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Politics in Canada | Will sado-politics win another term for Harper? | Jan 28 2015 | J. Baglow | The Harper government is introducing life without parole. New "anti-terrorism" legislation will follow. Inflciting punishment is an election ploy, appealing to base instincts--pun intended.
Photo: Asteris Masouras/flickr
Economy | Elections | World | Greece says to Europe: Drop austerity | Jan 27 2015 | Duncan Cameron | The victory in the Greek elections of the anti-capitalist Syriza led by Alexis Tsipras is being celebrated by Europeans rejecting policies that have produced unemployment across the Eurozone.
Photo: bluto blutarski/flickr
Economy | World | CETA could unravel with decisive Syriza win in Greece | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | While Syriza has been in the news because of its vow to cancel brutal austerity measures, it has also stated that if elected it would not ratify the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement.
Photo: flickr/jasonwoodhead23
Economy | Environment | Should Canada stockpile oil while prices are low? | Jan 27 2015 | Gordon Laxer | With oil prices so low, is now the time to stockpile our emergency oil reserves? And if we do, can we phase out to a low carbon future?
Photo: Martin Fisch/flickr
Economy | Indigenous Rights | What if First Nations (and their poverty) were counted? | Jan 27 2015 | David Macdonald | How can we have an accurate picture of what's happening in Canada when we're actively and deliberately excluding some of the poorest parts of our country from our basic statistics?
The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockade was set up on Saturday.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockades hydro line that could power Energy East pipeline | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation set up a blockade this weekend to stop Manitoba Hydro from clear-cutting a path 65 metres wide for 250 kilometres through their traditional territory.
Environment | Canada is trading away its environmental rights | Jan 27 2015 | David Suzuki | Canada’s environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them.
Feminism | UVic anti-choice club defeated in B.C. Supreme Court ruling | Jan 27 2015 | Jessica Prupas | Youth Protecting Youth will no longer be able to carry out its abusive events on campus.
Feminism | New York Magazine discusses how hard it is to be a white man, is boring. | Jan 27 2015 | Anne Theriault | Anne Theriault dismantles the Sad Progressive White Dude Manifesto.
Raj Sherman
Politics in Canada | Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman quits, completing last-place trifecta of disastrous party leaders | Jan 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Only the Alberta NDP has managed a leadership transition since the 2012 provincial general election without leaving blood on the floor.
Photo: British High Commission, Ottawa/flickr
Politics in Canada | Halifax mayor Mike Savage carries on legacy of activism and politics | Jan 27 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Halifax mayor Mike Savage grew up in a home steeped in social activism and electoral politics, and has spent the first half of his first term as mayor putting the pieces into place.
Politics in Canada | Harper imagines a surplus; Mulcair talks to business about job creation | Jan 27 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) says the drop in oil prices will mean the government will run a small deficit this year. Harper pretends the PBO says otherwise. The NDP has other ideas.
Brian Mason
Politics in Canada | The dream of uniting Alberta’s left, revived in the wake of Raj Sherman's resignation, remains unlikely | Jan 27 2015 | Davi J. Climenhaga | Even though their platforms are much alike, the rift between the NDP and the Alberta Liberals is probably just too wide to bridge.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
World | Muslims are marching for peace. The West just hasn't noticed. | Jan 27 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Thomas Friedman wants to see a million Muslims take to the streets for peace. It's such a good idea that Muslims have been doing it for years.
Arts & Culture | LGBTIQ | Watch Me: A queer May-December romance | Jan 26 2015 | Cathi Bond | Tru Love is a great new queer chick flick about a May-December romance between a 60-year-old widow and a bed-hopping 37-year-old gay woman.