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Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Deadly water still haunts Grassy Narrows | May 27 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Grassy Narrows youth, traditional drummers, mercury survivors, and a thousand supporters are converging downtown on Thursday June 2.
Photo: flickr/Jason Truscott
Labour | Politics in Canada | With repeal of Bill C-4 in sight, public sector unions adjust for a new round of bargaining | May 27 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada's public sector unions have called on the Trudeau government to implement interim measure to ensure progress at the bargaining table.
Buddy Ebsen
Politics in Canada | Watching the Wildrose in the Legislature: Beverly Hillbillies … or Deliverance? | May 27 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The thing is, the man named Jed -- a poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed -- exuded a certain kindly decency. Not so the Wildrosers in Alberta’s Legislature.
Photo: flickr/APEC 2013
Politics in Canada | Conservatives say goodbye to Harper and hello to an unsteady future | May 27 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives meet in Vancouver and hear their outgoing leader boast that he has bequeathed them a party in great shape, poised to return to power. When Liberals gather we can expect sunny ways.
Image: Twitter/@cardusca
Politics in Canada | After his macho Dublin antics, Canada should bring Kevin Vickers home | May 27 2016 | J. Baglow | Kevin Vickers had no business attacking a non-violent Irish protester on Irish soil. It was the act of a bully. He needs to be recalled.
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
US Politics | Donald Trump challenges belief that religion matters in politics | May 27 2016 | Rick Salutin | Commentators say that secularism is over and religion has been restored to a prestigious place in our society. And yet, Rick Salutin gives us as counter-evidence, the rise of Donald Trump.
Arts & Culture | Environment | Ontario actually decides to do something about impending climate disaster | May 26 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Muscular government measures won't be problem-free, but they're unfortunately the only option we're left with.
Photo: Rachel Sanders
Arts & Culture | Street art blooms on Vancouver walls | May 26 2016 | Megan Devlin, Rachel Sanders | With a revitalized mural program and rumours of an upcoming mural festival, Vancouver is seeing more colour on its streets and will hopefully start to shed its reputation as "no fun city."
Arts & Culture | Education | Labour | 'The Slow Professor' serves up good advice, but misses the mark on institutional change | May 26 2016 | Christina Turner | The ongoing corporatization of Canadian universities has become the subject of a burgeoning field of anti-Corporate U lit. This book applies the principles of the Slow Food movement to education.
Civil Liberties Watch | LGBTIQ | Politics in Canada | Bill C-16 introduces transgender protections but keeps Harper's damaging human rights legacy | May 26 2016 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Protection of transgender rights is long overdue. But does Bill C-16 go far enough in undoing the Harper government's damage to equality rights in Canada?
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | US Politics | Children in detention: U.S. immigration raids target youth seeking asylum | May 26 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | While there is scant evidence that mass arrests and deportations have slowed the flow of Central American refugees to the U.S., they have certainly scared students and families living there.
Photo: twitter/@KevinShimmin
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade | May 26 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
Education | Indigenous Rights | Trudeau fails to deliver on election promise to support Indigenous post-secondary students | May 26 2016 | Bilan Arte | Trudeau promised to invest $50 million per year in a federal fund that supports Indigenous post-secondary students. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding.
Education | Indigenous Rights | How to save a language: B.C. university offers Haida field course | May 26 2016 | Chris Cheung | Simon Fraser University offers field course in linguistics to preserve the Haida language.
Image: Flickr/Mychaylo Prystupa
Environment | Politics in Canada | If 'Canada is back' on climate change, Trudeau should steer clear of Trans Mountain pipeline | May 26 2016 | Seble Samuel | If Canada is so called "back" on climate change, it is clear that the Trans Mountain pipeline must be left behind as a relic of the sunset fossil fuel industry.