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Brian Bienkowski – Burn Pits: The New ‘Agent Orange’ That the Media Has Failed to Expose

The U.S. media has failed to expose the civilian toll of recent wars by largely ignoring burn pits’ toxic effects on local people, a U.S. researcher argues in a new report, suggesting the burn pits are this generation’s Agent Orange. The coverage gap helps legitimize war and overlooks the undeniable humanitarian impacts, said Eric Bonds, an assistant professor of sociology …

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Lauren McCauley – With Message of ‘Hope,’ Liberal Party Sweeps Canadian Election

The Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau on Monday won an decisive majority in Parliament. According to Elections Canada, the center-left party won 184 electoral districts, followed by the Conservative Party of sitting Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 99, and the leftist New Democratic Party, which won 44. During his victory speech, Trudeau, the son of the late former Prime …

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Meg Borthwick – The truth about the Harper government will scare you right to the polls!

Want to know what the real legacy of the Harper government is? Look no further than Canada After Harper [9]. Edited by veteran journalist and contributor Ed Finn, Canada After Harper is a collection of essays by such notable Canadians as Maude Barlow, David Suzuki and Linda McQuaig that essentially outline all the ways in which, as Finn points out …

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John Michael Greer – The War Against Change

Last week’s post explored the way that the Democratic party over the last four decades has abandoned any claim to offer voters a better future, and has settled for offering them a future that’s not quite as bad as the one the Republicans have in mind. That momentous shift can be described in many ways, but the most useful of …