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Alberta

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta tar sands claim the soul of Conservative MP Rob Merrifield

Posted September 19, 2014 by Obert Madondo

Conservative MP Rob Merrifield resigned his elected seat this week to work as Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s leading tar sands lobbyist in Washington.

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Climate Change

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Posted September 19, 2014 by Greg Fingas

Assorted content to end your week.

- Umut Oszu contrasts the impoverished conception of rights being pushed thanks to the Cons’ highly politicized museum against the type of rights we should be demanding: In their modern incarnation, human rights were fashioned after the Second World War and entered into widespread circulation in the 1970s and 80s, when they came to be deployed by Western governments and non-governmental organizations as part of a Cold War “battle of ideas.” Designed in predominantly civil and political rather than social and economic terms, the rhetoric of human rights has since been mobilized to (Read more…)

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General

FIPA 2025

Posted September 15, 2014 by Boris

14 January 2026
In retrospect, the US military occupation of the Tar Sands and northwest BC coast to Kitimat and Prince Rupert in 2025 was a little predictable. The confrontation with China over energy resources had been brewing for years.

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General

A Burger for Stevie . . .

Posted September 11, 2014 by Edstock

Burger King Japan’s Kuro Pearl burger,which has a black bun, black sauce and black cheese in addition to black-pepper heavy beef patties.

ACCORDING TO SALON, Burger King Japan is re-introducing its pitch-black cheeseburger.

Goths will love …

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