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Prison Justice Day honours bravery of those who organize behind bars | Aug 15 2014 | William Winter | On Prison Justice Day, this past Sunday, August 10, people both inside and outside the prison system came together in solidarity against prisons and the global rise of hyper-incarceration.
Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct | Aug 14 2014 | After the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson at the hands of police, there needs to be federal action
Prisoners' Justice Day: Justice requires hope | Aug 14 2014 | John Hutton | August 10, marked the 40th anniversary of what has come to be known as Prisoners' Justice Day in Canada. This anniversary is a sombre one as we seem to be moving backwards at an ever-inceasing rate.
This Conservative MP thought he could pull the wool over the eyes of Canadians about government spying. It’s not working | Aug 14 2014 | David Christopher | Canadians are tired of hearing tired and discredited government talking points when it comes to surveillance.
First Canada-wide Peoples' Social Forum opens next week | Aug 14 2014 | John Bonnar | Representatives from unions, first nations, environmental and peace organizations, and community groups will meet in Ottawa.
Dealing with Tear Gas | Aug 14 2014 | When tear gas is used against peaceful protesters, use this guide to stay safe
Local residents support Cornerstone men's shelter relocation | Aug 13 2014 | John Bonnar | Not everyone in Toronto's Oakwood/Vaughan neighbourhood and surrounding community opposes the relocation of the Cornerstone men's shelter to 616 Vaughan.
Four more homeless deaths in Toronto | Aug 12 2014 | John Bonnar | In the summertime, most people are preoccupied with their vacation plans. But death never takes a vacation. Particularly for homeless people who are far more likely to die prematurely.
40 people stage 'die-in' outside Israeli consulate in Toronto | Aug 8 2014 | John Bonnar | At least 40 people disrupted morning rush hour traffic outside the Israeli consulate in protest against Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since July 8.
Groundwire August 4, 2014: Immigration detention, Prisoners' Justice Day | Aug 7 2014 | GroundWire | This week's episode of Groundwire National Community Radio News covers immigration detention, Prisoners' Justice Day, a copper-breaking ceremony and more.
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Noam Chomsky: How many minutes to midnight? Hiroshima Day 2014 | Aug 6 2014 | Noam Chomsky | Noam Chomsky weighs in on a serious discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
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Mothers and children occupy NDP office to support Gazans | Aug 5 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | On Tuesday, a group of mothers and families occupied NDP MP Don Davies' Vancouver office to advocate for Palestinian children who have died as a result of Israel's actions in Gaza.

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