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"The Jewish Hour" book cover
Arts & Culture | 'The Jewish Hour' tells a story of immigration that resonates today | Sep 23 2016 | Rick Salutin | Tens of thousands of Jews migrated to Canada in the first part of the past century. That community, in Toronto, is described in a lovely, loving new book by the late Michael Mandel: The Jewish Hour.
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Bombs away! How Canada is here to help | Sep 23 2016 | Matthew Behrens | Trudeau's cheery offer at the UN to bring peace to the world fell flat in light of his government's "principled" commitment to sell billions in weapons and blanket militarism.
Rachel Notley
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Rachel Notley does remarkably well in face of unrelenting campaign of vilification. Sun newspapers? Not so much. | Sep 23 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A new survey suggests Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, a remarkable and talented politician, is capable of making the best of even the worst of times.
Images courtesy of Gloria Swain
Anti-Racism | Arts & Culture | Food & Health | Mad Room: Black artist lays bare struggle with depression, anxiety | Sep 22 2016 | June Chua | Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto is opening its first-ever installation, featuring the work of local artist Gloria Swain and focusing on her experience as a Black woman in the mental health system.
Avi Nesher on his new film 'Past Life,' justice, truth, memory and reconciliatio
Arts & Culture | World | Avi Nesher on his new film 'Past Life,' justice, truth, memory and reconciliation | Sep 22 2016 | Face2Face | Avi and I talked about his brilliant and beautiful new film "Past Life," and letting go, about justice, pessimism and why he believes we need to "let life take over."
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Six reasons why you should participate in the national security consultation about Bill C-51 | Sep 22 2016 | Duncan Pike | The government is listening to Canadians. This time, that's a good thing. We need you to tell the government exactly what you think needs to be changed with this law to protect your rights.
Photo: United Nations Photo/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | US Politics | World | UN refugee summit shines light on global crisis | Sep 22 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The number of people suffering forced displacement today is staggering -- the greatest flow of refugees since the Second World War. It is in this context that the UN convened its refugee summit.
Image: Flickr/Prime Minister of Israel
Gaza | Media Matters | Anti-Palestinian media bias still remains untouchable even to Canada's media critics | Sep 22 2016 | Yves Engler | A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists' face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
Good News | Politics in Canada | Technology | Over 42,000 Canadian voices against data caps are now on the public record at the CRTC | Sep 22 2016 | Katy Anderson | With support from over 42,000 Canadians, we've just delivered a 43-page submission against data caps to the CRTC.
Image: francisco toquica/flickr
Arts & Culture | Technology | In praise of stickers and emojis | Sep 21 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | The ideograms of Chinese, Egyptian and Sumerian texts all demonstrate how powerful a picture-based language can be. Maybe all we've really done with emojis is come full circle.
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Activism and poetry: Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate | Sep 21 2016 | Scott Neigh | Rebecca Thomas talks about activism, poetry, and being Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate.
Ashley McKenzie on Werewolf, existentialism and addictions.
Arts & Culture | Ashley McKenzie on her new film 'Werewolf,' existentialism, addictions and 'honest framing' | Sep 21 2016 | Face2Face | Ashley and I talk about her new film "Werewolf," choices and addictions, modern existentialism, Albert Camus and about "paying attention."
David Eggen
Education | LGBTIQ | Politics in Canada | We don't need an inquiry -- we need to bring the hammer of defunding down now on scofflaw private schools | Sep 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | When the inquiry fails, can we just get on with defunding those schools, please?
Photo: Chris/flickr
Education | Labour | Politics in Canada | Tiering up over tuition fees | Sep 21 2016 | Erika Shaker | Governments need to ask themselves: is downloading more debt onto students -- particularly during a time of workforce precarity -- a sustainable policy to pursue?
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Elections | Labour | Politics in Canada | Pressing the reset button: A progressive vision for Ontario | Sep 21 2016 | Trish Hennessy | What should "pressing the reset button" look like for a government that is mid-term, purporting to be "activist" in its approach and less than two years away from a general election?