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A change is gonna come
Sam Cooke's song, "A Change Is Gonna Come," offered hope during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it reminds me that it's a long, slow, sometimes tiring walk to freedom and I need to remain focused on the goal -- an equitable world.
|Blog - A change is gonna come March 29 Doreen Nicoll | The Nestlé Triangle located in Wellingon County, Ontario has the potential to extract 6.4 million litres per day and that's cause for concern.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 29 David Suzuki | Science offers great tools for understanding and innovating. We owe it to ourselves to at least understand how science acquires and integrates knowledge and what that means.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed March 28 Evan Johnston | Progressives lining up to keep the "alt-right" faction in the Conservative Party at bay are enlisting a losing strategy.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 28 Maya Bhullar, Samaah Jaffer | rabble.ca is launching a bi-weekly roundup of actions and efforts to engage the rising tide of radical right-wing hate in Canada. Join us at #stophateca.|
|Blog - Policy Note March 28 Marc Lee | With an election in sight, we need B.C.'s political parties to engage in a race to the top, putting new and substantial proposals on the table to build the affordable housing people need.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog March 27 Karl Nerenberg | The four declared candidates for the NDP leadership debated again in Montreal on Sunday. They knocked Trudeau for failing to live up to promises to young Canadians.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Climate Drewhaha: Financing a documentary with a point of view is advocacy, not defending free speechDavid J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes is drawing fire for putting some of his own money into a documentary that questions global climate change.
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog March 27 Cathy Crowe | Once again, Toronto politicians and entrepreneurs decide to focus on big circus events instead of the social good.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 26 Penney Kome | Canada won a peaceful reputation as the Underground Railroad's destination until 1911, when the Liberals created the "White Canada" policy.|
|Blog - Black Food March 24 Phillip Dwight Morgan | While the transit credit did not curb car use, it did help blur the sharp line between merely surviving in the city and thriving.|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor March 24 John Miller | Time for journalists to be advocates -- for truth and accountability.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
High marks to Eggen for ordering recalcitrant religious schools to obey the law and allow gay-straight alliancesDavid Climenhaga | The government needs to remember that sometimes in history, the right thing is more than just the only thing decent people can do, but the right thing politically too.
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 24 Penney Kome | Understanding Candinavia -- why do Americans think Canada is a safe haven?|
|Blog - Free Expression Watch March 24 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Ontario Court of Appeal decision undermines public interest reporting and the protection of sources|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog March 23 John M. Kirk | When US president Obama and Cuban president Castro agreed to reopen diplomatic relations between their two countries, the future suddenly seemed positive. But then Trump got elected. What now?|
|Blog - Campus Notes March 23 various | Free Justin Brake now.|
|Blog - Pembina Institute March 23 Stephen Hui | Squamish's example shows that clean growth isn't just for urban centres. There are plenty of opportunities for logging and mining towns in transition to lead Canada's shift to a clean economy.|
Blog - The Views Expressed
Don't be fooled by Trudeau's First Nations charm offensive. The Liberals' real agenda will be decided behind closed doorsRussell Diabo | Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 23 David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 23 Yves Engler | Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 22 David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come March 22 Doreen Nicoll | Water is a human right. It should never be commodified. It must be held in trust for the public good.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 22 David Suzuki | In this "post-truth" era of infinite information, it's difficult to get a good grasp on many subjects, let alone one as complex and massive as global warming.|
|Blog - Pembina Institute March 21 Karen Tam Wu | An open letter to the mayor and council of the city of Richmond in British Columbia.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches March 21 Karl Nerenberg | Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.|
|Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 21 Michelle Weinroth | On the 70th anniversary year of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Michelle Weinroth looks past the myths to expose the truth behind this patently unjust deal for the Palestinians.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 21 Maya Bhullar | Advice from an arts educator, a school teacher, a youth and an artist.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed March 20 Nick Falvo | This year's inaugural effort has resulted in a relatively short document that seeks to lay the foundation for what future Alberta budgets might look like.|
|Blog - Campus Notes March 20 Alana Cattapan | Job-seeking academics have come to think that the elusive tenure-track position is worth any amount of sacrifice. And institutions are exploiting this desire to the hilt.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 19 David J. Climenhaga | Kenney won leadership in the first ballot on Saturday. His victory will push the provincial party even further to the right.|