Category Archives: Pipelines

Parker Gallant: Environmental Defence, hypocrites or hypochondriacs

(February 11, 2014) Riddle me this! What do the Cement Association of Canada, United Steelworkers, Xerox and Middlefields Resource Funds (investors in oil and gas exploration and development) and Environmental Defence have in common?

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Lawrence Solomon: Quarantining Alberta oil

(April 25, 2013) Environmentalists are successfully ring-fencing the province. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The Romney boom

(September 3, 2012) Romney would make good his pledge of energy self-sufficiency and lift the blanket of insecurity stifling the U.S. economy. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Free global gas prices

(March 23, 2012) There is a silver bullet for lowering gas prices: a return to a free market in gasoline. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: New battle over Mediterranean gas

The Middle East has moved north, with the Mediterranean emerging as home to some of the world’s richest deposits of energy. And as in the Middle East, rights to resources will be settled less by law than by force, or by the threat of force. Continue reading

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A Voice From the Harem

(April 13, 2009) This article from the archieves of the New York Times describes a first-hand recounting of the life of a Turkish slave girl and argues for the abolition of slavery in Turkey. Continue reading

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Horrible Traffic in Circassian Women—Infanticide in Turkey

(April 13, 2009) In the early 1860s, after Russian conquest of their region of the Caucasus, nearly half a million Circassians migrated to Turkey. Many Circassian women, prized for their beauty, were sold into slavery. This article, which originally appeared in a London newspaper, describes this slave economy in detail, including the speculation that the unwanted children of African slaves and Turkish masters were disposed of by infanticide. Continue reading

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