Civil Liberties


How do you think the parties are doing when it comes to our digital future? | Aug 27 2015 | David Christopher | OpenMedia wants to hear from Canadians -- how would you rate the political parties on delivering privacy, affordable access, and free expression?
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One year after the ceasefire and the Gaza War is still not over | Aug 26 2015 | John Soos | On the first anniversary of the supposed ceasefire in the Gaza War, it is time for us to insist Canada uphold its obligations under international law and demand an end to war crimes in Palestine.
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Protesters threatened after mobilizing against anti-woman blogger Roosh V | Aug 25 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | On August 15, demonstrators gathered in Toronto to protest the arrival of a self-professed "pick-up artist" who has claimed rape should be legal on private property.
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Controversy swirls over Amnesty International's statement on buying and selling of sex | Aug 18 2015 | Megan Devlin | Sex worker advocates are thrilled, but critics claim the resolution condones those who buy women for sex.
Join our call for a national housing strategy | Aug 16 2015 | Cathy Crowe | Two street nurses write an appeal to the nation to help them put housing on the agenda in this federal election.
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Harper's recycled anti-terror rhetoric is getting tired | Aug 14 2015 | Monia Mazigh | Stephen Harper's national security advisers are not doing a very good job. They seem to be whispering about new anti-terror measures -- but these are really nothing more than re-packaged old actions.
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Hey CSIS. If you're listening, we're going to hold you to account for spying. | Aug 13 2015 | Kai Nagata | Kai Nagata has a secret. He talks to lamps. Now that CSIS has been caught spying on environmentalists, his joke isn't so funny.
Photo by George Talusan
Black Lives Matter in Canada too: Inside the movement | Aug 13 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | Why are Black Lives Matter movements occuring in Toronto and who is leading this movement in Canada? Find this out and more about the future of the movement here.
The dark side of human rights | Aug 13 2015 | Azeezah Kanji | Critical scholarship on human rights raises serious questions about the ability of human rights to achieve or promote justice. Authors Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon explore these questions.
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Amnesty International votes to adopt policy to decriminalize sex work | Aug 12 2015 | Amnesty International | Amnesty International voted to adopt a policy that will decriminalize consensual sex work and ensure sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.
Five ways this election could shape our digital future for a generation | Aug 12 2015 | David Christopher | Canada's 2015 federal election is shaping up to be a decisive contest, with Canadians' fundamental freedoms on the line.
UN report card slams Canada's record on human rights | Aug 12 2015 | Redeye Collective | A recent United Nations report documents the loss of human rights protections in Canada since Harper came to power in 2006. Lara Yeo says the report is a sobering read.

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