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Ottawa's commitment to human rights should start with Indigenous and racialized communities at home | Mar 8 2016 | Avvy Yao-Yao Go | Has the new Trudeau government ushered in a new era of Canadian respect for the international human rights system? Yes and no.
Assassination of Berta Cáceres sparks outrage | Mar 7 2016 | Raul Burbano | Condemn the assassination of Berta Cáceres, general coordinator and co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras.
Bill C-51 should be repealed, not amended | Mar 5 2016 | Redeye Collective | Last June, the Harper government passed the Anti-Terrorism Act, expanding the mandate of CSIS and making it easier for government agencies to share information about Canadians.
The dark side of Toronto's shelter conditions | Mar 5 2016 | Cathy Crowe, Jessica Hales | For 30 years Toronto has allowed overflow homeless shelters to break all rules meant to protect health and safety.
Private company sells access to intelligence database | Mar 5 2016 | Redeye Collective | World Check says it provides intelligence profiles of risky individuals so banks and other groups can be sure they are not accidentally engaged in illegal acts. Monia Mazigh says it's a blacklist.
Urgent: Demand protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness to the murder of Berta Cáceres | Mar 4 2016 | Honduras needs to make sure that Castro Soto is able to identify the killers.
Tell Airbnb to stop including listings for illegal settlements on their site now | Mar 4 2016 | Airbnb is getting a much-needed lesson in geography, international law, and ethics.
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Struggles for racial justice and voting rights central to U.S. presidential race | Mar 3 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Race has been a defining issue in the 2016 U.S. election season, and inextricably linked to it, the struggle for voting rights.
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Trudeau's brother lobbies government to stop deportation of Harkat | Mar 3 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Alexandre Trudeau is publicly lobbying his brother to stop the deportation of Mohamed Harkat, who came to Canada as a refugee, and has never been been found guilty of any act of violence.
Watch: Robert McChesney and John Nichols debate 'Who will win the digital revolution?' | Mar 3 2016 | rabble staff | Watch Robert McChesney and John Nichols debate "Who will win the digital revolution?" This is a fundraiser for media reform.
What the heck is a Stingray? And what does it have to do with my privacy? | Mar 2 2016 | Digital Freedom Update, Laura Tribe | A growing concern in the privacy world, the surveillance device nicknamed a "Stingray" is an invasive technology that threatens to undermine the privacy of anyone with a cell phone.
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Apple vs. the FBI: Picking the lock of private data | Mar 2 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | The Apple vs. the FBI saga has been dizzying and challenging, but it comes down to this question: should citizens be able to know something that the government cannot get access to?

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