Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. The United States will not tolerate the countries of the world acting like the United States, ...

PostArctica: Katie Rentzke

Excellent street photographer who works for social change. Urban Voice Youth Photographic Project is a program that gives an artistic voice to underprivileged youth by teaching them basic photography skills. The project goals are to use the camera to motivate youth’s discovery of the world around them, show youth that they have a voice in ...

Alberta Diary: Advice to Canadian politicians and media: Proceed with caution on your support for Ukraine’s rebels

Anti-Government Ukrainians prepare to fight police in Kiev. Below: Rioters throw gasoline bombs at police in Ukraine; Alberta Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk. (Wikimedia photos.) You can bet money that when trouble is brewing abroad things are always far more complicated than local enthusiasts for one side or the other make them out to be. Here ...

The Disaffected Lib: Hungary ’56, Czechoslovakia ’68, Ukraine ’14?

Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, has been sent packing.  The parliament has turned on him and proclaimed him constitutionally unable to carry out his duties.  It is being reported that jailed opposition leader and former president, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been sprung from prison and reunited with the anti-government faction.  Yanukovych has gone into hiding but ...

Slap Upside The Head: U.S. University Requires Staff To Pledge Their Heterosexuality

Shorter University, a small university in Rome, Georgia that you’ve likely never heard of before today, has announced that it will now be requiring each of its employees sign a “pledge of personal lifestyle.” The pledge is an assertion that the employee is not gay, and does not “engage in all sexuality not in agreement ...

Harper hearts Georgia. "Tough-on-crime". Are you fucking kidding me?

This is what he wants us to become. Are Canadians this soulless, this racist, this unjust? How long will we let this man trample on our rights and make a mockery of our country. The next few years will be telling. Canadians will be forced to make choices. Conservatives cannot continue with their plan to ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-07-16 01:50:00

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR GEORGIA: RESPECT WORKER RIGHTS IN GEORGIA: The now independent Caucasus republic of Georgia is (in)famous as the homeland of Soviet dictator Josep Stalin. Sorta like being noted as the homeland of malaria. Living down to this “fine” tradition the present government of this republic is trying to supress the independent unions of that ...