Vol.30, No.2: April-June 2014
If you don’t check out the unexpected stuff in the petri dish, you won’t discover penicillin.
Freedom for Research
The Canadian Association of University Teachers has been defending the right of researchers to create knowledge, a right which is now under siege. In CAUT’s James Turk on Corporatized Universities, the organization’s executive director James Turk talks with Metta Spencer about freedom of research, the corporate campus, and why these issues are vital for democracy.
Also in this issue
The Catastrophic Success of Ukraine’s Revolt
Less than three weeks after the EuroMaidan protesters won in the streets and in parliament, the Crimea was lost. Ken Simons tracks the bad decisions which took Ukraine from hope to despair.
A Partnership for Corporate Power?
Coming soon: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a free-trade agreement between the US and seven Pacific Rim nations, but with even fewer safeguards than NAFTA. Joanna Santa Barbara supplies the details.
Crossword solution. In the print editon of the April 2014 issue, we somehow managed to forget the solution to the previous (January 2014) issue’s Peace Crossword. You can download a PDF version of it here: 201401.pdf [5kB] .
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Updated 08 April 2014