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US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year
Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale
Jan 19th, 2018
On Earth Day, At Everglades, Obama to warn of growing damage from climate change
WASHINGTON — With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida's Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on...
The Canadian Press
Apr 22nd, 2015
Beyond KXL: Obama envoy ends first year in Canada, pointing to areas of accord
"I'm having the meetings that are necessary for me to have. I feel very comfortable that we're driving outcomes in our bilateral relationship," says Heyman.
The Canadian Press
Mar 24th, 2015
Leonardo DiCaprio tells leaders at UN to make history or be vilified by it: full text of speech
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who marched with Canada's Indigenous leaders at the Peoples' Climate March in New York, gave a powerful speech at the UN Climate Summit. Speaking as a "...
Sep 23rd, 2014
Hugo Chavez: the man and the myth
Were we upset at Chavez as he was portrayed in Western media, or who he was as a person?
Mar 6th, 2013
Apocalypse 2012: how will the world end?
Mayan calendar, Antichrist, web-bot: conspiracy theorists predict the end of the world, again.
Dec 28th, 2011
U.S. election celebrations, Vancouver-style [photos]
Obama's victory was sweet.
Nov 6th, 2012
White House salaries put to shame by BC municipal paycheques
Pity Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's White House Chief of Staff, the highest ranking employee inside the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Earning a paltry $172,200 a year,...
Jul 13th, 2012
Encyclopedia of Canadian pipelines: Keystone XL and Northern Gateway
Enbridge. Northern Gateway. TransCanada. Keystone XL. You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what is the controversy all about? To understand the players, the issues and why they...
Nov 28th, 2011
CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans on women in activism
North America's leading female activist says women are "first responders" when it comes to standing up for peace and justice.
Mar 8th, 2012