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Economy | Indigenous Rights | Labour | GroundWire | February 25, 2015 & March 3, 2015 | Mar 3 2015 | GroundWire: Community Radio News | Special Homelessness Marathon Edition
Civil Liberties Watch | Leaks reveal scope of government spying on Canadians | Mar 2 2015 | Redeye Collective | Recent revelations show that Canada’s electronic spy agency analyzes up to 15 million downloads per day. The CSE is also tracking visits to government websites and collecting emails to MPs.
Image: anticapitalistes.net
Economy | World | From Allende to Syriza, money beats democracy every time | Mar 2 2015 | Gerry Caplan | With the IMF's treatment of Greece after Syriza's triumph, you can almost hear Henry Kissinger whispering "The issues are much too important for the Greek voters to decide for themselves."
Image: Library of Congress, Mary Post Wolcott
Economy | Food & Health | Poor people can't cook, and other myths, part two | Mar 2 2015 | Jesse Bauman | By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
Photo: BookBotherer/flickr
Education | Indigenous Rights | Teach For Canada: De- or re-colonizing Indigenous communities in Canada? | Mar 2 2015 | Tobey Steeves | The Teach For Canada program can aptly be read as an attempt to translate educational and social inequalities (public needs) into targets of a "benevolent, yet colonizing, pedagogy of care."
Photo: flickr/Charlyn Wee
Education | Labour | Teaching Assistants strike at the University of Toronto | Mar 2 2015 | Ella Bedard | At the last minute, TAs vote to reject a tentative agreement at the University of Toronto.
Photo: flickr/ Natalie Lucier
Environment | Political Action | Newfoundland fracking panel lacks diversity and key areas of expertise | Mar 2 2015 | Leah Fusco | A recent public forum on fracking in Newfoundland drew a full house and a discussion about the investigation of the effects of fracking in N.L. and its links to oil development.
Feminism | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Pam Palmater on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada | Mar 2 2015 | Victoria Fenner | An address in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory, on February 24, 2015
Photo: Lending Memo/flickr
Labour | Bucking the trend: Manitoba defends workers' pensions | Mar 2 2015 | Paul Moist | Manitoba has seen the importance of our various pension plans to a middle-class life, the prospects of which are increasingly under attack in Canada.
Danielle Smith
Politics in Canada | Prentice PCs prepared to use bare knuckles on battered Wildrose remnants | Mar 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | On March 28, former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith will face off against Okotoks town Councillor Carrie Fischer, who sounds familiar but only for coincidental reasons.
Politics in Canada | Response: Repealing and amending are not at all the same thing | Mar 2 2015 | Michael Laxer | In the real world, calling for the repeal of legislation and calling for amendments to legislation are not, in fact, the same thing and it is completely ludicrous and bizarre to claim otherwise.
Arts & Culture | One-woman show tackles story of first Jewish person in Canada | Mar 1 2015 | Redeye Collective | Toronto artist Heather Hermant brings her own-woman show, "ribcage: this wide passage," to Vancouver this week. The performance tells the story of Esther Brandeau who came to colonial Canada in 1738.
Elections | Politics in Canada | Catch 22 Campaign website shutting down | Mar 1 2015 | Gary Shaul | The Catch 22 Campaign was one of several strategic voting initiatives in the 2011 federal election. C22 will not be doing a repeat in 2015.
Elections | Politics in Canada | A Modest Proposal for progressive cooperation in Alberta | Mar 1 2015 | Susan Wright | Sacrificing party loyalty? A small price to pay for humanity, surely.
Politics in Canada | Mulcair is not soft on C-51 | Mar 1 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elsewhere on rabble.ca Michael Laxer has made the argument that the NDP is soft on C-51 because Mulcair says, in office, the NDP would amend it not scrap it. Laxer is wrong.