Monthly Archives: December 2007

Quotable: Morley Callaghan on fascism and the church

“It seems to me that those who have tried to make the rebel cause the Christian cause have no shame. All those who are heart and soul with the rebels have made a clear cut choice between the things that … Continue reading

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One more case of deep prostration

From the Halifax News, some important information about the difference between Canadian privacy law and that of our neighbors to the south–a difference that is now being eroded due to the push for “deep integration”: Individual privacy is best protected … Continue reading

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Messages from beyond the grave

Gol-dang, if that Osama isn’t the most talkative spook or the most animated corpse you’ve ever seen. Now that everyone is talking about his death (thank you, Beni!), he has to pipe up via audiotape and claim that the rumors … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Operation Emmanuel is a go!

The operation to bring three hostages out of FARC territory in Colombia is now on. This afternoon, military helicopters left Venezuela for Colombia, bearing the Red Cross logo to signify that this is a humanitarian mission. And of course, it … Continue reading

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Did Beni know something we don’t, but should?

An intriguing David Frost interview from last November, shortly after a failed assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto, who was killed today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan: At 6:13 in this video, she mentions an “Omar Sheikh, who murdered Osama bin Laden” (italics … Continue reading

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More proof that Dubya doesn’t read

…and neither does he, nor any of his lackeys, have the slightest concept of a little thing known as reading comprehension. Think Progress has ferreted out the real source of Dubya’s antipathy to embryonic stem cell research–a total misinterpretation of … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto is gone

Sadly, this was a foregone conclusion:Meanwhile, Dubya still thinks Musharraf is the world’s best democrat. Right up there with Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. Surprise, surprise.

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American Fascists: the Hour interview with Chris Hedges

George Stroumboulopoulos, host of CBC’s The Hour (he never introduces himself as “your host”, always, endearingly, as “your boyfriend”) interviews Chris Hedges, author of American Fascists:Hedges makes the interesting and useful point that the reason Canada doesn’t have a fundie-dominionist … Continue reading

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Quotable: Oskar Lafontaine on the neo-con world order

“The European Left has lost credibility. It has opened itself too much to neoliberalism, which spells destruction for the social order. If it reverts to its origins, it will make gains again.”–Oskar Lafontaine, German leftist politician, in an interview with … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Trenches

John McCutcheon tells the story of his ballad and the dedicated band of German followers it won him.

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