and Hypocrisy

The fabulous magazine Left Turn invited me to update my September essay on Sudan, so I totally revamped it in light of the recent peace accords. Below is an early draft. For the final version, get Left Turn! The crisis in Sudan provides an extraordinary study in hypocrisy. On November 16, 2004, for example, a Read more…

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Justin Podur: Sudan and Hypocrisy

The fabulous magazine Left Turn invited me to update my September essay on Sudan, so I totally revamped it in light of the recent peace accords. Below is an early draft. For the final version, get Left Turn! The crisis in Sudan provides an extraordinary study in hypocrisy. On November 16, 2004, for example, a Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Looking Backward, Looking Forward: One Year of Parecon Organizing

By the Vancouver Parecon Collective: Jamie Campbell, Dave Collins, Bryan Berndt, Matt Grinder, Daniel Palmer, Chris Spannos, David Pehota It’s been just over one year since the Vancouver Parecon Collective came into existence. It was sometime in September 2003 that a few of us Vancouver Pareconistas stumbled upon one another. Since then we have created Read more…

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