By Saul Landau Scandals distract the public from focusing on key issues. Sometimes, however, they also provide insights into the character of leading cultural and political figures — and their institutions. When the story finally broke — after perhaps centuries of cover-ups — about priests abusing youthful members of their flock I smirked, not of […]

A PERFECT STORM: Massive Ontario School Closures Seen as “Opportunity” by Privatizers

By Guest Blogger George Thompson Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, outlines how “disaster capitalism” is geared to quickly take advantage of crises as opportunities to expand areas of profitable corporate activity. She cites how the New Orleans crisis brought about by Hurricane Katrina was instantly seized upon as an opportunity to replace public schools with […]

Pacific Radio Program Claims That It was The CIA Which Blew Up Pan Am Flight 103 Over Lockerbie

Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has been released this week. He has been serving a life sentence as the only convicted person concerning the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland. He was released on compassionate grounds because he is terminally ill. Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone said on their […]