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Anti-Racism | Food & Health | Labour | Migrant farm workers demanding justice from Ottawa | Sep 28 2016 | Scott Neigh | Gabriel Allahdua talks about journeying to Ottawa to demand justice for migrant farm workers as part of the Harvesting Freedom caravan.
Anti-Racism | Arts & Culture | Interned Italian Canadians left deep holes in communities they were forced to leave behind | Sep 28 2016 | Wael Haddara | Leo Mascioli was an Italian-Canadian architect who lived in North Bay, Ontario for over 50 years -- only to be interned by his own country during the Second World War.
Photo: Boris Kasimov/flickr
Anti-Racism | Elections | Feminism | The path to diversity in Halifax city council is straightforward | Sep 28 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It goes without saying the Tilt-a-Whirl that is Halifax city council has too long tilted toward men, who traditionally also happen to be white, middle-aged and middle class.
Tar Sands Healing Walk. Photo: taylorandayumi/flickr
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Unrestrained resource extraction isn't ancient history -- it's a crime still in progress | Sep 28 2016 | Naomi Klein | We have a new federal government, a new tone around First Nations and the environment. But when it comes to concrete action on lowering emissions and respecting land rights, much remains the same.
Image: Flickr/Damián Bakarcic
Environment | Carbon dioxide: Pollutant or plant food? | Sep 28 2016 | David Suzuki | No matter what contradictory and easily debunked nonsense deniers spread, climate change is real, humans are contributing to it and it will be catastrophic if we do little or nothing to address it.
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | World | Why our work at the Supreme Court matters: A case study | Sep 28 2016 | Meghan Sali | Not only is OpenMedia defending your digital rights at the Supreme Court, but our work will help to eliminate cases of censorship-by-copyright online.
Tabakoto North Underground Gold Mine - Mali, West Africa
Politics in Canada | Foreign aid helps Canadian corporations dominate the global mining industry | Sep 28 2016 | Yves Engler | Public money masquerading as "foreign aid" has financed private interests through mine-related educational activities abroad, mollified resistant communities and liberalized local legislation.
Image: Flickr/Blue Coat Photos and
Technology | Social media is amazing at manufacturing our consent and it's not OK | Sep 28 2016 | Kyle Curlew | How have the world's social media platforms not only convinced us into giving away virtually every bit of information about us, but made us happy to do it?
Arts & Culture | Former Olympic athlete on political history of the Games | Sep 27 2016 | Redeye Collective | Jules Boykoff is a former athlete with the U.S. men's national soccer team. He currently teaches political science at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Boykoff spoke in Vancouver July 18.
Photo: KMR Photography/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Household debt is far too high -- and why it's going to go higher still | Sep 27 2016 | David Macdonald | When the National Balance Sheet came out this month, the focus was on the need for households to pay down that debt... somehow. But we need to look at the broader debt picture across all sectors.
Photo: Andrée Lévesque
Environment | Labour | Montreal citizens strike a blow against gentrification with Parc Madeleine-Parent | Sep 27 2016 | Andrée Lévesque | Activist Madeleine Parent has been honoured with a new park thanks to the determination of the citizens of a working-class district where, in 1943, she started her career as a union organizer.
Photo: Amy Templeman/flickr
Environment | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | 'Gold with yield': A primer on land-grabbing | Sep 27 2016 | Lois Ross | Land use, access to agricultural land, and who stewards land, are key issues in food production. Land-grabbing is a growing concern because it determines not only access but also how land is used.
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Trudeau's media love affair draws to a sour end | Sep 27 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Justin Trudeau's popularity with the public may still be sky high, but the media's attitude toward the Prime Minister and his government has palpably turned sour and frustrated.
Neal Hancock, in mufti, with Jason Kenney
Politics in Canada | 'Bernard the Roughneck' campaign has been in preparation for months, may soon target Rachel Notley | Sep 27 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Will the "Bernard the Roughneck" campaign continue now that "Bernard" himself has proved to be both more and less than original advertised? Oh, probably …
The Strange Wax Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes - image of Edison wax cylinder play
Arts & Culture | Episode Six: The Strange Wax Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes | Sep 26 2016 | Harrowsmith Now | A rollicking Canadian steampunk adventure and a companion to the Harrowsmith Now treasure hunt, The Strange Copper Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes.