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|Blog - On The Other Hand February 6 Penney Kome | Cancer-prevention month whispers, not shouts, that liquor causes cancer.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 6 David J. Climenhaga | Portrait of Jim Prentice by B.C. artist David Goatley is a more worthy contribution to the collection than several of the recent additions.|
|Blog - David Suzuki February 6 David Suzuki | While parts of North America are experiencing record cold, places like Australia are seeing record-breaking heat. Globally, the past four years have been the hottest on record.|
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog February 6 Cathy Crowe | Last week, Toronto's city council decided homelessness -- which affects over 200,000 people -- does not qualify as an emergency. But the failed measure isn't an excuse not to act.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson February 5 Brent Patterson | Meza requires protective accompaniment to report on human rights violations under a government Canada recognizes despite widespread allegations of electoral fraud in 2017.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 5 David J. Climenhaga | It seems young politicians, no matter how serious, are publicly attacked for their youth -- unless they happen to be conservatives, in which case no shirt's too young to stuff.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed February 4 Yves Engler | From a defeated interventionist resolution at the Organization of American States to the fact the Lima Group was established less than two years ago, news surrounding Venezuela is underreported.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
What gives? Polite crowd, no visible security, no official UCP critics at Edmonton open house for Bighorn Park proposalDavid J. Climenhaga | Everything seemed copacetic at the Bighorn Wildland Provincial Park proposal open house in Edmonton on Saturday.
Blog - Brent Patterson
Impunity for human rights violations must be challenged from Guatemala to the Wet’suwet’en territoriesBrent Patterson | Corporations, the state and security forces must be held accountable for their human rights violations across Turtle Island.
|Blog - Brent Patterson February 2 Brent Patterson | Will the provincial Special Investigations Unit consider colonialism and systemic racism as contributing factors in the shooting death of Greg Ritchie by Ottawa Police?|
|Blog - The Views Expressed February 1 Ed Finn | Rules of corporate governance make moves to slow climate change impossible. Perhaps we can only hope that humankind’s extinction will be forestalled by the too-long-delayed extinction of capitalism.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 1 David J. Climenhaga | The facts don't support the myth New Democratic Party governments always try to break the bank with health-care spending.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Supreme Court says bankrupt corporations must pay for environmental cleanup first, pay debtors laterDavid J. Climenhaga | Stand by for a veritable tempest of wailing about "activist judges" from banking, oil industry and conservative quarters in response to this morning's ruling by the Supreme Court.
|Blog - The Views Expressed January 31 Albert Koehl, Michael Black | Many large cities in Europe no longer passively accept the casualty toll inflicted by trucks. They are adopting measures to improve pedestrian and cycling traffic.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 30 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta courts have ruled that banks come first and polluters can't be forced to clean up their messes if they go broke. We'll learn the Supreme Court's take on this tomorrow.|
|Blog - David Suzuki January 30 David Suzuki | Reducing meat consumption offers environmental benefits regarding air, land and water protection, and it's good for individual health, not to mention the pocketbook!|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 29 David J. Climenhaga | A Medicine Hat preacher doesn't seem to have appreciated the online attention his sermon attracted Sunday -- thanks to an ill-advised tweet by an inattentive UCP candidate in a pew.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson January 29 Brent Patterson | Trudeau willing to sell weapons to the autocratic monarchy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but draws the line with Chavezista socialists in Venezuela.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta Justice minister needs to ask for RCMP investigation of Election Commissioner’s concerns, and quicklyDavid J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Elections Commissioner is concerned someone is trying to interfere with his investigation into irregularities in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race.
Blog - Alberta Diary
UCP leader's tweet fumbles response to Islamophobic group's harassment of worshipers at Edmonton mosqueDavid J. Climenhaga | UCP Leader Jason Kenney's tweets were well meaning, but the dog-whistling habit is apparently hard to break.
|Blog - Brent Patterson January 26 Brent Patterson | Forest defenders face risks as deforestation driven by agri-business, logging and drug trafficking worsens climate breakdown and intensifies harm to Indigenous cultures.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog January 25 rabble staff | rabble is pleased to announce Olivia Robinson has been awarded the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.|
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog January 25 Cathy Crowe | Despite the Liberal government's promises of a National Housing Strategy, homelessness has worsened in nearly every community across the country. It remains a disaster and Toronto is the epicentre.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 25 David J. Climenhaga | Whether UCP leader Jason Kenney likes it or not, this story now has legs. Plus, developments are unlikely to be timed to suit his campaign schedule.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson January 24 Brent Patterson | A proposed multi-billion-dollar tourist train through tropical forests opposed by Indigenous peoples and the Zapatistas draws the interest of Canadian investors.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 24 David J. Climenhaga | Public anger at politicians who bill taxpayers for their living expenses when in reality they live close to their work is nothing new in Alberta. Abusive attacks on their critics are new.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog January 24 Maya Bhullar | On January 19, women across the world marched. In many Canadian communities, in freezing cold weather, women stomped and jumped about as they stood up for women's rights.|
|Blog - Indigenous Nationhood January 23 Pamela Palmater | On January 14, 2019, the UNHRC released their decision which found that Canada still discriminates against "Indian" women and their descendants in the registration provisions of the Indian Act.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson January 23 Brent Patterson | The migrant justice groups that support the caravans and individuals crossing Mexico into the United States also need protection and support.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 23 David J. Climenhaga | Tactics used by gun advocates and their Conservative allies to fight the so-called long-gun registry have opened the door to discussion of an outright ban on handguns.|