All Views Articles for 2017-08-06

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Justin Trudeau, who styles himself a champion of struggling middle-class workers, seems content to do nothing about NAFTA’s headlock on working Canadians. (image/cc/DonkeyHotey) Linda McQuaig
NAFTA Needs an Overhaul to Improve Workers’ Rights
NAFTA has been key to the transformation of Canada over the last two decades, enabling corporations to become ever more dominant economically and politically, while rendering our labor force increasingly vulnerable and insecure.
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David Swanson
You Cannot Begin a Crime in Good Faith
This morning we handed out flyers on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. We encountered very few who knew why it is called that. Frank Kellogg was a hero in the sense that a whistleblower is a hero. He...
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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's plan to give  the technology firm Foxconn a taxpayer-funded $3 billion package to build a new plant in Wisconsin has been called "generally an awful way to lure jobs." John Nichols
Scott Walker's Crony Capitalism
If Scott Walker were a fiscal conservative, he would be ashamed of himself. But Walker is not a fiscal conservative. And he has no shame, as Wisconsinites who know how their tax dollars are spent are...
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A UN report find that most young men who join rebel groups fighting in Syria are driven by factors like poverty and lack of opportunity, rather than devotion to Islam. Juan Cole
UN Report: Muslim Youth Fighting in Syria Mostly Not Motivated By Islam
Lizzie Dearden at The Independent reviews a new report by the United Nations Office of Counter-terrorism. Some 25,000 young men are said to have made their way from Europe to fight the regime in...
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Peace Lantern Ceremony on the Motoyasu River. Robert Dodge
Hope On This Hiroshima Day
Seventy-two years after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki, there is hope that we will finally see the abolition of these most deadly weapons of mass...
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