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Confronting the neoliberal addiction to colonialism, consumption, and greed | Dec 2 2016 | Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
Ken Noster
Wildrose defence of Christian home schooling group unravels on news of operators' big salaries | Dec 2 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | How the Wildrosers will try to spin these embarrassing circumstances to prove the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector remains to be seen.
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The new yokels of the Liberal party ridicule math and evidence in the House of Commons | Dec 2 2016 | J. Baglow | Remember Harper's war on science, data and reason? Looks like the "evidence-based" Liberals are giving us v.2.0.
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Why Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen left the leadership race, and her party | Dec 1 2016 | Redeye Collective | Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen crossed the floor to join the provincial NDP shortly after withdrawing from the Progressive Conservative leadership race. Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta explains why.
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Poor protection of waterways paved the path for Trudeau's pipeline approvals | Dec 1 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act and other environmental protections in 2012, which paved the way for major energy project approvals.
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Trump's election should prompt Canada to rethink its complicity with U.S. mass surveillance | Dec 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | With Donald Trump's ascension to power imminent, Canada cannot afford to continue allowing government agencies to routinely hand over our private information to the U.S. government.
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Liberals, Monsef make a mockery of MPs and Canadians who worked for electoral reform | Dec 1 2016 | Michael Stewart | The special committee of MPs tasked with studying electoral reform in Canada released its report today, on schedule. Min. Maryam Monsef's response was a disgrace.
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Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers | Nov 30 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
Not Rex: Farewell to Fidel Castro | Nov 30 2016 | Humberto DaSilva | Fidel Castro dedicated his life to fighting imperialism that reduced South American nations to banana republics run by U.S. corporations.
Investigative journalist finds growing opposition to Hudbay mining projects | Nov 30 2016 | Meg Borthwick | Interview with John Dougherty, an investigative filmmaker whose documentary Flin Flon Flim Flam delves into the growing opposition to mines due to human rights abuses.
Rachel Notley & Justin Trudeau
The Pipeline File: NDP's 'social license' approach worked where Conservative shouting failed | Nov 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Canada's Liberal government has approved two new pipelines from Alberta, saying they wouldn’t have done it without the Alberta NDP’s climate leadership efforts.
Rob Anderson
A mysterious break-in and stolen membership lists hint at a Wildrose civil war | Nov 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | What does it mean that Wildrose Caucus members were never briefed about the break-in and theft at the party’s offices or the fact membership lists were stolen?

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