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Join in person in Vancouver or watch live! A conversation about BDS

Four Jewish panelists (one Israeli and three Canadians) will discuss the pros and cons of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

The campaign arose from a call in 2005 by various Palestinian civil society groups to exert worldwide pressure on Israel to treat its Palestinian citizens with full equality, to end the occupation of Arab lands, and to comply with provisions of international law regarding the rights of Palestinian refugees.

The four panelists:

Michael Barkusky - Economist, accountant and political activist in South Africa (1970-77) and Canada (1989 - present)

Gabor Mate - Vancouver physician and author

Yonatan Shapira - Israeli peace activist

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WTF: What’s the future for progressive strategy under Trudeau? A rabble video debate

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The election is over… and there's a lot of discussion on rabble…on Facebook…everywhere. We hear Justin Trudeau is very handsome. We also hear a lot of announcements. 

Time to plan a course that will make sure the Liberal government sticks to its progressive promises and push them even further. 

rabble.ca brought together an incredible group of speakers to do just that.

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WATCH: How do we get Canadians to care about climate change? Radicalize it.

All the countries in the world have agreed that we can't let the global temperature grow more than two degrees before we're in big trouble. But we're on track for a hike of six degrees. The last time that happened, 95 per cent of the planet's species were wiped out. So how do we get Canadians to take climate change seriously?

Citizen Vrooman has some ideas.

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Watch the launch of The Leap Manifesto

September 15, 2015, a group of prominent Canadians launched a manifesto outlining a bold climate and economic vision. We at rabble.ca are happy to have livestreamed the press conference to announce the Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another. It has been translated into eight languages, including Cree and Inuktitut. The aim is to gather tens of thousands of signatures and build pressure on the next federal government to transition Canada off fossil fuels while also making it a more livable, fair and just society.

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Watch LIVE September 18: Young, Canadian and Muslim - Making Our Ballots Count!

On October 19th, 2015, Canadians across the country will take to the polls to vote 338 representatives into federal office. Canadian Muslims, members of a growing and diverse group in this country, will be doing so as well. However, despite the fact that Muslim communities have existed in Canada for many years now, a number of young Canadian Muslims report an increasing sense of alienation and dissatisfaction with the system. 

In recognition of the need to highlight the voices of these youth, ‘Young, Canadian and Muslim: Making Our Ballots Count!’ was created by a concerned group of young people.  The debate will take place Friday, September 18th in Toronto, starting at 6:30PM ET. Watch LIVE below!

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Watch LIVE Tuesday: Prominent Canadians launch manifesto outlining bold climate and economic vision for country

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Watch: Maude Barlow puts the Conservatives' record on trial

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The Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow speaks to the Conservative government's record on the environment and social justice, and Harper's war against civil society.

For these reasons and more Canadians must mobilize to take the country back from Stephen Harper in the coming election.

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Journalism is...

JournalismIS is a broad-based campaign celebrating the contributions of quality Canadian journalism, through advertising and online conversation.

The campaign aims to rally the wider community of journalists and media workers, media corporations and media consumers to increase awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism. JournalismIS is supported by a number of national and local newspapers, broadcasters, journalist associations, unions and industry groups.

The JournalismIS campaign marks the first phase of a longer term effort to mobilize the media industry and the public to support professional journalism in Canada.

You can find the project online here.

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Watch LIVE February 10: Jeff Halper -- Imagining a future for Israel/Palestine beyond fear and violence

Watch live February 10 from Surrey, B.C.  Dr. Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American Israeli and founder of the Israeli Committee against Home Demolitions (ICHD), will talk about the changes he has seen in Israel since 1973.  What are his hopes for moving beyond the current violence?

Dr. Halper is making a cross-Canada tour, stopping in many locations across the Country.
To attend in person:  Norwood United Church 8855 156th Street (corner 88th Ave), Surrey

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Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech: Steven Salaita

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Professor Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. He spoke in Vancouver earlier in January 2015.

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