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Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta UCP leaders edge away from Rebel Media after NDP rips on their cozy past with far-right groupDavid J. Climenhaga | Now that the NDP and its chief conservative opponents are apparently in agreement about Rebel Media, will the organization continue to be welcomed to government news events?
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 18 Benjamin Doxtdator | Tom Bennett, who is the keynote at this week's Leadership Conference for educators, has connections to very troubling claims about links between student performance, race, and the heritability of IQ.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 18 Debra Huron | Neither I nor Joseph Boyden can squirm our way into being Métis by means of a DNA test or a laminated card in our wallets.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 18 Yves Engler | Singh wants NDP members to think he's opposed to Israeli violence and supportive of Palestinian solidarity activism. Simultaneously he wants to signal to CIJA and Israeli officials he'll play ball|
|Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 18 Lizanne Foster | Well-being for our children and for our planet should be the ultimate goal of learning. We can't afford for it not to be.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 17 Bilan Arte | We need a media that seeks out the stories of equity seeking groups, and we need a media that is not dependent on corporate advertising.|
|Blog - Behind The Numbers August 17 Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Stuart Trew | In a series of speeches on Monday morning, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined six broad priorities for Canada in the impending renegotiation of NAFTA.|
|Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 17 Lizanne Foster | Have you heard of First Peoples Principles of Learning, a list of approaches to learning common amongst Indigenous peoples for the multiple millennia before colonization and the residential schools?|
|Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 16 Nora Loreto | The roots of the labour movement are anti-fascist. How do we get the labour movement to take up the fight today?|
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 16 Debra Huron | How I learned that Métis identity is a historical and cultural category that can't be defined by a DNA test alone.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary August 16 David J. Climenhaga | Apparently there is a three-strikes law in Alberta politics, and Derek Fildebrandt, the self-described "liberty Conservative" caught taking liberties with the rules, has struck out.|
|Blog - David Suzuki August 16 David Suzuki | Climate change doesn't necessarily start fires -- lightning, unattended campfires, carelessly tossed cigarette butts and sparks are major causes -- but it creates conditions for more and larger fires.|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor August 16 John Miller | After Charlottesville, Ezra Levant sounds like a man who long ago jumped into shark-infested waters, and is only now starting to complain about the swimming conditions.|
|Blog - Media Watch blog August 15 Nick Fillmore | The creation of even one sustainable, independent newspaper project anywhere in Canada would be a huge, unprecedented accomplishment.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 15 Maya Bhullar | Many of us are devastated by the news from Charlottesville. The Activist Toolkit has been pulling together tools to help send support.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Candidate's proposal to kick B.C. out of New West Partnership is likely to delight West Coast New DemocratsDavid J. Climenhaga | The New West Partnership is designed to make it harder for provincial governments to enact their own, tougher policies on a range of issues. So what’s not to like about being kicked out?
|Blog - Pembina Institute August 14 Karen Tam Wu | Letter to Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.|
|Blog - Behind The Numbers August 14 Kate McInturff | It's that exciting time of year when economists start making submissions to the federal Finance Committee about what they'd like to see in Budget 2018. What would a feminist budget look like?|
|Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 14 Brent Patterson | A white nationalist rally -- that included neo-Nazis, skinheads, members of the Ku Klux Klan -- took place in the college town of Charlottesville in Virginia this weekend.|
Blog - The Views Expressed
Trudeau gives billions to questionable energy projects while withholding funding for Indigenous childrenHans Rollman | Want to get a few billion dollars from Justin Trudeau? All you need is to be a white-settler-dominated provincial government, with a haphazard plan to build an energy mega-project.
|Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 11 Lizanne Foster | The class of 2030 will begin school in a few short weeks. How can schooling foster the creativity needed to solve the world's biggest problems, including climate change and the refugee crisis?|
|Blog - Alberta Diary August 11 David J. Climenhaga | In light of the Alberta conservative history of entitlement, how the UCP deals with loose-cannon MLA Derek Fildebrandt will be an important test.|
|Blog - Indigenous Nationhood August 10 Pam Palmater | Since its launch, the inquiry has been criticized for its numerous and lengthy delays, its failures to communicate with the families and its continued failure to provide information.|
|Blog - Behind The Numbers August 10 Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew, Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | The NAFTA renegotiation drama is taking centre stage -- and it looks more like a summer rerun than the transformative spectacle we were promised.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
It's time for Canada's Conservatives just to admit Jack Layton was right about talking to the TalibanDavid J. Climenhaga | As the Forever War continues, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has admitted the United States is "not winning" the war against the Taliban.
|Blog - David Suzuki August 9 David Suzuki | In North America, reducing the carbon footprint by using less energy -- especially fossil fuels -- is major, but so is changing food habits.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 9 Matt Chilliak | In the last three years, homelessness has increased not only in downtown Vancouver but also in its outlying suburbs. So far there has been little response from local politicians.|
|Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 8 Nora Loreto | There is a giant, Quebec-sized hole in the NDP leadership debate. The four candidates have said nearly nothing about Quebec, either in their platforms or during the debates.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 7 Yves Engler | The FTA's recent flipflop on Israeli wines shows that free trade is more about protecting corporate interests than moving goods across international borders.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 4 Erin Kobayashi | This story shows a news outlet choosing to dedicate space to humanize an aggressive white fan rather than to write more constantly and critically about the dehumanization of people of colour.|