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Canada's Unjust War | Apr 25 2015 | Scott Vrooman | Even if the "War on Terror" is in service of a just cause, that doesn’t make it a just war.
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Recognizing the Armenian genocide: Beyond selective memory | Apr 24 2015 | Sedef Arat-Koc | It is interesting that as the Canadian media and politicians call on the Turkish state to recognize the Armenian genocide, they have been silent on other genocides. Why?
http://www.ohchr.org/SiteCollectionImages/Issues/Adequate_Housing/LeilaniFarha.j
Local government responsibility and the right to adequate housing | Apr 24 2015 | George Lessard | UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha on adequate housing - 16th Meeting, 28th Regular Session HR Council
Bill C-51: Week of Education is over. Now what? Here is how to stay tuned in | Apr 24 2015 | Maya Bhullar | In Toronto, join the May Day Rally and March, May 1, Yonge Dundas Sq, 4PM
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Canada's war against ISIS: Road to destruction, not peace | Apr 23 2015 | Paul Weinberg | Canada is participating in a rapidly expanding conflict in Iraq and Syria against an enemy originally nurtured by a supposed ally -- incidentally starting when George Bush was president. Why?
Baird signs Memorandum of Understanding with Israel opposing BDS movement.
Harper government threat to criminalize criticism of Israel generates strong opposition | Apr 22 2015 | Sid Shniad | In the face of mounting intimidation by the Harper government, IJV wrote a widely endorsed statement identifying the tangible threat to criminalize criticism of Israel in Canada.
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Saskatchewan becomes the first province in Canada to fly the transgender flag | Apr 22 2015 | Cory Collins | Symbolic and real acceptance is growing for trans people -- but a need for human rights protections and other challenges are just as visible in 2015.
What has happened to Canada?: Speaking with Omar Khadr from prison | Apr 20 2015 | Aaf Post | The case of Omar Khadr made Aaf Post ask "What had happened to this country with once high standards on human rights?"
George Lakoff: Framing progressive values and language to win the next election | Apr 20 2015 | Victoria Fenner | George Lakoff is a cognitive linguist who says that to win the next election, progressives need to frame their ideas differently. In this lecture he talks about how.
National Day of Action Against Bill C-51: Vancouver rally | Apr 19 2015 | Daniel Tseghay, Mauricio Rivera | These measures are defended on the basis that these are exceptional times and that we are threatened by exceptional entities.
Bill C-51, security certificates, and their shared racist roots | Apr 18 2015 | Daniel Tseghay | Security certificates are not new, having existed in multiple forms for almost 40 years. In them, we find precursors to Bill C-51.
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Toronto Maple Leafs and the joy of hockey | Apr 17 2015 | Rick Salutin | Pro sport is one token of a utopian future, where people don't just get to play but play as if it's life's main activity: where play and work elide.

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Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 mark_alfred said... I did a search, but couldn't find a forum thread dedicated specifically and solely to Bill C-51 (...
Lawyer gets smeared as 'terrorist' by insane paranoiac testifying to Senate committee jas said... Wanted to tag this with #C-51 but could not find the tag function. in
Stop Secret Police Bill C-51 demo March 14 mark_alfred said... Day of Action on March 14th 2015 against Bill C-51, all across Canada. For information, see https...
Internet privacy mark_alfred said... http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/mulcair-opposes-harpers-police... In the thread, linked...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...
For Raif Badawi, every moment counts - Amir Khadir, NPD and PQ spokespersons, Amnesty 6079_Smith_W said... Terrible story. Thanks for posting.   in
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Free Mauritanian Biram Dah Abeid and other anti-slavery activists. lagatta said... I'm glad to hear about this. I knew about Mauritania, and the revelations about actual slavery in...
Mulcair and Trudeau on Ottawa shootings and Conservative Terrorism Legislation Unionist said... That same discussion is under way here: http://rabble.ca/babble/national-news/ottawa-shooting-...

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