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Arts & Culture | LGBTIQ | 'Oscar of Between' pushes boundaries of identity, language and form | Apr 28 2016 | Betsy Warland | New publisher Dagger Editions focuses on literature produced by and for queer woman. In this excerpt, Betsy Warland delves into a personal narrative of "a person of between."
Arts & Culture | Feminism | LGBTIQ | B.C. publisher Dagger Editions makes queer women writers a priority | Apr 28 2016 | Clarissa Fortin | Dagger Editions is a new imprint of Caitlin Press which publishes stories by and about queer women. Enjoy this Q&A with publisher Vici Johnstone.
Photo: UN Geneva/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | The unbearable lightness of Stéphane Dion | Apr 28 2016 | Matthew Behrens | The Trudeau team is poised to fail two significant foreign policy tests. One deals with an individual war criminal, while the other is a massive terrorism and torture trade show.
Environment | Today, we say 'no' to the Energy East trap | Apr 28 2016 | Eric Pineault, various | Our no is categorical and uncompromising. We oppose TransCanada's Energy East pipeline as well as any project that expands the Tar Sands complex.
Feminism | Their bodies, themselves: Provocative new doc showcases real beauty of yesteryear's burlesque legends | Apr 28 2016 | Aalya Ahmad | 'League of Exotique Dancers' follows women who, decades ago, worked as burlesque dancers, and takes the taboo step of depicting aging women as sensual beings.
Bob Barnetson
Labour | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Insightful Parkland study of how media covers workplace injuries helps put yesterday's tragedy in perspective | Apr 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Media and employers cannot be depended on to make Alberta workplaces safer. Only government can do this job. A new report by the Parkland Institute shows the way.
Photo: flickr/iwishmynamewasmarsha
Labour | National Day of Mourning: Unions urge us to mourn the dead and fight for the living | Apr 28 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Workers across Canada and around the world today stand united in the fight for better health and safety in the workplace.
Photo: flickr/Wayne S. Grazio
Labour | Working and dying in the sharing economy | Apr 28 2016 | Nora Loreto | In a Brave New World of unregulated capitalism, how long will it be before the first lives are taken by the sharing economy?
Image: Roy Blumenthal/flickr
Media Matters | US Politics | Celebrating the power of independent media in an age of consolidation | Apr 28 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Even in this high-tech digital age, all we get is static: that veil of distortion, misrepresentations and half-truths that obscure reality. We need a media that covers power, not covers for power.
Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
Politics in Canada | Trudeau's search for new Governor-General raises ghosts of Canada's scandalous past | Apr 28 2016 | Rafe Mair | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canadians for their views on who should replace David Johnston when he retires. He should concentrate more on the process, argues Rafe Mair.
Photo: Intel Free Press/flickr
Arts & Culture | Technology | Interacting with our devices: Some output on input | Apr 27 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Arts & Culture | Environment | Political Action | Creative Disruption: Resisting fossil fuel projects in Pacific Northwest | Apr 27 2016 | Redeye Collective | A year ago, Mary Democker "condemned" six of her neighbours' houses and built a block-long pipeline to draw attention to the Jordan Cove pipeline which will bring fracked gas to the Oregon coast.
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | Labour | Migrant agricultural workers dreaming a better future | Apr 27 2016 | Scott Neigh | Min Sook Lee and Evelyn Encalada talk about organizing among migrant farm workers in Canada and about the new documentary film Migrant Dreams.
Photo: flickr/antefixus21
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | The price of acceptance: Immigrants with disabilities in a system of disadvantage | Apr 27 2016 | Chavon Niles, Ilaneet Goren | Denying people with disabilities the right to live in Canada reinforces the stereotype that disability is a "burden." We need to change this rhetoric and exclusion.
Economy | Environment | Politics in Canada | An economics lesson for Rachel Notley | Apr 27 2016 | Scott Vrooman | The premier's claim that the Leap Manifesto isn't economically "pragmatic" fails to recognize that there can't be a sustainable economy without a healthy planet.