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Ric McIver
Politics in Canada | Don't blame loudmouth extremist Craig Chandler for PC Leader Ric McIver's troubles -- they're all his own | Apr 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Anything can happen in politics, but it's hard to imagine that interim Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver isn't finished.
Anti-Racism | Indigenous Rights | Indigenous activists occupy INAC offices in solidarity with Attawapiskat youth | Apr 29 2016 | GroundWire | Community radio news from coast to coast to coast: Attawapiskat and INAC occupation, Winnipeg racist DJ, fentanyl overdoses.
Photo: waferboard/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Questions surround timing of terrorism charges in Waterloo case | Apr 29 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Immediately after the Brussels attacks, a Waterloo engineering student was arrested by the RCMP. It's not the first time the security establishment has taken advantage of a climate of fear.
Photo: Parkdale libararians Miranda Huska and Portia Dodds in action
Economy | Labour | Toronto library workers fight against austerity as strike looms | Apr 29 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Library workers prepare for a looming strike deadline on Monday May 2 as key issues like job security and funding are negotiated this weekend. Teuila Fuatai spoke with two workers about the situation.
Photo: Brookings Institution/flickr
Education | Politics in Canada | Deliverology 101 is more like neoliberalism 2.0 | Apr 29 2016 | Rick Salutin | The scariest signal yet sent by the Trudeau government was bringing English "deliverologist" Sir Michael Barber, to their Alberta cabinet retreat, to tell them how they're doing.
Image: Flickr/World Bank Photo Collection
Environment | Politics in Canada | Will Justin Trudeau be remembered as the man who saved Canada or the Prince of Selfies? | Apr 29 2016 | Nick Fillmore | By withholding the truth about our government's almost certain inability to control future carbon emissions, our prime minister is guilty of downplaying the greatest threat ever to face Canada.
Image: Flickr/Jeremy hunsinger
Environment | Putting jobs before the climate is making a deal with the devil | Apr 29 2016 | Gary Engler | Capitalism is asking us to choose between jobs and the future livability of our planet. The good news is there is an alternative.
Feminism | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Politics in Canada | #OccupyINAC Vancouver declares victory after ministers agree to meeting | Apr 29 2016 | Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
It Ain't Alberta Beef
Food & Health | Where's the beef? Alberta's cattle industry is only getting what it ordered from Earls | Apr 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Boycotting a corporate restaurant chain may make you feel better, but it's not going to do anything to help small Alberta beef producers.
Labour | Media Matters | Promising, paid internships at unionized media disappearing as industry crumbles | Apr 29 2016 | Errol Salamon | Aspiring journalists are at risk of losing these opportunities to become better journalists as media companies continue to cut jobs in order to reduce organizational spending.
Labour | High risk of injury for young workers prompts B.C. schools and students to act | Apr 29 2016 | Sarah Beuhler | A new pilot project in B.C. aims to address the risks associated with work and raise awareness about young workers' rights in the workplace.
Labour | Saskatchewan workers have a right to belong to the union they choose | Apr 29 2016 | Tom Graham | New labour legislation in Saskatchewan means employers can remove supervisors from their union.
Labour | World | The fight for health and safety at Samsung in South Korea | Apr 29 2016 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and interview with Dr. Kong on the fight to have safe workplaces at Samsung.
Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/flickr
Politics in Canada | World | Saudi arms deal sheds unsavoury light on Liberal foreign policy | Apr 29 2016 | Murray Dobbin | The decision to sign the Saudi arms deal speaks volumes about Trudeau's foreign policy, revealing a government with a progressive public face contradicted by a ruthless disregard for human rights.
Technology | What's yours is mine: Against the sharing economy | Apr 29 2016 | Redeye Collective | In his recent book, Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities.