Search Results for "Canada" : 24

by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm / in Cover Story, Uncategorized

First Nations, Last Hope

…Queen, ceding title to their land while maintaining a government-to-government relationship with the Dominion of Canada. This practice has resulted in eleven numbered treaties signed between 1871 and 1930 spanning a huge geography, from the Yukon to Ontario. Although the word “treaty” with respect to First Nations is often a euphemism for “swindle,” treaties are nonetheless essential to the structure, function, and economic well-being of Canada a…

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

…t climate change more generally. The XL extension, a seven billion dollar pipeline, would stretch 875 miles from Canada, crossing Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, before ending in Texas. It would transport 830,000 barrels of diluted or crude oil per day to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The oil in the pipeline would be extracted from the Alberta tar sands in northern Canada, which contain a vast quantity of bitumen, a sol…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / in Arctic and Antarctic, World

Dire Straits

by Illustrations by Amalia Rinehart Ever since Egypt’s great Pharaonic dynasties and through the successive apogees of Athens, Rome, and Istanbul, the Mediterranean Sea has been at the world’s political center, constantly in the grip of global powers. Thanks to its geographical position, the Mediterranean basin has played a critical role in commercial and cultural exchanges between mighty Asia, old Europe, and the great new world. How…

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by / on December 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Anyone remember the FTAA?

…to increased economic growth and employment. NAFTA  – the trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico – since its inception has resulted in a threefold increase in trade between the US and Canada and a quadrupling of trade between the US and Mexico. While environmental and human rights concerns are important and need to be addressed, it is undeniable that NAFTA and other free trade agreements are vital in an increasi…

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by / on April 20, 2012 at 8:00 am / in Opinion, World

Contradicting Colombia?

…policy and the perennial thorn of Cuba underscored the testy environment of the meetings. The United States and Canada rejected a proposal proposed by several Latin American leaders, including a charged statement from Raúl Castro himself. The US and Canada were the only two countries who opposed Cuba’s participation – further exacerbating rifts with Latin American leaders, who see American policy toward the island nation as a dated, relic of the…

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by / on May 2, 2007 at 8:56 pm / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Empowe(Red)

by “I don’t drink Starbucks.” That used to be my mantra. They had destroyed Spinelli’s and were squeezing Martha’s, and I did not appreciate it. It wasn’t that I did not love their orange-mocha frappuccinos (I did), but I felt like buying their coffee would be an unforgivable breach of my ethical codes. Today, I’m an addict. What changed? I heard about their contributions to local communities and their—supposedly—great labor practices…

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by / on March 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm / in Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

by As of this issue’s publication, the United States Congress has failed to pass legislation pre­venting scheduled, across-the-board, federal spending cuts. With the sequester in effect as of March 1 and cuts to military, domestic discretionary, and Medicare spending looming, we are prompted to reconsider the size and role of government. In this issue of the Columbia Political Review, we see government as an impetus for social change….

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by / on March 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm / in Opinion, World

Capitalizing on Coal

by The first convicts sent down under arrived in 1788, and within twenty years, capitalizing on the land’s natural resources, they were exporting coal to India. A carbon economy is part of the Australian culture, and recent attempts by the government to regulate emissions have polarized both society and political leaders. Both advocates and opponents of a carbon tax credit have organized rallies over the past two years. More recently,…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Student Stump

Big Fracking Deal

by by Justin Walker Editor’s Note: CPR asked three student groups on campus to discuss the increasingly more visible practice of hydrofracking and its possible effects on the environment, the energy sector, and the American economy. Delta GDP: Jacob Boeri As it currently stands in the United States, hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) is unsustainable. It will have disastrous effects environmentally with extremely limited shor…

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Final Showdown

by From Wikimedia Commons The news media must be tickled pink concerning the events of the past few weeks (after all, who doesn’t love a photo finish?). What was always considered a hypothetical long shot has now in fact come true – with only two weeks left until Election Day and going into the final presidential debate, this race is all tied up. Following gaffe after gaffe and the release of a most embarrassing video, Romney has expe…

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