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Gwynne Dyer: U.S. and China reach small breakthrough on climate change
When news got out that U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative...
Gwynne Dyer: There's no new Cold War
“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say that it has already begun,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently...
Gwynne Dyer: The Berlin Wall, 25 years later
In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power. On the other hand, the Poles voted overwhelmingly...
Gwynne Dyer: Angela Merkel’s counter-strike against David Cameron
“What we have today is a story based on speculation about what [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel might have said about something [British Prime Minster] David Cameron might say in...
Gwynne Dyer: European Union under fire over treatment of refugees
The European Union’s decision-making processes lend new depth to the word incoherent, and the current British government’s default mode is nastiness, but they have both outdone...
Gwynne Dyer: Elections in Brazil, Ukraine, and Tunisia offer hope of better times
Last Sunday (October 26), was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times. First, Brazil, where President...
Gwynne Dyer: Hello fusion power, good-bye fossil fuels?
“We would like to get to a prototype [of a nuclear fusion reactor] in five generations,” said Dr. Thomas McGuire, the director of the Revolutionary Technology division at Lockheed...
Gwynne Dyer: How far will oil prices collapse—and for how long?
“The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again,” President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. “Venezuela...
Gwynne Dyer: The slow road to recognizing Palestine
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress. In September of last year, Mahmoud Abbas, the long-...
Gwynne Dyer: The truth about Bolivia’s and Brazil’s economic miracles
To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s gross domestic product (...
Evan Goldberg wonders if the Sony hack was an inside job
John Horgan should worry when two progressive NDP MLAs eye Vancouver East nomination
Your horoscope from December 18 to 24, 2014
Top eight things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, December 21
Demand for meat destroys Brazil's "underground forest"
John Thomas: Leftist zombies steal Powell River municipal election
20 years ago: Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot blast on to the Vancouver music scene with the Spirit Merchants
The NHL Players' Association won't like this idea, but why not five-on-five all the time?
2014: What a wonderful year for women!
Victoria police officer and drug legalization advocate to get B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing
Jeff O’Neil Show criticized for “misogynist BS” over Justin Trudeau questions
COPE failed to disclose real-estate firm’s donation before election
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change's impossible deal
Jeff O’Neil Show and CFOX sorry for “F, kill, or marry” segment that was in “tremendously poor taste”
Justin Trudeau targets Conservative voters in B.C. while still advancing marijuana legalization
Shawn Vulliez: Don’t let The Pirate Bay die
Here's our review of The Interview anyway
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies completes the Tolkien trilogy, finally
Trinity Western University takes B.C. law society to court over Christian law school
Province says transit plebiscite will be on “Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax”
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