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Conservatives kill measure to cut money for violent militias in Africa | Sep 30 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | NDP MP Paul Dewar's private member's bill would have forced Canadian companies to exercise 'due diligence' when dealing with 'conflict minerals' that end up in our cell phones and on store shelves.
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Death and despair in Canada's migrant dungeons | Sep 29 2014 | Harsha Walia | The coroner's inquest into Lucia Vega Jimenez's death that begins today may expose some horrifying details about migrant detention, but it will not restore Lucia's humanity and her right to be free.
Paul Manly: El Salvador's struggle for democratic authority | Sep 29 2014 | Paul Manly | Paul Manly discusses his recent trip to El Salvador, on behalf of Council of Canadians, and that nation's struggles with Canadian mining companies, environmental degradation and remaining independent.
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Revoking citizenship is not the answer for disillusioned youth | Sep 26 2014 | Rick Salutin | Mo3, as friends knew him -- Mohamud Mohamed Mohamud -- from Hamilton and long before that Somalia, died this week in Syria, possibly fighting for ISIS. He was 20.
Illustrating the hidden architecture of migrant detention | Sep 25 2014 | Daniel Tseghay | Tings Chak illustrates moments of resistance and struggle within migrant detention centres in Canada. Based on discussions with detainees, these drawings and text reveal these spaces of incarceration.
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Rising Tide - Vancouver stands in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City | Sep 25 2014 | Coast Salish Territories, Rising Tide - Vancouver | Rising Tide - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories has released a statement in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City in Vancouver.
Episode 158: Not wanted by our government -- undocumented migrants in Canada | Sep 25 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Episode 158 of rabble radio is about the lives that undocumented migrants face and also about people trying to help them make sense of it all and live their lives.
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ISIS: Their barbarism… and ours | Sep 24 2014 | Matthew Behrens | The barbarism that is ISIS has its roots in the barbarism that was Canadian and "coalition" war policy in the obliteration of Iraq in the 1991 "Gulf" war and subsequent sanctions.
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Human trafficking research reveals Canada's role in violence against Aboriginal women | Sep 24 2014 | Julie Kaye, Sarah Hunt | Public Safety Canada's report on human trafficking in Aboriginal communities asks "How are Aboriginal families trafficking their children?" instead of "Has the government participated in trafficking?"
The policing of protest: From bad to worse | Sep 24 2014 | Scott Neigh | Organizer and scholar Lesley Wood talks about her new book examining the disturbing shifts in how police in Canada and the U.S. respond to protest.
Canada's failed responsibility to Deepan Budlakoti | Sep 24 2014 | Stacy Douglas | The Federal Court has released its decision in the case of Deepan Budlakoti and refused to declare him a citizen. Isn't this decision in conflict with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
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Right-wing think-tanks escape Harper government scrutiny. Why? | Sep 23 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Ottawa is spending $13.4 million so its tax auditors can descend, locust-like, on charitable groups not in lockstep with the Harper government's worldview.

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