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Things Are Good: Physicists Open Up

Results from publically-funded research often ends up in places that the average person can’t access the findings because scientific (and other) journals where results are printed cost an arm and a leg. Physicists, who are already renowned for being open, have taken the next logical step and said that any research paid for by public funds will be available for all for free!

After six years of negotiation, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is now close to ensuring that nearly all particle-physics articles — about 7,000 publications last year — are made immediately free

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CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Crime Bill C-10 Hunger Strike “Final Push”: Day 2 Update

Today, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, is Day 2 of my “final push” for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s response to my ongoing hunger strike against Canada’s new draconian crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly, crime Bill … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike Update: May 22, 2012

Today I felt really sick. And this is the first time I’ve felt this sick since I started the indefinite hunger protest on March 24. For over a week now, I’ve been experiencing severe chest pains. Earlier, I walked to … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike Update: May 18, 2012

Another visit to the doctor today, which is day #66 of my indefinite hunger strike protesting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cruel new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. The tests done … Continue reading →

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Medical Journal Kills For-Profit Lab Debate

I was surprised when the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) asked me to write an analysis piece on Canada’s medical laboratories. My book, False Positive, clearly lays out my position that for-profit labs have no place in our health care system, which is at odds with the close, and profitable, relationship between the labs and many doctors. And I am a well-known critic of private health care delivery in general, a policy option that doctors have often supported.

Regardless, I was interested because an article in the CMAJ would reach a different audience than I had already

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CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Bill C10 hunger strike update: Ottawa Hydro has cut me off

I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness. My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Obert Madondo’s Canada Crime Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 44 Update

This journal entry covers days 41, 42, 43 and 44 (April 23, 24, 25 and 26) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Canada Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 17 Update

This journal entry covers days 15, 16 and 17 (March 28, 29 and 30) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 14 Update

This journal entry covers days 12, 13 and 14 (March 25, 26 and 27) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 11 Update

This journal entry covers days 10 and 11 (March 23 and 24) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I think I’m approaching a crucial turning point … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinited Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 9 Update

This journal entry covers days 8 and 9 (March 21 and 22) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am on … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 7 Update

This journal entry covers days 6 and 7 (March 19 & 20) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 5 Update

This journal entry covers days 3, 4 and 5 (March 16, 17 & 18) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest … Continue reading →