Who knows where the fallout from Zaporizhzhia, a nuclear power complex 50 percent larger than Chernobyl, might land?
Patricia Adams is an economist and the Executive Director of Probe International, an independent think-tank and watchdog over the environmental consequences of Canadian government and corporate activities around the world. Her books include In the Name of Progress: The Underside of Foreign Aid, (Doubleday 1985), and Odious Debts: Loose Lending, Corruption and the Third World”s Environmental Legacy (Earthscan 1991), which exposes the jeopardy of years of loose lending for both the Third World’s environment and their economies, and proposes a legal remedy to place responsibility for the Third World’s debt crisis on the parties involved, instead of on First and Third World taxpayers. Pat also edited the English language translation of Yangtze! Yangtze!, the extraordinary critique by Chinese experts of the Three Gorges dam that inspired the democracy movement when it was first published in 1989, led to the postponement of the dam, and was subsequently banned by Chinese authorities. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.
The claim that the “science was settled” on climate change never withstood scrutiny. What is settled is the abject failure of the three-decade-long attempt by the bureaucracies of the 195 countries of […]
To punish Russia, the Europeans are knowingly visiting far more severe punishments on themselves. A greater punishment still is being voiced in the form of nuclear war.
Will Ottawa be the first capital city to die a woke death?
Government intervention wooed Big Pharma back to loser vaccines that would have otherwise only thrived in totalitarian countries where the health of the government trumps that of the citizen.
An antagonistic Israel isn’t in Russia’s interest.
Although the public in Europe generally demonizes Putin and sympathizes with Ukraine, it understands its interests are tied to Russia.
Any public health rationale for confining those not fully vaccinated to Canada has long disappeared.
Countries representing the majority of the world’s citizens defy the West’s attempt to sanction Russia.
During COVID, Canadians have been subject to some of the most sweeping restrictions in the history of their country, and the Constitution has not protected them. This crisis did not begin with […]
Beijing’s penchant for incarcerating foreigners makes travel in China ever risky. And the China-Canada travel trade is a threat in both directions.
No major market is riskier than China. Investing in the China fast lane is contrary to the desires of the great majority of Canadians.
U.S. foreign policy is toxic to most Germans, who point to the Iraq War, the overthrow of Libya’s Ghaddafi, and Afghanistan as examples of misguided American militarism that cost blood and treasure […]
Beijing 2022 is less about the Olympian values of excellence, friendship and respect, and more about the prowess of the Chinese Communist Party. Welcome to the most chillingly dystopian Olympics in history.
Yes, Russia during its communist aberration over most of the 20th century was a Cold War adversary of the West, but as President Barack Obama correctly observed, those fixed on the Russia […]