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Photo: Gaza's Ark
Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | World | Gaza's Ark attacked, will rebuild and continue to challenge blockade | May 2 2014 | Paul Weinberg | On Tuesday morning, an explosion occurred that sank the freshly renovated cargo ship Gaza's Ark. Ehab Lotayef comments on the attack and the future of the project.
Photo: flickr/Kirstie Warner
Civil Liberties Watch | NDP | Political Action | Politics in Canada | I was born in Canada but my Canadian citizenship has been stripped away | May 2 2014 | Deepan Budlakoti | Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada. His parents and brother are Canadian citizens. Now the Canadian government has taken his passport and left him stateless.
photo: flickr/Laura Blankenship
Civil Liberties Watch | Media Matters | On World Press Freedom Day, remember the Canadian Press is being muzzled too | May 2 2014 | Nick Fillmore | May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression advocates for journalists worldwide. Time for CJFE to do more of the same work right here in Canada, says Nick Fillmore.
Photo: Al_HikesAZ/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Ontario budget 2014: Not quite a May Day budget | May 2 2014 | Trish Hennessy | There weren't really any big surprises in the 2014 Ontario budget, but reading it in its entirety makes one thing crystal clear: the Wynne government is getting election battle ready.
Photo: Alex Guibord/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Does Ontario's budget reduce income inequality? Meh. | May 2 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | While this budget takes some steps on low-wage work, social assistance and Ontario's tax system, there are still many miles to go before the income inequality gap begins to shrink.
Photo: Danielle Scott/flickr
Economy | Infrastructure and Ontario's magical thinking in the 2014 budget | May 2 2014 | Hugh Mackenzie | The Ontario government's commitment to infrastructure emphasizes the need to take the politics out of infrastructure planning, but the announcement itself is full of infrastructure politics.
Environment | Glaring info gaps a strong reason to stop fracking | May 2 2014 | Emma Lui | If there is a consistent message from the Council of Canadian Academies report, it is this: we do not know enough about fracking.
Photo: Michael Soron/flickr
Feminism | Food & Health | New Brunswick invites the return of unsafe abortions | May 2 2014 | Joyce Arthur | The government of New Brunswick has decided to directly endanger the health and lives of New Brunswick women on the basis of its presumed "pro-life" religious beliefs.
Photo: flickr/Alan Cleaver
Food & Health | Indigenous Rights | Emergency: Steady funding needed for drug programs in Northern Ontario | May 2 2014 | Chetan Mehta | Ontario doctors plead with the Federal Government to continue funding for life-saving opiod treatment in Indigenous Communities.
Photo: wikimedia commons
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Shawn Atleo resigns as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations | May 2 2014 | rabble staff | Shawn Atleo has resigned from his position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Atleo made the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Harper wins, First Nations lose | May 2 2014 | Daniel Wilson | In this blog, Daniel Wilson explains the background to AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo's resignation.
Photo: John Perivolaris/flickr
Labour | The global reach of temporary foreign worker policies | May 2 2014 | Rick Salutin | Policies like TFW aren't confined to specific places like Canada or particular moments. They're part of extended historical conflicts over power between forces like capital and labour.
Photo: Rob Caballero/flickr
Labour | Political Action | May Day: More than a dream | May 2 2014 | Lynne Fernandez | This May Day, let's take a moment to recognize and celebrate all the organizations and individuals who refuse to accept social exclusion as inevitable, and who won't let the dream die.
Photo: flickr/Robert Lindsell
Politics in Canada | PM shows contempt for the courts, Parliament should demand his resignation | May 2 2014 | Duncan Cameron | By attempting to discredit the first woman named Chief Justice (initially appointed a judge by the Conservatives) Harper has gone too far. A Canadian Prime Minister is not a Roman Emperor.
Photo: flickr/Robert Lindsell
Politics in Canada | Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin responds to PMO allegations | May 2 2014 | rabble staff | Faced with an unprecedented attack by the Prime Minister through his office, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court sets the record straight in a press release.