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Greeks bearing gifts | Feb 22 2016 | Frieda Werden, Mindy Ran, Sheila Dallas Katzman | Reeling under EU-imposed austerity, Greeks open their hearts and homes to refugees.
Photo: Michigan Municipal League/flickr
The Flint water crisis is also about democracy | Feb 18 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's successive emergency managers are now gone from Flint, but the wreckage of their rule there still pollutes many homes. The crisis in Flint is, on the surface, about water.
Photo: flickr/ GoToVan
Vancouver transit's Compass card system poses privacy concerns | Feb 18 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | Vancouver Translink's new Compass card payment system presents privacy concerns as it tracks detailed information of a transit user's time and location.
Photo: Sally T. Buck/flickr
The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing | Feb 17 2016 | Matthew Behrens | Instead of questioning the mandates and core practices of secretive, unaccountable security agencies, efforts are underway to save the system by putting up some nice-looking window dressing.
Photo: r2hox/flickr
Are you on the terrorism blacklist? Maybe, but you can't do anything about it. | Feb 12 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Last week, a private terrorism blacklist called World-Check was brought to light, raising questions about who is being targeted in its database, and why.
Not Rex: On the Flint Michigan water crisis | Feb 11 2016 | Humberto DaSilva | The Flint water crisis is right up there with some of the most egregious crimes of capitalism.
TransRights BC launches Know Your Rights | Feb 9 2016 | A comprehensive set of guidelines geared towards the trans community.
Photo: flickr/Christian Peacemaker Teams Aboriginal Justice Team
Indigenous women and girls with disabilities bigger targets of sexual violence | Feb 9 2016 | Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Lynn Gehl | Indigenous women and girls with disabilities are targeted by predators at a greater rate yet there is a gap in research. Moving forward, the national inquiry must consider these questions.
Photo: Landscapes of Injustice facebook page
Researchers reveal City of Vancouver's deeper involvement in forced sale of Japanese Canadian property | Feb 8 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | Upcoming article and research in partnership with Landscapes of Injustice reveals that the City of Vancouver was more involved in the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian property during Second World War.
Photos: Twitter photos of yesterday's protests against the TPP in Auckland.
Protesters shut down Auckland as Canada's trade minister signs the TPP | Feb 5 2016 | Brent Patterson | As Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland yesterday, more than 1,000 people shut down the central part of the city in protest against the deal.
Photo: flickr/ katerkate
Attempted justice: Four lessons from the Forcillo verdict | Feb 4 2016 | Irina Ceric | A week after the Forcillo verdict, we can draw some lessons from the trial and verdict for both the developments to come in this case and police accountability more broadly.

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The Foreign Policy Elephant Aristotleded24 said... With the NDP now the government-in-waiting, NDP foreign policy is going to be that much more...
Government going back for more vigilantes to go after enemies of the state. johnpauljones said... considering the disgusting record of the government of canada over the last 60 years in...
Hey hey, ho ho, Bill Blair has got to go! notaradical said... AllyH, thank you for sharing your experience. What an honest, charged piece! I remember being among...
Omar Khadr documentary - too hot for the CBC? M. Spector said... Babblers in Ontario who don't care about the Stanley Cup will have an opportunity to see You Don't...
Harper extending personal control to oversight of national security and intelligence gathering N.Beltov said... First Nations under Surveillance by Harper regime. Quote:Internal documents from Indian Affairs...
Need an honest and reliable lawyer to take on CSIS... johnnyfry said... Noone has any advice regarding this request?  I was targetted at a Canadian bank by CSIS, this...
Mandatory Minimums: only for marijuana?? lombar said... The NDP tossed the cannabis users under the bus years ago.. dont expect much interest around here....

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