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Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 14
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Yves Engler | "Charitable" JNF teaches children an exclusive, religious and ethnic nationalism while promoting war.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 14
Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | First contract compulsory arbitration: will the Alberta NDP enact even that sensible and nearly universal reform? We have no idea.
Blog - Liz Kessler's blog March 13
Image: Flickr/Jason Devaun
Liz Kessler | I have learned, almost unconsciously, that I have to fight almost constantly for people to listen to what I have to say or take my ideas seriously.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 13
Karl Nerenberg | While the 14 Conservative leadership candidates squabble and attack each other, the four NDP aspirants agree on most issues.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 12
Chrystia Freeland
David J. Climenhaga | The fact the Foreign Affairs Minister tried to pass off her grandfather's history, which we now know to be true, as Russian disinformation should concern us all.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 10
Maya Bhullar | What did we do? Stand up! Fight back!
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 10
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Karl Nerenberg | The first NDP leadership debate takes place on Sunday. There are four strong, experienced candidates. Their task will be to demarcate the party on the political map.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 10
Meghan Sali | The public has lost confidence in trade processes that put the interests of corporate lobbyists before people. But there's a way back from the brink.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 10
J. Baglow | Chrystia Freeland covered up her grandfather's pro-Nazi collaborationist past. How could she imagine the truth would not out?
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 9
Sara Eftekhar | On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S following through with his promise of banning Muslims.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 9
Computer worker surrounded by hands with demands
Penney Kome | I've worked without a net for decades, using women's traditional techniques.
Blog - Child Care Canada Now March 9
Image: Flickr/Province of British Columbia
Martha Friendly | Changing the status quo in child care means affordable fees, decent wages and quality non-profit services backed by sustained funding and thorough planning.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 9
Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | All right-wing parties have to defend their support for excessive funding for ritzy private schools is the risible claim such schools offer "choice," and, you know, choice is good.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 8
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean with reporters (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose leader distanced himself from a campus club that published an offensive ad -- although a photo on social media shows him meeting the same group not long ago.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 8
Judy Rebick | Given all the attention to International Women's Day this year, Judy Rebick is sharing a chapter of her book Ten Thousand Roses on how IWD came to be celebrated in Canada.
Blog - KAIROS Witness March 8
Rachel Warden | This year KAIROS is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with the launch of a video on Isabel Caicedo Polanco and the work of KAIROS’ partner, Organización Femenina Popular in Colombia
Blog - David Suzuki March 8
David Suzuki | What kind of "eminent scientists" would sign something claiming carbon dioxide "is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth"?
Blog - The Views Expressed March 7
Omar Khadr
Kathleen Copps | If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 7
Yves Engler | 1,000 Canadian military personnel, a naval vessel and fighter jets will soon be on Russia’s border. Canada is participating in a “game” of brinksmanship that could end badly.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 7
Jason Kenney (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | We sat through this movie once before. Now we're watching the horrifying big-budget sequel next door.
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog March 6
Bonnie Burstow | Taking a page from the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, it is time to start cursing oppressive institutions and those that make them possible. And where better to begin than psychiatry?
Blog - Alberta Diary March 6
Texas State Capitol, Austin (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | I expect the small NDP group will be made to feel right at home today by the nabobs of the petroleum industry in Houston, and will feel naturally at home tomorrow in Austin.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 5
Interim Alberta PC Leader Ric McIver
David J. Climenhaga | The estimated millions we Alberta taxpayers spend every year subsidizing elite private schools has to come from somewhere too. The return on investment is not as clear!
Blog - The Views Expressed March 3
Libby Davies | The new leader will need to demonstrate their ability to position the NDP as the clear choice of progressive Canadians and the strongest opposition and alternative to right-wing populism.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 3
Party crasher Jason Kenney (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to its own core constituencies, Alberta's NDP government continues to be too cautious – undoubtedly a hangover from the rough ride it got over Bill 6.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 3
Roger Annis | Once known as neutral and peace-promoting, Sweden under its current, soft-left government is all-in the new cold war against Russia.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 3
Lyn Adamson | For the first time ever Toronto City Council has designated funds to combat climate change, but TransformTO is up against the city's austerity approach, calling for cuts across the board.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 3
Yves Engler | Lester Pearson does not represent an evenhanded, let alone justice-oriented, policy towards Palestinians. He enabled the Zionist movement’s 1947/48 ethnic cleansing.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 2
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Dru Oja Jay | Building strong social movements -- and campaigning for a Liberal minority government in 2019 -- could be progressives' best chance at building a better Canada.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 2
Doreen Nicoll | How can I in good conscience participate in a celebration in the face of the continued denial of Indigenous treaty claims and basic human rights?

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