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Education | Labour | Five reasons TAs and education workers rejected U of T's deal | Mar 25 2015 | Raluca Bejan | The University of Toronto claims the deal rejected by striking CUPE 3902 workers was "generous" -- but TAs are seeing this fight as a chance to shed light on the precarities of academic labour.
Education | Environment | Political Action | Quebec students launch anti-austerity, pro-environment 'social strike' and movement | Mar 25 2015 | Roger Annis | Police in Quebec City and Montreal attacked student protests on the evening of March 24. In Quebec City, 274 were arrested!74 people! See news of that further below.
Environment | Political Action | Lower Mainland residents: Voting ends May 29th. | Mar 25 2015 | Send in your ballot for the Vancouver Transit Plebiscite
Photo: Anne Thériault
Feminism | Food & Health | Moms: Still pretty much the worst | Mar 25 2015 | Anne Theriault | Why are we still having the conversation examining the merits and morality of mothers (and not fathers) choosing to work outside the home in 2015?
Feminism | On Gloria Steinem's birthday, let's be reminded of one another's humanity | Mar 25 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Gloria Steinem turns 81 today, by all accounts a kind, humble, strong, generous human.
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Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Harper government moves to block supervised injection services for drug users in Canada | Mar 25 2015 | Adrienne Smith | The newly passed and ironically titled 'Respect for Communities Act' will effectively block the establishment of new supervised injection facilities across Canada.
Shimon Fogel of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs lobbies to silence diss
Gaza | Political Action | World | Open letter to CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs calling for public discussion of BDS | Mar 25 2015 | Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | If the pro-Israel lobby group finds BDS against Israel to be so objectionable, then why not engage in a public discussion on the topic?
Indigenous Rights | Grassroots Dene people defending the land in northern Saskatchewan | Mar 25 2015 | Scott Neigh | Don Montgrand and Candyce Paul talk about the Northern Dene Trappers Alliance, highway blockades, defending the land, and cultural resurgence.
Jim Prentice
Politics in Canada | Premier's televised fan dance fails to inspire but may deliver four more years of the same old anyway | Mar 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | There is an alternative, of course, but it lies with the only political party with seats in the Legislature that wasn't invited to the TV studio.
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Politics in Canada | World | Harper's war in Iraq is a doomed tragedy of terrors | Mar 25 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Instead of adding our inevitably inconsequential military might to an unwinnable conflict, Canada could make a real contribution in more constructive, non-militaristic ways.
Politics in Canada | A question for Justin Trudeau: What is the point of you? | Mar 25 2015 | Scott Vrooman | Trudeau's Liberals support C-51, investor rights agreements, the expansion of the oil industry and ignoring the crimes of our allies. Does the word "liberal" really describe them anymore?
Photo: Hernán Piñera/flickr
Technology | Tapping on the window of invisible touch | Mar 25 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | The transmitted haptic sensations available in the upcoming Apple Watch bring, literally, high touch to high tech. And they open the door to some fascinating futures.
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Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Lost in the '50s with Harper's anti-terror pablum | Mar 24 2015 | Matthew Behrens | When it comes to "anti-terrorism," government and state security agency behaviour is dominated by throwbacks to the Cold War, with Harper serving as Canada's self-appointed avenging angel.
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Arts & Culture | Environment | Indigenous Rights | The Right to Be Cold: Sounding the alarm on climate change in the North | Mar 24 2015 | Naomi Klein | In her new memoir "The Right to Be Cold," Sheila Watt-Cloutier summarizes the devastating impacts of oil and gas extraction on Arctic communities.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Women making their bold mark in word and music | Mar 24 2015 | The F Word | In honour of this month's International Women's Day, She: Women in Word and Music show and dance party features an awesome line-up of women making their bold mark in word and music!