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The role of sanctuary as opposition to political power | Oct 31 2014 | Rick Salutin | What is this -- the Middle Ages? A Toronto church has given sanctuary to a Hungarian Roma family who came here as refugees. How did it come to this?
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2014 U.S. midterm elections marked by widespread voter disenfranchisement | Oct 30 2014 | Amy Goodman | Purging of voter rolls is just one way that Republicans are working to limit the vote. Key court decisions have all but guaranteed that many U.S. voters will be denied access to their right to vote.
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Child welfare funding on reserve now in hands of Human Rights Tribunal | Oct 30 2014 | Jocelyn Formsma | The First Nations child welfare case is the most important Indigenous children's rights case. Why? Here's three reasons.
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Toronto election results reveal a polarized city | Oct 30 2014 | Dr. Kara Santokie | The Ford era is over for Toronto (for now). But as bleary-eyed Torontonians return to reality, what are they really waking up to?
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Harper tries to intimidate us into perpetual war | Oct 30 2014 | Linda McQuaig | Stephen Harper insisted last week that we will not be intimidated by terrorism. He then did everything he could to ensure we will be intimidated by terrorism.
Do police and spies need more power? | Oct 29 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
Photo: in conversation with Glenn Greenwald | Oct 29 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Glenn Greenwald spoke Saturday at an event in Ottawa. Before his lecture he was interviewed by's Amira Elghawaby. Here's their conversation.
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Surveillance of social movement groups increases under Harper government | Oct 29 2014 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is concerned by the increasing pattern of surveillance under the Harper government of social movement groups, including our own organization.
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Talking about the Jian Ghomeshi allegations? Six ways to discuss sexual assault with survivors in mind | Oct 29 2014 | Jodie Layne | Talking about Jian Ghomeshi? Here are some ways to talk about sexual assault allegations and be sensitive to the fact that many people are survivors of sexual assault.
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Ottawa shooting: Putting security before liberty | Oct 28 2014 | Duncan Cameron | The never-ending war on terror launched by an American president has inspired the Conservatives and their supporters. That way lies fear as the source of public policy decisions.
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No safe haven: Canada's 'managed migration' | Oct 28 2014 | Harsha Walia | Canada is often cast as a liberal counterpoint to aggressive U.S. immigration enforcement tactics. But, the U.S. has actually pointed to Canada as the model to implement for U.S. migration policy.
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Journalism and the Ottawa shooting: We need to remain calm and Canadian | Oct 28 2014 | Stephen Kimber | In the wake of the events in Ottawa, we can't give in to the everything-is-changed-forever-and-we-must-change-everything-forever hysteria. We need to remain calm and Canadian.

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Mulcair and Trudeau on Ottawa shootings and Conservative Terrorism Legislation Unionist said... That same discussion is under way here:
Ottawa shooting plays into Harper's National Security Agenda Slumberjack said... Quote:We cannot be silent. These days you never know what categories of dissent are being...
B.C. Law Society votes against Trinity Western kropotkin1951 said... I attended the satellite meeting in Nanaimo to register my vote. Quote: On June 10, 2014, the...
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Edward Snowden granted one-year asylum in Russia ikosmos said... The pathetic whining by the Yanqui Empire is touching. They had to explicitly state that they would...
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