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Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 22
Photo: Henrickson/Wikimedia Commons
Nora Loreto | Now more than ever, journalists need to make the connection between bank profits and human misery.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 22
Image: Flickr/Ted Eytan​
Maya Bhullar | GREDA and the Activist Toolkit provide a list of active far-right groups in Quebec.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 22
Derek Fildebrandt and Jason Kenney. Image: Twitter/@pcyouthalberta
David J. Climenhaga | Derek Fildebrandt is well known for alleging the Alberta NDP hoodwinked voters by keeping its promises, an opinion that caused general hilarity from coast to coast.
Blog - David Suzuki June 21
Rush Hour on the Dunsmuir Separated Bike Lane. Image: Flickr/Paul Krueger
David Suzuki | Bikes are easier than cars on infrastructure such as roads, help reduce health care costs and can alleviate poverty as people spend less on vehicle-related costs.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 20
Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | By constantly vilifying a prominent environmentalist, critics undermine the work of all members of the Oil Sands Advisory Group. They should be asked why.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor June 20
Journalist. Image: Pixabay
John Miller | Once proudly independent, Canada's news media are scrambling for handouts.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 20
Delivering fake news. Image: Flickr/The Public Domain Review
Kim Elliott | Please take a moment to support the independent media you trust. Please support rabble.ca today.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 19
Photo: Kat Northern Lights Man/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The newspaper industry is demanding a handout to float the pro-market claptrap and right-wing propaganda no one will voluntarily pay for. This is ironic, to say the least.
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog June 19
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jphillips23
Bonnie Burstow | From the newly formed scholarship in antipsychiatry comes concrete guidance on how to confer legitimacy on the counter-hegemonic.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 17
Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | A talented public advocacy tactician, Tzeporah Berman was vocal in her support for the British Columbia NDP and its opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 17
Brian Jean & Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | The United Conservative Party's foundational documents illuminate the shambolic and extra-legal way Alberta operated for so many years under the PCs.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 16
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Peter Whitaker | Target benefit pensions shift all the risks of pension liabilities away from employers and governments onto the backs of employees and retirees, to be paid through reduced benefits and pensions.
Blog - On The Other Hand June 16
Penney Kome | Transparency and representation are essential to countering the kind of foreign interference experienced in the U.S. and France.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 16
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | Foreign policy is a truth-free, fact-free zone. What do most Canadians know about our government’s actions in Afghanistan or Haiti?
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog June 16
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Image: Wikimedia Commons/SimonP​
Bonnie Burstow | The hegemonic can be leveraged to confer legitimacy on the counter-hegemonic.
Blog - David Suzuki June 14
"If the climate were a bank, it would be saved," protest sign from the Women's March. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mark Dixon
David Suzuki | If there's a bright side to Trump's decision, it's that climate change has received more serious media coverage than ever before, and people around the world have agreed to increase their efforts.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons/United States Navy
Yves Engler | The military's internal ideological capacity has a wide reach. The newspaper at the naval base rejected an ad from a law firm seeking to represent CF members who had been sexually harassed/assaulted.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics June 13
A large chunk of ice melts in Antarctic Peninsula, November 2014.
Dennis Gruending | The Trump administration has pulled the U.S. out of the historic agreement, but there is still much that Canadians can do.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 12
Lego Wonder Women. Image: Flickr/minddesk​
Nada Elia | It is time to let actors know we will hold them accountable for normalizing anti-Palestinian violence, regardless of their nationality.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 12
Then-Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle, leader Danielle Smith and Jeff Wilson (all behind the sign) take part in the August 2014 Calgary Pride parade.
David J. Climenhaga | There's a reason why Alberta's conservatives engage in this kind of self-destructive behaviour. It reflects the views of a powerful, socially conservative cabal within their parties.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog June 11
A homeless person's cart of belongings in a bus shelter has a sign on it that says "Sick and homeless. I need help."
Cathy Crowe | A recent outpouring of advocacy calling for City Hall action on homelessness still leaves people without shelter.
Blog - Shenaz's blog June 10
Image: Flickr/Stephen Downes
Shenaz Kermalli | One of the richest countries in the world is running out of food.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 10
Image: Flickr/Sally T. Buck
Nora Loreto | The problem with the Left is the misconception of our relationship to power. It seems that some think we can tango with power to influence it. But power always leads.
Blog - Pembina Institute June 9
Green building in Vancouver.
Stephen Hui | For all of us who want to build a strong, future-proof, and inclusive B.C., the NDP-Green agreement is a promising start.
Blog - Behind The Numbers June 9
Living wage protest. Image: Flickr/Fibonacci Blue​
Ed Finn | As long as this ignorance of public and private sector interdependence prevails, so will social and economic deprivation, inequality, poverty, deregulation, crumbling infrastructure and environment.
Blog - Policy Note June 9
 Image: Flickr/BC NDP​
Alex Hemingway | A rushed effort that fails to heed the four key lessons outlined here will risk wasting this window of opportunity.
Blog - On The Other Hand June 8
Gal Gadot. Image: Vimeo/ Buddha Jones
Penney Kome | Perhaps the public's embrace of Wonder Woman, a thrilling action movie with a pacifist message, reflects the innate human hunger for harmony and peace.
Blog - KAIROS Witness June 8
John Dillon
Jennifer Henry | John Dillon, KAIROS Canada's long-serving researcher and policy analyst on the global economy, human rights and ecological justice passed away on June 5.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 8
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | This week Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a 70 per cent increase in military spending over the next decade. Progressives need to oppose this direction in defence policy.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 8
Ralph Klein in 1992 (Screenshot of CBC broadcast)
David J. Climenhaga | Gillian Steward recounts how the Klein government allowed an industry dominated “task force” on oilsands development to pass itself off as a neutral agency with ties to the government.

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