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Struggling for citizen control of Community TV in Montreal | Apr 23 2014 | Catherine Edwards | The modern cable industry is not community-TV friendly, so a not-for-profit is proposing to take over community TV from Videotron.
Evan Greer and Anne Feeney bring radical tunes to B.C. | Apr 22 2014 | Tania Ehret | Evan Greer and Anne Feeney travel through Cascadia to sing energetic songs of protest. Come out to the Heartwood Community Cafe this Saturday afternoon, April 26, for their matinee show!
Making animal rights go viral | Apr 20 2014 | Gabriel Nicolau | How one Toronto artist got his song against the commercial fur industry to go viral.
Afghan Women's Writing Project and DeAnne Smith | Apr 20 2014 | The F Word | Ariana Barer airs a piece from the Afghan Women's Writing Project and an interview by the F Word's Helen Polychronakos with comedian DeAnne Smith.
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'Honor Diaries': Breaking silence on violence or reinforcing stereotypes? | Apr 17 2014 | Alia Hogben, Azeezah Kanji, Khadijah Kanji, Naila Butt, Salha Jeizan, Shahina Siddiqui | The film 'Honor Diaries' purports to be the first film to break the silence on honour violence. However, is the film really just counterproductive in discussing violence against women?
Capitalism beware: Rethinking imagination to regain our collective purpose | Apr 17 2014 | Max Haiven | This excerpt from 'Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power' suggests the decline in the public sphere is not because capitalism is in crisis, but because capitalism is the crisis.
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Spring, and the Artist Emerges | Apr 17 2014 | Holly Adams | Lessons on creativity from a frozen woodpile and the smell of spring.
Photo credit: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
A set of sizzling films at 2014 Hot Docs | Apr 16 2014 | June Chua | More than 190 documentaries from 43 countries will be featured in this year's Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival. Here are arts columnist June Chua's picks for docs to watch.
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CBC: Life support or the killing floor? | Apr 14 2014 | Talin Vartanian | When you've been working for the CBC for over 30 years, you've seen a lot of cuts. One producer shares her thoughts on what can be done to keep Canada's public broadcaster running and relevant.
What Mad Men can tell us about a bygone era of advertising | Apr 11 2014 | Rick Salutin | Mad Men starts its final season on Sunday. It's ironic that it happens at a time of serious decline for advertising itself, which for over a century was the linchpin of the capitalist system.
A Tribe Called Red releases new 'Sisters' music video | Apr 10 2014 | rabble staff | Award-winning group A Tribe Called Red has released their first music video 'Sisters' from the album 'Nation II Nation.'
'Gender Failure' defies gender rules, roles and assumptions | Apr 10 2014 | Mercedes Allen | A collection of autobiographical vignettes, sketches and essays capture the moments of Ivan E. Coyote's and Rae Spoon's navigation through ill-fitting gender rules, roles and assumptions.

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