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Sang with author Susan Swan. Photo: Justin Lauzon
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | Sang Kim's literEATure nights imbued with kimchee memories | Jan 28 2015 | June Chua | Writer and restauranteur Sang Kim brings together food, literature and community at the Windup Bird Cafe's literEATure events, where sets of courses are inspired by notable books.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Technology | This International Data Privacy Day, protect what you hold dear | Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Saczkowski | On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.
Photo: Amine Ghrabi/flickr
Economy | Political Action | The World Social Forum: Building alternatives to globalization | Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Ponniah | The World Social Forum represents the development of a new left and a new global civilization, grounded by a desire for participatory, radical democracy.
Photo: GmanViz/flickr
Education | Feminism | Should Dal's whistleblowing dental student be suspended or thanked? | Jan 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | We have a complicated relationship with those who blow whistles on bad behaviour: think Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning… and, now, Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet.
Elections | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Can we have productive political discussions this federal election? | Jan 28 2015 | Doug Howat | It's an election year! A time when we productively share opinions and ideas, and debate policy. Not! But can we actually have meaningful conversation this election?
Media Matters | Radical Desi: A monthly grassroots magazine out of Vancouver | Jan 28 2015 | Scott Neigh | Gurpreet Singh talks about the first year of publishing Radical Desi, a monthly magazine that covers alternative politics.
Politics in Canada | Will sado-politics win another term for Harper? | Jan 28 2015 | J. Baglow | The Harper government is introducing life without parole. New "anti-terrorism" legislation will follow. Inflicting punishment is an election ploy, appealing to base instincts--pun intended.
Photo: Asteris Masouras/flickr
Economy | Elections | World | Greece says to Europe: Drop austerity | Jan 27 2015 | Duncan Cameron | The victory in the Greek elections of the anti-capitalist Syriza led by Alexis Tsipras is being celebrated by Europeans rejecting policies that have produced unemployment across the Eurozone.
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Economy | World | CETA could unravel with decisive Syriza win in Greece | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | While Syriza has been in the news because of its vow to cancel brutal austerity measures, it has also stated that if elected it would not ratify the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement.
Photo: flickr/jasonwoodhead23
Economy | Environment | Should Canada stockpile oil while prices are low? | Jan 27 2015 | Gordon Laxer | With oil prices so low, is now the time to stockpile our emergency oil reserves? And if we do, can we phase out to a low carbon future?
Photo: Martin Fisch/flickr
Economy | Indigenous Rights | What if First Nations (and their poverty) were counted? | Jan 27 2015 | David Macdonald | How can we have an accurate picture of what's happening in Canada when we're actively and deliberately excluding some of the poorest parts of our country from our basic statistics?
Photo: iwona_kellie/flickr
Economy | Environment | Canada is trading away its environmental rights | Jan 27 2015 | David Suzuki | Canada's environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them.
Photo: flickr/Jeremy Schultz
Economy | Politics in Canada | Harper imagines a surplus; Mulcair talks to business about job creation | Jan 27 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) says the drop in oil prices will mean the government will run a small deficit this year. Harper pretends the PBO says otherwise. The NDP has other ideas.
The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockade was set up on Saturday.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockades hydro line that could power Energy East pipeline | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation set up a blockade this weekend to stop Manitoba Hydro from clear-cutting a path 65 metres wide for 250 kilometres through their traditional territory.
Feminism | UVic anti-choice club defeated in B.C. Supreme Court ruling | Jan 27 2015 | Jessica Prupas | Youth Protecting Youth will no longer be able to carry out its abusive events on campus.