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Politics in Canada | Albertans have a right to ask questions about the integrity and preservation of their government's records | Aug 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | With an election looming, Albertans may be right to worry about a fleet of shredder trucks descending on the Legislature between now and election day.
Photo: flickr/Jorene Rene
Anti-Racism | Political Action | US Politics | World | On the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri: Organizations are the lifeblood of social change | Aug 20 2014 | Ajamu Nangwaya | Emotional responses to material forces of oppression are insufficient for the job at hand. We must employ reason and emotion in a methodical manner. We must organize.
Photo: flickr/Chris Isherwood
Arts & Culture | Technology | I, for one, scoff at our robot overlords | Aug 20 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Robots that can walk, run, skitter and swarm are already among us. Should we be very, very afraid? Nah, not really.
Screenshot from "This Changes Everything"
Economy | Environment | Watch the book trailer for 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate' | Aug 20 2014 | rabble staff | In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Watch the trailer here.
Photo: Simon King/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Dismantling the myth of Canada's economic recovery | Aug 20 2014 | Jim Stanford | Ever since the global meltdown of 2008, it's been an article of faith in Canadian economics that we somehow handled the whole mess better than the rest of the world.
Environment | Political Action | Laying groundwork for resisting tar sands pipelines in Quebec | Aug 20 2014 | Scott Neigh | Aurore Fauret and Lily Schwarzbaum talk about a month-long climate justice walk in Quebec that lay important groundwork for ongoing anti-pipeline mobilizations.
Image: Flickr/glassghost
Feminism | Anchored by love, fuelled by anger: Indigenous women's resistance | Aug 20 2014 | Samantha Nock | Adapted from a presentation which took place at the 2014 F Word Conference, an annual feminist academic conference held at UBC on the unceded, traditional and ancestral lands of the Musqueam People.
Photo by krystalline kraus at 2014 River Run
Indigenous Rights | Grassy Narrows youth to deliver demands to Weyerhaeuser: No logging in our territory | Aug 20 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Anishinaabe Youth to be joined by On-to-Ottawa Caravan protesters at Kenora Mill
Image: Flickr/Peter
Media Matters | The Globe and Mail continues habit of ignoring public opinion | Aug 20 2014 | Nick Fillmore | Last week Globe reporter Campbell Clark gave a textbook example of how the mainstream media ignores and marginalizes the public in key debates that are clearly in the public interest.
Doug Horner and Dave Hancock
Politics in Canada | No, this is not the Fringe Festival! Premier's line on airplanes and Sky Palace descends into theatre of absurd | Aug 20 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | This government is bleeding in the water and even the normally docile Press Gallery sharks are starting to circle a little closer.
Photo: flickr/Mike Licht
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | US Politics | Haligonians gather in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, MI | Aug 19 2014 | Robert Devet | Haligonians rallied in solidarity with Ferguson protesters today in downtown Halifax, part of a Canada-wide movement. Organizers talk about why it is important to stand in solidarity.
Photo: Marco Simonsen-Sereda. More photos can be viewed at
Anti-Racism | Political Action | World | White hands down | Aug 19 2014 | Mathieu Murphy-Perron | We are white. We are safe. We are complicit. Let's put our hands down and listen to our radicalized brothers and sisters and offer help that is needed, not just what we want to show the world.
The Swan Song
Arts & Culture | World | The street artist | Aug 19 2014 | David Swanson | Dainis Rudens is a pioneer of the Latvian street art community. In this interview, we discuss his experience as a street artist.
Civil Liberties Watch | Undocumented workers live in constant fear of arrest, detention or deportation | Aug 19 2014 | John Bonnar | John Bonnar spoke with Suzanne Narain, a Jane Finch community resident, about what life is like for undocumented workers living in fear of arrest, detention or deportation.
CommonCauses | Media Matters | Political Action | How can we make our media more effective in contributing to social change? | Aug 19 2014 | Greg Macdougall | Overwhelming information? Visceral connection? Niching? Fostering community? Organizing?