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Politics in Canada | May Day 2015: Stop Bill C-51 | May 1 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | #RejectFear and make your voice heard in a demonstration at the largest public square in Toronto.
US Politics | From Toronto to Baltimore Rally | May 1 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The national #BlackLivesMatter chapters have issued a call to action and we are calling on all Black folks, allies, community members, supporters, activists, families, etc to take action!
Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below
Arts & Culture | Labour | Mayday, mayday! A new kind of unionism for a changing world | Apr 30 2015 | Daniel Tseghay | We need solidarity across unions, industries, and workers. And as 'Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below' argues, unions must look to new forms to do it.
Photo: Mike Atherton/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Feminism | Political Action | World | Marking a century of women's peace-building | Apr 30 2015 | Amy Goodman | One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered in The Hague during the First World War, demanding peace. A century later, in these very violent times, nearly 1,000 women have gathered again.
Photo: flickr/ Michael Gil
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Politics in Canada | A national housing strategy: Without one Calgary suffers | Apr 30 2015 | James Wilt | Alberta's one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the world. It also features staggering income and wealth disparity. While the homelessness rate has stabilized, houses aren't getting any cheaper.
Civil Liberties Watch | Carding and civilian control of police | Apr 30 2015 | Brian Iler, Pro Bono | Carding, the infamous police practice of stopping individuals for questioning, is back with a vengeance in Toronto. Who's holding police activities accountable to the community?
Photo: flickr/ ResoluteSupportMedia
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Powerful report on sexual abuse in military calls for outside-chain-of-command solution | Apr 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Former Supreme Court judge Marie Deschamps issued a stinging report on widespread sexual misconduct in the military. So far the brass has only accepted most recommendations 'on principle.'
May 1st
Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Political Action | On May 1, join the International Workers' Day rallies and the Quebec general strike | Apr 30 2015 | Maya Bhullar | May 1, International Workers' Day, is a big deal. Here's where Canadians are organizing.
Image: CCPA
Economy | Labour | Putting our values to work: Discussing living wages with Greg deGroot-Maggetti | Apr 30 2015 | Jesse Bauman | If we say work should be the pathway out of poverty, then we need to put our values to work. Market forces will not find just solutions that are in line with our values.
Economy | Labour | Political Action | We need our health and safety protections expanded and enforced | Apr 30 2015 | Sign these petitions to support worker safety
Mike Allen
Elections | Politics in Canada | If anything, the headlines are getting worse for Jim Prentice and Alberta's faltering PCs | Apr 30 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Increasingly beleaguered by the news and the polls, the Jim Prentice PCs have begun taking aim at any old thing that can be used to wedge a vote or two away from an opposition candidate.
Anti-Racism | US Politics | The false narratives around Baltimore's uprising are entirely predictable | Apr 29 2015 | Michael Laxer | As is always the case when the disenfranchised, marginalized and racialized rise up in anger, Monday's uprising in Baltimore is being portrayed in terms we have come to expect.
Arts & Culture | Political Action | More than just a building: Friends of the Khyber defend a community resource | Apr 29 2015 | Scott Neigh | Rebecca Rose and Susan Wolf talk about a Halifax campaign to save the Khyber Building, which for decades has housed community initiatives in downtown Halifax.
Photo: flickr/4 Cdn Div/4 Div CA - JTFC/FOIC
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Harper's 'principled' foreign policy is empty rhetoric for profit | Apr 29 2015 | Julia Smith | Canada confirmed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia, despite the gulf state's horrendous human rights record. Sweden just cancelled a similar deal, due to human rights concerns. See the difference?
Photo: dehghanr/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | A reality check on Ontario's proposed Hydro One sale | Apr 29 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | One of the strangest arguments for Ontario's sell-off of revenue-generating assets is that the province has to do it because it can't borrow enough to support its infrastructure renewal requirements.