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Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings? | Oct 23 2014 | Geoff Martin | The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?
Annie Lennox says the word 'twerking,' makes most controversial statement of 2014 | Oct 23 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Annie Lennox says twerking isn't feminism, calls Beyoncé "feminism lite;" Internet implodes.
Safia Elhillo: Finding 'home' around the world | Oct 21 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | The transnational spoken word artist discusses migration, Egypt and the Arab Spring, language borrowing, the myth of the tortured artist and the Wu-Tang Clan.
'Chow to Ford': Amai Kuda n' Y Josephine release music video in support of Olivia Chow | Oct 21 2014 | rabble staff | Toronto musicians Amai Kuda and Y Josephine just released a music video in support of Olivia Chow.
Express yourself, don't repress yourself | Oct 21 2014 | Meghan Sali | Our Digital Future survey-takers chose "prioritizing free expression" as the most important factor for new rules around sharing and collaborating online.
Photo: RicLaf/flickr
The Halifax Mooseheads should have known better | Oct 21 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Now that the story about the misconduct of a hockey player is out, the Halifax Mooseheads are belatedly dealing openly with the professional and personal fallout. But it shouldn't have come to that.
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.
Photo: flickr/Kyle Van Horn
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.
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
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
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.
Why is racism in Canadian nightclubs so prevalent? | Oct 16 2014 | Ayesha Asghar | Ayesha experienced overt racism at a club in downtown Peterborough. And this wasn't the first time. Why does this keep happening and what can we do?

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