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Indigenous Rights | Media Advisory: Supreme Court hears Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging | May 16 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Ontario's new plan for clearcut logging at Grassy Narrows looms.
Indigenous Rights | Minister of Aboriginal Affairs maligns Confederacy of Nations in Question Period | May 16 2014 | rabble staff | NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic elicits a response of sweeping disdain from Minister Valcourt when she shares the Confederacy of Nations invitation to meet over Bill C-33.
Gil McGowan
Labour | Politics in Canada | Explaining Canadian businesses' screams for easy-to-exploit TFWs | May 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The dirty little secret of many Canadian small businesses: they love temporary foreign workers because uppity Canadians too readily stand up for their rights.
Labour | World | Profits lead to mass killings -- The Soma coal mine disaster in Turkey | May 16 2014 | labour, Piergiorgio Moro, soma mine disaster, turkey | Interview with Kemal Ozkan from IndustriALL Global Union on the Soma mine disaster in Turkey and labour news round up from the region.
LGBTIQ | Political Action | Connecting the need to survive to social justice activism | May 16 2014 | Ngoc Loan Tran | Ngoc Loan Tran is a prominent organizer in immigrant, queer and trans communities, and this work reminds them of their mother's identity and how it fits into "the struggle" and their own politics.
save the Internet rally
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Technology | US Politics | Big Telecom wanted to force your favourite websites into the slow lane. Here's what the Internet had to say about that. | May 16 2014 | Josh Tabish | The FCC has changed their proposal for the future of the Internet from one that only considered the creation of an Internet slow lane, to one that considers a free and open online highway.
Photo: Stephen D. Melkisethian/flickr
Technology | US Politics | Will the FCC change course and save net neutrality? | May 16 2014 | Amy Goodman | The largest Internet service providers in the U.S. are joining forces to kill net neutrality. Millions of citizens, along with thousands of organizations, companies and investors, are trying save it.
Arts & Culture | Politics in Canada | What is the state of Canada's democracy: Salvageable or broken? | May 15 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Is our parliamentary system destined to remain broken? 'Tragedy in the Commons' aims to salvage a system that seems beyond repair and asks the question, why are Canadians so disengaged from politics?
Image: Flickr/usask
Civil Liberties Watch | Education | Fairbairn firing at the University of Saskatchewan must not go unanswered | May 15 2014 | Carolyn Sale | The firing of Dean Fairbairn for "insubordination" is the clearest evidence yet that something has gone terribly awry with how public universities are being conceived of and run in Canada in 2014.
Photo: Mike Alexander/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Supreme Court's Harkat ruling is a profound injustice | May 15 2014 | Dylan Penner | The Supreme Court decision Wednesday to uphold the Security Certificate process is devastating news for Mohamed Harkat and a serious blow to human rights in Canada.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Inequality and corruption are what plague Nigeria as much as Muslim extremism | May 15 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | A history lesson on Nigeria, now in the spotlight because of the abducted school girls. The country is an artificial creation of colonialism, and had a bloody civil war and decades of military rule.
Economy | Optimism about CETA 'souring' | May 15 2014 | Scott Harris | While expectations still are that negotiators will soon reach a final agreement on CETA, with growing concerns in Europe, there are still plenty of opportunities to derail this dangerous deal.
Photo: manningcentre/flickr
Economy | Elections | Politics in Canada | Tim Hudak, One Million Jobs and the sighting of UFOs | May 15 2014 | Linda McQuaig | Tim Hudak's job creation plan begins by eliminating 100,000 jobs, leaving him obliged to create even more new jobs -- 1.1 million. Since they're imaginary, this turns out to be easy.
Economy | Twelve Canadians: Social Enterprise | May 15 2014 | Dave Kattenburg | Winnipeg's Social Enterprise Centre is boosting skills, generating employment and promoting community in Winnipeg's gritty north end.
Education | Labour | Video and Photos: Young workers struggling, call for $14 minimum wage in Ontario | May 15 2014 | John Bonnar | On Wednesday, students and young workers set up an obstacle course just south of Queen's Park to demonstrate the hurdles students face juggling rising tuition fees and low-wage work.