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Civil Liberties Watch | Indigenous Rights | The Kokopenace case and Aboriginal representation in the administration of justice | May 28 2015 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Aboriginal people are overrepresented in prisons, but significantly underrepresented in the administration of the justice system. The decision in the Kokopenace case was a reminder of this problem.
Image: Surian Soosay/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | US Politics | World | Wikileaks continues as Julian Assange awaits the U.S. case against him | May 28 2015 | Amy Goodman | Julian Assange has been living under political asylum, in virtual detention, since 2012. But his resolve is unbroken, and the leaks he originally sought to publish are still reaching the light of day.
Photo: flickr/ Danielle Scott
Economy | Elections | Politics in Canada | With an election in sight, Harper budges a millimetre on pensions | May 28 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Stephen Harper has long been against any expansion of the mandatory CPP/QPP system. Until a few days ago he even opposed allowing increased voluntary contributions. But now there's an election coming.
Photo: Patrik Theander/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | As corporate charity replaces social programs, where are governments? | May 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Corporations are turning important social concerns into marketing campaigns for profit. Why are private companies seemingly able to do what our governments no longer can?
Photo: Flickr/Emory Maiden
Economy | Education | Labour | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Ordered back to work, Ontario teachers say this labour dispute isn't over | May 28 2015 | Ella Bedard | Ontario teachers will comply with the labour board ruling that sends them back to work, but strikes could resume on June 10.
Elections | Politics in Canada | US Politics | How can progressives win the next election? George Lakoff has a few ideas. | May 28 2015 | Ryan Meili | Canadian progressives need to become more successful in promoting their worldviews and values in the public arena. George Lakoff expands on the concept of political framing and Canadian politics.
Image: Flickr/CouncilofCanadians
Environment | World | Letting corporations sue governments protecting the environment is no way to solve the water crisis | May 28 2015 | Maude Barlow, Meera Karunananthan | Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms enable corporations to sue governments for hundreds of millions of dollars when policies aimed at protecting the environment threaten corporate profits.
Photo: Flickr/Brent Granby
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Report finds Kinder Morgan proposal violates First Nation legal principles | May 28 2015 | Christina Gray | In a report that is the first of its kind, the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation evaluate Kinder Morgan's expansion proposal according to their principles and say no.
The MV Mari Marmara, part of the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, was boarded by Israeli m
Gaza | World | The third Freedom Flotilla is ready to sail to Gaza | May 28 2015 | Ehab Lotayef, Wendy Goldsmith | In another attempt to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, a coalition of many groups and organizations around the world are ready to launch Freedom Flotilla III.
Photo: flickr/ Neeta Lind
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Did Canada hear its residential school survivors? | May 28 2015 | Natalie Robinson | The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's investigation into residential schools will end next week. Do Canadians now understand their complicity in First Nations' health and social challenges?
Politics in Canada | Canadians rally against Bill C-51 | May 28 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The opposition to Bill C-51 continues to rise... Or should I say support for the bill continues to fall, starting at an 82 per cent approval rating down to 38 per cent.
Joe Ceci
Politics in Canada | Is anyone seriously surprised Alberta's books might be in worse shape than we were told? | May 28 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The Notley Government unquestionably won a mandate to start fixing the problems left by generations of PCs, and that includes taxes and royalties.
Politics in Canada | Mulcair answered in detail for NDP 'satellite offices' a year ago | May 28 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | NDP MPs housed parliamentary staff in Montreal and elsewhere. Other parties want to make this into a scandal. Not much there; except, perhaps, for what NDPers said to the Clerk of the Commons.
Photo: Chris Papineau/twitter
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Art and life: Papineau's ex-Conservative MP candidate on why he fooled the Tories | May 27 2015 | Megan Devlin | Chris Lloyd's Dear PM project comments on communication barriers between citizens and politicians.
Photo: smoothgroover22/flickr
Arts & Culture | Technology | The inevitable autonomous auto | May 27 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Humans are dreadful drivers. That's why companies like Google, Ford and Uber want cars to drive themselves. So, are autonomous autos inevitable?