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Environment | Political Action | Watch: Maude Barlow challenges Lone Pine to the Fracking Wastewater Bucket Challenge! | Oct 8 2014 | Council of Canadians | Leading up to the Global Frackdown on October 11, National Chairperson of Council of Canadians Maude Barlow nominates Lone Pine Resources for the Fracking Wastewater Bucket Challenge.
Environment | Labour | Van Jones speaks to the Good Jobs Summit | Oct 8 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Van Jones says he came here to speak to the Good Jobs Summit because "you've got a crazy dude up here, and it's not Rob Ford." Here is his keynote address from Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Haiti | World | Haiti's tyrant Jean-Claude Duvalier is dead but his legacy lives on | Oct 8 2014 | Roger Annis | The death of 'Baby Doc' Duvalier is small comfort to Haiti as it suffers a never-ending military occupation by the UN Security Council and the disastrous presidency of Michel Martelly.
Photo: twitter/@ptbolabour
Labour | NDP | Political Action | Politics in Canada | One year in: Jerry Dias on Unifor's first year and its future | Oct 8 2014 | H.G. Watson | A year after Unifor's founding convention, Unifor President Jerry Dias reflects on the year, what Unifor can achieve for the workers it represents and the rest of Canada.
LGBTIQ | Uncovering Calgary's queer history | Oct 8 2014 | Scott Neigh | Teresa Maillie and Kevin Allen talk about the work of the community-based Calgary Gay History Project.
Media Matters | NDP | Politics in Canada | Mansbridge takes money from... and other reasons we need a reporter on the Hill for the rest of us | Oct 8 2014 | rabble staff | Parliament is back in session, and we hope that we can count on you to help ensure that we have a top-notch team of independent and ethical journalists to really challenge Stephen Harper's agenda.
John Baird
Politics in Canada | World | Ten questions about the Harper Government's embrace of war with ISIS | Oct 8 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Virtually nothing the West has done in the Islamic world since 2001 has worked out as promised, or very well at all. Why will this war be any different?
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | Media Matters | Indian & Cowboy: Making and taking space for alternative Indigenous media | Oct 7 2014 | Âpihtawikosisân | "Red Man Laughing" podcaster Ryan McMahon got tired of seeing media that doesn't represent Aboriginal experiences. So he just went ahead and made his own.
Arts & Culture | Political Action | Aja in Wonderland: Aja Monet on poetry in social transformation and Tupac Shakur | Oct 7 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | Aja Monet, the current "cool girl" of spoken-word poetry, discusses the political philosophy of poetry and the legacy of Tupac Shakur.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Harper's Iraq war plan: Save people by killing them? | Oct 7 2014 | Gregory Shupak | The Harper government announced its Iraq war plan, basically, saving people by killing people. But what other options are available? Consider these.
Economy | Labour | Good Jobs Summit: The Good Jobs Debate! | Oct 7 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting some of the many discussions which took place at the Good Jobs Summit. We begin with the Good Jobs Debate on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Photo: flickr/Olivia Chow
Elections | Feminism | Politics in Canada | Why don't women's issues matter in the Toronto mayoral election? | Oct 7 2014 | Michele Landsberg | John Tory and Doug Ford sit idly by as racist and sexist comments are hurled at Olivia Chow. Tory and Ford ignore women's issues, while Chow continues to fight for them. What gives?
Environment | Lobsters of the world, unite! | Oct 7 2014 | Gary Engler | We must build a mass movement to say no to any further expansion of carbon extraction.
Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Environment | Political Action | Let's slow down, for the sake of ourselves and our planet | Oct 7 2014 | David Suzuki | Like nature, social movements take time to evolve and unfold. We don't always see their impacts as they happen. If we expect a dazzling blur of activity and immediate results, we’ll be disappointed.
Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
Environment | Politics in Canada | New Environment Commissioner slams Harper with frank and tough words | Oct 7 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The new Environment Commissioner, Julie Gelfand, picks up where her predecessors left off. On Tuesday she forcefully bemoaned Harper's abject failure to meet emission reduction targets.