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Education | Media Matters | Calling progressive student journalists: wants you! | Aug 30 2016 | rabble staff | and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) are teaming up to find Canada's next progressive student journalists.
Environment | Politics in Canada | Liberals calculate political cost of saying yes to Kinder Morgan | Aug 30 2016 | Redeye Collective | A government-appointed panel has just wrapped up of series of public meetings around B.C. on the pipeline expansion. Sven Biggs says the feds want to approve either Kinder Morgan or Energy East.
Chapter activist Dr. Paula Tippet speaks to the NEB panel and Energy East repres
Environment | Political Action | Five things I learned at the NEB hearings in New Brunswick | Aug 30 2016 | Robin Tress | We hope these five lessons will help make your intervention at the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings into the Energy East pipeline effective and empowering.
Photo: AJ Klein
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Healing is greater than logging in St'át'imc territory | Aug 30 2016 | AJ Klein | A Voice for the Voiceless Camp is nestled in St'át'imc (pronounced "STAT-lee-um") territory in an area long inhabited by the Xwisten ("n-HOY-shten") community, also known as the Bridge River Band.
Photo: Dave Kalmbach/Wikimedia Commons
Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Health Minister Jane Philpott should be judged on her work, not 'gotcha' politics | Aug 30 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Jane Philpott, a serious conscientious minister, made a small mistake, has repeatedly acknowledged it, and just wants to get back to her files. How about we let her try?
Photo: Policyfix
Food & Health | Labour | Manitoba youth crisis workers left in limbo | Aug 30 2016 | Lynne Fernandez | Manitoba Government and General Employees Union members at Macdonald Youth Services (Local 221), who provide crisis intervention services to youth in Winnipeg, walked off the job on August 2.
Photo: Provincial Archives of Alberta, J4488.13 via Government of Alberta/flickr
Politics in Canada | When then was 'Now!' Marking the day Peter Lougheed moved Alberta dramatically to the left | Aug 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | It is hard to imagine that any of today's right-wing Alberta political parties would have much sympathy with Peter Lougheed's program, or indeed Lougheed himself.
The Strange Wax Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes - image of Edison wax cylinder play
Arts & Culture | Episode Two - The Strange Wax Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes | Aug 29 2016 | Harrowsmith Now | A rollicking Canadian steampunk adventure and a companion to the Harrowsmith Now treasure hunt, The Strange Copper Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes
Economy | Environment | Politics in Canada | Government captured: Selling YOU out | Aug 29 2016 | Daryn Caister | Ontario could sell its water to Nestle for $3.71 per million litres. Husky Energy disaster in Saskatchewan, and an update on Dakota Access Pipeline. BC's new 'Carbon Plan' ripped apart.
Labour | Postal workers postpone planned strike action for 24 hours | Aug 29 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | The Canadian Union of Postal Workers extended its strike deadline at 11 p.m. last night as negotiations continue with Crown mediator William Kaplan.
Brian Jean
Politics in Canada | Wildrose leader's public spat with the mayor of Montreal may not help, but it's likely to continue | Aug 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A feud with a prominent Quebec politician may work for Alberta's conservatives if it encourages the NDP's campaign to win social license for pipelines fails.
World | The ongoing crisis for the uprising in Syria and solidarity | Aug 29 2016 | Jiselle Hanna | Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region and interview with Syrian activist on the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Political Action | Politics in Canada | How should Canada support Canadian content? | Aug 28 2016 | We can do more than export of cute cat pictures.
CommonCauses | Labour | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Help reinvent Canada Post | Aug 28 2016 | Instead of cuts, imagine a new future
Economy | Labour | World | Immigrants send gifts across borders | Aug 28 2016 | Frieda Werden | This 2004 talk from Maria Jimenez on how immigrants sustain their home communities remains relevant today.