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Montreal Simon: Why Canada Desperately Needs a Magna Carta Moment

Yesterday was the 800th anniversary of the day King John reluctantly signed the Magna Carta, the document that was the foundation of our parliamentary democracy, and the rule of law.And most importantly declared that nobody was above the law, not even the king.So it's ironic that few people have celebrated that anniversary more than . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Canada Desperately Needs a Magna Carta Moment

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: That Was Predictable

Way back in 2003 when the United States invaded Iraq (long before the Afghanistan mess had been anything close to resolved), I remember having a conversation in which I said that within 5 years of the US withdrawal from Iraq, that the country would founder in civil war.  (I believe much the same thing will . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: That Was Predictable

The Disaffected Lib: Importing Democracy to Canada, a Timely Notion.

A Toronto lawyer is trying to raise funds to bring a copy of Magna Carta and the companion Carta de Foresta or Charter of the Forest to Canada.

The four original charters dating to 1215 never leave England but a copy from 1225 might be allowed to make a four city tour of Canada.

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Politics and its Discontents: Mainstream Media’s Silencing of Important Voices

Probably two of the most important voices challenging the status quo today are rarely if ever granted access to mainstream media anymore. Both highly respected, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times journalist Chris Hedges, and Noam Chomsky, a towering intellect who has for decades been warning us of the fabricated reality being imposed . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Mainstream Media’s Silencing of Important Voices