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Making Waves

Analysis of Canadian water politics by the Council of Canadians' national water campaigner.
Blog - Making Waves October 12
Image: Flickr/Ben Gordon
Emma Lui | Water Is Life summit participants were outraged that governments allow Nestlé and other water companies to control and sell water for a profit while failing to secure clean water for communities.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 11
Image: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
Yves Engler | The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs shouldn't be part of a public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism.
Blog - David Suzuki October 10
Bee collecting pollen. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jon Sullivan
David Suzuki | If we care about the quality and security of our food sources -- and the species and ecosystems they rely on -- the time for neonics is over.
Blog - KAIROS Witness October 9
Image: Flickr/Bread for the World​
Connie Sorio, Tess Agustin | On Thanksgiving we gather with family and friends and often we acknowledge the delicious bounty that's before us. But what about the temporary foreign workers who tend to and harvest this food?
Blog - October 6
Pipeline resistance. Image: Council of Canadians
Andrea Harden-Donahue | Today, let's celebrate the end of Energy East. Tomorrow, we wake up and continue the hard work to make sure all new tar sands pipelines are stopped.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 6
The Canaport LNG jetty in Saint John. Image: Environmental Defence Canada/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding its leaders’ faux tears and faux cries of outrage, the United Conservative Party soon to be led by Jason Kenney is absolutely delighted by this development.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 6
Image: Flickr/Takver
Yves Engler | Canada's exploitation of Guinea's mineral resources as a rationale for why asylum seekers should be allowed to stay.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 5
MLA Karen McPherson (Image: Bob Hawkesworth)
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Nose Hill NDP MLA Karen McPherson will now sit as an independent MLA; Jeff Callaway will leave behind his role as a candidate to lead the United Conservative Party.
Blog - A change is gonna come October 5
Image: Facebook/Wellington Wate Watchers
Doreen Nicoll | Inter-connectedness with water is something that we take for granted and in some cases have completely forgotten. Water ceremonies help us reconnect to our history and responsibilities.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 4
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Blog - A change is gonna come October 4
 Image: Vimeo/NFB/marketing
Doreen Nicoll | Charles Officer's 2016 documentary, "Unarmed Verses," chronicles the life of Francine Valentine, her family and community at a time when urban revitalization threatens their already tenuous survival.
Blog - David Suzuki October 4
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Samuel
David Suzuki | We are now coming to grips with the alarming consequences of losing pollinators, even if it's been difficult to diagnose the multiple causes.
Blog - The Views Expressed October 3
Ed Finn | Instead of being troubled by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from NAFTA, Chrystia Freeland should be preparing to withdraw Canada
Blog - Alberta Diary October 3
American Flag/Photo: University of Missouri System/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After nearly 530 were injured and 59 killed in yesterday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, the United States looks more and more like a failed state.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 2
Jagmeet Singh/Photo: NDP.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the federal NDP. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's job today will be to get ahead of the assault on reason yesterday's truck attack in Edmonton is bound to unleash.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 2
Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | I believe that Indigenous community members should be able to light a Sacred Fire on Crown land for ceremonial purposes without having to get a permit or pay a fee.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 1
MP Niki Ashton/Photo: Olav Rokne
David J. Climenhaga | Savvy Alberta New Democrats who want to help their provincial party's prospects will support the federal candidate most likely to focus on issues with a positive impact on Alberta.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 29
Kevin Taft and Sheila Pratt/Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Phase out the oilsands? Either do it on Alberta's terms, or have it done for Alberta, says Kevin Taft, once the leader of the province's Liberal Opposition.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog September 28
Homeless activists. Photo: Vince Pietropaolo/Dying for a Home
Cathy Crowe | Fifteen years after the brutal Tent City eviction, advocates still call for housing.
Blog - A change is gonna come September 28
Image: Flickr/United Steelworkers​
Doreen Nicoll | Bill 26, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Act unanimously passed second reading but has been in limbo since October 20, 2016.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 27
Cannabis. Photo: Interiorrain/flickr
Stephanie Lake | In its current form, Ontario's cannabis legislation doesn't address the complexities of what it means to protect all young people and prioritize their rights to make decisions around their health.
Blog - David Suzuki September 26
Stegyawden (also known as Hagwilget Peak and the Roche de Boule mountain range) looking across the Bulkley River near its confluence with the Skeena River, Hazelton British Columbia, Canada.
David Suzuki | If we had the humility to learn from nature, using an approach called "biomimicry," we would find far more and better solutions.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 26
Image: OpenMedia
Marie Aspiazu | We thought we'd seen it all, but Bell has pitched an outrageous proposal to protect its outdated model and censor the Internet through NAFTA.
Blog - On The Other Hand September 26
Mike Schubert points to one of Joane Cardinal-Schubert's paintings.
Penney Kome | Esteemed Káínawa artist-activist fought for Indigenous and women artists' recognition, calling out cultural appropriation and the atrocities of the residential school system in 1989.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 25
Maya Bhullar, Jessica Squires | On September 22, Macron signed the Loi Travail XXL into law. It would be difficult to overstate the sea change this will represent for French unions.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
rabble staff | rabble is excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
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Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 23
Yves Engler | Following a similar move by the Trump Administration, Global Affairs Canada sanctioned 40 Venezuelans on Friday.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 23
Cynthia Khoo and Tracey Ramsey. Image: OpenMedia
Cynthia Khoo | OpenMedia's external legal counsel Cynthia Khoo reports back from meeting with Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 22
Image: Flickr/Philip Kromer
Yves Engler | Canadian commentators often claim more Tutsi were killed in the genocide than lived in Rwanda.

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