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Oct 24 2014 | by Marc Lee | Well, we saw this coming but it's still sobering to see it in black and white. The B.C. government's decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half is simply a cave-in to industry.
Oct 24 2014 | by J. Baglow | Some reflections on the Ottawa and Quebec shootings, and their political consequences.
Oct 24 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | Fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, responds to critics of the "feminist protest" he staged recently at Paris fashion week.
Oct 24 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | While Torontonians are not sure what the outcome to Monday night's election will be - will people vote with their hearts on their sleeves, vote strategically or not vote at all? - one thing is for sur
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Oct 24 2014 | by Brad Fraser | Playwright Brad Fraser writes about fear in the wake of the Parliament Hill shootings, saying we must not be silenced by fear, but instead we should be moved to exercise our democratic choice.
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Oct 24 2014 | by Erika Shaker | Welcome to the kinder, gentler individualism, where poor-bashing is replaced with poor-benevoling. It was on display in mid-October when the federal NDP introduced its plan for $15/day child care.
Oct 24 2014 | by Mel Watkins | What can the author of 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' tell us about the First World War and wealth inequality?
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Oct 24 2014 | by rabble staff | rabble.ca covers the labour movement where other media ignore it. Ella Bedard is our labour beat reporter for 2014. To find out more, read on.
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Oct 24 2014 | by various | After Tuesday's shootings, peace vigils were held across Canada. This statement was released by peacequest in Kingston.
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Oct 24 2014 | by Black Women’s Caucus at the Toronto Rape and Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape | An open letter speaking out against The Canadian Black Caucus’ decision to publically endorse Toronto Mayoral candidate John Tory.
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Oct 23 2014 | by Marc Lee | The B.C. government's proposed carbon pollution benchmarks for LNG plants leave much to be desired. The package is an impressive display of cognitive dissonance.
NWT Legislative Assembly's flags are at half mast
Oct 23 2014 | by George Lessard | "...Canadian and Northern resolve [will] continue to be stronger then ever..."
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Oct 23 2014 | by Elizabeth May | After yesterday's unprovoked killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the War Memorial in Ottawa, we must ensure that this appalling act of violence is not used to justify a disproportionate response.
Oct 23 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | Annie Lennox says twerking isn't feminism, calls Beyoncé "feminism lite;" Internet implodes.
Oct 23 2014 | by Angela Giles | This past Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the RCMP raid on the 134 encampment in Rexton, N.B., close to the Elsipogtog First Nation.
Oct 23 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, a deranged man killed a single father, terrorized Parliament and a city, and traumatized a country. But is it now time to restrict our liberties?
Oct 23 2014 | by Jennifer Dales | What happens if you want to take your private life offline? You fear missing out. So why don't we all start populating sites that aren't controlled by marketers and spies.
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 lockdown 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 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 Karl Nerenberg | A gunman shot and killed a 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.
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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 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 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.