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Labour | World | The fight for civil rights by Polynesians in New Zealand | Apr 22 2016 | Jiselle Hanna | Updates on labour struggles from the region and an interview with Will Ilolahia on racism and Polynesian people in New Zealand.
Image: Flickr/Brandon McKay
Politics in Canada | Dion's dubious defence of Saudi arms deal raises more questions than it answers | Apr 22 2016 | Shenaz Kermalli | Stéphane Dion's comments on the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia help explain why the government refuses to cancel it. What it doesn't account for is how they lied about it.
Photo: CPAC screenshot
Politics in Canada | Duffy verdict does not cure what is wrong with the Senate | Apr 22 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Justice Vaillancourt found the Harper government guilty of disrespecting democracy in the Duffy affair. But the Senate, today, remains a flawed and undemocratic institution.
World | Scott Vrooman asks Canadians: Are jobs worth killing for? | Apr 22 2016 | Scott Vrooman | What's the trade-off between selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and jobs for Canadians?
Photo: House Divided Project/flickr
Anti-Racism | Political Action | US Politics | Harriet Tubman's fight for justice should be the currency of democracy | Apr 21 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that the revised $20 bill will feature the portrait of the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. What better tribute to her lifetime of struggle?
Ron Chapman on Cuba, The Poet of Havana and The Magic of Music
Arts & Culture | World | Ron Chapman on Cuba, 'The Poet of Havana' and the magic of music | Apr 21 2016 | Face2Face | Ron and I talk about his beautiful new film "The Poet of Havana," the magic of music, the generosity of poets like Carlos Varela and why piracy at one time was seen as a blessing in Cuba.
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Technology | Who will win the digital revolution? | Apr 21 2016 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Robert McChesney and John Nichols based on their book "People Get Ready - The Fight Against the Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy."
Rapper Nathan Baya and former PMAA instructor Omar Sanchez on the music video se
Arts & Culture | Labour | Workers who fought for unionization, fired by community organization | Apr 21 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Last Thursday the SRRA staff voted to decertify the union in its workplace, which previously included the now-shuttered PMAA, a creative space for local youth.
Arts & Culture | Environment | Political Action | The state vs. activists: How progressive movements are repressed for corporate profit | Apr 21 2016 | John Sorenson | What is ecoterrorism? According to John Sorenson it is the creation of the animal industrial complex in order to attack the animal rights movement and discredit its work.
Economy | Trans Pacific Partnership undermines Canadian cultural policy | Apr 21 2016 | Redeye Collective | A new study on the TPP questions why Canada allowed countries like Japan and the United States to significantly weaken protection for Canadian culture.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Economy | Environment | World | On Earth Day, look -- then Leap | Apr 21 2016 | John Dilllon | How might Canadians celebrate Earth Day? My suggestion is that we all carefully read the Leap Manifesto: A Call for Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another.
Marlin Schmidt
Education | Politics in Canada | Alberta Advanced Education Ministry now maintaining close watch on Athabasca U | Apr 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | It might well be fair to speculate that the Alberta government has put Athabasca University into a form of "soft receivership."
Teachers protesting Bill 115 in downtown Toronto in 2012
Education | Labour | Union court victory will be hollow if not used to mobilize teachers | Apr 21 2016 | Nora Loreto | Ontario's teacher unions are rightly celebrating the squashing of Bill 115. But defending collective bargaining cannot just happen in the courts.
Photo by Lois L. Ross
Environment | Food & Health | At the farm gate: Bridging the urban-rural divide | Apr 21 2016 | Lois Ross | Today we launch a new column about agriculture and our relationships to food. It will look at food production issues that affect urban and rural dwellers alike.
Image: Flickr/michael_swan
Environment | Politics in Canada | Until Nova Scotia looks seriously to renewable energy, it will remain a dying province | Apr 21 2016 | James Hutt | Few young people want to leave Nova Scotia, but they often have little choice. If politicians continue to cater to foreign fossil fuel companies and to cut social services, nothing will change.