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Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 19
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Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Shoufani remained steadfast as she was suspended from her job, and faced the prospect of losing her career after her case was brought before the Ontario College of Teachers.
Blog - Policy Note October 19
Hupacasath First Nation run-of-river renewable energy. Photo: Green Energy Futures - David Dodge/Flickr
Karena Shaw, Dana Cook, Eryn Fitzgerald, Judith (Kekinusuqs) Sayers | First Nations have built significant momentum in the renewable energy industry and their involvement is bringing real benefits to their communities.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 18
Anti-Islamophobia protesters. Image: Fibonacci Blue/flickr
Maya Bhullar | We need to continue to confront and fight back.
Blog - MiningWatch blog October 18
Photo: EARTHWORKS​/Flickr
Jen Moore | The House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights hasn't heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region.
Blog - David Suzuki October 17
The Orca known as AT3 of the Alaska Transients. He is the last member of the AT1 pod to be born since the Exxon-Valdez spill. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Blazejewski​
David Suzuki | The 76 southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast, Canada's most endangered marine mammal, are particularly threatened by oil spills.
Blog - October 17
Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump at the White House. Image: Foreign Leader Visits/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Brent Patterson breaks down the status of the ongoing NAFTA talks.
Blog - On The Other Hand October 13
Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta​
Penney Kome | Hockey arena and a new transit route are major contentious issues in Calgary's upcoming mayoral election.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 13
Brian Jean. Image: Brian Jean/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | One has to feel a certain sympathy with would-be UCP leader Jean. Confronting Jason Kenney is a bit like standing in front of the proverbial juggernaut.
Blog - Campus Notes October 13
University of New Brunswick Crest. Image: JamesMcGrath2011/flickr
Lucas Crawford, Carmen Ellison, Sabine Lebel | Three hundred staff and faculty at the University of New Brunswick pen a letter rejecting white supremacy on the university campus and urging students to disrupt white supremacist activities.
Blog - A change is gonna come October 12
Officials and schoolchildren outside Providence Mission Indian Residential School. LibraryArchives/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | The legacy of the residential school system predisposes Indigenous peoples to social inequalities.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 12
Chilean protest materials against Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama mine. Image: Imagenes de luz/flickr
Yves Engler | Across the planet, Canadian mining companies are in conflict with local communities and usually have the Trudeau government’s support.
Blog - Free Expression Watch October 12
Image: Kevin Metcalf
Jacqueline Houston | Conspicuously absent from the campus free speech debate has been the voices of students themselves
Blog - Making Waves October 12
Image: Flickr/Ben Gordon
Emma Lui | Water Is Life summit participants were outraged that governments allow Nestlé and other water companies to control and sell water for a profit while failing to secure clean water for communities.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 11
Image: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
Yves Engler | The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs shouldn't be part of a public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism.
Blog - David Suzuki October 10
Bee collecting pollen. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jon Sullivan
David Suzuki | If we care about the quality and security of our food sources -- and the species and ecosystems they rely on -- the time for neonics is over.
Blog - KAIROS Witness October 9
Image: Flickr/Bread for the World​
Connie Sorio, Tess Agustin | On Thanksgiving we gather with family and friends and often we acknowledge the delicious bounty that's before us. But what about the temporary foreign workers who tend to and harvest this food?
Blog - October 6
Pipeline resistance. Image: Council of Canadians
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Today, let's celebrate the end of Energy East. Tomorrow, we wake up and continue the hard work to make sure all new tar sands pipelines are stopped.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 6
The Canaport LNG jetty in Saint John. Image: Environmental Defence Canada/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding its leaders’ faux tears and faux cries of outrage, the United Conservative Party soon to be led by Jason Kenney is absolutely delighted by this development.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 6
Image: Flickr/Takver
Yves Engler | Canada's exploitation of Guinea's mineral resources as a rationale for why asylum seekers should be allowed to stay.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 5
MLA Karen McPherson (Image: Bob Hawkesworth)
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Nose Hill NDP MLA Karen McPherson will now sit as an independent MLA; Jeff Callaway will leave behind his role as a candidate to lead the United Conservative Party.
Blog - A change is gonna come October 5
Image: Facebook/Wellington Wate Watchers
Doreen Nicoll | Inter-connectedness with water is something that we take for granted and in some cases have completely forgotten. Water ceremonies help us reconnect to our history and responsibilities.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 4
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Blog - A change is gonna come October 4
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Doreen Nicoll | Charles Officer's 2016 documentary, "Unarmed Verses," chronicles the life of Francine Valentine, her family and community at a time when urban revitalization threatens their already tenuous survival.
Blog - David Suzuki October 4
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Samuel
David Suzuki | We are now coming to grips with the alarming consequences of losing pollinators, even if it's been difficult to diagnose the multiple causes.
Blog - The Views Expressed October 3
Ed Finn | Instead of being troubled by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from NAFTA, Chrystia Freeland should be preparing to withdraw Canada
Blog - Alberta Diary October 3
American Flag/Photo: University of Missouri System/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After nearly 530 were injured and 59 killed in yesterday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, the United States looks more and more like a failed state.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 2
Jagmeet Singh/Photo: NDP.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the federal NDP. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's job today will be to get ahead of the assault on reason yesterday's truck attack in Edmonton is bound to unleash.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 2
Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | I believe that Indigenous community members should be able to light a Sacred Fire on Crown land for ceremonial purposes without having to get a permit or pay a fee.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 1
MP Niki Ashton/Photo: Olav Rokne
David J. Climenhaga | Savvy Alberta New Democrats who want to help their provincial party's prospects will support the federal candidate most likely to focus on issues with a positive impact on Alberta.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 29
Kevin Taft and Sheila Pratt/Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Phase out the oilsands? Either do it on Alberta's terms, or have it done for Alberta, says Kevin Taft, once the leader of the province's Liberal Opposition.

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