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Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | US Politics | NSA North: Why Canadians should be demanding answers about online spying | Jul 22 2013 | Adam Kingsmith | Listening to our phone calls, monitoring our Internet searches, scrutinizing our emails, trawling our social media accounts -- there's no way to know how deep this goes in Canada.
Economy | Technology | Report finds that the best way to manage strong networks is to relax Big Telecom's grip | Jul 22 2013 | Lindsey Pinto | A new report finds that robust, independently-controlled networks are the best way to get everyone online. Is Canada listening?
Feminism | The gap in the gender gap | Jul 22 2013 | Redeye Collective | A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at the effect of violence against women on women's equality. Author Kate McInturff says it has a very significant impact.
Politics in Canada | The privileges of power: a look at Edward Burkhardt and Stephen Harper | Jul 22 2013 | Gerry Caplan | Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Last week, in quite different circumstances, two men demonstrated to Canadians the egregious extremes to which power so easily leads.
Photo: Robert Ciavarro/flickr
Politics in Canada | Petition calling for referendum on proposed P3 wastewater plant deemed invalid by City of Regina | Jul 22 2013 | Simon Enoch | On July 19, Regina city clerk Joni Swidnicki announced that the Regina Water Watch petition to force a referendum on the City's plan to for a new wastewater treatment had been deemed invalid.
Photo: Peace activists Rev. Carl Kabot, Greg Obed, and Michael Walli. Credit: Sc
Politics in Canada | US Politics | Canada aids and abets the spectre of nuclear terrorism | Jul 22 2013 | Matthew Behrens | Militarism creates its own state of permanent exception: anything done in the name of "national defence" is above the law, and any calls for accountability are laughed off as unpatriotic.
Politics in Canada | How Canadian 'aid' to the Palestinian Authority is designed to help Israel | Jul 22 2013 | Yves Engler | A recently uncovered government document confirms that Ottawa has delivered millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority in a bid to advance Israel's interests.
Economy | Labour in the Time of Cholera and Cancer | Jul 21 2013 | Redeye Collective | A recent article examines why deaths from infectious diseases have dropped so dramatically. It says it’s less to do with medicine and more to do with better living and working conditions for workers.
Economy | Helping seniors who live in South Granville food desert | Jul 21 2013 | Redeye Collective | South Granville in Vancouver has lost almost all its grocery stores, as commercial rents skyrocket. This has left seniors without good food options. The West Side Mobile Market aims to fill the gap.
Economy | Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism | Jul 21 2013 | Redeye Collective | Few would deny that capitalism is a broken system and in desperate need of change. Yet to imagine change, we need to understand how the system works. A new book by Geoff Mann attempts to explain.
Environment | Tract of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island threatened by logging | Jul 21 2013 | Redeye Collective | Juniper Ridge near Port Alberni used to be protected as winter range for deer. But now Island Timberlands is building a road into the area and plans to cut the trees there.
Afghanistan | Book: Empire's Ally | Jul 20 2013 | Redeye Collective | A new collection of essays from the University of Toronto press takes a critical look at the political economy of war making in general and Canada’s foreign policy in particular.
Arts & Culture | Reclaiming community: A glimpse at this weekend's Parkdale Film and Video Showcase | Jul 20 2013 | Lindsay Presswell | The Parkdale Film and Video Showcase has been around in various forms since 1999. Now in its 15th year, Rebecca Gruihn of the Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society is curating the program with new meaning.
Civil Liberties Watch | Drug users memorial unveiled in Toronto's South Riverdale community | Jul 20 2013 | John Bonnar | It’s the first public monument in North America to celebrate the lives of people who died as a direct or indirect result of drug use.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Activist Communique: Support for the Swamp Line 9 campaign grows | Jul 20 2013 | Krystalline Kraus | Support for the Swamp Line 9 campaign continues to grow as more and more people are becoming aware of the dangers of this aging pipeline.