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Blog - The Views Expressed November 6
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Ed Finn | Anyone who makes a living from writing English will come to enjoy the many ways our language can be transformed into clever, ingenious, witty, and pleasurable forms of wordplay.
Blog - The Views Expressed November 6
Generation Nutrition program for Canadian schools. Photo: Action Against Hunger
Danny Glenwright | Policymakers must make it easier to educate children and families as the government finalizes this country's first national food policy
Blog - Alberta Diary November 5
David J. Climenhaga | New staffers known by UCP Leader Jason Kenney are making their way to Alberta to join his staff.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog November 3
West Point. Image: West Point/flickr
Yves Engler | Despite its popularity, the idea that Canada was or is a "colony" obscures Canada’s place near the top of a hierarchical world economy and polity.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 3
Image: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons
Tom Liacas | A new book to help develop organizing to deepen community activism
Blog - The Views Expressed November 2
Roger Waters. Photo: Erik F. Brandsborg, Aktiv I
Libby Davies | Pink Floyd front man talked about his commitment to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement in solidarity with Palestinians
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 2
Pro-choice demonstrators. Image: Kate Ausburn/flickr
Krystalline Kraus | Demonstrators also are prohibited from advising a person not to get an abortion, and intimidation or interfering with a woman's ability to physically access the eight clinics will be banned.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 1
Amir Khadir at the Earth Day 2012 march in Montreal. Photo: Gerry Lauzon/Wikimedia Commons
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Israel lobby groups' false accusations of antisemitism against Amir Khadir and Lorraine Guay show their true colours.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 31
Hospital bed. Photo: Steve Garfield​/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | The hallway -- from personal experience -- is the last place in the hospital where you can heal, except maybe the morgue.
Blog - David Suzuki October 31
Photo: Mark Klotz/Flickr
David Suzuki | Although most of our elected representatives acknowledge climate change and the need to act, some have been compromised by the fossil fuel industry.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 31
Chrystia Freeland. Image: International Monetary Fund/Flickr
Yves Engler | Notwithstanding her government’s violation of the UN and Organization of American States charters’ in Venezuela, Freeland’s claim that Ottawa doesn’t engage in “regime change” is laughable.
Blog - On The Other Hand October 30
Photo: Keijo Knutas/Flickr
Penney Kome | Our long journey from conformity to individualism, and now to diverse communities.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog October 30
Protest signs at 21 Park Rd, location of Toronto's new winter respite program. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's recent announcement of winter only respite centres for people chronically homeless neglects the humanitarian disaster.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 30
Jason Kenney. Image: michael_swann/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | So what happens next? Will Jason Kenney now strategically moderate his radical and controversial social conservatism, or double down on it?
Blog - The Journalism Doctor October 30
Toronto Star newsroom, December 17, 1930. Photo: Toronto History​/Flickr
John Miller | More than half of Toronto's population identified as a visible minority in the 2016 census, yet represent just a tiny minority of Toronto's media. It's time to change.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 30
Backlit keyboard. Image: Colin/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | UCP leadership election procedures may have failed to pass the sniff test, but party officials see no problem.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog October 27
Photo: United States Navy/Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | Amidst tension on the Korean Peninsula, the Canadian Navy has joined Washington's "pivot" towards Asia.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 27
Jason Kenney. Image: michael_swan/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's campaign to lead the United Conservative Party has been described as a juggernaut, crushing every conservative who stands in its way. It seems likely Brian Jean is next.
Blog - October 25
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Image: Huskies Football/flickr
Brent Patterson | Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall promises to repeal bill that would allow government to sell off nearly half of Crown corporations without referendum.
Blog - David Suzuki October 24
Photo: Pixabay
David Suzuki | In response to the need for action to protect and restore caribou habitat to reverse the creatures' decline, the Forest Products Association of Canada has done its part to stall the necessary changes.
Blog - October 24
Image: Ben Ostrowsky/flickr
Groupe de recherche sur l'extrême droite et ses allié-e-s-GREDA | Stand up against the conference on October 29 in Grand Prairie Alberta
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 23
Roger Waters The Wall tour, September 16, 2010 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Photo: Sam Javanrouh/Flickr
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Statement from Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) in support of musician Roger Waters' activism on BDS and Palestine.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics October 23
Amanda Lindhout, former Canadian hostage in Somalia. Image: Art Babych
Dennis Gruending | Former hostages Joshua Boyle, Amanda Lindhout were reckless and endangered others.
Blog - Common Frontiers October 23
Demonstrators outside Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland's office in Toronto. Image: Jay Collin
Raul Burbano | By unconditionally supporting the opposition, the Canadian government is adding fuel to the politicization in Venezuela that contributes to the conflict.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 22
David J. Climenhaga | The digital editions of the gutter press are full of the complaints nowadays of such alienated Albertans as United Conservative Party leadership contenders Brian Jean and Jason Kenney.
Blog - On The Other Hand October 22
The cast of the Harvey Weinstein-backed Project Runway. Photo: Project Runway/Wikimedia Commons
Penney Kome | In light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein women took to social media to share their experiences with the hashtag #MeToo. It's an old story, but it's still news.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 20
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
David J. Climenhaga | It's not bad news for the NDP that voters in many communities continue to tilt toward middle-of-the-road progressive candidates in elections for municipal councils and public school boards.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 20
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Electoral Boundaries Commission has issued a final report calling for one new urban riding in the Edmonton area and two in the Calgary region, plus three fewer rural ridings.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 20
Photo: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The appointment to cabinet of former Tory Sandra Jansen, who crossed the floor to the NDP last year, is designed to win hearts and minds in Calgary, likely to be the key electoral battleground.
Blog - Common Frontiers October 20
Demonstrators outside Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s constituency office in Toronto. Image: José Luis Granados Ceja​
José Luis Granados Ceja | In the span of only few months, the Canadian government has issued at least 14 statements aimed at undermining the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.