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Dominican Republic decision to strip Haitians of citizenship is inhumane | Jan 31 2014 | Nydia Dauphin | A whirlwind of debate has happened after the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ruled to strip Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship.
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Hey telecom companies: Stop the secrecy and come clean! | Jan 30 2014 | Michael Geist | Concerns with telecom secrecy have become particularly pronounced in recent months and Canadians are now demanding companies come clean about where our data goes.
Whose freedom of expression is the Harper government protecting? | Jan 30 2014 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Stephen Harper's strong condemnation of individuals who criticize Israel's policies raises serious concerns about his government's commitment to protecting political speech in Canada.
U.S. journalist Marcy Wheeler on NSA spying | Jan 29 2014 | Redeye Collective | Marcy Wheeler is author of the book Anatomy of Deceit. She has been following the revelations surrounding the scope of NSA data theft both domestically and overseas.
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Tang and the panopticon: Lowering our expectations for privacy | Jan 29 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Today, when the NSA is collecting private data, it's easy to forget we once had privacy. Or, to use a Tang metaphor, it's easy for us to think this is what privacy actually tastes like.
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The Housing First Model -- cure to homelessness in Canada? | Jan 28 2014 | Sanita Fejzic | With the extreme weather this year and the staggering rates of homelessness, Canada, more than ever, needs to adopt a national housing strategy because housing is a basic human right.
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We're pushing the democracy (not panic) button on Trans-Pacific Partnership | Jan 27 2014 | Stuart Trew | Modern trade deals like the TPP, which are about much more than tariffs, create a legal infrastructure with permanent and potentially harmful effects on our economy and communities.
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A tale of two Toronto warming centres | Jan 27 2014 | Cathy Crowe | With the extreme weather in Eastern Canada, warming shelters were erected for the ice storm and for the continued cold. The ice storm centres were impressive, the others, seriously lacking.
Harper politicizes the Holocaust; ignores anti-Semitism of the European Right | Jan 27 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Far from using the day to declare support for universal human rights, the Conservative press release reaffirms support for Israeli policies.
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Nunavut no longer Canada's colony. It needs to end its own deprivation @jameshenrybell oped in @globeandmail | Jan 26 2014 | George Lessard | Don’t ya #justlove #journalism? Nunavut no longer Canada's #colony. It needs to end its own deprivation @jameshenrybell #oped in @globeandmail
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Remembering Aaron Swartz: Fighting back against mass surveillance | Jan 23 2014 | Amy Goodman | Before Edward Snowden made "NSA" and "mass surveillance" household terms, Aaron Swartz was speaking out against the National Security Agency's bulk collection programs.
Why Canadians should care about the (near) death of the open Internet in the U.S. | Jan 23 2014 | Noushin Khushrushahi | Net neutrality is the idea that you -- and not your Internet provider -- should decide what you read and access online.

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"Media Matters" for ...Canada? | milo204 said... i agree!  We don't have anywhere near the indy media infrastructure that exists in other...
G20 Bail hearings continue, Crown appealing some releases | Cueball said... Truly bizarre, the whole point of bail is to prevent flight. Detention before bail is not meant to...
New Version: On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest | milo204 said... nice read.  I agree that everyone is going to choose a different way to protest, it's not like...
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