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Toronto's racist, militarist pro-Israel movement | Jul 31 2014 | Yves Engler | During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven’t seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto.
djclimenhaga's picture
Is there any benefit for Albertans in a criminal prosecution of Alison Redford? Nope! | Jul 31 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Criminal charges against former premier Alison Redford are unlikely to be successful and may actually help her Progressive Conservative Party.
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A new phase in the fight to defeat CETA | Jul 30 2014 | Brent Patterson | There has been a flurry of developments on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) over the past four days. And there are undoubtedly more twists and turns to come.
Penney Kome's picture
Women 101 | Jul 30 2014 | Penney Kome | The resurgence in street hassling calls for some clear definitions of boundaries that really shouldn't need to be spelled out.
Christopher_Majka's picture
Russians in revolt: Annexing Crimea but losing your soul | Jul 30 2014 | Christopher Majka | The war unleashed by Putin is not about ethnicity, language or territory. It is a war on the concept of liberal democracy. Ukraine may have lost Crimea, but Russia is in danger of losing its soul.
OpenMedia.ca's picture
What you said about free expression online | Jul 30 2014 | Meghan Sali | Read on to hear from Internet users what they think the top five most concerning issues with the TPP are.
Making Waves's picture
Canadian convoy delivers water, solidarity to Detroit | Jul 30 2014 | Emma Lui | Detroit has drawn international attention in recent weeks for cutting off water to low-income residents. The Council of Canadians led a convoy to shed light and show solidarity with those affected.
the views expressed's picture
Oh, the hubris of Israel's colonial power! | Jul 30 2014 | Sunera Thobani | Israel may win its current battle in Gaza, but has already lost the war.
djclimenhaga's picture
Air Redford's airborne ghost riders will be the death of Alberta's Tories | Jul 30 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The grubby little deception described by the CBC to allow the premier and her entourage to fly in regal privacy is what will resonate with a disgusted public.
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Is the Live-in Caregiver Program the Filipino-Canadian community's version of the Chinese head tax? | Jul 30 2014 | Ethel Tungohan | The Harper government repeatedly disregards findings about the LCP and instead chooses to believe that Filipino families "abuse" the system. Is history just repeating itself?
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Steve Fobister Sr. ends his hunger strike to live on to fight for Grassy Narrows, Aboriginal People and Environmental Justice | Jul 30 2014 | Michael Butler | "This has put an awakening in the whole community. We are coming together to continue our stand together." - Steve Fobister Sr.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Grassy Narrows former chief begins hunger strike in desperate attempt to get government help for his people | Jul 30 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Most importantly, the water itself still contains mercury. Of course, water should be clean for its own right to exist as an element of Creation, but this toxicity also effects all living things.
Skimber's picture
No winners in political blame game over Yarmouth ferry | Jul 29 2014 | Stephen Kimber | The lesson in the politics of the Yarmouth ferry may not be about who's to blame but the reality there are no easy answers in a small province with too few resources and too many problems.
gengler's picture
Explaining Gaza to my granddaughter | Jul 29 2014 | Gary Engler | How could I explain a complicated subject in a simple enough manner that helped my granddaughter learn to think for herself?
Brent Patterson's picture
The right to water in Gaza | Jul 29 2014 | Brent Patterson | After almost three weeks of bombing, the death toll in Gaza rose to more than 1,030 on Sunday. The Palestinian poet Jehan Bseiso writes, "There's more blood than water today in Gaza."
David Suzuki's picture
The Blue Dot Tour: It's about all of us | Jul 29 2014 | David Suzuki | We need a resurgence in action to care for our small blue planet, our home. The Blue Dot Tour is aimed at ensuring all Canadians have access to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.
djclimenhaga's picture
So much for 'leading by example' -- Alberta Tories' pay freeze for civil service execs melts away | Jul 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely the Hancock Government insiders who made this decision knew the optics were appalling. But they appear to have thought no one would notice!
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Breaking: Hunger strike launched by Grassy Narrows mercury survivor at Queens Park | Jul 29 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | A former Grand Chief of Treaty 3 and respected Grassy Narrows Elder is launching a hunger strike at Queens Park today.
Michael Stewart's picture
The Green Party wins 'Worst Statement on Gaza' award hands down | Jul 28 2014 | Michael Stewart | Is there a contest going on in Ottawa about who can write the most despicable statement on Israel's current assault on Gaza? If so, the Green Party just put this one to bed.
Campus Notes's picture
University of Saskatchewan sells off Aboriginal art -- for a loss! | Jul 28 2014 | Alexander Ervin, Howard Woodhouse | Western universities are stewards not only of academic freedom, but of our cultural and historical patrimony. Why then, is the University of Saskatchewan secretly selling off Aboriginal art at a loss?