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Anti-Racism | Indigenous Rights | Don Cherry and the savage barbarism of colonialism and racism | Feb 9 2015 | Michael Laxer | Language matters. Canadians need to come to grips with and end the use of genocidal language, language that implies that, as words like "savage" and "barbarian" do, some are less human than others.
Photo: net_efekt/flickr
Economy | Environment | The economics of energy are changing -- will policies keep up? | Feb 9 2015 | Ralph Surette | If doing our bit for saving the Earth from our excesses is not convincing, the fact is that the economics increasingly demand it as well.
Economy | Labour | Ontario kicked off 2015 with lacklustre job and wage trends | Feb 9 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen | Ontario started the New Year with very little change in its jobs numbers: the employment rate is holding steady but there is a shift in part-time job growth.
Economy | Labour | Job numbers indicate labour market weakness, bleak prospects ahead | Feb 9 2015 | Angella MacEwen | According to the Labour Force Survey, Canada added 35,000 jobs in January. A statistically significant number of jobs, hurray! But wait. What do the numbers really reveal?
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Economy | Elections | Politics in Canada | Harper in closet over the economy as Canada heads toward another recession | Feb 9 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | With his economic cards on the table, Harper's hand is proving to be very weak. In order to win an election, he must create momentum, but the state of the economy won't give him this opportunity.
Environment | Political Action | US Politics | Earth Rights | Feb 9 2015 | Frieda Werden | Part two of a speech by Vandana Shiva, in which she addresses solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Environment | World | Honduran organizations demand support for farming, not mining | Feb 9 2015 | Jennifer Moore | The Honduran National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations demand support for farming and binding community consultation before any mining activities take place on their territories.
Indigenous Rights | Indigenous perspectives on law and rights | Feb 9 2015 | Victoria Fenner | A panel discussion at the Halifax Central Library on January 22, 2015 explores how the legal system in Canada affects and often undermines the standing of Indigenous people.
Labour | World | The strengths and weaknesses of the Indonesian workers movement | Feb 9 2015 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Interview with Max Lane, lecturer at Victoria University, on the Indonesian workers movement, and update on labour issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Photo: CC by Spatial Mongrel
NDP | Politics in Canada | Which will the NDP put first: Party or country? | Feb 9 2015 | Murray Dobbin | It is obvious to all progressive Canadians that if either the Liberals or the Conservatives win a majority the country is in deep trouble. How can the NDP distinguish itself in election 2015?
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Politics in Canada | Alberta premier meets rich and powerful guys in New York, feels right at home | Feb 9 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Premier Jim Prentice intends to ensure the voices of Albertans are heard in Washington and New York. Some Albertans, that is, by some Americans.
Photo: flickr/mostlyconservative
Politics in Canada | Cabinet shuffle: Nicholson to Foreign Affairs (bizarre!), Poilievre to Employment (insulting!) | Feb 9 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Poilievre, whose political career has been been characterized by the most outrageously partisan attacks, is now in charge of a major spending department.
Politics in Canada | Merkel's political imperatives spell trouble for CETA | Feb 9 2015 | Maude Barlow | German chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa for a visit on Monday, but she may not be bringing the news Stephen Harper wants to hear when it comes to the CETA.
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Civil Liberties Watch | Technology | Finally you can tell rabble.ca what you think. As long as you sign up to a third-party data mining service. | Feb 8 2015 | Bob Chandler | Recently rabble.ca outsourced web comments to the Disqus web commenting service. Here's why that's a big problem for your privacy and for Rabble
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Environment | Free advice for opponents of the term 'tar sands' -- take a Valium | Feb 8 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The debate about whether "tar sands" or "oil sands" is the more accurate way to describe Alberta's vast deposits of bituminous gunk goes back to the late 1930s. It is not settled.