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Hundred Block Rock / Bud Osborn Band | Jun 22 2014 | David Lester | Based on a poem by Vancouver poet Bud Osborn, Hundred Block Rock examines life in Canada's poorest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastide.
Cuts to refugee health care endanger patients' lives | Jun 21 2014 | John Bonnar | On Monday, health care professionals in 17 cities across the country held their third National Day of Action to oppose the cuts to refugee health care imposed by the Conservatives two years ago.
Photo: flickr/Jason Hargrove
TAVIS policing cleansing downtown Toronto in the lead-up to World Pride | Jun 20 2014 | Lesley Wood | The Toronto Police Service has launched an "anti-violence" initiative in the downtown East End of Toronto in anticipation of World Pride. Let's see how anti-violent it will really be.
Photo: 4 Cdn Div/4 Div CA - JTFC/FOIC/flickr
Colliding worlds in an Ottawa courtroom highlight Canada's gender-based violence | Jun 20 2014 | Matthew Behrens | An Ottawa courtroom recently witnessed the rare intersection of numerous taproots of violence undergirding Canadian society, in the sentencing hearing of Ashley White.
No path to permanent residency in Harper government's new Temporary Foreign Worker policy | Jun 20 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander have announced a series of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that constitute an about-face from Conservative policy since 2006.
Photo: flickr/Jeff Nelson
Deepan Budlakoti challenges government to recognize his citizenship | Jun 17 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Deepan Budlakoti has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada to challenge the government to recognize his citizenship. If successful, he will be recognized as a Canadian citizen.
DTES Toronto community groups want more supports and services, less policing | Jun 17 2014 | John Bonnar | Between June 16 and September 8, an additional 30 police officers will patrol the area from Wellesley south to Queen and from Church east to Parliament.
Photo: flickr/Véronique Debord-Lazaro
Sex work 101: Making sense out of Canada's nonsensical sex work legislation | Jun 17 2014 | Julia Smith | Find the new sex work law confusing? Well, we're here to help! Here is a great primer on the history of sex work laws in Canada, what the new law means and what each side thinks.
Photo: flickr/APEC 2013
One threat Canadians actually need to worry about: The assault on our nation's integrity | Jun 16 2014 | Celyn Dufay | Is the Harper government being pragmatic and prepared, or is it just getting a little paranoid? Why is the Harper government considering joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program?
Image: Troy Page / t r u t h o u t/flickr
Children crossing U.S.-Mexico border face deepening U.S. immigration crisis | Jun 13 2014 | Amy Goodman | Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico are pouring across the southern border of the United States, expanding the crisis of the U.S.'s broken immigration system.
Photo: R Orville Lyttle/flickr
Why I voted against approving Trinity Western's proposed law school | Jun 13 2014 | Jonathan Chapnick | In April, B.C.'s Law Society approved the accreditation of TWU's law school, which discriminates against LGBTQ students. This week, over 3,000 Law Society members voted to reverse that decision.
Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. What's going on? | Jun 13 2014 | No One Is Illegal | Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. That includes children. No trials. No charges. At a cost of $45 million. What's going on?

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