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Russia must be stopped! And Peter Goldring's just the man to do it! | Jul 22 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Whenever you think it's safe to start ridiculing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford again, Peter Goldring opens his mouth.
Behind The Numbers's picture
Funding denied? Inconceivable! The Fire Swamp of Canadian student aid | Jul 22 2014 | Jordan Maclaren | Canadian university students, welcome to the perils of the Fire Swamp, where it can be incredibly difficult to qualify for the resources you need to go to school.
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Austerity bites: When the 'cure' just aggravates the disease | Jul 22 2014 | Rick Goldman | Is the whole economic logic underlying austerity fundamentally flawed? Does the "cure" aggravate the disease? Unfortunately it is and it does.
CanadianBoatToGaza's picture
Why is Israel afraid of Gaza’s Ark? | Jul 22 2014 | Jane Jewell | Gaza's Ark was destroyed by Israel on July 11. Why was Israel so afraid of our little boat, carrying Palestinian embroidery and boxes of dates, a boat that posed no threat to Israeli security.
Skimber's picture
Unanswered questions about Nova Scotia Power's increasingly problematic performance | Jul 22 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Last week, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board laid out the parameters of the first phase of its planned review of Nova Scotia Power's "state of preparedness and response" to hurricane Arthur.
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New legislation makes it easy for Feds to ignore public and aboriginal input on resource development | Jul 22 2014 | Ramsey Hart | Last week the Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq bent to the desire of B.C. to go it alone on the environmental assessment of another major resource development project.
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Le Forum social des peuples ou comment réparer des pots cassés … | Jul 21 2014 | Pierre Beaudet | Il se pose donc de nouvelles conditions pour défaire le divide and rule. L’occasion du Forum social des peuples survient à point. Pour avancer, il faudra du courage.
djclimenhaga's picture
Canada's anti-union lobby is at the heart of the deceptive campaign for more TFWs | Jul 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | It is no coincidence that in almost every case the groups calling for more TFWs turn out also to have a long history of anti-union advocacy.
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Quebec tenants have no reason to celebrate on July 1 | Jul 21 2014 | Philippe Hurteau | Each year, Canada Day coincides with Moving Day in Quebec. Still too often, when leases expire families end up on the street, unable to find adequate and affordable housing.
jesse's picture
Writing abortion: Putting reproductive choice in print and on screen | Jul 21 2014 | Jesse McLaren | Last month saw the release of two important artistic projects that visualize reproductive choice: the American movie Obvious Child, and the Canadian book One Kind Word.
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Robert Parry: 'Recklessness and a rush to judgement' over the crash of Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine | Jul 21 2014 | Robert Parry | The avalanche of blame and speculation of what happened to bring down Flight MH17 is compromising getting at the truth and creating a highly dangerous and unstable situation in eastern Europe.
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Transforming knowledge: The People's University, a cooperative project by Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme and Canadian Dimension | Jul 21 2014 | Pierre Beaudet | NCS and Canadian Dimension, with a host of people's movements across the land, are organizing a wide platform of discussions that will occur during the People’s Social Forum.
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Will carbon offsets be the 'indulgences' for our LNG sins? | Jul 21 2014 | Marc Lee | As we look down the road towards an LNG industry that threatens to completely blow B.C.'s GHG targets, be wary of claims that offsets will absolve our carbon sins.
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A word in defence (or explanation) of Mike Duffy | Jul 21 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Young Mike Duffy used shrewd instincts and hard work to climb the ladder. Then he overreached, just as the RCMP are overreaching with 31 criminal charges.
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In the face of slaughter, Gaza doctor still refuses to hate | Jul 21 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish first came to the world's attention in 2008 for the worst imaginable reason. During Israel's assault on Gaza, his three daughters were killed from an Israeli rocket attack.
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Why was Gaza's Ark targeted by Israel? | Jul 21 2014 | Ehab Lotayef | On Friday, July 11 Gaza's Ark received a direct hit by a shell fired from an Israeli navel vessel which badly damaged the boat and started a fire on board. The boat was completely destroyed.
CanadianBoatToGaza's picture
In Gaza, we're doing fine (a poem) | Jul 21 2014 | Ehab Lotayef | A poem by Gaza's Ark Steering Committee member, Montreal poet, Ehab Lotayef.
djclimenhaga's picture
Tories shut down any possibility leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk will get to shine | Jul 20 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | PC party strategists are taking no chances with the leadership-selection process that could wound their leader at later on. This is bad news for candidate Thomas Lukaszuk.
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Four Canadians who have had their lives turned upside down because of Peter MacKay's privacy deficit | Jul 19 2014 | David Christopher | Canadians are having their lives destroyed because of this government's failure to respect their privacy.
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Photos: Live Green Toronto Festival | Jul 19 2014 | John Bonnar | On Saturday, Yonge Street was closed off to traffic between Gould and Queen Streets for the annual Live Green Toronto Festival.