May 30, 2006
Gastkommentar Von Dru Oja Jay
Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft - ÖH Bundesvertretung: Machtwechsel in Kanada
March 25, 2006
Former Yugoslavia, cont'd
Media Analysis: Peace from Above (5 of 5)
Media Analysis: The Good Guys (4 of 5)
Media Analysis: The Media War (3 of 5)
March 19, 2006
December 14, 2005
November 15, 2005
September 15, 2005
March 29, 2005
January 11, 2005
November 26, 2004
October 02, 2004
September 20, 2004
March 04, 2004
December 29, 2003
November 11, 2003
August 31, 2003
Dominion: How the Liberal Party Works
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July 07, 2003
Media Regulation (briefs and links)
Dominion: Media Regulation At Home and Abroad
The Royal Bank, my old friend
Dominion: Gouging Together a Living: How banks get away with making you pay for your savings account
May 20, 2003
The Dominion: "A Dream Only American Power Can Inspire": The Project for the New American Century’s vision of global military dominance
April 06, 2003
March 21, 2003
March 20, 2003
March 18, 2003
March 12, 2003
February 19, 2003
A Coalition of the Willing?
Monkeyfist: A Coalition of the Willing?
No, the "Coalition of the Willing" is not a misnomer. I know you're all worked up and ready to flog some yanks, but you'll just have to put down that horsewhip for a moment.
As an Australian, I can assure you Australia was willing. Polls showed reluctance at first, but once the war started there was majority support. Indeed, Prime Minister Howard's popularity rating is now on a record high and the carping Opposition Leader Simon Crean has the lowest rating as leader of his party ever recorded (10%). His leadership is now in apparently terminal crisis.
Australia is far from the only country supporting freedom and _true_ peace for Iraq. The media was flooded with material ridiculing the coalition of the willing, pointing out that some of the smaller, less 'civilised' countries had joined, but they forgot to mention the many larger or more advanced countries. The criticism of these countries was a corallory of the claim that Arabs simply aren't up to democracy so we may as well leave them in tyranny.
Having read much of what Czech President Vaclav Havel wrote when he was a dissident, I was unsurprised when he asked neighbouring countries to sign on. You claim that the Eastern European countries only signed on because they were candidates for NATO, but you ignore the fact that they were also candidate members of the EU. If they are currying favour, why one group and not the other? Could it be that they see the Coalition as liberating the Iraqi people (and therefore more likely to liberate them from a potential Russian invasion as projected in your article), and at the same time they see Germany (another serial invader) and France sitting on their hands? I was speaking to former Czech dissident Mila Dvorakova (a confidant of Havel) recently, and she brought up the parallel of the Munich Agreement. The East has not forgotten how selfish countries let them down so many times in the past.
More comment on the Coalition:
Check out the colour-coded map of Europe in particular :)
February 13, 2003
January 24, 2003
December 06, 2002
Argosy: The Irving Media Monopoly in New Brunswick: An Interview with Dr. Erin Steuter
November 15, 2002
November 05, 2002
Interview: Stephen Henighan (full transcript)
November 04, 2002
October 14, 2002
August 06, 2002
Weekly Review: August 6, 2002
July 13, 2002
June 13, 2002
May 13, 2002
April 13, 2002
January 13, 2002
Editorial: Understanding Protest
Editorial: Letter to a Young Propagandist
Editorial: SAC Communication, or: Accountability isn't just a buzzword
Editorial: The [Student Union] Needs to get Webified!
Editorial: Personal Hypocrisy Index
Feature: Direct Action, Direct Democracy: Popular social movements respond to economic and political crisis in Argentina.
Editorial: The "War on Terror": Sense and Nonsense
Design: CUP Proposal for World Domination
Photos: Newfoundland, May 2002
Photos: G7 Finance Ministers Protests in Halifax
Photos: Home, December 2001
Letter: Letter to the Globe and Mail (re: Wente on Israel)
Feature: Governing Justice
Letter: A letter to the Globe and Mail
As an egyptian-American who has
actually lived in the middle East,
and NOT out of some liberal political Science textbook,I must
wholeheartedly congratulate George
W Bush and the American Military
for confronting and dealing with
the nefarious Iraqi regime.
But as for the so-called peace activists,They SHOULD BE USED AS
HUMAN SHIELDS!Why not?Either that,
or be tried for treason and if found guilty,executed!Isnt that
just common sense?
Take the misguided Olympia,Wa
resident who tried to block an Israeli bulldozer!!Good job,Israel
The Jihad and all its "untermensch" supporters like
hamas,hizbollah etc must be wiped
out as thoroughly as would an ebola outbreak.Who's kidding who?
To all my "fellow" arabs who support Saddam and suicide bombers
I really must say:
"een aldeen omak JIHAD"
"coos omak HAMAS"