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One hoax to rule them all

One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media and activist geniuses.

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What people believe: How three books shaped my view of 'truth'

A couple of years ago I read a fabulous book by James Scott called Seeing like a State. Rather than portraying an in-depth look at the unique complexities of one failed (or floundering) state, he took a refreshingly more contextualized approach.

By widening his gaze and looking at the commonalities across the globe and over time, Scott makes some similarities among them embarrassingly apparent. In doing so, he suggests that the failures which have been historically noted as disastrous examples of poor decision making are anything but exceptional.

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Naomi Klein to police: 'Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!'

After the widely condemned police brutality during the G20 Summit in Toronto, crowds gathered for a protest in front of Police Headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28, 2010. Naomi Klein spoke to them there.
Crowds gathered to protest G20 police behaviour in front of police headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28.

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| September 26, 2014

Hundreds of thousands rally at the People's Climate March

Photo: Tracey Mitchell
We are ready to boldly demand action from government and industry and to do what it takes to stop them in their tracks if they don't act.

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| September 22, 2014

Naomi Klein speaking at the Peoples' Social Forum

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The Peoples' Social Forum was held last week in Ottawa. rabble.ca was there, recording. The rabble podcast network's flagship program rabble radio assembled selections each day, for special episodes.

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Watch Live from the Peoples' Social Forum

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The Peoples' Social Forum starts today, and rabble.ca is there. Watch live as speakers from across Canada share their ideas, strategies, tactics and successes in progressive social change.

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Watch the book trailer for 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate'

The new book by Naomi Klein. In stores September 16 and available for pre-order. For more information, tour dates, or to buy the book: http://thischangeseverything.org/

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon -- it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.

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