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Politics in Canada | There's more we need to know before going to war | Oct 3 2014 | Rick Salutin | This is an age, at least for "our" side, of war without risk and even without fear. The "war" on Libya was the model: no casualties for us, though vast chaos throughout the region are due to us.
Technology | Outrageous roaming fees and remarkable concentration. Canada's mobile market has a long ways to go. | Oct 3 2014 | Josh Tabish | Roaming fees in Canada are out of control. On average, Canadians are paying way more to roam outside the country than their global counterparts, and it's our concentrated mobile market that’s to blame
Harry Okpik with director Laura Rietveld. Photo: Alex Margineanu
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | 'Okpik's Dream' examines Inuit man's life through dog sledding | Oct 2 2014 | June Chua | In Okpik's Dream, filmmaker Laura Rietveld follows the life of Harry Okpik, an Inuit community leader and a well-known musher who competes yearly in Nunavik's gruelling 600-kilometre Ivakkak race.
Arts & Culture | Environment | Political Action | Why we need to win the battle over the tar sands | Oct 2 2014 | Brad Hornick | Is the battle over the tar sands the most urgent battle of the environmental movement? Well, yes! Here's why.
Civil Liberties Watch | NDP | Politics in Canada | Canada's political parties struggle with Iraq war plan | Oct 2 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper will announce an expanded military role for Canada in Iraq on Friday. Even some Conservatives have doubts about that, and it is politically tricky for both the NDP and Liberals.
Photo: 401(K) 2012/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Austerity 2.0: Kinder and gentler, but a cut is still a cut | Oct 2 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | Here in Ontario, we have glimpsed the future, and it looks a lot like Austerity 2.0. That's what Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's mandate letters set out for her cabinet last week.
Photo: President of the European Council/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in CETA trade deal | Oct 2 2014 | Linda McQuaig | CETA is no simple trade deal about lowering tariffs. Comprising the heart of it is an extensive set of provisions that will enshrine the rights of corporations over those of individual human beings.
Economy | Environment | Labour | An interview with Van Jones | Oct 2 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Van Jones is an environmental advocate, CNN commentator, and best-selling author who is a prominent voice on environment and the economy. In conversation with Claudio D'Andrea.
Photo: GabeB/flickr
Education | Political Action | US Politics | Students walk out over plans to censor the history of protest in Jefferson County | Oct 2 2014 | Amy Goodman | High-school students in Jefferson County, Colo. are protesting the planned censorship of the district's Advanced Placement United States history curriculum by the local school board.
Image: Flickr/glassghost
Feminism | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | A national inquiry for #MMIW? Yes, but do it right. | Oct 2 2014 | Kim Stanton | Yes. Inquiries are expensive. But not addressing entrenched societal problems? Much more expensive.
Labour | Watch: Save door-to-door delivery and 8,000 postal jobs | Oct 2 2014 | Operation Maple | This year, Canada's ending its door-to-door mail service. Canada Post Corporation says it's all about saving money, but that's probably not the real reason.
Donna Wilson
Politics in Canada | NDP and Liberal candidates in Edmonton by-election have similar appeal | Oct 2 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Once again, it could be argued, the inability of Liberals and New Democrats to agree on anything except 90 per cent of their platforms will help a Conservative into power.
Photo: Flickr/Centre for American Progress
Anti-Racism | Environment | Labour | Political Action | Interview: Van Jones on green jobs and labour politics | Oct 1 2014 | Claudio D'Andrea | Van Jones will be in Toronto talking green jobs this weekend. He took time to talk with rabble.ca about labour and green jobs. Here's that conversation.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Oh Peter, again with the spying? #forserious | Oct 1 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Canadians spoke out in huge numbers against Bill C-13. Then the Supreme Court ruled parts of the Bill unconstitutional. But don't expect a little thing like that to stop MacKay and his government.
Photo: Tania Liu/flickr
Economy | Labour | A number is never just a number: Good jobs, bad jobs | Oct 1 2014 | Hennessy's Index | There's been a steady decline in the number of quality jobs in Canada since the late-1980s, a reflection of the rise in part-time jobs and self-employment as well as lower pay.