Alykhan and Ezra’s ethical snake oil

By Alison@Creekside Alykhan Velshi’s wee blog Ethical Oil, named after Ezra’s book, has relaunched with an expensive new look and some spiffy ethical oil pop-up campaign ads to greet you when you enter the site. You can choose either good or evil — you know, conflict oil = woman being stoned to death vs. ethical […]

Ottawa expands its terror kit

By Alison@Creekside Your government announced on Friday that it needs more powers to combat terrorism. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson: “These provisions are necessary to protect our country from the threat of terrorism.” A redo of the panicky, now-defunct Anti-terrorism Act of 2001, the new Combating Terrorism Act includes preventive arrest and forcing people to testify […]