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Economy | Environment | US Politics | The limits of capitalism | May 9 2016 | Daryn Caister | Discussing capitalism, and the idea that our system seems to be based on a faulty belief that we have infinite resources.
Photo: wikimedia commons
Elections | Politics in Canada | Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved | May 9 2016 | Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta
Environment | Don't let the Fort Mac fire turn into feel-good boosterism for the extractive industry. They knew this was coming. | May 9 2016 | Nora Loreto, Sarah Beuhler | Remember the workers: the ones who have lost everything and the ones who haven't but who sleep on cots in camps tonight.
Environment | This Mother's Day, let's protect our children. All of them. | May 9 2016 | Lyn Adamson | Last week Houston. This week Fort McMurray. Next week: where on Earth? The climate crisis knows no bounds and its hallmark is unpredictability.
Feminism | World | 'Women should be at the centre': Summit proves worth of gender equality in politics worldwide | May 9 2016 | Yusur Al Bahrahni | In a country surrounded by tensions and conflicts, more than 400 women Members of Parliaments and governments from more than 80 countries found a safe space in Amman to meet, network and discuss their
Thomas Mulcair at the 2016 NDP Convention in Edmonton
NDP | Politics in Canada | The NDP must be prepared to offend labour if it's ever going to win elections | May 9 2016 | Rafe Mair | Sooner or later the NDP must choose: Do nothing, remain pure and lose; or take positive steps, get a little dirt on you and win.
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World | Victory Day in Moscow: Some thoughts about the wisdom of messing with Russia | May 9 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We can only hope the Western leaders, one of whom we are likely soon to be tied, Hillary R. Clinton or Donald J. Trump, are not fools. The auguries are not promising.
Civil Liberties Watch | Indefinite detention, deaths of refugees spark hunger strike | May 7 2016 | Redeye Collective | Advocates say that Canada's practice of detaining refugees indefinitely runs counter to both international law and the Charter of Rights of Freedoms. They're calling for a 90-day limit.
NDP | Politics in Canada | Notley government navigates a profound crisis with grace and empathy | May 7 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Rachel Notley's government seems to have found its feet at last, and in a dark, difficult moment. The challenge for the province's conservatives is not getting any easier.
Photo: flickr/Lenee Son
Anti-Racism | Feminism | Political Action | Politics in Canada | US Politics | #BlackLivesMatter: Beyond Tent City part 1 | May 6 2016 | A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.
Photo: Anton Mak/flickr
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Bring on the Cancon: A review of cultural policy is long overdue | May 6 2016 | Rick Salutin | Many thanks to Culture Minister Mélanie Joly for announcing a review of Canadian cultural policy. It's the task of all sentient public officials to get in and bolster this crucial sector.
Photo: Justin Norman/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Four ways to prove Canada is serious about ending torture | May 6 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Is Canada ready to distance itself from torture, forcefully denounce it, and prosecute those who practice it? Here are four issues that serve as a litmus test for genuine change.
Economy | Canada's 'innovation agenda' isn't just tech -- it's social | May 6 2016 | Tonya Surman, Victoria Lennox | Canada's "innovation agenda" has to go beyond high-tech companies and attempting to replicate Silicon Valley. "Day on the Hill" brings message to Parliamentarians.
Image: Sarah Meghan Mah
Education | Feminism | McGill's handling of sexual assault a bureaucratic nightmare | May 6 2016 | Paniz Khosroshahy | A brave McGill student has recounted the countless ways she was re-victimized by a heartless university bureaucracy and the nuts and bolts of rape culture.
Photo credit: Dusty Lane Photography
Environment | Labour | Suncor Energy ceases operations due to Fort McMurray fires | May 6 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.