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Peaceful protests across Canada condemn bombing of Gaza | Jul 14 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | This weekend, protests were held across Canada to demand a stop to Israel's bombing campaign on Gaza.
Nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition | Jul 12 2014 | J. Baglow | Justice committee hearings on C-36 should have focussed entirely upon the realities of sex work, from the sex workers' perspective. Instead, the hearings became a patronizing, moralistic sideshow.
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Khaled Al-Qazzaz' torment is an affront to liberal democracy | Jul 11 2014 | Kathy Bullock | Canada used to be known as a country of peace-keeping committed to upholding international law. But now?
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Temporary Foreign Worker Program changes: Who do they help? | Jul 11 2014 | Kendra Strauss | Jason Kenney's changes do not address any of the problems with the TFWP. He might claim to be putting Canadian workers first, but he is hardly playing fair with Canadian immigration policy.
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Will the Internet remain an open platform or become a commodity? | Jul 10 2014 | Amy Goodman | The freedom to communicate and to share has entered a new era, one in which some of the most ardent advocates for the free Internet have become targets, forced to live on the run or in exile.
Omar Khadr one step closer to justice | Jul 10 2014 | Kathleen Copps | While we celebrate the latest court victory for Omar Khadr, we need to continue to push for the lawful response of his immediate release from jail. Especially as the government threatens to appeal.
Exploitation of the invisible hands that do all the work | Jul 10 2014 | Eleanor J. Bader | Does rampant consumerism make us view those who harvest our food, sew our clothes and assemble our electronics as invisible? 'Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy' argues yes.
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Ten years ago today, Israel's separation wall was ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice. | Jul 9 2014 | various | There is a growing demand that Canada genuinely and fully support the search for a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Photo: movie still Preempting Dissent interviews Preempting Dissent co-director Greg Elmer | Jul 9 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Preempting Dissent is the M.O. of law enforcement in the post-9-11 age. It's also the topic of a documentary premiering tonight in Toronto. Greg Elmer talks about why he made Preempting Dissent.
Secretive critical talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership happening in Ottawa | Jul 8 2014 | Brent Patterson | Trans-Pacific Partnership talks began in Ottawa on July 3 and will continue through to July 12. But almost nothing has been made public about these talks, including even the location.
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Reflections on Invisible: An interview with Rehab Nazzal | Jul 8 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Rehab Nazzal's exhibit 'Invisible' focused on human rights violations in occupied Palestine. The exhibit faced opposition while on display. In this interview Nazzal reflects on the experience.
Two men die at Seaton House men's shelter | Jul 8 2014 | John Bonnar | Both men died on the same day. At the same shelter. Of unnatural causes. Because there was nothing natural about a 52-year-old and a 69-year-old dying in a men's shelter in downtown Toronto.

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