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Jul 28 2015 | by Jesse McLaren | Photos and chants from yesterday's rally, march and occupation by Black Lives Matter-Toronto.
Margo Goodhand
Jul 28 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Displaced journos from the Edmonton Sun are about to find a new home in the Edmonton Journal building as the merger of Postmedia and Sun Media proceeds apace.
Women learn computer skills. Photo: Spark Creative Ltd/Flickr
Jul 28 2015 | by Suzanne Smythe | Digital access is an ongoing effort that requires a comprehensive vision and an integration of the seven principles of access, oriented to the needs of lower-income Canadians.
Photo: Steven Storm/flickr
Jul 28 2015 | by Adam Scott | An important reminder of how misleading the oil industry's promises about safety are.
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Jen Castro
Jul 28 2015 | by Emma Lui | At the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Camp, a diversity of people met to discuss how we could lend solidarity to the Unist'ot'en people fighting numerous oil and gas pipelines on their territory.
Jul 28 2015 | by Torrance Coste | On July 5, 2015, I woke up just after dawn. It was cloudy, and the clouds were orange.
Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation/flickr
Jul 28 2015 | by Stephen Kimber | Privatizing isn't about delivering better service, providing service more efficiently, or even saving the government money in the long run.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Jul 28 2015 | by Gerry Caplan | Any Canadian who has followed the practices of our government over the past decade will have her own examples of its integrity. At bottom, these tell us how our government thinks and operates.
Jul 28 2015 | by Scott Vrooman | By keeping its sanctions in place against Iran, Canada is standing firm against the threat of peace in the Middle East.
Nathan Cullen
Jul 27 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | If the Liberals were going to form a coalition with anyone, it would be an axis of neoliberalism with Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
Jul 27 2015 | by Emma Lui | The B.C. Water Act could end up prioritizing permits held by Nestlé, fracking or other companies over municipalities, small farmers or other community water uses.
Jul 27 2015 | by Michael Laxer | The game, for Justin, is likely over.
Jul 27 2015 | by Joanne Naiman | In the struggle against apartheid South Africa, the regime's apologists in Canada resorted to desperate attacks to silence dissent, much like the case with apartheid Israel today.
A redacted copy of the K-Bro linens contract. All information related to price a
Jul 27 2015 | by Cheryl Stadnichuk |, | by Tria Donaldson | Everywhere privatization has occurred, public access to the facts and figures around privatization has been a challenge.
Jul 26 2015 | by Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Federal NDP have a candidate in place, as do all the other main parties. Let the politicking commence.
Jul 25 2015 | by Michael Laxer | Given the new "pragmatist" NDP why is anyone at all surprised that Nathan Cullen is calling for a coalition?
Quito Maggi
Jul 25 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Two polls. Similar methodology. Similar questions. Dramatically different results. If you were a senior editor, which would you report on?
Brian Mason
Jul 24 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Politics is a tough game, and if you can't throw in a body check or two yourself, you should think about taking something gentler and more polite -- like cage fighting.
Jul 24 2015 | by J. Baglow | That was the week that was. Who said politics is boring? (deep sigh)
Jul 24 2015 | by Meghan Murphy | Amnesty International has drafted a policy proposal that supports the full decriminalization of the sex industry and many are unhappy.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary Gene
Jul 24 2015 | by Yves Engler | Conservatives' fawning over one of the world's most repressive regimes disgraces Canadians and makes life more difficult for those in the region seeking peace and democracy.
Defiant sign in Londonderry Protestant neighbourhood
Jul 24 2015 | by Dennis Gruending | Protestants and Catholics have been feuding for centuries in Derry-Londonderry but now they are trying to live together in harmony. It's not always easy.
Jul 23 2015 | by Raluca Bejan | 'Privilege' stresses differences in the consequences and effects of power relations, without dismantling the differential logic that created (and continues to sustain) such unequal power relations.
Jul 23 2015 | by The Zapatista Army for National Liberation | As the Canadian federal election approaches, Archives of Resistance presents extracts from the EZLN’s contributions to the international seminar “Critical Thought vs. the Capitalist Hydra.”
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Jul 23 2015 | by Louis-Philippe Rochon | Confirmation that federal government finances have fallen back into deficit raises more questions about Harper's image, now more myth than reality, as a sound economic manager.
Jul 23 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The election is almost here and rabble is nearly ready to #WIN2015. But time is of the essence. Karl Nerenberg shares his story about what makes rabble so important.
Andrew Cuomo
Jul 23 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | If they can pay a living wage in the "capital of capitalism" -- which will certainly survive the shock -- surely our local businesses can do the right thing.
Douglas Goss
Jul 22 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Outgoing U of A board chair stirred storm of controversy hours before Alberta election by calling NDP "amateurs" and urging Albertans to support Conservatives.
Jul 22 2015 | by Doreen Nicoll | Currently, more than enough food is produced to feed everyone in the world. We need a more equitable society.
Jul 22 2015 | by David Bush |, | by Doug Nesbitt | The left, unions, and social movements should keep pushing their agenda even if the NDP is elected. An electoral party should serve the people and movements that elect it, not the other way around.