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Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Not Rex: On Canada's hypocritical relationship with Saudi Arabia | Jan 6 2016 | Humberto DaSilva | Saudi Arabia, our Middle Eastern allies, just killed 47 people deemed "terrorists" in a single day. And Canada just sold Saudi Arabia $15 billion in weapons.
Photo: Council of Canadians
Economy | World | Resolute Forest launches NAFTA challenge over Nova Scotia paper mill | Jan 6 2016 | Brent Patterson | Resolute Forest (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) is launching its second NAFTA Chapter 11 challenge within five years against Canada.
Photo: Council of Canadians
Economy | Politics in Canada | World | Trudeau offers an email address to hear from you on the TPP | Jan 6 2016 | Brent Patterson | During the federal election, Justin Trudeau promised to hold an open public debate in Parliament on the TPP. What we are getting so far from the Liberal government is quite different.
Photo: Craig Bennett/flickr
Economy | Labour | Tracking work in 2016: Jobs and growth after the Great Recession | Jan 6 2016 | Angella MacEwen | Where have we seen the strongest job growth or worst job losses, and what are the trends that might affect this in the coming year? Angella MacEwen offers her "things to watch" list for 2016.
Photo: flickr/ benj mako hill
Economy | Technology | US Politics | The TPP is locking Canada into restrictive digital lock rules | Jan 6 2016 | Michael Geist | The TPP will lock Canada into a "WIPO+" digital lock model that removes the ability to restore flexibility. In other words, the restrictive digital lock rules will be locked into Canadian law.
Feminism | US Politics | Right-wing women: What makes them tick | Jan 6 2016 | Frieda Werden | From the archives, WINGS presents a talk by Jean Hardisty about how and why the right recruits women.
Palestinian refugees leaving the Galilee in October-November 1948
Gaza | Media Matters | Canadian media is ignoring evidence of 1948 Israeli massacres | Jan 6 2016 | Dan Freeman-Maloy | Only the best liberal patriots want to award war criminals prizes for each possible war crime they didn't commit.
Labour | Political Action | A union for panhandlers, buskers, and other folks on the street | Jan 6 2016 | Scott Neigh | Andrew Nellis talks about the Street Labourers of Windsor, a union for panhandlers, buskers, and others who work on the street.
Duncan Kinney
Politics in Canada | Progress Alberta, new progressive advocacy group, will make waves … and not just with opponents | Jan 6 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | While groups like Progress Alberta have the potential to shake up political discourse generally, they may have a less comfortable impact on other advocates for progressive policies in Alberta.
Image: YouTube
US Politics | World | Oregon standoff shows that white supremacist armed militias want their 'safe spaces' too | Jan 6 2016 | Michael Stewart | At least lefty and student organizers know to get their snack money in advance.
Photo: flickr/ Domnic Santiago
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | How to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee to Canada | Jan 5 2016 | Edward C. Corrigan, Patti Kemp | Do you want to know how to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee? Here are the guidelines to the process.
Photo: Taber Andrew Bain/flickr
Economy | Labour | Trickle-down cuts have created a revenue shortfall in Nova Scotia | Jan 5 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's fascinating how easily the government and its neoliberal cheerleaders transformed a much-needed discussion of Nova Scotia's "revenue problem" into a rationale for still more cuts.
Photo: flickr/ Vision Planet Media
Economy | Technology | US Politics | Lack of balanced objectives for intellectual property rights in TPP cause for concern | Jan 5 2016 | Michael Geist | There are some major problems associated with the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. Michael Geist plans to explain them all in his detailed series 'The trouble with the TPP'.
Photo: flickr/Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine
Education | Technology | Canadian university libraries threatened by soaring academic publisher prices | Jan 5 2016 | Cory Collins | As university libraries struggle with subscription costs, some believe for-profit scholarly publishers are far too powerful and perhaps unnecessary. Are non-profits and open access the solution?
(L-R) Esther Pedersen, Arleen Boon, Verena Hoffmann. Photo by Donald Hoffmann
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Land defenders at protest camp to stop Site C dam | Jan 5 2016 | Brent Patterson | Solidarity with Treaty 8 members and allies who have set up a protest camp at Rocky Mountain Fort on the Peace River to oppose the Site C dam.