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Arts & Culture | Education | Indigenous Rights | University of Saskatchewan sells off Aboriginal art -- for a loss! | Jul 28 2014 | Alexander Ervin, Howard Woodhouse | Western universities are stewards not only of academic freedom, but of our cultural and historical patrimony. Why then, is the University of Saskatchewan secretly selling off Aboriginal art at a loss?
Photo: Seth Anderson/flickr
Arts & Culture | Economy | Income inequality deniers launch a new offensive against Piketty's theories | Jul 28 2014 | Pierre Beaulne | It seems rather clear that the main theories in French economist Thomas Piketty's bestseller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" are irritating a number of people.
Photo: flickr/DAVID HOLT
Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | World | Gaza: What a destructive and unnecessary war! | Jul 28 2014 | Paul Weinberg | Is the war in Gaza really about Israel stopping a Palestinian unity government? Experts weigh in on the war in Gaza.
Photo: End Immigration Detention Network facebook group
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | UN human rights body slams Canada's immigration detention system | Jul 28 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | UN monitoring body urges Canada to adopt the 90-day limit on detentions that is common among numerous other nations to minimize human rights violations.
Economy | Marjorie Griffin Cohen on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century | Jul 28 2014 | Redeye Collective | Capital in the Twenty-First Century surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It’s sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked about economics book in decades.
Economy | Geoff Mann on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century | Jul 28 2014 | Redeye Collective | Capital in the Twenty-First Century surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It’s sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked about economics book in decades.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Hunger strike for Grassy Narrows after report hidden by Ontario government comes to light | Jul 28 2014 | Michael Butler | Grassy Narrows (Asubpeechoseewagong) First Nation and the Chiefs of Ontario held a press conference regarding a hidden report by the ON gov't about the effects of mercury poisoning on the community.
Feminism | Political Action | World | Changing laws and unchanging statistics: Rape and rape laws in India | Jul 28 2014 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Poonam Kathuria of the Society for Women's Action and Training Initiatives in Gujarat, India, about the changes in rape laws in India over the past 20 years.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
Feminism | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Sex work, rights and health: Bill C-36's glaring omission | Jul 28 2014 | Sandra Ka Hon Chu | A new study launched at the International AIDS Conference concludes that decriminalizing sex work could avert nearly one-third of new HIV infections among sex workers and their clients.
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Gaza | World | The war in Gaza: History does matter | Jul 28 2014 | Dennis Gruending | Israel has invaded Gaza yet again. Partisan explanations for these recurring conflicts provide us with too little history.
Children in Gaza crying after parents were murdered by Israel
Gaza | Open Letter to the Liberal Party of Canada on Gaza Massacre | Jul 28 2014 | Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | The Liberal Party of Canada has shown no difference in rhetoric from the Conservatives in their unconditional support for Israel's war crimes. When will they stand up for humanity?
Image: wikimedia commons
Gaza | 'Largest ever' Toronto Al-Quds rally calls for a free Palestine | Jul 28 2014 | Eva Bartlett | 25,000 were reported at Toronto's Al-Quds rally Saturday, "the largest in our history…and they were calling for a Free Gaza, Free Palestine.
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Politics in Canada | The Fraser facts, minus the spin: Alberta has a revenue problem, not a spending problem | Jul 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the statistics, there are enough holes in the Fraser Institute's sloppy interpretation to store captured carbon!
Photo: wolfpeterson/flickr
Politics in Canada | No sense of decency: Canada's cruel and unusual government | Jul 28 2014 | Gerry Caplan | If a policy is cruel and unusual, if it outrages our standards of decency, what do we make of those promoting it?
Image: Flickr/Woodysworld
Politics in Canada | Bread, circuses and the great Alberta licence plate debate | Jul 28 2014 | Susan Wright | Out of the blue Alberta Premier Dave Hancock announced that Albertans would be getting a nifty new licence plate and they'd be allowed to vote for their favourite designs, lucky us!