Articles Archive for October 2009
Amnesty International Lethbridge was pleased to see the excellent article by Dez Kamara published in The Meliorist on October 8, 2009.
Amnesty International is very concerned about the devastating impact that pollution and environmental damage associated with the operations of Shell is having on the human rights of people in the Niger Delta in Nigeria.
Shell has failed to take effective measures to address the social impacts of its activities in the Niger Delta. Oil pollution has damaged crucial sources of livelihood for communities including farming and fisheries. Communities are rarely provided …
When I look upon those around me, I no longer see the same people I knew growing up. We’ve all been ‘connected’. Uploaded to the information highway while our bodies rot in our homes. A double life has never been so easy to obtain. But what happens when this double life takes over?
The idea of the Avatar originated in Hindu mythology, and became popularized as a way to describe online virtual bodies among cyberpunk novelist during the early nineties. It was first adapted in Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (92), but …
This week marks CKXU’s annual Fun Drive, an event keyed towards raising money for our campus/community radio station, housed in level one of the Student’s Union Building.
The annual fundraising effort for Lethbridge’s true alternative, CKXU 88.3 FM, your on-campus radio station, starts this weekend and continues into next week with a variety of exciting events.
A new report released by the Parkland Institute debunks the myth that Alberta is the biggest spender on social programs in the country. The report’s conclusions contradict often-asserted claims from the government that Alberta leads the country in funding education and health care programs.
Mel McMillan is the University of Alberta economist who compiled the data using Statistics Canada reports from the last eight years. He says, “There is a common misconception out there that Alberta spends more on public services than any other province, but the numbers over the last …