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Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog January 2
People sitting around a table. Photo: Kennisland/flickr
Bonnie Burstow | "Unfit to practice" social work policies violate human rights and are part of "creeping fascism."
Blog - Alberta Diary December 31
David J. Climenhaga | Illegal hunting, legal hunting, bitumen refining, bitumen pipelining, lying and licence plates will all figure in the news in 2018, Alberta Diary predicts.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 30
David J. Climenhaga | From Jason Kenney's campaign to unite the right, to the NDP’s election financing reforms, to Catholic education, an Albertan’s take on the year’s most important stories.
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 29
Krystalline Kraus | Nellie Rider, an Indigenous woman from Regina, received a notice from her property manager that smudging was prohibited in her apartment because "smoke is smoke."
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 29
Krystalline Kraus | $85 million centre for treatment of mercury poisoning promised after years of grassroots activism by Grassy Narrows citizens and allies.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 29
Yves Engler | Canada's recent record of foreign interference elsewhere belies Ottawa's claim that it wants to protect "democracy and human rights" in Venezuela.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 26
Martha Roth | On December 8th, a rally was held in Vancouver to protest Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 25
U.S. UN ambassador Nikki Haley
Yves Engler | Since taking office the Trudeau government has repeatedly isolated Canada with the U.S., Israel, and a few tiny Pacific island states in voting against UN resolutions upholding Palestinian rights.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 24
Derek Fildebrandt
David J.Climenhaga | According to a report published in the Calgary Herald, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney is willing to forgive Derek Fildebrandt and invite him back aboard UCP Mother Ship.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 24
David J. Climenhaga | The principal goal of the "War on Christmas" is to distract us from the real war its theorists are prosecuting, the war for continued domination by the dominant classes.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
Photo: David Strom/flickr
Meg Borthwick | As 2017 comes to a close, it's time for our annual babble roundup. We asked babblers what their favourites threads were for the year and we've collected them here.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Marie Aspiazu | The Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) recently published a report on a study on how NAFTA affects Canadians, bearing encouraging news for Internet advocates.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Victoria Henry | A concerning rise in phone searches this year shows that Canadian and U.S. law see no difference between searching your suitcase and searching your cell phone or laptop.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca shines a light on key issues that we collectively need to address. Independent media like rabble depends on collective support.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
Image: Instagram/michelle_crowe
Sophia Reuss | 2017 is over. Almost. For those of you who, like me, need a bit of a memory jog as we enter the new year and continue to reflect, reassess, and resist... let's recap.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 21
British High Commissioner Howard Drake
Yves Engler | The parliamentary association system reflects inequities in global power and wealth.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 20
Deepwater Horizon BOP extraction. Image: Deepwater Horizon Response/flickr
Andrea Harden-Donahue | BP, the company responsible for the Deepwater Horizon spill, wants to explore offshore drilling in Nova Scotia.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 20
B.C. premier John Horgan at the press conference announcing the government will complete Site C construction. Photo: Government of British Columbia
Salman Zafar | There are times when you think the NDP has changed. But then you get a stark reminder that it hasn't.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 19
Image: Derek Fildebrandt
David J. Climenhaga | A Traffic Court Commissioner concluded MLA Derek Fildebrandt couldn’t prove he was elsewhere at the time of a hit and run in the parking lot of his Edmonton condo.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog December 18
Screen shot of the vote by Toronto City Council to not ask the Ministry of Defence for the armouries. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Even the federal government recognizes we need the armouries. It's called disaster relief.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog December 15
Maya Bhullar | According to statistics, at this time of year many of us donate to charitable organizations. This list includes ideas to help build progressive change.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 15
Photo: Richard Amasia/Flicker
Ed Finn | With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 15
Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's widely forecast by-election victory yesterday formally concludes the double-reverse hostile takeover of Alberta's conservative parties.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics December 14
Nuclear test in Nevada in 1953. Image: National Nuclear Security Administration/Wikimedia
Dennis Gruending | The Trudeau government claims to support abolition of nuclear weapons ban but voted against just such a treaty at the UN.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 14
Derek Fildebrandt & Jason Kenney (from Kenney's social media)
David J. Climenhaga | The Independent MLA and errant marksman's expected return to the bosom of the UCP may depend on Leader Jason Kenney's margin of victory in today's Calgary byelection.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 12
Photo: Tupak Huehuecoyotl​/Facebook
Doreen Nicoll | Arthur Manuel was the Nelson Mandela of the international Indigenous movement. It will take many to replace him and his limitless efforts.
Blog - David Suzuki December 12
Image: patrick janicek​/Flickr
David Suzuki | It's no time to be complacent. We must show that we shine brighter. Knowledge, kindness and solidarity can overcome ignorance and fear.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 10
Larry Hubich
David J. Climenhaga | Premier Brad Wall has until Jan. 27, when his resignation takes effect, to try to skate through this mess. After that, some other Sask Party premier will have to carry the can.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 10
Judy Haiven | By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. further isolates itself, as it becomes the only country in the world to do so.
Blog - On The Other Hand December 8
Penney Kome | The November attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt and Erdogan's crackdown in Turkey both signs that Canada should recognize Sufis as an oppressed religious minority and grant them refugee status.

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