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Resistance, to the inauguration and beyond | Jan 17 2017 | Fran Luck | March, strike and flood the streets are three plans for resisting the inauguration. On this show, many voices say (and sing) why and how they have resisted and plan to resist.
Image: Art Babych. Used with permission.
Justin Trudeau promised changes to draconian Bill C-51. We're still waiting | Jan 15 2017 | Dennis Gruending | During his 2015 election campaign Trudeau promised to repeal the nastiest aspects of the anti-terror law. Why hasn't he done so yet?
CJFE publishes new resource to help you secure your digital life | Jan 12 2017 | Taryn Blanchard | By educating ourselves and practicing safe behaviours online, we can make sure those who would violate human rights and hoard power do not have an easy time putting all Internet users at risk.
Meryl Streep's extraordinary speech on press freedom is just as urgent for Canadians | Jan 10 2017 | Duncan Pike | Despite the differences between our prime minister and the incoming U.S. president, press freedom in Canada will need to be defended every bit as vigorously in 2017 as in the United States.
Report about US and Russian interference in elections | Jan 9 2017 | Database of instances of U.S. and Russian interference in foreign elections since WWII
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Push for prison reform growing across Canada | Jan 9 2017 | The recent death of Soleiman Faqiri is one of many incidents.
Public interest should be central to regulation of charities' political activities | Jan 5 2017 | Brian Iler, Pro Bono | Charities, as advocates for the public interest, should be at least as unfettered as the voices of private interests when engaging in advocacy that advances their charitable purposes.
Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr
Obama has the power to protect undocumented immigrants from Trump's mass deportations | Jan 5 2017 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise, under Trump, threatens to get immeasurably worse.
Image: Anton Nordenfur/flickr
Why 2017 will be a make-or-break year for Internet freedom | Jan 2 2017 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | 2017 is here, and it's clear it will be a make-or-break year for Internet freedom. Let's take a look at some of the big challenges ahead.
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How to talk about race over the holidays | Dec 23 2016 | We all have that moment during the holidays, and smiling politely is no longer an option.
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Palestinian filmmaker facing deportation from Norway after officials claim he is not a director | Dec 22 2016 | June Chua | Norwegian film organizations and unions have banded together in an international call for help in the case of a Palestinian filmmaker, Mohamed Jabaly, who could be deported Dec. 30.
Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power | Dec 15 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Slap suits are a common tactic which corporations use to shut down criticism. Four speakers talk about how to slap down slap suits at Media Democracy Days 2016.

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