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Gwynne Dyer: Ebola and the economics of infection
Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 percent (although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55 to 60 percent). At the...
Gwynne Dyer: The legacy of World War I
“It was not worth even one life,” said Harry Patch shortly before he died in 2009 at the age of 111. He was the last survivor of the 65 million soldiers who fought in the First...
Gwynne Dyer: Why Hamas does not want a cease-fire in Gaza—yet
You can see why Hamas doesn’t want a cease-fire in Gaza yet. It is continuing the fight in the hope that international outrage at the huge loss of people being killed by Israel’s...
Gwynne Dyer: Middle East Christians are going, going, gone
Two high-profile incidents last week, at opposite ends of the Arab world, tell the story. In northern Iraq, recently conquered by the zealots of the newly proclaimed “Islamic...
Gwynne Dyer: American spies are completely out of control
The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this: If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so...
Gwynne Dyer: It’s pretty obvious who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
“...and once the TAR (Target Acquisition Radar) has lock-on, this light will go green. Then just push this button here, and the rest’s automatic. Good luck! Oh, and make sure...
Gwynne Dyer: The origins of war
The 59 skeletons were found in 1964, lying together in a gravesite beside the Nile near what is now the Egyptian-Sudanese border. They died between 13,000 and 14,000 years ago,...
Gwynne Dyer: The latest "Gaza War"
Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday (July 11), shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza...
Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine's end game?
As the Russian-backed rebels abandoned almost all their positions in eastern Ukraine apart from the two regional capital cities, Donetsk and Luhansk, the various players made...
Gwynne Dyer: The Indonesian presidential election
Only a very bad novelist would dare to write a scenario as simplistic as the current presidential election in Indonesia. A young, attractive, squeaky-clean man of the people...
Your horoscope from November 27 to December 3, 2014
Kim Cattrall among Whistler Film Festival honorees
Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin remains a major force in B.C. economy
Canada's new prostitution law won’t change policing priorities in Vancouver
CUPE BC launches legal action against Kirk LaPointe and the NPA
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says he'll get arrested on Burnaby Mountain
John Cleese returns to the quiet source of his chaotic comedy
How Gregor Robertson and Linda Hepner can bring rapid transit to Vancouver and Surrey
BC Civil Liberties Association says many arrests on Burnaby Mountain may have been illegitimate
Your horoscope from November 20 to 26, 2014
Dramatic photos: Police arrest Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain
Mötley Crüe goes out in a brainless blaze of glory in Vancouver
Kirk LaPointe continues bashing Gregor Robertson
Homeless in Vancouver: Hey police…why so much killing?
Lawyer condemns arrests of Burnaby Mountain protesters while appeals are before courts
Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi stories generate plenty of party chatter and questions
RCMP continues arresting protesters against Kinder Morgan surveying on Burnaby Mountain
Lukes General Store puts down Gastown roots
Viveca Ellis: Child poverty in B.C. is a policy-failure crisis
Vision Vancouver commissioners vote to leave aquarium breeding ban decision to the NPA
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