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Blog - Greening the News July 6
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Robert Hackett | People who use fossil fuels while advocating for green policies aren't hypocrites.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 5
New citizens in Prince George take the Canadian oath of citizenship. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Stephen Kaduuli | This week, CBC News released the results of their pre-election online survey. It gives an inaccurate and highly problematic picture of public opinion on Canadian immigration.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 5
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, flanked by Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer and Energy Minister Sonya Savage, at yesterday’s news conference in Calgary (Photo: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video).
David J. Climenhaga | This can be an honest inquiry, or it can be what the government has promised it will be, but it can't be both.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 4
Cadets of the École Polytechnique parade through Paris on July 14, 2010, looking like what U.S. President Donald Trump presumably imagines he will see in Washington today (Photo: Jérémy Barande, Wikimedia Commons.)
David J. Climenhaga | If today's military parade in Washington is a flop, presumably U.S. President Trump can just lie about the quality of the marching and the size of the crowd.
Blog - Brent Patterson July 4
Twitter photo by Honduras Solidarity.
Brent Patterson | Social media draws attention to Honduran soldiers using Canadian truck, but Canadian mainstream media ignores the story.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog July 3
Job Killing Carbon Tax. Image: Linda Leon
Linda Leon | How does the Conservative Party plan to meet our Paris Accord targets? They don't actually say. This is a plan to "protect our environment" and not a sincere plan to reduce our emissions.
Blog - KAIROS Witness July 3
Picture by Aleksander Pasaric/ Pexels
Amelia Berot-Burns | The Pact for a Green New Deal must also be a social justice pact for the global south.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 3
Tar sands plant north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: Suncor Energy/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The online Fossil Fuel Top 50 list contains in-depth information and profiles of the most influential players in the Canadian fossil fuel industry.
Blog - David Suzuki July 3
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David Suzuki | If we understand the problem and its urgency -- and mountains of scientific evidence amassed from around the world over decades confirms we do -- and we have solutions, why are we so slow to act?
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 3
Maya Bhullar | Many activists argue that "environmental racism" is a new and pernicious face of colonialism and historic discrimination. Here are environmental justice campaigns that need support.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor July 2
Pencil on paper. Image: madca7/Wikimedia Commons
John Miller | De Adder's June 26 cartoon was inspired by the shocking photograph of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, who died attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico.
Blog - Raluca Bejan July 2
Screenshot of web search for the word "whiteness"
Raluca Bejan | The presumption that there is a universal, global process of racial formation is conceptually and historically flawed.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 1
Canadian flags. Photo: vtgard/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If you're looking for a universal lesson in Canada, it's that those who say governments never do anything right are full of baloney.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 30
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Consider the dissimilar cases of Meng Wanzhou and Stephanie Clifford. The first we won't allow to leave, the second we won't allow to visit.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 29
Departing Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Mandel did something no one else could, briefly getting the Alberta Party onto the radar with the province's voters.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 28
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | IJV Canada calls out the NDP for removing Rana Zaman from the party's candicacy for her tweets critical of Israeli policy.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 27
The chamber of the Senate of Canada. Photo: Makaristos/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | This is all you really need to know about Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's constitutionally meaningless Senate elections law, introduced as Bill 13 in the provincial legislature yesterday.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 27
Scene from film Zaagi’idiwin. Image: Zaagi’idiwin/NFB
Doreen Nicoll | Short films that celebrate reclamation, rematriation, and revitalization of Indigenous knowledge, languages, and culture help settlers understand the long journey out of colonization.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 26
Libby Davies | If independent, community-based, progressive media is important to you and your life, then it's time to give a little or a lot.
Blog - David Suzuki June 25
David Suzuki | With greater worldwide demand for responsibly obtained and produced products, companies can reap marketplace rewards for responsible practices and avoid boycotts and legal challenges.
Blog - KAIROS Witness June 25
Figure 1 Members of REMA Mujeres and the From Relajo to Refusal Work Group at UNAM, Mexico City, June 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Kate Klein.
Gabriela Jiménez | An ensemble of living and non-living beings is calling an alarm: America is a mass grave. América es una fosa común.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 21
rabble staff | The 'A Green New Deal for all" tour stops tonight in Vancouver, and you can tune in live!
Blog - The Views Expressed June 21
Crowd ripping up hatred sign at Ford Fest annual picnic in 2014. Photo credit: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Roy Mitchell | Right now, we're all rainbows and celebration, but this time of year will pass and we won't see rainbows splashed over logos and flying from flagpoles the rest of the year.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 20
Antonia Zerbisias | As coalitions form and new activists and fresh voices emerge to fight the right, independent media plays an important role and needs your support.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 20
NYC ShutItDown People’s Monday march for Berta Cáceres in 2017. Photo: Alec Perkins/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | There is no shortage of money in Canada. Our per-capita GDP has more than doubled over the past 50 years. But its dispersal has been ruthlessly skewed to favour the most opulent among us.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 19
Michael Cooper stands among fellow Conservative MPs. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Michael Cooper is threatening to sue two of his former law school classmates for publicly alleging the St. Albert-Edmonton MP once made disparaging comments about immigrants.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 19
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with journalists during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | The PM's comments in 2016 about why he approved the TMX suggest Liberal talk's as cheap as gasoline in Edmonton after Premier Jason Kenney tore up the NDP's carbon levy.
Blog - David Suzuki June 18
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David Suzuki | We have little time to get emissions under control before we lock in so much CO2 and other greenhouse gases that temperatures will rise to catastrophic levels. Even the oil companies know this.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 18
Photo: Mpelletier1/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | Conservative politicians and pundits are questioning the feasibility of adding pharmaceutical coverage to Canada's public health-care system, but they are asking the wrong question.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 18
Image Credit: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | On June 21, 2019 Canada commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day. Let's stand with the organizers fighting for Indigenous rights.

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