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Civil Liberties Watch | Technology | Playing Secret Santa this year? Why not try Crypto Santa? | Dec 18 2014 | Bob Chandler | Here's a fun way to learn about how Internet anonymity tools like the Tor Project work!
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Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | World | TISA leak reveals U.S. demands would impact net neutrality, data protection | Dec 18 2014 | Scott Harris | A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Taking the fight for housing rights to court | Dec 18 2014 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Political Action | Politics in Canada | International Migrants Day: Canada's exclusionary immigration practices have got to go! | Dec 18 2014 | Amy Cohen, Elise Hjalmarson | Today is International Migrants Day. We need to reflect on Canada's current exclusionary immigration policy and demand changes.
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Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | The U.S. Senate report and Canadian complicity in torture | Dec 18 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The Harper government has noted that Canada doesn't torture people -- but ducks the question about whether Canadian authorities have used information obtained by others through torture.
Economy | Watch: Wealth inequality in Canada | Dec 18 2014 | Broadbent Institute | Is wealth inequality a problem in Canada? Short answer: yes.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | First Nation disappointed by NAFTA commission decision on wild salmon | Dec 18 2014 | Brent Patterson | Between 1994 and 2012, 80 complaints have been filed with the Commission on Environmental Co-operation. Eighty-five per cent of those submissions have been dismissed or terminated.
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Environment | Politics in Canada | World | Canada's lobbying tars EU climate legislation | Dec 18 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
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Environment | Indigenous Rights | José Tendetza's murder is more blood on Canada's hands | Dec 18 2014 | Jennifer Moore | José Tendetza did not have to die. The Canadian government was aware of the tensions that implicate a Vancouver-based mining corporation -- and could have acted.
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Political Action | Politics in Canada | Rob Rainer: Politics, poverty and basic income | Dec 18 2014 | Face2Face | Listen in as Rob gets political, talks about social justice and why dealing with poverty matters.
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Politics in Canada | Danielle Smith's conduct and the mass Wildrose defection must be seen as character issues | Dec 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has left a trail of devastation in her wake that suggests a lack of empathy for co-workers, rivals and now her own supporters.
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US Politics | World | U.S. and Cuba: Is it the start of a new relationship? | Dec 18 2014 | Amy Goodman | The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has stifled relations between these neighbouring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Building solidarity between migrant and Canadian workers | Dec 17 2014 | Scott Neigh | Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue talk about a grassroots effort to build relationships and solidarity between temporary foreign workers and Canadian workers.
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Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Indigenous Rights | Do Black Lives Matter in Canada? | Dec 17 2014 | Harsha Walia | As events in Ferguson and beyond unfold, many Canadians have been quick to distance ourselves from the systemic racism that plagues the U.S. -- but in doing so, overlook anti-Black racism in Canada.
Arts & Culture | Media Matters | Technology | Goliath vs. Goliath | Dec 17 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Leaked emails reveal that Sony, the MPAA, and other large studios are concocting a plan to censor the Internet.