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Environment | “Big Numbers” – Climate Change is Spooky | Oct 30 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Bring your scariest climate-change themed costume and get ready for a climate action "spook-tacle" at city hall.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador | Oct 30 2014 | Kirsten Iler, Pro Bono | Controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association decided to intervene in a long-running case brought against Chevron by Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Here's why.
Shin Imai, Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, Osgoode Hall Law School
Environment | Indigenous Rights | 'Cracks' in Canadian policy for overseas mining, evidence of an abyss | Oct 30 2014 | Jennifer Moore | The Inter American Human Rights Commission sees through gaping holes in Canada's strategy for its mining sector abroad.
Feminism | Media Matters | Jian Ghomeshi: The good soldier? | Oct 30 2014 | Joanne Wright | Jian Ghomeshi is framing himself as the good soldier who is entitled to a private sex life. However, this case seems to be more about masculine entitlement and self-defining masculinity.
Indigenous Rights | Winter and our ability to forget ‏ | Oct 30 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | I remember the fire of such campaigns as Idle No More, the round dances under the snowflakes and pale light of the setting sun. I remember when we cared about Innu youth and the homeless.
Photo: Shawn Micallef
Labour | Politics in Canada | Canada loses to Mexico: Was Ford ever planning to invest in Windsor? | Oct 30 2014 | Ella Bedard | Given the current state of the North American auto industry, automakers have no incentive to invest in Canada.
Arts & Culture | Political Action | The Occupy-inspired grassroots revitalization of a marginalized neighbourhood | Oct 29 2014 | Scott Neigh | TJ Travis speaks about The Bloomfield House, a grassroots revitalization and community empowerment initiative in the Sandwich Town neighbourhood of Windsor, Ontario.
Arts & Culture | LGBTIQ | World | Sodom: Review of a Russian anti-gay documentary | Oct 29 2014 | Mercedes Allen | Peter LaBarbera returns to Canada, and his copy of Sodom, the Russian anti-LGBT documentary, is seized. I review it, and yes, it is triggery.
Photo: Iouri Goussev/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Environment | Indigenous Rights | Surveillance of social movement groups increases under Harper government | Oct 29 2014 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is concerned by the increasing pattern of surveillance under the Harper government of social movement groups, including our own organization.
Photo: flickr/Devon Buchanan
Civil Liberties Watch | Feminism | Media Matters | Talking about the Jian Ghomeshi allegations? Six ways to discuss sexual assault with survivors in mind | Oct 29 2014 | Jodie Layne | Talking about Jian Ghomeshi? Here are some ways to talk about sexual assault allegations and be sensitive to the fact that many people are survivors of sexual assault.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Do police and spies need more power? | Oct 29 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
Civil Liberties Watch | Media Matters | Political Action | World | in conversation with Glenn Greenwald | Oct 29 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Glenn Greenwald spoke Saturday at an event in Ottawa. Before his lecture he was interviewed by's Amira Elghawaby. Here's their conversation.
Photo: Vianney (Sam) Carriere/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Good first steps, but further poverty reduction efforts needed in Manitoba | Oct 29 2014 | Kirsten Bernas | There is some good news in the Province's recently released second annual All Aboard report, which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it's clear that much more needs to be done.
Economy | Labour | Is Big Oil a big job creator? | Oct 29 2014 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | By manipulating the numbers, the oil industry is trying to put a positive spin on a non-story. If there's a benefit to the Canadian economy from the oil sands, you won't find it in the job market.
Image: Tobias Klenze / Public Domain
Education | UBC students are starting a revolution. It's time you learned about it. | Oct 29 2014 | Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki | UBC students just made quorum at a general assembly for the first time in 40 years -- to protest the massive tuition and residence hikes introduced by the administration with virtually no warning.