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All night session passing Bill C-38 despite protests across Canada

Photo: Michael Gretton.
This protest outside Stephen Harper's office in Calgary was one of dozens across Canada Wednesday. Conservative MPs stayed up through the night anyway, voting for Bill C-38.

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Not Rex breaks down omnibus budget bill C-38

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Not Rex explains how Bill C-38 is going to blow away over 80 years of labour and environmental regulations.

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An open letter to MEC members

Members of MEC are reacting to a proposal to give its board control over the co-op's elections.
Members of MEC are reacting to a proposal to give its board control over the co-op's elections.

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A New Year's leadership wish list for 2012

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A great big, blue-sky-dreaming, New Year's wish list for 2012: a better prime minister.

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Leadnow.ca: Change to federal politics is going to come from outside Ottawa

The need for change in Ottawa is urgent. Our federal government is dividing us, damaging our democracy, and failing to address the major challenges that face our country.

Whether we're talking about the lack of action for our environment, the unequal economic recovery, or the erosion of democratic values, this government is either failing to take action on the issues that matter to a majority of Canadians, or it is acting against our values. And all of this is occurring as the need for profound change rises in the face of the interlocking crises that define this young century.

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My mother's account of Tahrir Square attacks

Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, with identification taken from a pro-Mubarak rioter which shows that person to be a member of security forces. Feb. 2, 2011. Photo: omarroberthamilton/Flickr

From an Egyptian-Canadian student: "My mother, Mariam, is a medical doctor in Egypt. She was in Tahrir today -- Thursday, Feb. 3 -- treating people who had been wounded in yesterday's vicious attacks. She wanted me to share this information with as many people as possible."

Mariam's account:

"Despite what happened yesterday, the mood in Tahrir is still uplifting and encouraging. These people were attacked yesterday by paid thugs bearing ‘white weapons' (knives, daggers, swords). Against these attacks, they defended themselves with only their bare hands and literally the ground beneath their feet -- pulling up the pavement to throw at their attackers.

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A siren song is this Cairo freedom fire

Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 2 Feb. 2011. The square was the scene of violent clashes between opposition protesters and pro-government supporters, with dozens reported injured. Photo: Nasser Nouri/Flickr
Raffi on what is happening in the city of his birth.

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Kairos observes the South Sudan referendum

Secession referendum voters in Yei, Southern Sudan, go to the polling station under a mango tree. Photo: John Lewis.
Despite having its funding cut, Kairos carries on.

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Kairos observes the South Sudan referendum

The ballot paper for the South Sudan referendum. Photo: John Lewis.

John Lewis, the human rights co-ordinator with Kairos, has been in South Sudan to monitor the recent referendum for secession from the north of the country. He has been blogging about his experience; below is his final blog post. Read the entire blog by clicking here

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