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Oct 22 2014 | by Vanessa Brcic | Though my work binds me to a movement that is standing up for compassionate, equitable and healthy public policy, the Welfare Food Challenge has taught me something more.
Oct 22 2014 | by Scott Harris | The Hupcasasath First Nation sent a letter to the Premier of China last week, giving notice that the Hupacasath does not consider itself bound by the terms of the agreement.
Oct 22 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | A gunman shot a and killed soldier at the War Memorial this morning. The same gunman also shot a number of people in the Centre Block of Parliament.
Oct 22 2014 | by J. Baglow | Is it too much to expect that the corporate media will avoid Harper's misuse of the word "radical," lumping in jihadis and elderly birdwatchers? Seems so.
Oct 22 2014 | by Roger Annis | Among those countries that have NOT signed or ratified the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions are the United States, Canada, Russia and Ukraine.
Photo: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Oct 22 2014 | by Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
Pimicikamak occupation of the Jenpeg dam
Oct 22 2014 | by Brent Patterson | Last Wednesday, October 15, more than 100 people from the Cross Lake First Nation (Pimicikamak Cree Nation), located north of Lake Winnipeg, occupied the grounds of the Jenpeg hydro-dam.
Oct 22 2014 | by Emma Lui | Last week on October 11, over 300 events were organized in 34 countries for the Global Frackdown, an international day of action to ban fracking.
Oct 22 2014 | by Emily Green |, | by Rachel Deutsch |, | by Tyler Levitan | Critical Jewish voices in U.S. and Canada challenging the censorship of Jewish institutions on Palestinian rights
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Oct 22 2014 | by Nora Loreto | With downtown Ottawa slowly emerging from lock down and thousands of people who work in the core reeling, we are far from the dust settling on what has just happened.
Oct 22 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | Enjoy an evening of updates from the powerful and growing grassroots Indigenous resistance movement and the climate justice movement.
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Oct 22 2014 | by Samantha Nock | The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.
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Oct 21 2014 | by Brent Patterson | It's not just about shortfalls in revenue. Falling oil prices may also have a major impact on tar sands expansion, pipeline development, and even shipping bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.
Oct 21 2014 | by Pamela Palmater | For 20 years, Lynn Gehl, who shares five generations of Algonquin heritage, has been denied Indian status in Canada because of unstated paternity. Yesterday, she got her day in court.
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Oct 21 2014 | by David Climenhaga | Don't want to get sued for defamation? Lucky for you, David Climenhaga has been so that you don't have to.
Oct 21 2014 | by David Suzuki | Clean technology is the fastest-growing industry in Canada, and it could get a lot bigger. So why is so much focus put on supporting resource extraction?
Oct 21 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | Yes, there's been a management facelift. But where the rubber hits the road? Nothing has changed.
Oct 21 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | A Broadbent Institute study shows that a number of charitable organizations with a right-of-centre orientation claim that they devote zero per cent of their resources to advocacy. Is that believable?
Oct 21 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau gets attention just for being himself, and, especially, standing fully clothed in a swimming pool. Even smart folks can wax enthusiastic about the callow and shallow Liberal leader.
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Oct 21 2014 | by Stephen Kimber | Now that the story about the misconduct of a hockey player is out, the Halifax Moosehead are belatedly dealing openly with the professional and personal fallout. But it shouldn't have come to that.
Oct 21 2014 | by Jason Samilski | Can any major Toronto mayoral candidate directly address this larger issue: what role does politics play in changing conditions for people who are historically marginalized and disenfranchised?
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Oct 21 2014 | by Robin Vose | Fair Employment Week, celebrated every October, reminds us that all academic work must be fairly supported, validated and remunerated.
Oct 21 2014 | by Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke about the need to defend and expand public health care to a full house in Campbell River, British Columbia last night.
Oct 21 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | Late last night, members of the Stormont assembly voted in favour of a bill that would outlaw the purchase of sex in Northern Ireland.
Oct 21 2014 | by Meghan Sali | Our Digital Future survey-takers chose “prioritizing free expression” as the most important factor for new rules around sharing and collaborating online.
Oct 21 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | Today, Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa gave Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, a five year sentence. He only has to serve 10 months of his sentence in prison before he is eligible for house arrest.
Oct 20 2014 | by Gerry Caplan | Local politics in Ontario are starting to take their cues from President Frank Underwood. It doesn't look good.
Olivia Chow mayoral candidate
Oct 20 2014 | by Geoffrey Stevens | Federally and municipally, politicians -- especially Olivia Chow -- are facing rough rides on what look like smooth terrain.
Oct 20 2014 | by Maude Barlow | On October 20, Catarina de Albuquerque, the special rapporteur on the human right to drinking water and sanitation and Leilani Farha, the special rapporteur on housing, visit Detroit.
Rachel Notley
Oct 19 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | The planets may be in alignment for Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley not just to breathe new life into her party but, as she put it in her victory speech yesterday, to make history.