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Art and life: Papineau's ex-Conservative MP candidate on why he fooled the Tories | May 27 2015 | Megan Devlin | Chris Lloyd's Dear PM project comments on communication barriers between citizens and politicians.
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The inevitable autonomous auto | May 27 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Humans are dreadful drivers. That's why companies like Google, Ford and Uber want cars to drive themselves. So, are autonomous autos inevitable?
Writing Podcast
The hidden lives of book reviewers | May 27 2015 | Catherine Brunelle, Kevin Johns, Ottawa International Writers Festival, Write Along Radio | In this episode, we enter the behind-the-scenes world of Foment Literary Magazine to meet their team of book reviewers. Listen in for their side of the writing experience.
Photo: Crowd gathered outside old City Hall, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
Museum of History removes its Winnipeg General Strike exhibit | May 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians activists gathered in Winnipeg this weekend are dismayed to hear that the Canadian Museum of History has removed its exhibit on the Winnipeg General Strike.
Systemic racism: Is that a thing? | May 21 2015 | Redeye Collective | The racial justice organization Race Forward and hip-hop DJ Jay Smooth teamed up to create a series of short monologues on systemic racism. The videos they produced have gone viral.
Adrienne Rich remembered | May 21 2015 | Frieda Werden | "When a woman tells the truth, she is creating the possibility for more truth around her." A documentary portrays Adrienne Rich's history, activism and poetry.
Film: Line in the Sand | May 21 2015 | Redeye Collective | A new movie documents the realities on the ground for people who live along the Northern Gateway pipeline route in Northern Alberta and B.C. Jim Mainguy speaks with filmmaker Tomas Borsa.
Cabalcor: The rise and fall of a mythical tar sands boom town | May 21 2015 | Nathaniel G. Moore | Can spoken word change the world? Sun Belt are hoping so as their new genre-defying book 'Cabalcor' takes a deep look at the ramifications of the tar sands.
Opposing militarism outside Canada's largest arms fair | May 20 2015 | Scott Neigh | Ria Heynen, Jo Wood and Matthew Behrens talk about organizing against CANSEC, Canada's largest weapons fair.
Editors: Why we need them | May 19 2015 | Catherine Brunelle, Kevin Johns | The reality is, it's not cheap at all to hire a professional quality editor. In today's episode, we brainstorm how to afford that essential work. Also, we talk writing prizes.
Jigme Thinley - Gross National Happiness, Selfishness and Social Change
Jigme Thinley on Gross National Happiness, selfishness and social change | May 19 2015 | Face2Face | Jigme Thinley on "enlightened selfishness," creating living conditions that matter, how to control our greed and about universal aspirations and the ultimate good.
Elsipogtog vs. Big Oil: Recounting the Mi'kmaq Warrior Society resistance | May 14 2015 | Miles Howe | In spring 2013, after years of actions against the threat of fracking in New Brunswick, the Elsipogtog First Nation became the focus of resistance. Read Miles Howe's account of this action.

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Serial was great, but was it worth it? NorthReport said... Serial was great, but was it worth it?  When you’re dusting off a real crime, with real people...
'Canada's Harper's,' The Walrus Magazine, hires whitest, rightest editor-in-chief they can find Unionist said... I unsubscribed to The Walrus many years ago. Too elitist, rightist, and boring. I love Maisonneuve...
Hilarious Russian parody of Kiesza's "Hideaway" ikosmos said... YouTube link in
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#Cascadia Now? An Independence Movement. ikosmos said... The independent state of Crimea lasted for 2 days or so. They really had to join something. Carving...
babble book club: 'Salt: A World History' Kaitlin McNabb said... My library copy came in last week (this advanced reading schedule is working out well) and I'm...
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Toronto
Wed, May 27, 2015
Art and activism
Toronto
Wed, May 27, 2015
Final Night of 2015 Kama Reading Series
Toronto
Fri, May 29, 2015
20th annual More Than Just a Yardage sale
Surrey
Sat, May 30, 2015
The Big Whalley Art Jam

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