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Arts & Culture | US Politics | From World War I to Gaza, war is not the answer | Aug 28 2014 | Amy Goodman | In her epic book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how the First World War began in 1914. We can look at that war in retrospect, 100 years later, as if through a distant mirror.
Arts & Culture | Education | The war on higher education: What side are you on? | Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid | Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?
Civil Liberties Watch | Protecting public debate through anti-SLAPP legislation | Aug 28 2014 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Legal proceedings are costly and can be untenable for those actively involved in public debate. Anti‑SLAPP legislation provides a mechanism to protect this kind of debate from being silenced.
Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Politics in Canada | Reflections on the past, present and future of migrant farm labour in Canada | Aug 28 2014 | Edward Dunsworth | Calls for the expulsion of temporary foreign workers and preferential hiring of Canadians did do one thing: draw attention to the exploitation of migrant labour in Canada.
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
CommonCauses | Occupy | Political Action | Peoples' Social Forum: 500 workshops, 19 assemblies, 5,000 voices and a declaration | Aug 28 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The final assembly at the Peoples' Social Forum brought together activists from across Canada. On the last day, at a final assembly, the participants reported back. Miriam Katawazi was there.
KAIROS-led Blanket Exercise at the People's Social Forum
CommonCauses | Environment | Indigenous Rights | Peoples' Social Forum: How Indigenous Rights and Ecological Justice lead us towards living well | Aug 28 2014 | John Dillon | How can Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples work together to restore harmonious relationships with each other and the land, asked KAIROS at the Peoples Social Forum.
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Economy | Politics in Canada | Five reasons why Ontario's latest economic update matters | Aug 28 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 were released in the heat of summer. A closer look tells us this update deserves more attention than it got. Here are some highlights.
Economy | Politics in Canada | Probing the pitfalls for CETA in the ratification process | Aug 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
Photo: Gary McNutt
Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Paddlers support First Nations chiefs' demand to stop construction on Grace Islet | Aug 28 2014 | Phil Vernon | On August 26, 40 paddlers, and a few swimmers, made their way to Grace Islet, B.C. to support demands by seven local First Nations chiefs to stop construction of a luxury home on sacred burial ground.
Thomas Lukaszuk
Politics in Canada | Alberta Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk's campaign jumps the shark! | Aug 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely most Tories will be disinclined to vote for a candidate whose revelation completely swamped the first good news the party and government have enjoyed in weeks.
Photo: June Chua
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | All-access yoga class gathers diverse people for unified practice | Aug 27 2014 | June Chua | This August, a group of yoga practitioners gathered in a downtown Toronto room, marking an auspicious event: an all-access yoga class in which everyone -- literally -- was welcome.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Politics in Canada | 'In all thy sons command': If the words are not important, why do so many men oppose changing them? | Aug 27 2014 | Michael Laxer | Last week, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh put forward a motion to call on the federal government to change the national anthem to be inclusive of women -- why is the motion being opposed by some?
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CommonCauses | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Laying the path to defeat Harper in 2015 | Aug 27 2014 | Nora Loreto | What will emerge from the PSF and how should we defeat Harper in 2015?
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: DaylandS, bredgur
Economy | Education | There's a revolution transforming universities. But into what? | Aug 27 2014 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | The Economist says there's a revolution underway in the university brought about by rising costs, transformations in the labour market and technological shifts. Haven't we heard this discourse before?
Education | Feminism | On holding student journalism accountable: The Western Gazette gaffe | Aug 27 2014 | Lucia Lorenzi | As part of their special FROSH-week edition, the undergraduate student newspaper at Western University, The Western Gazette, included a "satirical" article entitled "So you want to date your TA?"