Blogs

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Blog - On The Other Hand January 23
Women's March signs, A woman's place is in the resistance
Penney Kome | Overwhelming turnout for "sister" Women's Marches bodes well for International Women's Day celebrations.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 23
Samaah Jaffer | rabble's B.C. Editor Samaah Jaffer addressed some 15,000 people who came out to the Women's March in Vancouver to oppose the new misogynist in the White House.
Blog - Raluca Bejan January 23
Raluca Bejan | Ideologically, we are not in an era where "pussy grabbing" could ever get institutionalized. Yet aggressive immigration enforcement and a registry of Muslim residents could be written into the law.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change January 22
Lizanne Foster | It felt good to march among fellow British Columbians against Trump, but change is desperately needed here as well.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 22
David J. Climenhaga | Given the turnout at Women's Marches around the world yesterday, if Trump's presidency has sparked a movement, its signature colour will most likely be pink.
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog January 21
Scott Stager Piatkowski | Why it was so hard for his opponents to put a dent in Donald Trump's support.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 20
Image: Flickr/mostlyconservative
David J. Climenhaga | Prediction: Jason Kenney will get a tougher fight from Brian Jean, the leader of the Wildrose Party, than he will from the demoralized PCs.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 20
Ken Coates
David J. Climenhaga | Ken Coates is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 20
New minister for democratic reforms Karina Gould and PM Trudeau
Kelly Carmichael | Here’s how the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, MP Karina Gould, can chart a successful path forward.
Blog - Blind Man with a Pistol January 19
Image: Reddit.com
Michael Stewart | The CBC groomed and incubated Kevin O'Leary's persona -- a sociopathic blowhard with a desperate chub for capitalism -- and now Canada is paying the price.
Blog - Hill Dispatches January 19
Photo: Fightback/ La Riposte/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Françoise David, who founded the progressive Quebec party Québec Solidaire, has retired from politics, saying she is too tired to carry on.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog January 19
Rear Side of Winnipeg Free Press Building
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | January 23 to 27 is national lobbying week on mass surveillance, Bill C-51 and press freedom. We need you to participate.
Blog - Campus Notes January 19
Adam Gaudry, Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta
Emily Blake | Post-secondary institutions have been working to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- but some are concerned if colonial institutions can ever achieve that end.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 18
Image: Facebook/Arthur Manuel
Arthur Manuel | The world lost a fierce Indigenous warrior, philosopher and writer this month when Art Manuel passed. Here he is at his best.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog January 18
Nora Loreto | The economy, the French language and terrorism were the winners of last night's Conservative Party debate.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 18
Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to fiscal planning in conservative Western Canadian provinces, all we have to fall back on is the notion the lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Repeatedly.
Blog - David Suzuki January 18
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Carl Chapman
David Suzuki | If we want to keep health costs from rising, we should focus on keeping people healthy rather than dealing with them after they're sick.
Blog - Wayne Roberts's blog January 17
Image: Wayne Roberts
Wayne Roberts | If I can't eat local, sustainable and slow food, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Blog - Common Frontiers January 17
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Pete Souza
Common Frontiers | Revision to NAFTA's terms must have at its core the objective establishment of fair trade, not free trade, and economic relations based on social justice, sovereignty and sustainable development.
Blog - On The Other Hand January 17
"Life is Sharing" mural
Penney Kome | The Hunger Site is a pioneer in globalized non-profit trade with grassroots crafts and fashions.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 16
Nirmala Naidoo
David J. Climenhaga | Also, Alberta NDP lead fundraising results for fourth quarter and full-year 2016.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor January 16
Image: Flickr/Michael Vadon
John Miller | Last week's press conference was a fiasco -- and the blame rests squarely on Washington's top reporters.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 16
Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Decarbonization? No problem! Wait! That was then. This is now.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics January 15
Image: Art Babych. Used with permission.
Dennis Gruending | During his 2015 election campaign Trudeau promised to repeal the nastiest aspects of the anti-terror law. Why hasn't he done so yet?
Blog - Making Waves January 14
Image: Colin Smith
Emma Lui | Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst's legal challenge to sue the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for denying her right to freedom of expression under the Charter.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 14
David Christopher | As we face the challenges of 2017, let's all be inspired by these amazing examples of how you helped save the Internet last year
Blog - Open Media's blog January 13
Cynthia Khoo | As you may recall, OpenMedia intervened in a landmark Internet and free expression case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions. Here's a recap.
Blog - Campus Notes January 13
Image: brocku.ca
Luke Kalfleish | The book is by Robert C. Dickeson and it's become a favourite of university administrators. Here's how to fight it.
Blog - Hill Dispatches January 13
Image: Facebook/Ahmed Hussen
Karl Nerenberg | Harper's refugee reform legislation unfairly discriminated against many asylum seekers. John McCallum was ready to make big changes. Now the ball is in Ahmed Hussen's court.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 13
Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Thank you, Jane Fonda! Former Harper minister touts celebrity visit to prop up implausible argument that visibly effective NDP climate strategy doesn't actually work.

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