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Gaza | The Green Party wins 'Worst Statement on Gaza' award hands down | Jul 28 2014 | Michael Stewart | Is there a contest going on in Ottawa about who can write the most despicable statement on Israel's current assault on Gaza? If so, the Green Party just put this one to bed.
Swiss Cheese
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!
Stephen Harper grimaces
Politics in Canada | Senate scandal could be as devastating as Sponsorship scandal | Jul 28 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Having hand-picked the senators and directed the cover-up, the PM has no deniability.
World | Ukraine army seizes and blocks access to Malaysia Airlines crash site | Jul 28 2014 | Roger Annis | Ukraine's government is on a shelling rampage in southeast Ukraine. Ever since self-defense fighters turned over the site to international investigators, access has been blocked by the Ukraine army.
Stephen Harper
Gaza | Politics in Canada | World | On the parlous state of the prime ministerial belfry: Batty, or what? | Jul 27 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Prime Minister Stephen Harper thinks all the world's problems are caused by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Who knew?
World | Slander abounds in depictions of autonomy fighters in eastern Ukraine, while MH 17 investigation stalls and Kyiv’s war rages | Jul 27 2014 | Roger Annis | 'The international left needs to rapidly mobilize in opposition to the war threat in eastern Europe and in solidarity with the people of southeast Ukraine'.
Gaza | World | Gaza: Some revised history | Jul 26 2014 | J. Baglow | The killing of three Israeli teens was not carried out by Hamas. The rationale for hostilities in the Middle East, initiated by Israel, has disappeared. Peace talks, anyone?
Labour | Israeli attack on Palestine; neoliberal politics in India | Jul 26 2014 | Diana Beaumont | Labour news from the Asia pacific region, including analysis of the ongoing Israeli attack on Palestine, and the neoliberal agenda of the new BJP government in India.
Politics in Canada | Why we're marching in the city-wide Vancouver housing march | Jul 26 2014 | Maria Wallstam, Nathan Crompton | Like hundreds of others across Vancouver, we are marching this Saturday to end homelessness. But homelessness is only the most extreme expression of the housing crisis in our city.
Photo: flickr/AndYaDontStop
Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday roundup: Are ya hip? edition | Jul 25 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | It's Friday. It's time to feel good. We've got what you need: mozzarella sticks, movie references, protest wins and new podcasts.
Photo: Miriam Katawazi
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Decolonizing Together walking tour actively engages in healing and reconciliation | Jul 25 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The Indigenous Walking Tour took place Wednesday July 23 with the purpose of assisting with healing and reconciliation by providing a resource for Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people.
Photo: flickr/Adam Nieman
Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | Politics in Canada | World | Gaza and the politics of forgetting | Jul 25 2014 | Paul Di Stefano | The invasion of Gaza must not be detached from the history of Israeli occupation. We have to recall the history of colonization in Palestine.
Photo: People's Social Forum
CommonCauses | Media Matters | Political Action | Technology | Media Bootcamp hopes to equip people with skills to share their stories | Jul 25 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The weekend-long pre-People's Social Forum Media Bootcamp starts on July 26. It will provide free workshops and training in radio, live-streaming, interviewing, editing, social media and photography.