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Feminist activists remain committed to fight for 24-hour drop-in for women and trans people | Jan 8 2015 | John Bonnar | Today was the first court appearance for five women arrested and charged with criminal offences on November 25 for refusing to leave a Shelter Support and Housing Administration office in Toronto.
The new Canada: A paradox of citizenship and belonging | Jan 8 2015 | Amira Elghawaby | By 2030, Canada's growth will be entirely based on immigration. So it seems it is in everyone's best interest to welcome newcomers, but you wouldn't gather that by the current laws and changes.
$9 million for free expression abroad. Now how will the government prevent censorship at home? | Jan 7 2015 | Eva Prkachin | The government announced a $9 million initiative to help Internet users get around online censorship. We applaud the program, but Canadians are still concerned about censorship at home.
Locked arms and open hearts: Students from the Okanagan Valley mobilize for Ayotzinapa | Jan 7 2015 | Levi Gahman | Students from the Okanagan stand in solidarity with the massacred students in Ayotzinapa.
In 2015, the stakes could not be higher for Internet freedom | Jan 5 2015 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | When it comes to 2015, there's a lot in store -- it's shaping up to be a pivotal year for digital rights and Internet freedom. Let's look at just some of the key challenges we face.
Call for end to collaboration between Vancouver transit police and CBSA | Dec 26 2014 | Redeye Collective | Last December, a Mexican woman killed herself in the holding cells of Vancouver airport where she was awaiting deportation. She had been picked up at a Skytrain station and handed over to CBSA.
Antony Thomas. Photo: Kempton/flickr
Death of a Princess revisited | Dec 24 2014 | Andrée Lévesque | There's a reason The Interview affair has an air of déjà vu. In 1980, the British film Death of a Princess, by Antony Thomas and Gladys Ganley, provoked similar responses on the part of Saudi Arabia.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Hold the rations: The Canadian government vs. First Nations | Dec 23 2014 | Crystal Lameman | The First Nations Transparency Act is not about disclosing First Nations salaries and expenses. It is about putting First Nations at severe economic disadvantage.
Photo: Sara Prestianni/noborder network/flickr
No room at Canada's inn | Dec 22 2014 | Matthew Behrens | For refugees worldwide, the same demeaning sign is hung at the entrance of far too many countries, including Canada: you are not wanted, you are not admissible, you are undesirable, you are dangerous.
Montreal-based charity fears closure thanks to Harper's crackdown on charities | Dec 22 2014 | Francella Fiallos | Alternatives, a foreign-aid charity, faces an uncertain future after it lost its charitable status due to increased pressure from the government to target the political activities of charities.
Image: Flickr/Joe Haupt
Sony should go back to making transistor radios | Dec 21 2014 | Bob Chandler | Sony has a long history of sloppy Internet security and of abusing customers. Sony hopes we've all forgotten this.
Photo: niXerKG/flickr
What does #BlackLivesMatter mean for climate change? Everything. | Dec 19 2014 | Naomi Klein | The reality of an economic order built on white supremacy is the whispered subtext of our entire response to the climate crisis, and it badly needs to be dragged into the light.

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