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Confronting the neoliberal addiction to colonialism, consumption, and greed | Dec 2 2016 | Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
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Will Trudeau stand by his promise to make every vote count? | Nov 30 2016 | Ehab Lotayef | It seems that the Liberals are looking for ways to trivialize the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform.
UN says Canada must take concrete steps to address gender issues | Nov 27 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | This week the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) called on all levels of government to establish a comprehensive National Gender Equality Plan.
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The threat of Trump isn't Trump | Nov 25 2016 | Rick Salutin | The true danger of Trump isn't the man himself -- it's capable, malign people insinuating themselves under his umbrella and pursuing their own ambitions.
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To trump Trump, the Democrats need a new game plan | Nov 22 2016 | Duncan Cameron | For Dr. Martin Luther King, the first step in preparing nonviolent resistance was "collection of the facts." This is what the U.S. Democratic Party needs to be doing in response to Donald Trump.
Laundromat Ai Wei Wei, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Soho
Window shopping and wearing toilet paper | Nov 21 2016 | Kelly Okamura | Kelly Okamura goes shopping in NYC after the 2016 U.S. election.
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Liberal ambiguity on electoral reform can't continue for much longer | Nov 19 2016 | Gary Shaul | As the deadline approaches for the House of Commons electoral reform committee to make its report(s), the pressure grows on Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to tell Canadians where they stand.
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U.S. presidential debacle rekindles electoral reform debate | Nov 18 2016 | Rick Salutin | Since we're supposed to already have democracy, it always comes as a surprise to realize we aren't there yet.
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Byelection in Ottawa-Vanier shows that Ontario politics is officially through the looking glass | Nov 16 2016 | Nora Loreto | An RCMP, a lawyer and a lawyer walk into a bar. Bartender asks: where do you stand on Hydro One?
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'A disaster for democracy': The Electoral College disenfranchises Americans once again | Nov 15 2016 | David Taub Bancroft | Of the myriad outrages that define last week's presidential election, perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the one occupying the Oval Office.
Yukon Chamber of Mines promoting wall building material to US president-elect
Liberals in the Yukon and Trump in the White House not a good sign for the territory's environment | Nov 12 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | Along with the surprising result of the American election this week, the Liberal party's sweep to power in the Yukon also defied optimists on the left.
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Building a mass anti-Trump movement to bring democracy back into politics | Nov 11 2016 | Rick Salutin | What kind of opposition or resistance makes sense for the Trump years ahead? The U.S. needs a a popular resistance movement coming from the ground up, mobilizing huge, diverse numbers in the streets.

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