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Education | Labour | British Columbia teachers -- let's keep our eyes on the prize | Jun 28 2014 | Tara Ehrcke | The B.C. government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings telling it to negotiate in good faith with teachers, including on class sizes. Instead, the strike it has provoked risks being drawn out.
Indigenous Rights | Labour | Tired of quoting historic Indo-European heroes? Try these historic Indigenous heroes for inspiration! | Jun 28 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | One way to undo Euro-centrism is to take the feeling of pride you feel in the words of great European and realize that wow! there were some smart, heroic leaders from Turtle Island.
Gavrilo Princip
Politics in Canada | 100 years since Gavrilo Princip's fateful shot: Let's learn the right lessons from history | Jun 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely even Canada’s official pundits have enough wit to sense that nothing good can come playing games in Russia's back yard to achieve strategic and ideological goals.
Politics in Canada | Shapeshifting lizards | Jun 28 2014 | J. Baglow | OK, so I finally left the NDP. Big deal.
Photo: flickr/Krista
Anti-Racism | Media Matters | St-Hubert's use of racial stereotypes reflects wider diversity issue on Canadian television | Jun 27 2014 | Cheryl Thompson, Dr. Lalai Manjikian | St-Hubert's restaurant recently ran commercial depicting racist stereotypes of different communities. However, this incident is just a byproduct of a larger issue.
Photo: Blackfish
Arts & Culture | Political Action | Now Playing in Progressive Film: Blackfish | Jun 27 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Summertime for many means a trip to an aquarium. 'Blackfish' might change that, writes Amira Elghawaby.
Photo: flickr/Little person
Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday roundup: The little things edition | Jun 27 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | So it's probably not a surprise that Feel Good Friday was borne out of the frustration with Canadian politics, particularly of Stephen Harper. But sometimes, Canada's clever people get the last laugh.
photo: flickr/Daveynin
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Canadians imprisoned abroad: There are more of them than you think | Jun 27 2014 | Amy Awad | A Canadian passport can't get you out of jail; even if it's clear that you've been wrongfully accused.
Environment | Politics in Canada | It's the climate, stupid! | Jun 27 2014 | David Taub Bancroft | Pipeline opponents would do well to take a step back and consider why exactly they are opposed.
Feminism | Mia Mingus: Shifting from a politic of desirability and beauty to a politic of ugly and magnificent | Jun 27 2014 | The F Word | The F Word airs a talk by Mia Mingus from the Femmes of Colour Symposium 2011, and also features music by the Femme City Choir
Feminism | Johns are now an oppressed sexual minority | Jun 27 2014 | Meghan Murphy | A writer at NOW Magazine posits that men who buy sex are simply expressing their individual sexual identity and that to deny them this freedom is oppressive, asking "Will johns become the new 'fags?'"
Photo: flickr/JD Hancock
LGBTIQ | PRIDE! 18 dates to remember in Canadian LGBTIQ history | Jun 27 2014 | Meagan Perry | Canada and the LGBTIQs, we've got history. Seventeen dates you can come out with at the next time you want to queer the historical record.
Photo: flickr/Dave Chan
Politics in Canada | What we've learned from Michael Ignatieff's political interlude | Jun 27 2014 | Rick Salutin | With Michael Ignatieff heading back to Harvard full time, what can we actually learn from his brief visit to Canada?
Jim Prentice
Politics in Canada | Promises aren't enough for Alberta Tories to win back any progressive votes | Jun 27 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The choice facing Tory leadership front-runner Jim Prentice is pretty stark: he can walk the walk before the election, or he can be handed his walking papers.
photo: flickr/Kris Krug
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | CBC cuts will affect programming now, and up to 1,500 staff by 2020 | Jun 26 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The CBC reduces programming, and says its workforce will be 1,000-1,500 jobs smaller by 2020.