By Alison@Creekside The best part of International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signing the U.S. corporate rights agreement TPP — the Trans-Pacific Partnership — in Aukland, NZ on Wednesday was that it was done here in this gambling casino, and a casino is where the house always wins. In her 2012 book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the […]
Curiously convenient: Canada’s me-too bomb plot decoded
Last week, U.S. talk show host Jack Blood offered a dissection of a recent New York Times article about the arrest of two Canadian residents charged with plotting to attack a VIA Rail train. While we haven’t been able to source everything he has to say (we’ve done our best), Mr. Blood is smarter and […]
The security perimeter: It’s Aliiiiiive!
By Alison@Creekside Well, it’s back. The “one security perimeter” deep integration SPP/FTAA zombie, now with new and improved emphasis on security. You’re shocked, I’m sure. Like it ever really died. The re-animators just learned not to dig it up and parade it around in parliament too often. “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter […]
Lessons not learned: deep water drilling post-Ixtoc
By Eric Pettifor On more than one occasion watching American news coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, I’ve heard it referred to as the greatest disaster of its kind in US history. One might think it is the worst in world history. One would be wrong. Reuters has published a piece by Robert Campbell providing […]