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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.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 7
Attiya and Steve at the coffee shop.
Doreen Nicoll | "A Better Man" opens with Attiya meeting Steve for coffee 22 years after she literally ran for her life and never looked back.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 7
"Resistance" graffiti in Nablus. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Victorgrigas
Tyler Levitan | Canada's longstanding complicity in Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people must be confronted.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 7
Image: Facebook/CBC News: The National
Nora Loreto, Rebecca Rose | Andrew Scheer might want to learn about Canada's Constitution before he starts promising to punish higher education institutions.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 7
Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray. Image: David Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Defeated Wildrose amendments called for end to Rand Formula, opposed first-collective agreement arbitration and tried to make it illegal for union supporters to visit potential union members' homes.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 7
Photo: Mack Male/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If a UCP government were elected, this formula would be applied to more than just one aspect of election financing. Alberta would soon say goodbye to the NDP's ban on corporate and union donations.
Blog - David Suzuki June 7
whales after a storm
David Suzuki | That we're still discovering new wonders in the oceans is more reason to protect them. In early 2016, about three per cent of oceans had formal protection, up from one per cent five years ago.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 6
David Khan, seen here with Liberal Party executive director Gwyneth Midgley
David J. Climenhaga | Mr. Khan will likely be a persuasive and hard working leader, but it is hard to imagine any circumstance in which Alberta's Liberals can succeed electorally.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 6
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Peter Whitaker | Bill C-27 establishes a framework for target benefit pensions in the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Why are the Liberals resurrecting the Conservatives' pension plan agenda?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 5
rabble staff | rabble.ca is happy to announce that Meagan Gillmore will be joining the rabble.ca team as our labour beat reporter for 2017.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 5
Jason Kenney in 2010 at the Calgary Stampede Parade.
David J. Climenhaga | Nowadays many conservative politicians participate in Pride Parades, like next Saturday's in Edmonton. The reason is clear: They've become important political events.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 3
Banro mining site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yves Engler | Banro operates in a region that's seen incredible violence over the past two decades and the secretive company has been accused of fuelling the conflict.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog June 2
Gerry Caplan | May's Conservatives want to wipe out the Labour party, and Labour wants to keep the Conservatives honest. But this is the season of election upsets, so anything could happen.
Blog - Free Expression Watch June 2
News videographer Jeremy Cohn, tackled and arrested by Hamilton Police on May 16, 2017. Image: Barry Gray. Used with permission.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Nathan Munn | The past two years have been devastating for journalism in Canada. CJFE has stepped up on multiple fronts to demand that journalists have protections they need.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 1
Tanker in port (Wilimedia Commons)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta politicians invested in the tidewater premium tale aren't going to like David Hughes' report one bit. Expect more fireworks.
Blog - On The Other Hand June 1
Penney Kome | Since Trump's election Fox's ratings have fallen, to the benefit of more left-leaning cable news shows.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 1
Rachel Notley, Brian Mason, Sarah Hoffman & Supporters (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | If Rachel Notley doesn't frighten the leaders of the Wildrose Opposition and Progressive Conservative Party, by gosh she should!

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