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THE Straight Goods FREE BULLETIN from Canada's leading independent,=20
online newsmagazine - http://www.straightgoods.com

July 25th, 2007

Energy first, redefining terror, dog days for pols, organizing on=20
Facebook, US wait times, US $ tanking, and much more....

MORE ENERGY PUSSYCAT THAN SUPERPOWER, by Linda McQuaig. PM should put=20
Canada's energy needs first, in SPP talks.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D394

HOW TERROR HAS LOST ITS MEANING, by John Chuckman. If "terror" means=20
random devastation of civilian targets, then the US and Israel should=20
be accused.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D385

HOUSING NEEDS A TOMMY DOUGLAS, by Cathy Crowe. 300,000 people are=20
homeless and their health suffers as a result.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D381

TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP ON MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, by Bob=20
Dickson with Lindsay Stidwill. Major advances are possible if wealthy=20
countries keep their end of the bargain.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D380

There's more to StraightGoods.ca than just one screen. Scroll down,=20
scroll down and view all the stories on display. This month, we're=20
rolling out our new Workplaces columnists, who bring you insightful=20
reports on timely issues. With our biweekly summer schedule, we're=20
packing each issue extra full of news you won't find elsewhere. Poke=20
around - there's lots to discover!

CBC DOES OFFER DIVERSITY, BUT NEWS COVERAGE IS DRIFTING RIGHTWARD, by=20
Ish Theilheimer. Right-wing front groups get more citation in news=20
coverage than unions.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D396

Canadian Politics: DOG DAYS FOR POLITICIANS, by Geoffrey Stevens.=20
Polls in Canada, US, offer scant comfort to incumbents.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D391

CANADIANS DESERVE FULL DEBATE ON AFGHANISTAN MISSION, by Sheila=20
Pratt. Military's clampdown on information, Harper's vagueness are =
frustrating.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D383

BC DESPERATE IN TSAWWASEEN VOTE, by Bill Tieleman. Chief charges that=20
province is trying to bribe elders and influence vote.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D393

WAGE GAP PERSISTS, from Statistics Canada. Increased education brings=20
women only two percentage points closer to parity.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D389

Workplaces: NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE(BOOK), by Derek Blackadder.=20
Organizing through social networking sites has its advantages -- and =
pitfalls.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D382

Faith speaks: COUNTING DOWN TO WITHDRAWAL, by Jim Wallis. US=20
Christians say "The timetable begins now" to get US troops out of Iraq.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D387

Science matters: TIME TO PUT A PRICE ON POLLUTION, by David Suzuki.=20
Carbon taxes, trades, will make Canadians serious about global warming.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D388

Media files: SHOCKED AND AWED, by James Laxer. The Globe and Mail=20
reels at the fall of Conrad Black.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewMediaFile7.cfm?REF=3D31

CONCENTRATING ON NEWS MEDIA, by Steve Anderson. CRTC hearings give=20
public a chance to speak out for diversity of ownership, voices.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D377

Health Scope: LONGER WAIT TIMES IN US, from Physicians for a National=20
Health Program. Even Aetna admits US system 'is not timely'.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D384

COMMUNITY RALLIES FOR FULL HEALTH CARE, from the Abortion Rights=20
Coalition of Canada. Proposed hospital merger threatens access to=20
reproductive health services.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D392

FEELING GOOD, EATING WELL, by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor. Taking girls=20
and women seriously a good start to fending off eating disorders.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D386

World beat: THE MIDDLE EAST ACCORDING TO BUSH, by Uri Avnery. US=20
President's speech reinforces myths from the Old West.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D390

WHAT TO DO IN AFGHANISTAN, from a speech by Johann Galtung. A=20
five-point plan towards resolving civil war in Central Asia.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D106

Consumers: DRIVING GREEN, from ZAP electric vehicles. Podcasts=20
explore new trends in the green transportation shift.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewConsForum7.cfm?REF=3D24

Pick of the Week: FREE IMPEACH CHENEY BALL CAP

US citizens and ex-pats can vote in poll, claim free ball cap.

The People's Email Network is offering such a deal for those eligible=20
to vote in the US. You can take part in a survey, let your=20
Congressional representatives know your position, and order a free=20
ball cap embroidered with the sentiment of the day: "Impeach Cheney".=20
Sounds like a win-win-win situation to us!

Hot headlines: DOOMSDAY FOR THE GREENBACK, by Mike Whitney. US $=20
tanking big time.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D102

THE NEW YORK TIMES VS REALITY, by Gwynne Dyer. Times' call for=20
withdrawal from Iraq admits political costs too high.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D103

MORE THAN A MINE, A METAPHOR, by Naomi Klein. While Mohawks and=20
Ottawa negotiated for the land, the land itself was disappearing.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D104

HYBRID CAR WINS SPEED RACE. Toyota wins Tokashi 24-Hour Race with super =
hybird.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D105

Take action!: VIEW THE REAL NEWS VIDEO, by Mary Cornish and Leo=20
Panitch. Independent news channel now in beta format.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewActNote7.cfm?REF=3D28

Feedback from our readers: HARPER'S ARCTIC BOATS UNREALISTIC, by=20
Garry Macleod. Maybe the PM is counting on the US to protect us?
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewLetter.cfm?REF=3D89

Humour: INSIGHTS FOR 2007..., from the Internet, Better late than never.
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D395

--- --- --- --- --- --- ---

FROM OUR SPONSORS

NUPGE represents 340,000 members across Canada who deliver provincial=20
public services of every description, as well as a growing number of=20
private sector workers. www.nupge.ca

CUPE - In the workplace, the streets, the courts and the political=20
arena, CUPE fights for better wages and working conditions, strong=20
public services, and greater equality and social justice. CUPE is a=20
Foundation Sponsor of Straight Goods. Learn more at
www.cupe.ca

Inside Queen's Park - Inside Queen's Park is a bi-monthly insider=20
newsletter which offers widely respected analysis of, and insight=20
into, the inner workings of Ontario government and politics. Get up=20
to speed on politics in Ontario by subscribing to Inside Queen's Park.
http://www.gpmurray-research.com

OPSEU - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, represents more=20
than 95,000 workers in public service, health and home care, colleges=20
and universities, social services, justice, cultural institutions and=20
the private sector. Our issues-based website www.opseu.org also=20
features postings for jobs within our union and for hospital health=20
care professionals.

PSAC - a national union of Canadian workers. A Straight Goods=20
Foundation  Sponsor.
www.psac.com

Fernwood Publishing - Canadian books on social issues. Established in=20
1991, our objective is to publish critical works which break new=20
ground and challenge exisiting norms. Our main focus is in the social=20
sciences and humanities.
http://www.fernwoodbooks.ca/

--- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Thank you for your support and readership! Straight Goods - Saving=20
you money - Protecting your rights - Untangling spin


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<DIV>THE Straight Goods FREE BULLETIN from Canada's leading independent, =

<BR>online newsmagazine - <A=20
href=3D"http://www.straightgoods.com">http://www.straightgoods.com</A></D=
IV>
<DIV><BR>July 25th, 2007<BR><BR>Energy first, redefining terror, dog =
days for=20
pols, organizing on <BR>Facebook, US wait times, US $ tanking, and much=20
more....<BR><BR>MORE ENERGY PUSSYCAT THAN SUPERPOWER, by Linda McQuaig. =
PM=20
should put <BR>Canada's energy needs first, in SPP talks.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D394</A><BR><=
BR>HOW=20
TERROR HAS LOST ITS MEANING, by John Chuckman. If "terror" means =
<BR>random=20
devastation of civilian targets, then the US and Israel should <BR>be=20
accused.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D385</A><BR><=
BR>HOUSING=20
NEEDS A TOMMY DOUGLAS, by Cathy Crowe. 300,000 people are <BR>homeless =
and their=20
health suffers as a result.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D381</A><BR><=
BR>TIME TO=20
PUT UP OR SHUT UP ON MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, by Bob <BR>Dickson =
with=20
Lindsay Stidwill. Major advances are possible if wealthy <BR>countries =
keep=20
their end of the bargain.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D380</A><BR><=
BR>There's=20
more to StraightGoods.ca than just one screen. Scroll down, <BR>scroll =
down and=20
view all the stories on display. This month, we're <BR>rolling out our =
new=20
Workplaces columnists, who bring you insightful <BR>reports on timely =
issues.=20
With our biweekly summer schedule, we're <BR>packing each issue extra =
full of=20
news you won't find elsewhere. Poke <BR>around - there's lots to=20
discover!<BR><BR>CBC DOES OFFER DIVERSITY, BUT NEWS COVERAGE IS DRIFTING =

RIGHTWARD, by <BR>Ish Theilheimer. Right-wing front groups get more =
citation in=20
news <BR>coverage than unions.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D396</A><BR><=
BR>Canadian=20
Politics: DOG DAYS FOR POLITICIANS, by Geoffrey Stevens. <BR>Polls in =
Canada,=20
US, offer scant comfort to incumbents.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D391</A><BR><=
BR>CANADIANS=20
DESERVE FULL DEBATE ON AFGHANISTAN MISSION, by Sheila <BR>Pratt. =
Military's=20
clampdown on information, Harper's vagueness are frustrating.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D383</A><BR><=
BR>BC=20
DESPERATE IN TSAWWASEEN VOTE, by Bill Tieleman. Chief charges that =
<BR>province=20
is trying to bribe elders and influence vote.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D393</A><BR><=
BR>WAGE GAP=20
PERSISTS, from Statistics Canada. Increased education brings <BR>women =
only two=20
percentage points closer to parity.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D389</A><BR><=
BR>Workplaces:=20
NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE(BOOK), by Derek Blackadder. <BR>Organizing =
through=20
social networking sites has its advantages -- and pitfalls.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D382</A><BR><=
BR>Faith=20
speaks: COUNTING DOWN TO WITHDRAWAL, by Jim Wallis. US <BR>Christians =
say "The=20
timetable begins now" to get US troops out of Iraq.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D387</A><BR><=
BR>Science=20
matters: TIME TO PUT A PRICE ON POLLUTION, by David Suzuki. <BR>Carbon =
taxes,=20
trades, will make Canadians serious about global warming.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D388</A><BR><=
BR>Media=20
files: SHOCKED AND AWED, by James Laxer. The Globe and Mail <BR>reels at =
the=20
fall of Conrad Black.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewMediaFile7.cfm?REF=3D31</A><BR>=
<BR>CONCENTRATING=20
ON NEWS MEDIA, by Steve Anderson. CRTC hearings give <BR>public a chance =
to=20
speak out for diversity of ownership, voices.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D377</A><BR><=
BR>Health=20
Scope: LONGER WAIT TIMES IN US, from Physicians for a National =
<BR>Health=20
Program. Even Aetna admits US system 'is not timely'.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D384</A><BR><=
BR>COMMUNITY=20
RALLIES FOR FULL HEALTH CARE, from the Abortion Rights <BR>Coalition of =
Canada.=20
Proposed hospital merger threatens access to <BR>reproductive health=20
services.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D392</A><BR><=
BR>FEELING=20
GOOD, EATING WELL, by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor. Taking girls <BR>and =
women=20
seriously a good start to fending off eating disorders.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D386</A><BR><=
BR>World=20
beat: THE MIDDLE EAST ACCORDING TO BUSH, by Uri Avnery. US =
<BR>President's=20
speech reinforces myths from the Old West.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D390</A><BR><=
BR>WHAT TO=20
DO IN AFGHANISTAN, from a speech by Johann Galtung. A <BR>five-point =
plan=20
towards resolving civil war in Central Asia.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D106</A><BR><BR>=
Consumers:=20
DRIVING GREEN, from ZAP electric vehicles. Podcasts <BR>explore new =
trends in=20
the green transportation shift.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewConsForum7.cfm?REF=3D24</A><BR>=
<BR>Pick of=20
the Week: FREE IMPEACH CHENEY BALL CAP<BR><BR>US citizens and ex-pats =
can vote=20
in poll, claim free ball cap.<BR><BR>The People's Email Network is =
offering such=20
a deal for those eligible <BR>to vote in the US. You can take part in a =
survey,=20
let your <BR>Congressional representatives know your position, and order =
a free=20
<BR>ball cap embroidered with the sentiment of the day: "Impeach =
Cheney".=20
<BR>Sounds like a win-win-win situation to us!<BR><BR>Hot headlines: =
DOOMSDAY=20
FOR THE GREENBACK, by Mike Whitney. US $ <BR>tanking big time.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D102</A><BR><BR>=
THE NEW=20
YORK TIMES VS REALITY, by Gwynne Dyer. Times' call for <BR>withdrawal =
from Iraq=20
admits political costs too high.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D103</A><BR><BR>=
MORE THAN A=20
MINE, A METAPHOR, by Naomi Klein. While Mohawks and <BR>Ottawa =
negotiated for=20
the land, the land itself was disappearing.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D104</A><BR><BR>=
HYBRID CAR=20
WINS SPEED RACE. Toyota wins Tokashi 24-Hour Race with super =
hybird.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewNote7.cfm?REF=3D105</A><BR><BR>=
Take=20
action!: VIEW THE REAL NEWS VIDEO, by Mary Cornish and Leo <BR>Panitch.=20
Independent news channel now in beta format.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewActNote7.cfm?REF=3D28</A><BR><B=
R>Feedback=20
from our readers: HARPER'S ARCTIC BOATS UNREALISTIC, by <BR>Garry =
Macleod. Maybe=20
the PM is counting on the US to protect us?<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewLetter.cfm?REF=3D89</A><BR><BR>=
Humour:=20
INSIGHTS FOR 2007..., from the Internet, Better late than never.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature7.cfm?REF=3D395</A><BR><=
BR>--- ---=20
--- --- --- --- ---<BR><BR>FROM OUR SPONSORS<BR><BR>NUPGE represents =
340,000=20
members across Canada who deliver provincial <BR>public services of =
every=20
description, as well as a growing number of <BR>private sector workers. =
<A=20
href=3D"">www.nupge.ca</A><BR><BR>CUPE - In the workplace, the streets, =
the courts=20
and the political <BR>arena, CUPE fights for better wages and working=20
conditions, strong <BR>public services, and greater equality and social =
justice.=20
CUPE is a <BR>Foundation Sponsor of Straight Goods. Learn more at<BR><A=20
href=3D"">www.cupe.ca</A><BR><BR>Inside Queen's Park - Inside Queen's =
Park is a=20
bi-monthly insider <BR>newsletter which offers widely respected analysis =
of, and=20
insight <BR>into, the inner workings of Ontario government and politics. =
Get up=20
<BR>to speed on politics in Ontario by subscribing to Inside Queen's =
Park.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.gpmurray-research.com</A><BR><BR>OPSEU - The =
Ontario Public=20
Service Employees Union, represents more <BR>than 95,000 workers in =
public=20
service, health and home care, colleges <BR>and universities, social =
services,=20
justice, cultural institutions and <BR>the private sector. Our =
issues-based=20
website <A href=3D"">www.opseu.org</A> also <BR>features postings for =
jobs within=20
our union and for hospital health <BR>care professionals.<BR><BR>PSAC - =
a=20
national union of Canadian workers. A Straight Goods =
<BR>Foundation&nbsp;=20
Sponsor.<BR><A href=3D"">www.psac.com</A><BR><BR>Fernwood Publishing - =
Canadian=20
books on social issues. Established in <BR>1991, our objective is to =
publish=20
critical works which break new <BR>ground and challenge exisiting norms. =
Our=20
main focus is in the social <BR>sciences and humanities.<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.fernwoodbooks.ca/</A><BR><BR>--- --- --- --- --- =
---=20
---<BR><BR>Thank you for your support and readership! Straight Goods - =
Saving=20
<BR>you money - Protecting your rights - Untangling=20
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