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Term limits on Alberta MLAs? 'I think Jim Prentice is trying to lose…' | Aug 22 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice roared: "We can take back our party, and we can set it right, my friends!" All around me, the room was full of the same old Tory hacks.
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Join our team! Announcing labour beat position at rabble.ca | Aug 22 2014 | rabble staff | In partnership with Unifor, rabble.ca is pleased to announce our third annual Labour Beat Internship!
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How progressives help erode Canada's progressive identity | Aug 22 2014 | Dante Ryel | Now is more important than ever for progressive Canadians to acknowledge that we play a pivotal role in our crumbling national progressive identity.
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Alternative Media Assembly publication now out! | Aug 21 2014 | rabble staff | The Alternative Media Assembly takes place Saturday at the Peoples' Social Forum and online via livestream. Check out this publication covering some of the issues to be addressed at the Assembly.
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Albertans have a right to ask questions about the integrity and preservation of their government's records | Aug 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | With an election looming, Albertans may be right to worry about a fleet of shredder trucks descending on the Legislature between now and election day.
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Forum social des peuples: l'histoire en marche | Aug 21 2014 | Michel Lambert | Le tout premier Forum social des peuples (FSP) se présente à la fois comme «historique» de par ses racines et fondamentalement «révolutionnaire» de par ses ambitions.
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Grassy Narrows youth to deliver demands to Weyerhaeuser: No logging in our territory | Aug 20 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | A delegation of Anishinaabe youth, joined by nearly two dozen Anishinabe and non-Indigenous supporters carrying protest signs and banners, deliver a letter and a set of demands to Weyerhaeuser.
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A few slaps were landed, but last night’s Alberta PC leadership debate was no donnybrook | Aug 19 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Cut through the verbiage, and there was very little to separate any of the candidates on genuinely important issues other than how to run AHS.
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If Energy East spills, here's the water you could no longer drink | Aug 19 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | Energy East crosses waterways that supply drinking water to millions of Canadians, from Battle River, Alberta to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. All of these would be at risk if Energy East spills.
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White hands down | Aug 19 2014 | Mathieu Murphy-Perron | We are white. We are safe. We are complicit. Let's put our hands down and listen to our radicalized brothers and sisters and offer help that is needed, not just what we want to show the world.
David Suzuki's picture
Leaders must put people before politics | Aug 19 2014 | David Suzuki | What can you say about "leaders" who choose to ignore the best available evidence to the detriment of the people they are elected to represent?
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How can we make our media more effective in contributing to social change? | Aug 19 2014 | Greg Macdougall | Overwhelming information? Visceral connection? Niching? Fostering community? Organizing?
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Why won't Canada help the injured children of Gaza? | Aug 19 2014 | Bahija Réghaï | Is there any hope that our Prime Minister will pause in his sideline cheerleading for Israel long enough to act constructively on behalf of Gaza's wounded children?
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Faire front contre la droite canadienne | Aug 19 2014 | Catherine Caron | Les chemins d’une résistance cohérente ancrée à gauche sont exigeants et conflictuels, et chose certaine, le chemin se fait en marchant ensemble.
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Surprise! Teen girls are having anal sex because they’re being pressured into it | Aug 19 2014 | Meghan Murphy | A recent study out of London shows that heterosexual teen boys are pressuring girls into having anal sex, despite the fact the girls don't enjoy it.
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War between Israel and Palestine our endless, inevitable future | Aug 18 2014 | Gerry Caplan | People around the world twist themselves into knots figuring out where they stand on the latest Israeli-Hamas clash. Yet none of it makes the slightest difference to the future of Israel and Palestine
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The collapse of the liberal 'left' in Ukraine | Aug 18 2014 | Svetlana Tsiberganova | A young Ukrainian laments the troubling descent of left and liberal politics in Ukraine.
djclimenhaga's picture
An end to Internet anonymity? Please! The leaders of all Parliamentary parties need protection now | Aug 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | We're well past a return to good manners and an end to Internet anonymity, I’m afraid. Our political party leaders need protection.
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Stephen Harper struggling with negative public perceptions | Aug 18 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | A new Angus Reid poll puts Harper's poularity ratings in a league with Vladimir Putin's. Can Harper change that? Does he care?
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In the name of 'free trade' our public health-care system is forced to swallow another poison pill | Aug 18 2014 | Michael Butler | Changes to patent protection in CETA will cost our public health-care system between $800 million to $1.7 billion annually.