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A Hard Rain: The CIA proxy war with Russia | Dec 20 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The climate of Cold War fear-mongering now prevailing in the U.S. is reminiscent of the 1960s, a decade when big issues were made intelligible by songs composed by Bob Dylan.
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Electoral College may be last salvation to block Trump from taking office | Dec 15 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Electoral College meets Dec. 19, when its 538 members cast their votes. The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors will vote for someone else.
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Globe columnist lauds Trump and says there is no climate consensus | Dec 15 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Margaret Wente says Trudeau should align climate policy with Trump's, and that there is no scientific consensus on climate change. She cites no sources to support the latter claim.
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Instead of following Trump's money, Canada can choose a better path | Dec 13 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The election of Donald Trump creates a new opportunity for Canada to distance itself from advocates of U.S.-style capitalism as the way ahead for the world.
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Water protectors celebrate a major victory at Standing Rock | Dec 9 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Grassroots organizing, nonviolent direct action and leadership from frontline Indigenous people succeeded in stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline in its tracks.
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Failure of democracy has many root causes | Dec 2 2016 | Rick Salutin | Politics is rife with failures of all kinds. Take for instance the failure of identity politics in the U.S. or the failure of political rights under Fidel Castro.
Weeks later, the global cost of electing Trump is still huge | Dec 2 2016 | Mel Watkins | How about a wall to keep the bearers of bad ideas out?
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How corporate media failed democracy in the U.S. presidential election | Dec 2 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The U.S. media effectively iced out a major-party candidate who consistently held the largest rallies, even without a media megaphone, while giving blanket coverage to candidate Donald Trump.
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Trump's dangerous climate policy puts our whole world in peril | Dec 1 2016 | Naomi Klein | If Trump does what he says and rolls back the (insufficient) climate progress won under Obama, it will mean the end of the world for island nations like Kiribati.
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Hundreds protest outside white supremacist conference in Washington | Nov 30 2016 | Redeye Collective | Lacy MacAuley is a member of the DC Anti-Fascist Coalition. She was one of several hundred people who gathered outside a conference hosted by the National Policy Institute last week.
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Van Jones: Canada needs to stand tall against Trump's 'whitelash' election win | Nov 30 2016 | Phillip Dwight Morgan | The former Obama White House adviser and CNN political pundit visited Toronto last week and gave Canada some advice on responding to a Trump White House.
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Potential for winter war at the Standing Rock camps | Nov 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is phasing out the use of privately owned prisons for federal prisoners. Over the next 5 years 13 private prison contracts will be reviewed and allowed to expire.

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