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Education | Feminism | On holding student journalism accountable: The Western Gazette gaffe | Aug 27 2014 | Lucia Lorenzi | As part of their special FROSH-week edition, the undergraduate student newspaper at Western University, The Western Gazette, included a "satirical" article entitled "So you want to date your TA?"
Photo: flickr/PressedRat
Environment | Politics in Canada | Grrr. Wildlife falls prey to our insatiable need for natural resources | Aug 27 2014 | Cara McKenna | If oil spills in Canada who will protect the wildlife? Certainly not the government! The recent Mount Polley Mine breach illustrates that when utilizing natural resources, wildlife is just in the way.
Environment | Politics in Canada | Unicyclist hopes to make climate crisis an election issue | Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | Joseph Boutilier continues his journey across Canada to raise awareness about the climate crisis and to make climate change an issue in the 2015 federal election.
Environment | Politics in Canada | ClimateFast returns to Parliament Hill this fall | Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | ClimateFast calls upon every politician to pledge to work to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies, to put a price on carbon and to develop a renewable energy plan for Canada.
Image: Daniel Zeevi/flickr
Media Matters | Political Action | Technology | Interactive graphics are the new kid in town | Aug 27 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In the midst of a Big Data sea, tools that allow the visual display of quantitative information will be an asset to anyone who wants to crowdsource the discovery of the narratives in the numbers.
Political Action | A new model of multi-issue social justice organizing in Oshawa | Aug 27 2014 | Scott Neigh | Tiffany Balducci and Jim Freeman talk about We Are Oshawa, a new multi-issue, membership-based social justice organization in a small Ontario city.
Thomas Lukaszuk
Politics in Canada | Never mind those roaming charges, who leaked that Tory party membership list in 2011? | Aug 27 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Ministers of the Crown are advised to do what the rest of us have resorted to while travelling outside the Dominion: leaving their Telus devices at home in the sock drawer.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Emmys remind us that women are only 'compelling' when on display | Aug 26 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Emmys have Sofia Vergara rotating on a platform. Like, you know, an object.
Joshua Oppenheimer
Arts & Culture | Civil Liberties Watch | Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing' | Aug 26 2014 | Face2Face | An interview with the man behind the Oscar-nominated film, "The Act of Killing," a documentary about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66, and the soon-to-be-released film, "The Look of Silence."
Civil Liberties Watch | Community crisis response teams could save lives | Aug 26 2014 | John Bonnar | Social justice activist Don Weitz believes community crisis response teams could mean the difference between life and death for those in emotional crisis.
Civil Liberties Watch | We're taking your online privacy concerns straight to the B.C. Legislature and we need to hear from you. | Aug 26 2014 | Eva Prkachin | OpenMedia's David Christopher has been invited to speak to MLAs at a key meeting of the BC Legislature’s Special Committee to review provincial privacy rules on Monday, September 8.
Photo: Fernando Jorge Agüero/flickr
Economy | Will Burger King buying Tim Hortons mean money for Canada? Wrong! | Aug 26 2014 | David Macdonald | The loss of U.S. taxes from Burger King is Canada's benefit right? Turns out, not so much. Canada will see none of that money and essentially gains nothing from this deal.
Photo: Stephen Jaffe/International Monetary Fund/flickr
Economy | US Politics | The second most powerful woman in the world | Aug 26 2014 | Duncan Cameron | While Angela Merkel is ranked the most powerful woman in the world, Janet Yellen has come forward as the most important voice, suggesting that wage deflation dampens economic recovery.
Photo: flickr/Roy Luck
Economy | Environment | Good News | Political Action | Politics in Canada | World | The Wilderness Committee celebrates as crude oil shipment plans derail | Aug 26 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Activists in Manitoba celebrate as Omnitrax shelves crude oil shipping plans through the Port of Churchill.
Environment | The People's Climate March wants you to march, mobilize and make history | Aug 26 2014 | rabble staff | In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. The People's Climate March will be there to change history.