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Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday roundup: So much win! edition | Nov 28 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Been a long week for you? Here's a list of things that have been making the rabble staff laugh and feel good this week!
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Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | US Politics | Lawbreaking protesters outmatched by institutional lawlessness | Nov 28 2014 | Rick Salutin | Ferguson protesters trashed some buildings and blocked traffic. That's pitiable compared to lawlessness by police, governments and the finance sector.
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Civil Liberties Watch | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Bill C-2 spreads Harper's misinformation about harm reduction | Nov 28 2014 | Denise Denning | Let's get one thing straight: If Bill C-2 is passed it will only present new barriers to health care for people with addictions.
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Economy | Labour | Technology | UberX speeds taxi drivers toward precarious work | Nov 28 2014 | Ella Bedard | The ride-sharing app lowers consumers' costs, but makes it all but impossible for taxi drivers to make a living.
Environment | Politics in Canada | Bill 6 moratorium on fracking passes in Nova Scotia | Nov 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is pleased that Bill 6 -- which places a legal moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing -- has passed in Nova Scotia.
Environment | Political Action | Demanding justice for anti-mining activist Mariano Abarca on 5th anniversary of his murder | Nov 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | Five years ago this week, anti-mining activist Mariano Abarca Roblero was killed in Chiapas. He had blamed the Calgary-based mining company Blackfire Exploration for contaminated rivers and crops.
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Feminism | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Abortion restriction in New Brunswick lifted but access still a problem | Nov 28 2014 | Tracy Glynn | Newly elected Liberal Premier Brian Gallant has announced the removal of certain barriers to abortion in New Brunswick. While this is great news, there is still a lot of work to be done.
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Labour | Outgoing B.C. labour president Jim Sinclair left his mark | Nov 28 2014 | Rod Mickleburgh | During his unprecedented 15-year run as head of the Fed, there was never any doubt which side Jim Sinclair was on. More than almost any previous head of the trade union body, he was an activist leader
Labour | Irene Lanzinger new B.C. Federation of Labour president | Nov 28 2014 | Ella Bedard | B.C. union members have voted Irene Lanzinger as the new B.C. Federation of Labour president.
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LGBTIQ | Politics in Canada | Maneuver to derail Alberta gay-straight alliance bill shows Prentice Tories will tolerate bullying for political gain | Nov 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Sometimes rights are in conflict. Sometimes you have to make a decision. Jim Prentice and the Alberta PCs have -- the wrong one. There just ain't no way to square this circle!
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Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Ferguson: 'We're going to shake the heavens' | Nov 27 2014 | Amy Goodman | "We're going to shake the heavens," said one young man, as he faced off with the riot police. It is that fire, not the burning of buildings, that those who profit from injustice have most to fear.
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Anti-Racism | Political Action | US Politics | After Ferguson: Defend the dead | Nov 27 2014 | Rinaldo Walcott | In the wake of Ferguson the insistence that "Black Lives Matter" is the desire to draw attention to the very conditions that seek to make black life an impossible life in North America.
Anti-Racism | From Mike Brown to Jermaine Carby: Toronto rallies for justice | Nov 27 2014 | Jesse McLaren | Jermaine Carby was also unarmed, also shot to death and also criminalized after the fact as justification.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Political Action | Chaos theory: Rapper Ana Tijoux on art, feminism, 'garbage culture' and chaotic resistance | Nov 27 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | The politically charged rapper discusses the hyper-sexualization of women, political art, the Chilean student movement and more.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Interview: Eliza Robertson talks #CanLit | Nov 27 2014 | Emma Morgan-Thorp | Are Canadian writers defined by their Canadianness? What is the genre of CanLit even defined as any more? Who should you read? Eliza Robertson answers all these questions and more!