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Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | Political Action | World | Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports two human rights advocates to Canada | Jul 2 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish will return to Canada today after their Freedom Flotilla III boat was illegally seized by Israeli forces on Monday.
Photo: flickr/ Kat R
Civil Liberties Watch | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Refugee claimants still face uncertainty on social assistance cuts | Jul 2 2015 | Kathryn Teeluck | The Harper government quietly passed new legislation last year allowing provinces and territories to impose a minimum residency requirement for social assistance. Will they?
Photo: flickr/ BriYYZ
Economy | Environment | Politics in Canada | We need to keep Hydro One in public hands | Jul 2 2015 | Fred Hahn | Has Canada become a global laughing stock to the ever-growing numbers of people around the world who understand climate change requires action? Yep!
Photo: flickr/ e-Magine Art
Economy | Food & Health | LGBTIQ | Trans Pacific Partnership patent rules could threaten LGBT lives | Jul 2 2015 | Mitchell Thompson | The Trans Pacific Partnership will introduce rules on patents for medication that critics say will restrict access to HIV treatment and threaten LGBT lives.
Elections | Politics in Canada | Technology | Cell phone bills, broken promises, and a legacy of government failure | Jul 2 2015 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | If you're a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don't need an official report to tell you that you're paying way over the odds.
Elections | Politics in Canada | The death throes of the Harper Conservatives | Jul 2 2015 | J. Baglow | The increasingly self-destructive actions of the Conservatives signify only one thing: the beast is slowly dying. It needs to be put out of its misery.
The Salt Plains of Wood Buffalo National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada ©20
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Mikisew Cree First Nation applauds UNESCO decision on Wood Buffalo National Park | Jul 2 2015 | George Lessard | Wood Buffalo National Park was listed as a World Heritage Site over 30 years ago for its globally unique and important ecosystems.
Feminism | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Indigenous Women's Activism | Jul 2 2015 | Victoria Fenner | The United Nations Commission on the Elimination on All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Indigenous Women -- a panel discussion.
Photo: flickr/Vesselin Kolev
Gaza | Political Action | World | Freedom Flotilla activists deported from Israel, to arrive in Canada today | Jul 2 2015 | Megan Devlin | After having their ship illegally seized in international waters and being held in Israeli prison for 72 hours, Kevin Neish and Robert Lovelace are on their way home.
Wendy Gritter on Faith, LGBTQ Communities and Change
LGBTIQ | Wendy Gritter on faith, LGBTQ communities and change | Jul 2 2015 | Face2Face | Wendy talks about shame, guilt and principled pluralism -- how many of us have been socialized to feel disgust for the other and how secrets breed toxicity and ultimately cover up truth and justice.
Anne Wilson
NDP | Politics in Canada | New Democrats to have real nomination battle in Calgary-Foothills riding | Jul 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The poll was done the day before the national holiday when the only people at home in Alberta may have been disgruntled Wildrosers with nowhere to go.
Civil Liberties Watch | Technology | Let's work to stop the crackdown on domain privacy | Jul 1 2015 | David Christopher | How do you feel about your personal contact information being available on the Internet? Large media conglomerates could undermine the privacy of almost anyone who purchases a domain name.
Photo: flickr/marke1996
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Happy Canada Day: We have some work to do | Jul 1 2015 | Abubakar N. Kasim | As a nation, Canada has lost its way. What can we do this Canada Day to steer it back on course?
Photo: Michael Pollak/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | Food & Health | Eating our way to extinction | Jul 1 2015 | Ole Hendrickson | Yes, we have to eat. But how food is produced and consumed really matters to the species with which we share this planet, and to our own future.
Civil Liberties Watch | Food & Health | Political Action | Physicians mobilizing in defense of health care for refugees | Jul 1 2015 | Scott Neigh | Dr. Hasan Sheikh talks about the work by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care attempting to reverse the cruel 2012 cuts to health care for refugees.