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Jay talks about his new approach to giving and Givesome.
Jay Whitelaw on his new app, philanthropy and social change | Jun 24 2016 | Face2Face | Jay talks about his new approach to giving. We touch on philanthropy, why he's passionate about the giver and how a meeting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas changed his life.
The most powerful case for the U.S. war resisters | Jun 23 2016 | Alex Kerner | 'Let Them Stay' is a powerful account of the war resisters and their campaign as well as an important political tool as our current government considers whether to allow former soldiers to stay.
Photo: Fuzzy Mannerz/flickr
Media studies present charts of doom for news industry | Jun 22 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a week of media data porn, with the release of studies on media and media consumer behaviour. Unfortunately for the news business, the news is not good.
Marcie Hume on her new film Magicians and The Power of Film for Social Change
Marcie Hume on 'Magicians' and the power of film for social change | Jun 20 2016 | Face2Face | Marcie and I talk about empathy and others, magic, a shift in perspective, the power of film for social change and a "real sense of belonging."
Muhammad Ali leaves behind response to Islamaphobia in his funeral | Jun 17 2016 | Rick Salutin | One great thing about Muhammad Ali's funeral a week ago is that it responded to the hateful Trumpian garbage that got spewed after the Orlando slaughter and did so pre-emptively.
The Orlando massacre and The Witness: What's new in the news | Jun 17 2016 | Emily Blake | rabble's bloggers try to make sense of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
'The Witness' documents colourful life of Kitty Genovese, perennial icon for bystander apathy | Jun 16 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | This documentary is a sibling love story about a brother unravelling the mysteries surrounding her death, while celebrating her colourful life.
Women lead the fight against corporate agriculture around the world | Jun 16 2016 | Mark Karlin | Around the world, women are pushing back against GMOs and corporate agriculture and building a food system that promotes health and justice for all.
Photo: Jen R/flickr
The eyedropper and the leaky faucet: Rethinking the subscription model | Jun 15 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Consumers are reaching peak subscription fatigue. We are much happier to give away money from an eyedropper than from a dripping tap we're afraid will never stop leaking.
105 Keefer crucial in fight against development in Vancouver's Chinatown | Jun 15 2016 | Redeye Collective | 105 Keefer Street is in the heart of Chinatown, an area facing the same intense development pressures as Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Plans for a 13-storey tower don't sit well with local residents.
Michael Coren on his recent epiphany and new book, dogmatic beliefs and the religious right | Jun 12 2016 | Face2Face | Michael talks about his new book Epiphany, dogmatism, the religious right, why he's still so optimistic and his desire for change.
Anonymous person jokes about casting Gillian Anderson as James Bond, media dudes freak out | Jun 9 2016 | Michael Laxer | There is little more reactionary than believing that the stories that were used to justify a social order based on sexism, racism, colonialism and violence were true.

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Le Devoir photographer Jacques Nadeau's body of work stolen from home Unionist said... It's a very sad tale, but as I was reading it this morning, I was compelled to wonder why, if he...
Anthropology, pure and applied Doug Woodard said... There are two really excellent essays on the development of the human species and several related...
Michael Sam new Alouettes player mark_alfred said... Quote: The Montreal...
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...


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