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Economy | Feminism | World | Unlearning Patriarchy | Nov 28 2015 | Frieda Werden of WINGS | Scholar says patriarchy is a recent overlay on human society
Image: EFF Photos/flickr
Anti-Racism | Economy | World | Trade deals and the neoliberal underpinnings of xenophobia | Nov 27 2015 | Rick Salutin | There's a new element in the toxic formula of global xenophobia: anxiety among economically precarious people over globalization and trade deals.
Photo: AHummons Photography/flickr
Anti-Racism | Political Action | US Politics | The murder of Laquan McDonald: Outrage over yet another police killing | Nov 27 2015 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | This week, on the day dashboard video was released to the public by court order, Officer Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder -- 400 days after he killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Arts & Culture | Education | Without meditating on capitalism, 'Yoga-gate' will tie you in knots | Nov 27 2015 | Krisna Saravanamuttu | Without a doubt, the yoga practised in the western mainstream is shallow. At the same time, the defence of a pure yoga ignores regional difference and nuance.
Stop the Trojan treaty – Brussels 04/02/15 Friends of the Earth Europe/Lode Said
Economy | Environment | Trade deals could lock in fossil fuel exports to Europe | Nov 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Natural Resources Defense Council has projected that Europe could be receiving 700,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen a day by 2020, thanks to trade deals like CETA and TTIP.
Image: Flickr/Jason Hargrove
Economy | Short-term gain for long-term pain: Ontario's 2015 fall economic statement | Nov 27 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen, Sheila Block | It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
Economy | Five signs the B.C. economy is weak -- and what this means for 2016 | Nov 27 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | Yesterday, the B.C. provincial government released its 2015/16 Second Quarterly Report. The news is not very good.
Education | Environment | The push for divestment in Canadian universities | Nov 27 2015 | Jen Halsall | Canada can't justify its reliance on the tar sands forever -- are our post-secondary institutions ready to make the shift?
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
Environment | Climate change calls for bold new B.C. Climate Leadership Plan | Nov 27 2015 | Stephen Hui | Here in British Columbia, will the government do its part to keep the global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius?
Photo: flickr/ World Resources Institute
Environment | The biggest man-made environmental disaster preceding the Paris climate conference | Nov 27 2015 | Thuy Anh Phan | During the Paris climate talks, there will undoubtedly be a lot of rhetoric about coming together and unifying for the earth. Can we start by addressing the man-made forest fires in Indonesia?
Photo: Ron Mader/flickr
Environment | Political Action | What happens after COP21 is what matters most | Nov 27 2015 | Ole Hendrickson | Adaptation to climate change is squarely on the global policy agenda. How nations pledge to fight climate change at the Paris climate summit will determine the world's fate.
Feminism | Labour | Closing the gender pay gap is long over due | Nov 27 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | April 20, 2015 was Ontario's Equal Pay Day. This illustrates how far into the current year women must work in order to earn the same amount men earned the previous calendar year.
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Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Algonquin chiefs pass resolution to protect sacred land at Chaudière Falls | Nov 27 2015 | Greg Macdougall | On November 19, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador passed a resolution brought forward by Algonquin chiefs to protect the sacred Akikodjiwan falls site on the Ottawa River.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Yerevan
Politics in Canada | World | Canada needs a radical change to its Syria strategy now | Nov 27 2015 | Shenaz Kermalli | A solution to ending the war in Syria appears nowhere in sight. In part because world powers can't seem to get past the question of whom the biggest obstacle to peace in the region is right now.
Anti-Racism | Elections | Politics in Canada | Unfinished election business: Challenging racism and bigotry | Nov 26 2015 | John Cartwright | The election is over, but we as Canadians will have to work together to challenge the lingering bigotry.