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Political Action | US Politics | Detroit canary in the coalmine when it comes to water rights | Oct 20 2014 | Maude Barlow | On October 20, Catarina de Albuquerque, the special rapporteur on the human right to drinking water and sanitation and Leilani Farha, the special rapporteur on housing, visit Detroit.
Olivia Chow mayoral candidate
Politics in Canada | When the universe does not unfold as it should | Oct 20 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Federally and municipally, politicians -- especially Olivia Chow -- are facing rough rides on what look like smooth terrain.
Politics in Canada | House of Cards, Ontario edition | Oct 20 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Local politics in Ontario are starting to take their cues from President Frank Underwood. It doesn't look good.
Politics in Canada | World | From Israel to ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' foreign policy | Oct 20 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Harper's political calculations about Canada's role in Iraq have little to do with foreign policy: Harper's goal is to stay in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state.
Arts & Culture | Life as a copywriter | Oct 19 2014 | Catherine Brunelle, Kevin T Johns, Write Along Radio | We talk all things copy writing, including the ethics of marketing, and the difficulties of balancing business and creative writing, with Faith Watson of Pen to Zen.
Northern Native Broadcast Access Program
Education | Indigenous Rights | Media Matters | Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People | Oct 19 2014 | George Lessard | "...a comprehensive survey of communications in the circumpolar region, focusing on the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic but also looking at the circumpolar North..."
Education | Student financial aid overly complex, not equal | Oct 19 2014 | Redeye Collective | Jordan Maclaren looked into the intricacies of student aid from province to province across Canada. She found huge variability in grants, parental contributions and debt reduction strategies.
Rachel Notley
Politics in Canada | New Democrats yesterday were ready for Rachel -- can Albertans reach the same conclusion? | Oct 19 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The planets may be in alignment for Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley not just to breathe new life into her party but, as she put it in her victory speech yesterday, to make history.
Rachel Notley
Politics in Canada | As soon as Alberta NDP picks a new leader today, the party's focus should turn to Edmonton by-election | Oct 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | There are signs the progressive vote in the Oct. 27 Edmonton-Whitemud by-election -- and maybe a little more than that -- is coalescing around the NDP’s candidate, Dr. Bob Turner.
Photo: flickr/Kyle Van Horn
Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday roundup: ALL CAPS edition | Oct 17 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | IT'S FRIDAY! Here's some good news just for you all wrapped up in an exciting package.
Arts & Culture | Defining Progress: Street Artist Gilf! on gentrification, art, activism and the iconic 5 Pointz Mecca | Oct 17 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | For this episode, New York-based street artist Gilf! discusses America’s wars of occupation, gentrification, art, politics, activism and smashing kitchens.
Photo: flickr/Cannabis Culture
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | Citizen Marc: Narcissistic megalomaniac or selfless activist? | Oct 17 2014 | Shama Rangwala | 'Citizen Marc' the new documentary about marijuana activist Marc Emery is an engaging and thoughtful film that ultimately asks "What do we want our country to be and what will we do make that happen?"
Photo: flickr/Roland Tanglao
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | The Rogers takeover of hockey (your hubris is showing!) | Oct 17 2014 | Rick Salutin | Rogers stomped into CBC HQ in Toronto and never looked backed. Its takeover of hockey has been breathtaking, in that they are trying to turn hockey into Rogers.
Photo: flickr/A Yee
Civil Liberties Watch | Feminism | Politics in Canada | Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers | Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?
Civil Liberties Watch | Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 2 | Oct 17 2014 | John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.