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Tony Clement floats lies and trial balloons on Temporary Foreign Worker Program | Sep 22 2014 | Karl Flecker | Tony Clement recently tried to pass the blame on the disastrous Temporary Foreign Worker Program changes to the Liberals, forgetting that the Conservatives were responsible for most of it.
Spread the word about CSEC spying on Canadians | Sep 22 2014 | rabble staff | Today we're supporting Open Media's new viral video to expose just how CSEC could be monitoring Canadians everywhere.
Remembering Rajani, a life of hope and courage spanning borders and generations | Sep 22 2014 | Kevin Shimmin | Rajani Thiranagama was a social justice activist, medical doctor, feminist and scholar. This month will mark the 25th anniversary of Rajani's passing.
Reproductive justice activists call for equal access to Canadian medical services | Sep 21 2014 | John Bonnar | In Toronto, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics held a rally Saturday outside Ryerson University.
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Think-tanks and the right-wing quest to shape public debate | Sep 18 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The CCPA keeps churning out quality research exposing the fallacies of right-wing arguments. What choice is there for a controlling, undemocratic, right-wing government but to call in the auditors?
Commemorating one year since #MigrantStrike | Sep 17 2014 | Dan Kellar, Grand River Media Collective | An interview with Tings from the End Immigration Detention Network to mark one year since the migrant strike actions by detained immigrants in Ontario and Quebec.
Tent city protests lack of action on homelessness | Sep 14 2014 | Redeye Collective | There are more than 200 tents in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The city issued an eviction notice July 21 but camp residents have refused to leave.
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European Commission rejects citizens' initiative on CETA | Sep 12 2014 | Scott Harris | The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
Labour and human rights situation in Cambodia | Sep 12 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region and interviews on the situation for Cambodian labour and human rights activists.
Made Stateless by Canada - The Ongoing Saga of Deepan Budlakoti | Sep 12 2014 | Dan Kellar, Deepan Budlakoti | An Interview with Deepan Budlakoti, an Ottawa-born man whose citizenship was unilaterally revoked by the Harper government, a move that was recently upheld by a federal judge
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A world of fear: Tracking 'terror' in Tunisia | Sep 12 2014 | Monia Mazigh | Post-9/11 in the U.S., certain groups, governments and corporations benefited from maintaining a high level of fear among the population. Today, is the same thing happening in Tunisia?
Thirteen years into the War of Terror | Sep 11 2014 | Harsha Walia | Over the past 13 years, the War on Terror has been one of linguistic and legal contortions that allow the state to fortify itself with increasing policing and surveillance powers.

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