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Ethical Waters: Healing Walk in the tar sands grows year by year

The 2012 Tar Sands Healing Walk. (Photo: Jesse Cardinal)

In the face of enormous destruction and intimidation, it is crucial to assert what one values, and why. The third annual Tar Sands Healing Walk met this challenge head on with courage and wisdom, as Indigenous communities asserted that it is a human responsibility to protect clean and healthy water, air and land for future generations.

Walking together on August 4 through the 14-km epicenter of the Alberta tar sands, roughly 250 people witnessed the immense industrial devastation and conducted ceremonies for the healing of the land and waters.

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Top of premiers' agenda in Halifax: The future of health care in Canada

Dr. Ryan Meili on the future of medicare in Canada.
With premiers set to focus on health care at their Halifax meetings this week, we bring you an interview with Dr. Ryan Meili on the future of medicare in Canada.

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AIDS activists: Harper's Canada is an 'evidence free zone'

Activists with used crime scene tape to make a point this morning at the Interna
Activists with used crime scene tape to make a point this morning at the International AIDS conference.

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National Day of Action for a 2014 Health Accord

A sign at the December 4, 2010 Rally for Public Healthcare at the Alberta Legislature.(Photo:  dave.cournoyer / flickr)
Today is a National Day of Action against the federal government walking away from the 2014 Health Accord negotiating table and effectively downloading much of the responsibility for health care.

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'Death of evidence' rally on Parliament Hill today

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These are dark times for science and democracy in Canada. There will be a mock funeral procession on Parliament Hill today to protest cuts to scientific programs and the muzzling of scientists.

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A pediatrician speaks out: Refugee health cuts put children's lives at risk

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On June 18, physicians and other health care providers carried out a National Day of Action in over a dozen cities across Canada to oppose the Conservatives' cuts to refugee health care. This article is a modified version of the speech delivered to the Montreal rally by pediatrician Samir Shaheen-Hussain. 

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Taking action against secret trials in Canada

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On Tuesday afternoon, Mohammad Mahjoub and his supporters stood outside the CSIS Toronto region office building to mark 12 years of detention without charge.

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Remembering William Commanda on National Aboriginal Day

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One year ago today, June 21, 2011, was the date of Grandfather William Commanda's last physical visit to Asinabka, Victoria Island.

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Which will the NDP put first: Party or country?

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Anyone who really wants to get the country back from the grim reaper now in charge of Canada -- and who knows our political history -- would look to the NDP as their best hope. They are the only party that is not completely in the pocket of big business and the political elite and that also has a chance of making a difference in Parliament. A lot of people want to believe the NDP can actually make a difference.

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Harper vs. Canada: Five Ways of Looking at the Conservative Regime

The new book by rabble's Parliamentary reporter, Karl Nerenberg, shares insight into the often opaque workings of Harper's Parliament.

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