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What's new in the news: Oil spill, Munich shooting, Canada's drinking problem, Super InTent City, and harassing female reporters | Jul 29 2016 | Emily Blake | Rabble bloggers continue to bring informed takes on Canada's tops news stories, here are some of the best blog posts of the week
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New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer -- for fiction! | Jul 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Publishing documents is weaponizing them! Who knew? I always thought this was called "journalism."
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The role of sharing data in ending homelessness | Jul 28 2016 | Nick Falvo | On May 4, 2016, approximately 40 people attended the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative. Here are 10 things to know about the event.
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Domestic violence project '1inFour' receives funding from Hamilton Community Foundation | Jul 28 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | Ongoing funding is essential for 1inFour to continue expanding its website and community partnerships to ensure women become empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their children.
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How to fight neoliberalism without giving way to despair | Jul 28 2016 | Ed Finn | This is an epilogue to Ed Finn's three-part series examining the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
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Bush and Blair will forever elude the punishment they deserve for Iraq war crimes | Jul 28 2016 | Gerry Caplan | The enormity of their crimes is irrelevant. Just as Wall Street is too big to fail, so they are too big to arrest. For both, impunity is their ultimate entitlement.
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Latest numbers on Nova Scotia's ferry deal lead to sinking conclusions | Jul 27 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan doesn't want you to jump to conclusions. Unfortunately for him, Portland, Maine requires the Yarmouth-Portland ferry operator to submit a monthly accounting.
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Love in the time of humidex | Jul 27 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Heat waves do the most harm to our most vulnerable members of society; often the very members whose quality of care we should concern ourselves with most.
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Peterborough activists call for end to indefinite immigration detention | Jul 26 2016 | Rachel Small | The Peterborough Council of Canadians supported a public letter sent this weekend to MP Maryam Monsef by End Immigration Detention Peterborough in solidarity with detainees on hunger strikes.
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NDP moves to end secret Klein-era scheme to offload corporate losses on the public | Jul 26 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Now that the market for electricity has turned down, corporations are trying to use the secret golden parachute Ralph Klein gave them to bail out of unprofitable deals.
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Ursula Franklin a pioneer feminist, pacifist, scientist and social justice fighter | Jul 25 2016 | Judy Rebick | Ursula Franklin's brilliance, courage and kindness were in equal measure. She helped to shape feminism in Canada ensuring that it was also a movement for peace and justice.
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Brad Wall government's Saskatchewan beer trade piffle turns out to be all fizz and no flavour | Jul 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Saskatchewan doesn't like Alberta's new beer policy because it will end what amounts to a subsidy of Saskatchewan brewers, one in particular, by Alberta taxpayers.
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Your investment in rabble | Jul 22 2016 | Kim Elliott | This year marks rabble's 15th anniversary and you are a big part of why we are here. We want you to celebrate this special milestone with us.
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Grim proposed Athabasca University budget to be shown faculty today projects insolvency by 2017-2018 | Jul 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The budget that will be presented to the AU Faculties Council in Athabasca this morning has the tone of a document drafted under protest.
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Trudeau popular in the polls, but concerns begin to emerge | Jul 21 2016 | Brent Patterson | The PM's popularity may be based on the perception that his government is truly progressive and implementing a different agenda than Harper. The evidence is suggesting that's not totally true.
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Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada | Jul 21 2016 | David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage | Jul 21 2016 | Molly McCracken | Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
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Industrial damage threatens Blueberry River's way of life | Jul 20 2016 | David Suzuki | In much of the territory, which once supported healthy moose and caribou populations, it's difficult to walk half a kilometre before hitting a road, seismic line or other industrial infrastructure.
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Silence on Nova Scotia highway financing signals election may be ahead | Jul 20 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
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Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria. Here's why | Jul 18 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | To hear the reaction from the Outrage machine on the Internet, you would have thought environmentalist Tzeporah Berman was, well … an Orc!