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Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr
Miranda Gallo | The "singling out Israel" accusation is a decades-old tactic that Israel's proponents use almost any time that Israel is challenged on its human rights record.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
Memorial for Heather Heyer in downtown Charlottesville. Photo: Bob Mical/flickr
Jade Saab | It is time to make it clear that not all ideas are held equal, and therefore are not all deserving of the platforms they seek, and to refresh people's memories as to why.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 14
The late Brock Ketchum & David Climenhaga on strike at the Calgary Herald, circa 1999
David J. Climenhaga | Imagine how much better off everyone in Canadian media would have been if the Calgary Herald strike had been as successful as its union drive.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Leslie R. Groves
Yves Engler | Canada wasn't a 'nuclear nag.' If one were to rank the world's 200 countries in order of their contribution to the nuclear arms race Canada would fall just behind the nine nuclear armed states.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog September 13
Vice President Mike Pence and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Photo: The White House/flickr/ Myles D. Cullen
Gerald Caplan | Last month U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence went on a Latin America tour to throw around American weight. Nothing could be a more cherished part of the American Dream.
Blog -'s staff blog September 13
Maude Barlow | You can't build a strong independent, critical media without support from many people, people like you and me.
Blog - David Suzuki September 13
David Suzuki | The Pan-Canadian Framework expresses optimism that we can reduce emissions while expanding the economy. But, as the Nature Climate Change study asserts, "green growth" is likely an oxymoron.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 13
Image: FairVote Canada, used with permission
Anita Nickerson | Let's make 2019 the last first-past-the-post election!
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog September 13
Image: Flickr/Obert Madondo​
Linda Leon | In spite of narrow one-sided papers posing as objective scholarly studies and ad hominem criticism of sitting politicians, the Fraser Institute has had charitable status since 1974.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 12
Caroline Grego | Catastrophic storms and other disasters are not anomalies but signs that systems of environmental exploitation, corporate greed, and laissez-faire government are working exactly as they should be.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 12
Image: Flickr/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | Outraged when Rebel was shut out, Alberta press gallery won't help with accreditation role that it said government must drop.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 11
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta​
David J. Climenhaga | Politics is a full-contact sport, played with the elbows up, and if young people are contemplating an elected career, they’ll need a thick skin. Grade six is not too early to learn this.
Blog - September 11
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Buss​
Thomas Woodley | Roger Waters' support for BDS has come under strident criticism by Canada's pro-Israel lobby, but Waters' human rights credibility is difficult to deny
Blog - On The Other Hand September 9
Satellite image showing Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. Image: Flickr/Official U.S. Navy Page
Penney Kome | Study identifies major corporate carbon emitters, such as Exxon, opening them to class action suits.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 7
Image: Hugo Chavez Front
Nino Pagliccia | Activists are coming together to stand up against the disinformation and inform each other on Venezuela.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 7
Yves Engler | While nurses defend public health care, doctors have long promoted a capitalist model of medicine that maximizes their wealth and power.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 6
Chris Watson | At stake in the niqab debate is Canada's and the NDP's commitment to the equality and dignity of persons and the freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 6
Image: Facebook/Edmonton Strathcona Federal NDP
Yves Engler | Having failed to deter Ashton from expressing support for the Palestinian cause by associating her with "terrorists," B'nai Brith brought the Holocaust into the NDP leadership race.
Blog - David Suzuki September 5
2007 Tabasco flood. Image: Flickr/Huitzil
David Suzuki | As climate disruption accelerates in concert with still-increasing greenhouse gas emissions, people are looking for ways to protect cities from events like flooding.
Blog - September 4
Image: Flickr/European External Action Service
Thomas Woodley | Israel's school textbooks have the same and sometimes worse problems than Palestinian school textbooks.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics September 4
Unions are good for individuals, communities and society at large.
Dennis Gruending | It's Labour Day this week and the message is that unions are good for individuals, for communities and for society at large.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 4
Rachel Notley & friends at last year's EDLC Labour Day BBQ (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Passage of the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act on June 6 finally dragged Alberta labour law into the 20th Century -- less than two decades into the 21st!
Blog -'s staff blog September 4
Barb Byers | On this Labour Day I wish you all the chance, like me, of being an activist in your organizations and your communities.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 3
Krystalline Kraus | After the G20 protests in Toronto and the ensuing lawsuits, the Toronto police have promised to use kettling as a technique of crowd control. But that doesn't mean activists are 100% safe.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 2
Ed Finn | The social, environmental, and financial excesses of the corporate elite are becoming more obvious all the time, making it easier to expose their antics and fight back.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 2
John Heaney
David J. Climenhaga | John Heaney will be replaced as chief of staff by Nathan Rotman, who has worked as issues management director of the Premier’s Office and chief of staff to Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
Blog -'s staff blog September 1
rabble staff | Amy Goodman, American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books will be speaking as part of's fall fundraiser.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 1
Steven Tufts | 700 workers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have been on strike since July 27th. This little strike has larger ramifications for airport industrial relations and its 50,000 workers.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics September 1
Sir John A Macdonald. Was he a founding father, a racist, or both? Some want his name removed from buildings. Image: Dennis Gruending
Dennis Gruending | Sir John A. Macdonald: Was he a founding father, a racist, or both? Some want his name removed from buildings.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 31
Tom Parkin | Since NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron provoked this uncomfortable but necessary debate, New Democrats on twitter or other social media have equated secularism with racism.