A “Peace Dividend?” Not Likely

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Joseph Palermo: Despite the redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq, during this dismal period of “austerity” the public isn’t likely to see any discernible difference in the government’s misplaced priorities.

Democracy Loses to War in Canada

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Tom Hayden: While it is significant that Canada will end its combat role in Afghanistan next year [unlike the U.S. commitment until 2014], it is disheartening that both the Conservative and Liberal parties have agreed to stay in a “training” role indefinitely

Canada’s Prime Minister Finally Exposes His Christian Right, Anti-Abortion Agenda

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Charley James: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper always swore he had no interest in changing Canada’s pro-choice laws and abortion availability. But in recent days, he revealed his true, anti-choice, hard right, nature.

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