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What does #BlackLivesMatter mean for climate change? Everything. | Dec 19 2014 | Naomi Klein | The reality of an economic order built on white supremacy is the whispered subtext of our entire response to the climate crisis, and it badly needs to be dragged into the light.
The time has come to start policing Canada's police | Dec 19 2014 | Michael Laxer | Many police officers and departments across the country act as if they are above the law and answer to no one. When is anyone with any political power or authority going to do something about it?
Police dogs leading cause of injury by police in B.C. | Dec 19 2014 | Redeye Collective | Last month new provincial regulations were established to help reduce the incidents and severity of police dog bites. Pivot Legal has been gathering statistics on police dog injuries for some time.
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Harper government continues to ignore dangers in Mexico | Dec 19 2014 | Francella Fiallos | On Dec. 18, International Migrants Day, No One Is Illegal demanded the Canadian government remove Mexico from the Designated Countries of Origin refugee list due to the growing concerns of crime.
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Playing Secret Santa this year? Why not try Crypto Santa? | Dec 18 2014 | Bob Chandler | Here's a fun way to learn about how Internet anonymity tools like the Tor Project work!
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TISA leak reveals U.S. demands would impact net neutrality, data protection | Dec 18 2014 | Scott Harris | A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
Taking the fight for housing rights to court | Dec 18 2014 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
International Migrants Day: Canada's exclusionary immigration practices have got to go! | Dec 18 2014 | Amy Cohen, Elise Hjalmarson | Today is International Migrants Day. We need to reflect on Canada's current exclusionary immigration policy and demand changes.
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The U.S. Senate report and Canadian complicity in torture | Dec 18 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The Harper government has noted that Canada doesn't torture people -- but ducks the question about whether Canadian authorities have used information obtained by others through torture.
Building solidarity between migrant and Canadian workers | Dec 17 2014 | Scott Neigh | Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue talk about a grassroots effort to build relationships and solidarity between temporary foreign workers and Canadian workers.
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Do Black Lives Matter in Canada? | Dec 17 2014 | Harsha Walia | As events in Ferguson and beyond unfold, many Canadians have been quick to distance ourselves from the systemic racism that plagues the U.S. -- but in doing so, overlook anti-Black racism in Canada.
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Last three members of Cuban Five released | Dec 17 2014 | Francella Fiallos | Three members of the so-called Cuban Five have been released by the United States. Their release signals a new change in direction for diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

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