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Gaza | Political Action | World | 'Never again' for anyone: Support for #FreedomFlotilla | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Jim Manly is a former Canadian MP and a retired United Church of Canada minister. This is why he supports #FreedomFlotilla.
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Gaza | Political Action | World | Stay Human: Bob Lovelace on the #FreedomFlotilla III | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Robert Lovelace speaks from aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation.
Gaza | Political Action | World | Watch: Ehab Lotayef, from Rachel boat, after 'Marianne' was hijacked | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Ehab Lotayef, one of the Freedom Flotilla spokepersons, explains the situation after the boarding of 'Marianne'. He is speaking from 'Rachel' boat.
Gaza | Indigenous Rights | World | Urgent action: Demand federal politicians support Freedom Flotilla to Gaza | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | As members of the Freedom Flotilla III are illegally detained by Israel, an urgent action is launched encouraging letters to politicians.
Gaza | Political Action | World | Rabbi David Mivasair: Gaza is an open air prison. Support Freedom Flotilla III. | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Rabbi Mivasair is a member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada, and a supporter of the Canadian Boat to Gaza campaign, part of the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition.
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Gaza | Israeli navy intercepts and boards Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla in international waters | Jun 29 2015 | Freedom Flotilla Coalition | Early Monday morning Gaza time the IDF announced that they had "visited and searched" the Marianne. They had captured the boat and detained all on board.
Photo: Yousuf Karsh/Library and Archives Canada/Wikimedia Commons
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Early Canadians shed light on barbaric cultural practices in the present | Jun 29 2015 | Rick Salutin | The precedents for declaring what's culturally barbaric are pretty scary, as the exhaustive and heart-rending work of the TRC on residential schools sadly shows.
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Labour | Political Action | Journalism is... | Jun 29 2015 | rabbleTV | The JournalismIS campaign marks the first phase of a longer term effort to mobilize the media industry and the public to support professional journalism in Canada.
Photo: flickr/Davidd
Labour | Political Action | Postal workers' union alleges union-busting by Canada Post | Jun 29 2015 | Ella Bedard | Unionized temp agency loses its contract with Canada Post less than a year after signing first collective agreement. Would you say union-busting?
Bob Lovelace aboard the Marianne.
Gaza | Political Action | The inhumanity of the Gaza blockade and the need to end it now | Jun 28 2015 | Judith Deutsch, Rabbi David Mivasair, Tyler Levitan | After over eight years of a suffocating military blockade, Palestinians in Gaza are still awaiting their freedom. Freedom Flotilla III seeks to break the blockade and Canadians ought to support it.
Arts & Culture | Gaza | Political Action | World | Freedom Flotilla III has set sail -- a poem from a Canadian on board | Jun 27 2015 | Ehab Lotayef | Ehab Lotayef is one of four Canadians taking part in the Freedom Flotilla III. This is a poem he wrote about Mavi Marmara.
Economy | Feminism | World | The Scottish independence victory | Jun 27 2015 | Frieda Werden | The referendum failed, but the movement lives on. Radical Independence leader Cat Boyd speaks on the topic "The Scottish Left After the Referendum and the U.K. Election."
Rick Strankman
Politics in Canada | Civil disobedience, Alberta-style: Obviously it's only an outrage when non-conservatives talk about it | Jun 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Environment Minister Phillips has some 'splainin' to do, as the Wildrose insists, surely Wildrose frontbencher Rick Strankman has even more.
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Anti-Racism | US Politics | Rachel Dolezal and the complexities of identity | Jun 26 2015 | Rick Salutin | The urge to identify symbolically with some larger group runs wide: countries, faiths, "races," Ford nation, Leafs nation. What makes identity so compelling?
Anti-Racism | Education | Indigenous Rights | Black Lives Matter -- This week on blogs | Jun 26 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on the Charleston Massacre, Black Lives Matter movement, how not to be an ally, Indigenous rights, water protection, and public education.