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yves engler's picture
Greens call to revoke Jewish National Fund charitable status | Jun 29 2016 | Yves Engler | The campaign to revoke the JNF's charitable status is simply a call for the Canadian state to stop subsidizing an explicitly racist, colonial, institution.
Behind The Numbers's picture
The future is not ours to see -- but it is ours to shape | Jun 29 2016 | Ed Finn | This is Part 3 of a three-part series that examines the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
Brent Patterson's picture
'Three Amigos' to spin trade, energy and climate | Jun 29 2016 | Brent Patterson | What issues will be discussed at the "Three Amigos" summit this Wednesday and how will their decisions affect you and me?
djclimenhaga's picture
Standard & Poor's downgrades Saskatchewan's credit rating and The Anger Machine falls silent | Jun 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | On social media, where right-wing commentators normally wheel and spin like a flock of starlings ... only stunned silence.
Skimber's picture
As Nova Scotia's P3 school leases expire, government has opportunity to get out of the P3 shell game | Jun 29 2016 | Stephen Kimber | P3 shell-game deals, which don't show up as government debt, are "typically used to conceal government expenditures and provide guaranteed long-term profits for contractors."
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Sipenkne'katik injunction request to stop Alton Gas heard in Federal Court | Jun 29 2016 | Angela Giles | The Sipenkne'katik band's injunction request to stop Alton Gas from proceeding with the company's gas storage project was heard at the Halifax Federal Court last week.
David Suzuki's picture
Broken records define the climate crisis | Jun 28 2016 | David Suzuki | Despite overwhelming evidence for human-caused climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to employ organizations to fool followers into believing the problem doesn’t exist or isn’t serious.
djclimenhaga's picture
A spectre is haunting Alberta, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to assure you it's not him! | Jun 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose leader's planned tour of Alberta suggests he intends to fight for his job despite a challenge from Jason Kenney and a rumoured Fifth Column within his party's ranks.
yves engler's picture
Montreal garment firm exposed for tax avoidance and dubious labour practices | Jun 27 2016 | Yves Engler | Built with public subsidies, a Montreal firm can shift its head office to a tax haven and its workforce abroad, but Ottawa will continue to advance its reactionary international interests.
Feminist Current's picture
No, letting creepy men grope your objectified body will not combat objectification | Jun 27 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Milo Moiré's new performance art piece sends a regressive message, disguised as "feminist."
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Bowmanville Zoo announces its closure at end of 2016 season | Jun 27 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Visitation counts for this season were down by 65 per cent according to Angus Carroll, the zoo's Director of Communications, the sharp decrease being blamed on animal rights activists.
djclimenhaga's picture
Jason Kenney's bizarre Brexit tweets perfect example of dog-whistle politics | Jun 26 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | As shown by a flurry of Brexit-celebrating tweets Thursday night, Kenney has basically become Canada's greatest Internet troll.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Senior Toronto police get a slap on the wrist for violating civil liberties during G20 summit | Jun 26 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | The officer who ordered kettling and mass detention during the 2010 summit was found guilty of misconduct, but only loses 30 days' pay as punishment.
Michael Laxer's picture
The problem with Bernie's movement is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party | Jun 26 2016 | Michael Laxer | Sanders' so-called 'revolution' will go nowhere within the context of the Democratic Party.
djclimenhaga's picture
Tragedies we ignore: Recent Wildrose gaffe won't end right's bogus equivalencies in Canadian political discourse | Jun 23 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Only certain tragic catastrophes make the grade for public discourse in our society, and those are the ones that can be interpreted as "proof" socialism is evil.
Media Watch's picture
Mainstream media sucked in, reports whatever politicians or GM say | Jun 23 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Journalists used to be taught to report not what people say but what they do. What's changed?
OpenMedia.ca's picture
Five amazing groups who helped save hyperlinks for all of us | Jun 23 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | Over 100 groups have come together to save the link. Here's what just five of them have been doing to make this campaign a huge success.
Skimber's picture
Damages awarded in health-care bullying case are vindication, but not victory | Jun 22 2016 | Stephen Kimber | On Friday in a landmark decision, a seven-member civil jury awarded Halifax cardiologist Gabrielle Horne $1.4 million in damages, her legal fees and acknowledgement she had been wronged.
djclimenhaga's picture
Jason Kenney: Conservative saviour or a guy with the appeal of a trip to the dentist? | Jun 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | From Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's perspective, there are far more challenging conservative candidates she could have to face than Jason Kenney.
Campus Notes's picture
Many teens find school stifling, stressful and depressing. So why don't we reinvent it? | Jun 22 2016 | Abby Karos | "Quietly, in the background, teens are dropping like flies."