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Climate Backslide! As Public Opinion Moves One Way, Politicians Go The Other

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Despite BP's ongoing colossal oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, the G20 remains unwilling to take action to break the world's addiction to dirty energy.

George Bush Is Still in Power... in Canada

Faiz Lalani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faiz Lalani

When Barack Obama was inaugurated, many Canadians sighed with relief. But now the joke's on us. George W. Bush is alive and well, and he lives at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. His new name is Stephen Joseph Harper, the prime minister of Canada.

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

U.S. Media, Public Can Learn a Lot From Neglected Neighbor Canada

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Mann

Canada's far more civilized approach to the role of government in its citizens' lives and their basic civility is too important to overlook.

Afghanistan: Fallen Soldier's Mother Asks the Right Question

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

To be sure, Afghanistan still has a long way to go. But Afghanistan has started from such a low base that progress is substantial to locals who have experienced improvements in their lives.

Stephen Harper Defends the Status Quo

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

The consensus in Davos is that the planet is facing urgent, complicated, 21st century problems, and we need to craft 21st century systems to develop the answers.

Canada's Pro-Democracy Movement

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

People in the streets accusing Prime Minister of shutting down Parliament to avoid war crimes inquiry. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sing...

"Thatcher Dead" Text Sparks Fears - Despite Referring To A Cat

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A misconstrued text message announcing the passing of a beloved pet has sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity in Canada....

Stephen Harper Fake Assassination Photo: Canadian Liberals Apologize For Posting Pic

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Liberal Party of Canada has been forced to apologize after showing a fake picture of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper being assassinated...

Joe Scarborough Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The ungrateful chauvinism of U.S. foreign policy reaches far beyond a rant provided by Joe Scarborough, who at least has the excuse of being in the business of manufacturing polemics.

Youth in Solidarity Sit-Ins at Home and Copenhagen to Demand Fair and Binding Deal

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

Last night I live blogged an incredible sit-in at the Copenhagen climate negotiations.

Obama Should Tell Canada's Prime Minister No Thanks on Tar Sands Expansion

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

My hope is that Obama will not sign on to any joint statements that will help Harper ramp up tar sands production -- a process that accelerates global warming and denudes Canada's great boreal forest.

Canada's Dirty Oil Prime Minister in Washington this Week

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Canada's P.M. Stephen Harper will be in DC this week trying to ride Obama's coattails on clean energy. Here's a quick and easy rundown of this right-wing George Bush light leader of the North.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Healthcare and the Undocumented

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Right-Wing pundits are polluting constructive dialogue about health care reform, many times citing immigration as mark against it.

We Can't Wait for Change

Christine Neumann-Ortiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Neumann-Ortiz

What President Obama and other Democrats fail to take into account is that the Latino community can't wait till 2010 for justice to arrive.

A Cry for Help: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Shirin Neshat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Neshat

Maziar is a jewel of an artist who is now wrongfully trapped in an Iranian prison. So I am asking you, Prime Minister Harper, on behalf of Maziar Bahari, will you demand his freedom?

UPDATED: Stephen Harper Puts Communion Wafer In His Pocket, Causes Uproar (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATED: Speaker of the Senate of Canada Noel A. Kinsella, issued the following statement: "I would like to state that I personally witnessed Prime Mi...

Twitter Revolution and President Obama: This time Let's Stand Up With Roozbeh and the People of Iran

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Twitter may have succeeded in proving to the world how much the Iranian people want change, but Internet technologies cannot deliver real freedom and hope.

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

U.S. Out: President Obama Gets It Right

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

President Obama got it right when he finally decided not to participate in Durban II, the UN "Anti-Racism" Conference in Geneva.

G-20 Group Photo: Spot Who Is Missing

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Canada's CBC News reports that the traditional photo of the G-20 leaders had to be retaken after one world leader failed to show up. [Canadian Primer...

On the Joy of Not Cringing at Our President

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

A funny thing happened as I was watching President Obama's press conference with Prime Minister Harper in Ottawa: I did not cringe with embarrassment.

Bush Vows Retaliation Against Canada, UK for Goose Downing of Flight 1549

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

Bush warned Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada must take swift action to scatter the terrorist geese, or America will.

Canada's Opposition Will Have New Leader: Michael Ignatieff

Globe and Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Canadian opposition leader Stephane Dion announced he would step down as Liberal Party leader yesterday. After other candidates backed out, Michael Ig...

Watch: Canada's Opposition Needs Lesson In Film Production

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The New York Times reports that the evening before Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shut down Parliament to ensure he stayed in power, both he a...