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Periscope and Meerkat | May 21 2015 | Livestreaming and Bearing witness
The Senate votes on Bill C-51 today, next step Governor General signs bill | May 21 2015 | Let them know what you think about this bill
Unite for our rights! Take action to stop Bill C-51 | May 20 2015 | Dylan Penner | It may seem like the fight to stop Bill C-51 has run its course since it recently passed in the House of Commons, but it's not a done deal yet.
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The Harper government v. refugees, 2006-2015 | May 20 2015 | Suha Diab | It has been nearly a decade since the Conservative party came to power. Since then, the government has embarked on controversial reforms that have had devastating effects on refugees.
Bill C-51 extends attack on Muslims to all Canadians | May 20 2015 | Redeye Collective | Itrath Syed says many of the provisions of Bill C-51 have already been visited upon Canada's Muslim communities. She spoke at Go Vote For the Change You Want in Vancouver last month.
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Closure of Somali remittance firms hurts the poor | May 19 2015 | Hodan Mohamed | Closing Somali remittance firms in Kenya in response to Al-Shabaab cuts off a pro-poor financial system and only hurts the poor.
Omar Khadr, feminist dialogue and troll-slaying: Your weekly dose of blogs | May 18 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on Omar Khadr, Israel Apartheid Week, child-care space, Shauna Hunt, Metro Vancouver's Transit Referendum, rape culture and consent, and Greg deGrrot-Maggetti.
Bill C-51 doesn't introduce disruption -- it legalizes 'dirty tricks' | May 15 2015 | Fred Joseph Ernst | What does the term "measures" really mean in Bill C-51? Is the Harper government just trying to cover up the potential use of disruption techniques?
Coming (very) soon: We've got a plan to restore our privacy rights | May 15 2015 | David Christopher | Next Wednesday we're launching a crowdsourced pro-privacy action plan packed with positive ideas about how to stop out-of-control surveillance, roll back Bill C-51, and restore our privacy rights.
Keep on going... we are making a difference | May 14 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Taking action forced changes on the tax on tampons, Bill C-51, and, of course, in Alberta. Don't stop now!
Photo: flickr/ Rod Waddington
Canada's complicity in the Saudi-Yemen war | May 14 2015 | Shenaz Kermalli | Yemen is in the midst of a humanitarian disaster. Worse still, Canadian media coverage and public interest has been dismal. Here are four political truths the Saudi-Yemen war revealed.
Photo: flickr/Kurt Bauschardt
Would you suggest an ambitious young woman join Canada's military? | May 14 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | CBC's leak of Gen. Tom Lawson's orders to ignore the key recommendation of the Deschamps report on sexual abuse and harassment in Canada's military caused frantic scrambling and confusion.

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