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Anti-Racism | 100th anniversary walking tour of the Komagata Maru | Aug 1 2014 | Redeye Collective | In 1914, the Komogata Maru steamed into Vancouver. For the next two months, the over 300 would-be immigrants were stranded in the harbour. Naveen Girn led a historical walking tour on July 23.
Photo: flickr/JD Hancock
Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday roundup: TGIF edition | Aug 1 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Friday! For most, it's the weekend. YES. Let Feel Good Friday send you off with some great stuff!
Economy | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Free access to online information under threat from TPP | Aug 1 2014 | Redeye Collective | Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership are being kept secret but there are clues about what may be in store for Canada if we look at Australia's experience with AUSFTA.
Feminism | Is 'natural' better when it comes to birth? An interview with Dr. Amy Tuteur | Aug 1 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Dr. Amy Tuteur about her critiques of the natural birth movement.
Photo: waltarrrrr/flickr
Feminism | Food & Health | Labour | Is it time for a Canadian 'daddy month'? | Aug 1 2014 | Kate McInturff | What makes for happy families? It turns out parents and policy-makers could learn a lesson or two from their kids.
Photo: surroundsound5000/flickr
Feminism | Food & Health | LGBTIQ | Doctors do not have the right to discriminate and deny basic health care | Aug 1 2014 | Joyce Arthur | When doctors refuse to provide reproductive health-care services based on personal beliefs, most people call it "conscientious objection." In reality, it is the opposite of conscientious.
Photo: Israel Defense Forces/flickr
Gaza | Politics in Canada | World | Moral privilege and the paradox of progressives who defend Israel | Aug 1 2014 | Rick Salutin | There is a paradoxical category of Progressive People On Everything Except Israel: because Israel is viewed by many leftists as self-evidently right-wing, such individuals embody a contradiction.
photo credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA
Gaza | NDP | Politics in Canada | World | NDP youth speak out on Gaza: 'It's time to call a spade a spade' | Aug 1 2014 | New Democratic Youth of Canada | New Democratic Youth of Canada are demanding a fair approach be taken with the situation in Gaza and calling on government to uphold human rights and work to create lasting peace.
Doug Horner
Politics in Canada | Never mind Alison Redford: Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner needs to resign | Aug 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | This is not the way Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner would like to end a long and distinguished career in public service, but the convention of ministerial responsibility demands that he resign.
photo credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA
World | Defending the right to resist | Aug 1 2014 | David Bush | Those of us who are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people shouldn't shirk the responsibility of defending the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupation.
World | A perspective: Understanding the roots of the conflict in Ukraine | Aug 1 2014 | Redeye Collective | Roger Annis has just returned from an anti-war conference in Yalta, Crimea. He outlines the political changes in Kiev that led to the war now raging in Eastern Ukraine.
Photo: Zach Ruiter
Anti-Racism | Gaza | Political Action | World | Toronto's racist, militarist pro-Israel movement | Jul 31 2014 | Yves Engler | During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven't seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto.
Anti-Racism | Arts & Culture | Feminism | Monia Mazigh explores the interconnected stories of Muslim women's lives | Jul 31 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | 'Mirrors and Mirages' has enriched Canadian literature. Mazigh's lyrical work brings new voices to the mainstream and deftly explores issues of identity, religion and feminism.
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | Lara Kramer on the performance 'Native Girl Syndrome,' dance, addiction, and residential schools | Jul 31 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | First Nations dancer and choreographer Lara Kramer shares how residential schools, addiction, homelessness and her grandmother inspired her latest production, "Native Girl Syndrome."
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Charities and the limits of political action under the Harper government | Jul 31 2014 | Brian Iler, Pro Bono | When organizations seek charitable registration from government, they necessarily accept oversight by a government agency that, in an atmosphere as poisonous as Canada's these days, can overreach.