Dead Wild Roses: Encroaching on Transgender Territory? – Jaden Smith

My eyebrow arched with considerable alacrity while reading the title of this opinion piece from The Independent (‘Jaden Smith as a new face of womenswear might seem progressive – but he’s on transgender territory.’)  While reading and fighting the loss of my irony meter (boundaries not being respected…) said brow remained frozen in place at ...

Alberta Politics: Where are the ‘good Conservatives,’ prepared to speak against their party’s race-baiting tactics?

PHOTOS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s tactics have sparked protests, but Conservatives who should know better have been astonishingly quiet. (CommonDreams.org photo.) Below: Former St. Albert MLA Mary O’Neill, Independent MP Brent Rathgeber and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. ST. ALBERT, Alberta The single most disheartening thing about this long 2015 federal election campaign has been the ...

drive-by planet: Owen Jones nails it on Gaza assault: BBC Question Time

Independent columnist Owen Jones appeared this week on a BBC Question Time that addressed the Gaza/Israel conflict. He took aim at extremist Israeli rhetoric on Gaza – including the ‘Hiroshima’ musings of Gilad Sharon and touched on the root of the problem – what needs to happen to achieve peace. Since March 2012 Jones has ...

Politics and its Discontents: Unfettered Capitalism Redux

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