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The myth of abundance

June 18, 2015
| Canadian governments act as if fresh water will never run out. Maude Barlow calls this belief the myth of abundance. She details the threats facing our water supply in her new report, "Blue Betrayal."
Length: 13:30 minutes (12.37 MB)
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Free trade agreements enshrine corporate rights

June 18, 2015
| When governments try to protect the environment or promote the local economy, free trade agreements allow companies to sue for billions of dollars for lost profits. Murray Dobbin explains how.
Length: 16:10 minutes (14.81 MB)
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B.C. appeal court fails to protect collective bargaining

June 17, 2015
| The B.C. government imposed a contract on teachers in 2002 and 2012. B.C. Supreme Court ruled both these actions unconstitutional. Last month, the Court of Appeal overturned the 2012 decision.
Length: 13:18 minutes (12.19 MB)
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Majority of world's workers face job insecurity

June 7, 2015
| A recent report by the International Labour Organization finds that the changing nature of employment is contributing to inequality worldwide. Steven Tobin is senior economist with the ILO.
Length: 11:39 minutes (10.68 MB)
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Palestinians denied free access to Dead Sea

June 7, 2015
| Multidisciplinary artist Rehab Nazzal has taken a series of pictures of the Dead Sea from Jordan and from the occupied West Bank. In the photographs from the West Bank, we see no water at all.
Length: 12:39 minutes (11.59 MB)
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Complaint filed about call centre waits, online application forms

June 5, 2015
| In 2009, the B.C. ministry which provides social assistance implemented a major technological upgrade. Now clients face complex online forms to claim assistance and 30-minute phone waits to get help.
Length: 17:40 minutes (16.18 MB)
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Book: 'The Sweet Sixteen'

June 3, 2015
| Linda Kay thought she was a pioneer as the first woman to write sports for the Chicago Tribune. Then she discovered that a woman was writing sports for the Globe and Mail in the 1930s.
Length: 14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)
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Forget shorter showers

June 1, 2015
| Derrick Jensen says that applying personal lifestyle solutions to the world's critical environmental threats is insignificant in the face of the problem. He says the only answer is collective action.
Length: 18:03 minutes (16.53 MB)
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Book: 'The Poor Get Prison'

May 29, 2015
| As the economy of the U.S. continues to stagnate, the banks have escaped scot free and the poor are targeted. Karen Dolan is author of a new report about the criminalization of poverty.
Length: 16:35 minutes (15.19 MB)
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Cambie Surgery Centre court case poses major threat to public health care

May 29, 2015
| A case brought by the new elected head of Doctors of B.C. is challenging the Medicare Protection Act in court. Colleen Fuller argues that this case strikes at the heart of Canada's health-care system.
Length: 18:11 minutes (16.65 MB)
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