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Gaza | Politics in Canada | World | Canadian legal community issues statement of solidarity with Gaza | Aug 26 2014 | Community against the Israeli Assault on Gaza | Members of the legal Community against the Israeli Assault on Gaza have written this open letter to openly condemn the attack on Gaza and stand in solidarity with Palestinians.
James Keir Hardie, socialist and founder of the British Labour party
Labour | Why did workers kill each other in the First World War? | Aug 26 2014 | Mel Watkins | Marx and Engels famously wrote: "Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains." They should have added: "And if you don't pull together, a lot of you will die in bloody wars."
Ric McIver
Politics in Canada | Alberta PCs: Term limit fumble and cellular bill good news for candidate Ric McIver | Aug 26 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice has revealed himself to be the Mitt Romney of Alberta politics: just the right amount of grey in his hair for appearance to triumph over substance.
Photo: Ann Douglas/flickr
Arts & Culture | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Democracy, capitalism and the defence of kindness | Aug 25 2014 | Murray Dobbin | To regain our political agency and address our crisis in democracy, perhaps we need to start at the political equivalent of the molecular level, with the most basic human principles of kindness.
CommonCauses | Political Action | Peoples' Social Forum: Fourth and last day | Aug 25 2014 | Victoria Fenner | The last day of #PSF2014 focused on summarizing the many conversations, sessions and workshops which took place. Here are highlights from the Final Assembly.
CommonCauses | Fair Vote Canada at the Peoples' Social Forum | Aug 25 2014 | Gary Shaul | Social movements need proportional representation in order to advance their agendas.
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Economy | Politics in Canada | Memo to Nova Scotia's Tax and Regulatory Review: Raise taxes! | Aug 25 2014 | Ralph Surette | Here's something else that would advance our cause in Nova Scotia if we could only talk about it without the pious platitudes: taxation.
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Economy | Labour | Why we should care about labour force numbers | Aug 25 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
Economy | Food & Health | Out of the Cold program closures in Waterloo region | Aug 25 2014 | Grand River Media Collective, Rachel Avery | Brayden, an organizer with Kitchener's Alliance Against Poverty, speaks about the Out of the Cold shelter and food program now that a fourth host site has backed out.
Economy | Labour | Ten ways we can build a better economic system | Aug 25 2014 | Gary Engler | It is critical that we not just condemn capitalism. We also need positive suggestions about how to replace it.
Photo: Tony Sprackett/flickr
Environment | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | The dangers of deregulation extend beyond mining disasters | Aug 25 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | In the wake of the Mount Polley Mine spill, it's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation more broadly and rebuild government's capacity to effectively protect the public interest.
Feminism | Classy Nick Cannon wants the whole world to know Mariah Carey is crazy | Aug 25 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Nick Cannon claims "deeply concerned about Mariah’s emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids." But men have been calling women "crazy" for centuries. #notbuyingit
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Gaza | Israel and Palestine demand honesty -- even if it's depressing | Aug 25 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Gerry Caplan's blog last week, which stated peace in the Middle East is impossible in the foreseeable future -- caused quite a stir. But we can't lie to ourselves.
Photo: video still Gazonto, John Greyson
Gaza | Political Action | World | Gazonto, a short film from John Greyson | Aug 25 2014 | John Greyson | John Greyson reimagines Israel's massive bombardment of the Gaza Strip as if it were an attack on Toronto. Watch.
Chrystia Freeland
Politics in Canada | Why Edmonton Strathcona electors should vote NDP, as (not exactly) explained by Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland | Aug 25 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If the Liberals do well in Edmonton-Strathcona in 2016, the Conservatives will win in the riding. Unfortunately, it's that simple.