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Alaa Murabit
Anti-Racism | Feminism | World | The Voice of Libyan Women: Alaa Murabit reclaiming identity, country and faith | Nov 29 2015 | Christopher Majka | Alaa Murabit is a Canadian-born doctor and founder of The Voice of Libyan Women. Amidst strife and civil war she has achieved remarkable success in the empowerment and political engagement of women.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Seven steps toward a national housing plan, take two: Lights, Camera, Action! | Nov 29 2015 | Cathy Crowe | Canada's national housing program began with veteran activism after the Second World War. They won a national housing program that existed until its demise in 1993. Now it's time for Take 2.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Politics in Canada | Reassessing NATO: Canada shouldn't let itself be 'Article Fived' into a war by Turkey's president | Nov 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Turkey remains part of NATO, Canada should get out.
Anne McGrath
Politics in Canada | Federal NDP national director Anne McGrath named Rachel Notley's deputy chief of staff | Nov 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Anne McGrath will start in the Alberta premier's office on January 4, 2016.
World | Crimea peninsula threatened by permanent blockade by Ukraine | Nov 29 2015 | Roger Annis | The government in Kyiv has formalized a food-tranport blockade and then blowing up of electrical transmission lines initiated by the extreme-right in Ukraine.
Economy | Feminism | World | Unlearning patriarchy | Nov 28 2015 | Frieda Werden of WINGS | Scholar says patriarchy is a recent overlay on human society.
Environment | Political Action | Worldwide climate mobilization on eve of Paris summit | Nov 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | More than 2,400 events are planned around the world for November 29 to pressure delegates to the Paris climate summit to come up with a policy that will be effective in challenging climate change.
Vickie Kaminski
Politics in Canada | New board in. CEO out … just another day at Alberta Health Services! | Nov 28 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The official departure of Vickie Kaminski in January will mean the start of the search for the eighth Alberta Health Services CEO in as many years!
Syrian refugees disembark in Greece, UNHCR photo
Politics in Canada | Welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada, we cannot turn away | Nov 28 2015 | Dennis Gruending | We must welcome Syrian refugees to Canada until there is a political resolution to the civil war. We cannot turn away. This is a marathon and not a sprint.
Image: EFF Photos/flickr
Anti-Racism | Economy | World | Trade deals and the neoliberal underpinnings of xenophobia | Nov 27 2015 | Rick Salutin | There's a new element in the toxic formula of global xenophobia: anxiety among economically precarious people over globalization and trade deals.
Photo: AHummons Photography/flickr
Anti-Racism | Political Action | US Politics | The murder of Laquan McDonald: Outrage over yet another police killing | Nov 27 2015 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | This week, on the day dashboard video was released to the public by court order, Officer Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder -- 400 days after he killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Arts & Culture | Education | Without meditating on capitalism, 'Yoga-gate' will tie you in knots | Nov 27 2015 | Krisna Saravanamuttu | Without a doubt, the yoga practised in the western mainstream is shallow. At the same time, the defence of a pure yoga ignores regional difference and nuance.
Stop the Trojan treaty – Brussels 04/02/15 Friends of the Earth Europe/Lode Said
Economy | Environment | Trade deals could lock in fossil fuel exports to Europe | Nov 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Natural Resources Defense Council has projected that Europe could be receiving 700,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen a day by 2020, thanks to trade deals like CETA and TTIP.
Image: Flickr/Jason Hargrove
Economy | Short-term gain for long-term pain: Ontario's 2015 fall economic statement | Nov 27 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen, Sheila Block | It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
Economy | Five signs the B.C. economy is weak -- and what this means for 2016 | Nov 27 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | Yesterday, the B.C. provincial government released its 2015/16 Second Quarterly Report. The news is not very good.