Letter from Berlin: “Mutti” Merkel in the Middle

September 29, 2017 by  
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German chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, the Far Right won seats in Parliament for the first time since Hitler. Dooney’s is on-site to read the tea-leaves.

Xenophobic nationalism: Myanmar’s curse

September 25, 2017 by  
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Dan Gawthrop on genocide-in-progress. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Trump’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

September 6, 2017 by  
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The end of the world used to include Death, War, Famine and Pestilence. The 2017 edition features Climate Change, Civil War, Nuclear Armageddon, and Trump. And don’t forget the Pink Lady.What’s a Dreamer to do?

An Interview with Jenny Mastoraki

September 4, 2017 by  
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Myrna Kostash pulls a 1982 Interview with Greek poet and translator Jenny Mastoraki from the memory vault. We think its worth publishing.

Monday Monday: Keeping Up with the Trumps

August 5, 2017 by  
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It’s a brand new week. What’s the tweeter-in-chief gonna do today? Keeping up with the Trumps is exhausting.

Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

July 11, 2017 by  
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Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

Cultural Appropriation, Misappropriation and Cultural Exchange: A primer

June 29, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett takes on the current hot-button issue of Cultural Appropriation and what it means to Canada, its artistic community, and to the future of democracy.

Report from the Writers’ Union, or, Why Should Not Old Men and Women Be Mad?

June 8, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett attends the AGM of the Writers’ Union of Canada, encounters several revolutions in the making, along with a Manifesto written by writers who are clinically insane or pathologically angry. He passes on the revolutions and joins the angry and/or the crazy writers.

Apocalypses Now

May 5, 2017 by  
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Is it the End of the World as we know it? And, if so, Michael Boughn asks, what will it look like? Zombies, Aliens, AI? Updating the Apocalypse.

Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

March 23, 2017 by  
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He stuck his finger in the leaky dike. Did it stop the floodwaters of right-wing populism washing over Europe?

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