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Nora Loreto's blog

Nora Loreto is a writer, musician and activist based in Québec City. She is the author of [url=https://www.policyalternatives.ca/demonized-organized][i]From Demonized to Organized, Building the New Union Movement[/i][/url] and is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. She writes regularly for blogs and magazines, and wrote a chapter in [i]Canada After Harper[/i], released by Lorimer Publishers in August 2015.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 16
Protest against fascism. Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr
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 - Nora Loreto's blog August 8
Left to right: Niki Ashton, Charlie Agnus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh
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 - Nora Loreto's blog July 19
Premier Wynne delivers Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan Announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Nora Loreto | Tracing the financial line from Samsung Renewable Energy to Siemens' recent layoff notices.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog July 12
Credit union signage. Photo: Big City Signs/flickr
Nora Loreto | Banking jobs are moving online, where both customers and workers lose real-life interaction, and worse, in many cases, are replaced with nothing so that the banks can continue to make record profits.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 22
Photo: Henrickson/Wikimedia Commons
Nora Loreto | Now more than ever, journalists need to make the connection between bank profits and human misery.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 10
Image: Flickr/Sally T. Buck
Nora Loreto | The problem with the Left is the misconception of our relationship to power. It seems that some think we can tango with power to influence it. But power always leads.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 7
Image: Facebook/CBC News: The National
Nora Loreto, Rebecca Rose | Andrew Scheer might want to learn about Canada's Constitution before he starts promising to punish higher education institutions.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog May 31
Screenshot via Twitter
Nora Loreto | Brian Lilley thinks he knows best when it comes to Niki Ashton's pregnancy.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog May 24
Downtown Calgary after 2013 flood
Nora Loreto | Insurance agencies are increasingly profiting from extreme weather events, while government are left to pick up the tab. How much longer can this last?
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog April 12
Sean Spicer
Nora Loreto | Sean Spicer reveals a lot about how Trump's team speaks to its base, and promotes their racist agenda.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog February 28
Nora Loreto | Conservative members would be wise to look at the recent rise and fall of the former PQ celebrity leader
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog January 18
Nora Loreto | The economy, the French language and terrorism were the winners of last night's Conservative Party debate.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog December 12
Image: Flickr/Alex Guibord
Nora Loreto | How have some Toronto progressives been seemingly duped by the Conservative mayor?
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 24
Image: Flickr/School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham
Nora Loreto | Rising tide of fentanyl overdoses requires radical action. Is decriminalization the solution?
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 16
Image: Postmedia News/Jean Levac
Nora Loreto | An RCMP, a lawyer and a lawyer walk into a bar. Bartender asks: where do you stand on Hydro One?
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 11
Nora Loreto | Earlier attempts to give U.S. law enforcement the power to arrest Canadians in Canada failed. What happens now with a totalitarian-loving Trump?
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 8
Nora Loreto | The CBC Opinions launch is showing that, already, it'll be a status quo-maintaining blog site.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 3
Nora Loreto | Police should not spy on journalists. But they should not spy on anyone, either.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog November 1
Image: National Post
Nora Loreto | In a column for the Financial Post, Terence Corcoran is trying to use the broad consensus that has emerged about Donald Trump to marginalize Unifor's position on the TPP and CETA.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog October 17
Nora Loreto | Finally, a call for the mainstream press to take a broader approach to analysing Trump's sexual abuse history.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog October 8
Image: Ludovic Bertron
Nora Loreto | Free speech is one of those values that is used as a way to disorient, confuse, obscure or end debate.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog October 6
Image: Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979)
Nora Loreto | As rates are increasing at Cineplex theatres, the corporation's attempt to spin the hikes are dubious at best -- but the CBC still ate it up.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog September 20
Nora Loreto | Forget fighting against FPTP; the time is now to fight for a new system of electoral reform.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog September 12
Image: Flickr/Queen's University
Nora Loreto | Changing course of the federal NDP is critical, and now is the perfect time to do it.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog September 3
Nora Loreto | With a long weekend on the horizon, Nora Loreto asks rabble.ca readers to reflect on how we can criticize Trudeau as effectively as possible.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 30
Nora Loreto | Deconstructing the new partnership between Colleges Ontario and McDonald's.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 15
Image: Twitter/@blissblogs
Nora Loreto | Kathleen Wynne has declared open season on Red Tape. Workers need to organize to take the initiative back from the bosses.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 8
Image: Flickr/Chris Huggins
Nora Loreto | With ballooning police budgets and without accountability, most cops might as well be bad cops.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog July 7
Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
Nora Loreto | The Green Party convention has given B'nai Brith the opportunity to go after another Jewish organization.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog July 4
Nora Loreto | Police need to earn access to community events. Until then, the community gets a say on their presence.

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