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That Stephen Harper's government wished to create a new order in Canada was clear from its earliest days, and from foreign policy and immigration, to environmental and labour policies, the country has changed. Now though, with the introduction of Bills C-51 and C-44, the prime minister is making much ...
Tomorrow marks a sad anniversary for Venezuela; at least that part of the country that respected, loved, and revered former president, Hugo Chávez Frias. True, not everyone loved Hugo; he was a thorn in the side of Venezuela's oligarch class and foreign corporate interests that profited while the people ...
I spoke with Chris Hedges on the recent release of his first book, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. Fascinating listening now, after all these years of wars since. Here's how I presented the interview then:
It was called “a day that will live in infamy.” December 7th, 2002 will mark the sixty-first ...
Went down to the First Metropolitan Church to listen in on the Official Opposition's town hall on the draconian, proposed "Anti-Terrorism Act," Bill C-51.

Here's how the NDP describes the evening: What is in Stephen Harper's omnibus Bill C-51? Does it address the security threats we face? Could it undermine ...
Next week marks another of Haiti's too many "days that live in infamy." Before the February 29th, 2004 sun rose on Port-au-Prince, soldiers sat in the shadow waiting for the signal to overthrow a president. As sun set Jean Bertrand Aristide, the most popular of all popularly elected presidents in the ...
It's sometimes difficult to understand the value of a thing; one person's garbage being another's treasure, etc. This is of no more than passing interest where consumer goods and other shiny trinkets are concerned, but when it comes to the natural world, the value of living things can differ greatly ...
Victorians may wonder what the distant rumbling sound heard day and night is. That mechanized thunder is none other than the US Navy's EA-18G Growler warplane; and if you think it sounds menacingly loud now, it may be coming nearer soon to just about everywhere you are.

Dahr Jamail is an Olympic peninsula-based ...
Went down to check out David Rovics and the CAIA crew in Victoria demonstrating against the sustained abuse of the rights of Palestinians and impunity of the Israeli state.
Though the Kouachi brothers, suspected of carrying out the January 7th Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack in Paris, are in the headlines now it is another attack by a pair of brothers that will get the front pages in coming weeks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who along with his brother, Tamerlan is accused of placing ...
Though the 2016 election in the US is still a long ways off, it's never too soon to start campaigning. In fact, some would argue campaigning has all but replaced the grinding, tedious task of actually governing altogether. With an eye firmly fixed on the electoral horizon, America's next president-elect ...
Welcome to 2015! Christmas Day past, American president Obama announced the cessation of the US "combat mission" in Afghanistan, saying, "the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion."

Part of that "responsible conclusion" is the inclusion of thousands of American forces ...
Went down to the DeerSafeVictoria rally in Oak Bay. The leafy municipality is set to begin a cull of the endemic deer population. Here's what opponents say; "We know that Oak Bay is going ahead with a clover trap/bolt gun kill of 25 deer in January 2015. Naturally they will not be announcing when the ...
Happy New Year! You know that means it's time for our annual GR Year-Ender show!

It's been an eventful year here, and as has become the custom, I'll highlight some of the most impressive stories we covered during its course.

In a new news twist however, I'll mix in audio from story intros, and throw ...
For the 11 households of Jordan River, BC Hydro's notification they and their loved ones could be swept away in a moment should a powerful enough earthquake shake the dam upriver came as a surprise. Residents were made an offer to leave with payment; an offer that may yet prove one that can't be refused. ...
"Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Solstice, Greetings O! Returning Light in Desperate Times of Persistent Darkness," and welcome to GR's 2014 Xmas special. It's important we celebrate and acknowledgement Humanity's higher ideals, and potentiality now and then; especially because we spend most of ...
Perhaps its the same force of gravity powering the flow of bitumen from the height of the Rockies, across the hills and dales of British Columbia, crossing its streams, dissecting its wildlife corridors, and concentrating down to the harbours of the great Pacific coast that concentrates too in the lower ...
Later this week, efforts will be made to shore up the tentative "ceasefire" in Ukraine. Though officially nearly a couple of months old, the firing never ceased in eastern Ukraine, where the coup regime in Kiev, the one recognized and championed by Canada and its western allies, has continued its indiscriminate ...
In the wee hours of June 28th, 2009, Honduran president Manuel "Mel" Zelaya woke to find his room filled with soldiers, and his presidency finished. Zelaya, a moderately populist leader with a year left on his mandate, would spend the next two years in exile, trying to get back to Honduras and return ...
Last week, the stand-off between locally concerned Burnaby Mountain residents and allied environmentalists opposed to the proposed TransMountain project, and Kinder Morgan, the company hoping to "twin" its Tar Sands interests by doubling down on pipelines, took another turn.

The BC government granted ...
Canadians observed Remembrance Day yesterday. This year's event was more poignant than most, following the murder of a Canadian soldier standing post at Ottawa's War Memorial last month, and the targeting of two other soldiers in a Quebec hit-and-run automobile attack leaving one dead and the other grievously ...
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