Conference Recap: Sustaining Global Growth

By Вen Li

The Sustaining Global Growth conference kicked off Sat., June 22 with discussion about issues surrounding the upcoming G8 Summit in Kananaskis. Conference Chair Stephen Randall, Dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Sciences, set the tone for the conference with opening remarks about sustainable growth.“Since the end of the Cold War, the world… Continue reading Conference Recap: Sustaining Global Growth

G6B welcoming address by Reverend Dr. John Snow, Stony Nation Chief

By Вen Li

Discussion on G8 decisions and how they will affect people is expected at the Group of Six Billion Peoples’ conference at the University of Calgary this week. Reverend Dr. John Snow, Stony Nation Chief, delivered opening remarks on these subjects on Fri., June 21."We the people live in a global village. We have one planet,… Continue reading G6B welcoming address by Reverend Dr. John Snow, Stony Nation Chief

G6B Summit Launch

By Вen Li

The Group of Six Billion Peoples’ Summit opened Fri., June 21 to a packed audience of over 1,000 at the Red and White Club."We are extremely pleased with the support and interests the Peoples’ Summit is getting," said Conference Chair Organizer Saren Azer. "We only hope the efforts and dialogue exhibited throughout the conference will… Continue reading G6B Summit Launch

The fall of the Aspers

By James Keller

It’s always been in the back of our minds: something we all knew was a possibility but never really thought would happen. However, in keeping with the editorial policy of Izzy Asper-owned CanWest Global Communications, the company fired Ottawa Citizen Publisher Russell Mills after he ran an editorial calling for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s resignation.For… Continue reading The fall of the Aspers

Cliff-jumping representatives

By Mark Counsell

Do lemmings really jump off cliffs? Sometimes they do, but not deliberately. As comical as it is to think of these porky little rodents organizing an annual jumping-off-a-cliff day, lemmings migrate en masse when things get too crowded. Sometimes, they come up against obstacles like cliffs, and when they do, their limited understanding of Newtonian… Continue reading Cliff-jumping representatives

Free speech all but destroyed

By Nicole Kobie

Those who believe books like George Orwell’s 1984 or Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale are likely a little nervous these days. In these novels, characters and societies hand over hard-earned freedom with minimal resistance. Little steps, justified by fear and war, erode liberties until people are trapped in a frightening, suffocating dictatorship.Have those first steps… Continue reading Free speech all but destroyed

Futility in motion

By Kris Kotarski

The G8 is the biggest comedy of errors our city has ever seen. It’s worse than the Stampede, worse than the so-called C-Train improvements–even worse than the mentally challenged process of getting our city a new logo. The G8 is a waste from every angle, be it for the businessman, the protester or George W.… Continue reading Futility in motion

James, Getting Away With It…Live

By James Keller

As with all live albums, common sense still applies.If you like James, you’ll like Getting Away With It…Live. If you don’t particularly like James, nothing much will have changed. If you haven’t been exposed to James until now, what better way to get acquainted than hearing the band doing what they do best; performing.To understand… Continue reading James, Getting Away With It…Live

Hedder, Ventilate

By John Smith

‘s new album, , is one of the most generic rock albums I have ever heard. Taking your typical guitar and bass riffs and placing them on standard hi-hat and snare drum beats, the band doesn’t even have catchy sing-along choruses to get people through their bland new rock. Vocalist