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Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Worldview

For those seeking insight into how Stephen Harper and his regime views the world, The Star’s Tim Harper offers some interesting insights.

In New York snubbing the U.N. while accepting his reward award as World Statesman of the Year from the Appeal of Conscience Appeal, the Prime Minister offered the following justification, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Worldview

Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Sins

On the day that Stephen Harper is to receive his World Statesman of the Year award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, presumably for his unstinting and uncritical support of Israel, the Huffington Post has a timely piece reminding us of some of the Prime Minister’s myriad failings on both the international and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Sins

Politics and its Discontents: More Harper Contempt for Transparency and Democracy

This story about Kevin Page’s relentless and noble ongoing attempts to extract information about the public service impact of government budget cuts from the secrecy-obsessed Harper regime appeared in today’s Star. Consequently, I couldn’t resist the impulse to send the story link to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the body that recently named . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Harper Contempt for Transparency and Democracy

Politics and its Discontents: An Avaaz Petition Against Harper’s World Statesman Award

I recently wrote two blog posts expressing my dismay over the naming of Stephen Harper as World Statesman of the Year by The Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

An Avaaz petition, just started by a Canadian, is asking the foundation to reconsider granting this award and is available online; it lists several of the reasons . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Avaaz Petition Against Harper’s World Statesman Award

Politics and its Discontents: Registering My Disgust

Just a note for anyone looking to express their disgust at the award being given to Stephen Harper as World Statesman of the Year. I sent the following very brief note to Appeal of Conscience Foundation:

I just want to register my disgust with your decision to bestow on Stephen Harper the World Statesmen . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Registering My Disgust

Politics and its Discontents: Why Harper’s Award as World Statesman of the Year Is An Insult to All of Us

I cannot help but think that it is the Harper regime’s unqualified and uncritical support for Israel that accounts for his being named World Statesman of the Year by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by an American rabbi in 1965.

The state of Israel, which trumpets itself as some kind of democratic beacon . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Why Harper’s Award as World Statesman of the Year Is An Insult to All of Us