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Editor’s Notes

A strange thing happened three years ago

In Canada’s capital, Ottawa, October, 2004, more than 50,000 packed movie theatres to experience a film about a revolutionary — a real revolutionary who used guns with real bullets to achieve his ends. Not only that, the revolutionary was a Marxist. — 290 words.

Republican collapse bares question:
what kind of conservative are you?

Modern conservatism begins with Edmund Burke. What Burke articulated was not an ideology or a creed, but a disposition, a reverence for tradition, a suspicion of radical change. — 762 words.


Large union declines to endorse
candidate until primaries are over

After being courted intensely by the top Democratic presidential candidates, the Service Employees International Union decided yesterday not to endorse anyone. — 347 words.

Che’s daughter deplores commercializing
her revolutionary father’s image and ideals

Aleida Guevara March, the 46-year-old daughter of Che Guevara, says she can bear the Che T-shirts, the Che keychains, the Che postcards and Che paintings sold all over Cuba, not to mention the world. — 1,003 words.

Fidel Castro pays brief tribute to Che

— 256 words.

Time to act, not just talk: Aleida Guevara
pointing to brutal exploitation of children

‘It is extremely dangerous for humanity that the president of the mightiest power on the planet publicly says that he speaks with and acts on behalf of God. What lies ahead for us? More of what is happening today in Afghanistan or Iraq? Is that the future for our children? We need to pull all our strength together to avoid such a future.’ — 747 words.

Oil on the slide as politicians
face the mother of all crises

Warnings by oil industry insiders recently reached a new pitch that should be sounding alarm bells in every capital in the world. We have had plenty of warnings about the consequences of an early peak in global oil production, but no one in Westminster seems to be listening. "Peak oil informs everything," Zac Goldsmith said recently. "People ought to know about that, but they don't." He is right. A premature topping point in global oil production would wipe out most if not all economic and policy plans on offer at the party conferences. This is because the plans universally assume growing supplies of generally affordable oil. But as Goldsmith's quality of life report recently described, a surprised world could instead soon be facing rapidly falling supplies of increasingly unaffordable oil. — 836 words

Shia groups strike peace
accord in Southern Iraq

The radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and his chief rival, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, have reached a truce to end bloodshed between their loyalists that has killed scores of Iraqis and raised fears of a new front in the Iraq war. — 312 words

Bomb, bomb Iran
Hillary seems rattled

Up until now, she has displayed remarkable imperturbability — gliding along with the help of good lighting, a hearty guffaw and a clever husband. But on Sunday in New Hampton, Iowa, Hillary lost her cool at last. Sparring with a voter on Iran, she sounded defensive and paranoid, says Maureen Dowd of The New York Times. — 838 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Thank goodness we’ve got a lot of water

Canadians are the largest consumers of salt in the world — on average, about 360 kilograms per person, per year.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. For all the books of this best-selling duo visit their Web site at:

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
Benoit Jolicoeur, Art Director
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor
Harold Wright, Contributing Editor
Randy Ray, Contributing Editor