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Capturing this turbulent year: 16 stories of 2016 | Dec 23 2016 | Miriam Katawazi | It was a turbulent year for Canada and the rest of the world. Read rabble.ca's top picks for 2016 that encapsulate the year.
Protesters in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 19, 2016.     IMAGE: JUNG YEON-JE-POOL/
Corruption scandals oust South Korea President Park Geun-Hye | Dec 23 2016 | Redeye Collective | President Park is accused of more than a dozen corruption-related offences. Critics say the scandals, which have brought millions onto the streets, expose deep divisions in Korean society.
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Palestinian filmmaker facing deportation from Norway after officials claim he is not a director | Dec 22 2016 | June Chua | Norwegian film organizations and unions have banded together in an international call for help in the case of a Palestinian filmmaker, Mohamed Jabaly, who could be deported Dec. 30.
Image: Aleppo - The Forgotten City by Daniel Arrhakis/flickr
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.
Photo: Melanie K Reed Photography/flickr
The world has much to learn from Cuba's agroecological revolution | Dec 20 2016 | Lois Ross | For more than 25 years, Cuba has been modelling its food production on agroecology and applying organic agriculture to a multitude of small-scale projects. It's time we took note.
As corruption hits close to home, we must remember there are alternatives to deregulated corporate capitalism | Dec 20 2016 | Christopher Majka | Should Canadians be concerned that Bombardier has paid $2.46 billion to a shell company in Belize with no office or employees? Deregulated corporate capitalism breeds graft. There are alternatives.
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Apartheid, the media and Canada's planned military deployment to Africa | Dec 14 2016 | Yves Engler | Recent commentary about Canada’s policy towards southern Africa’s liberation struggles distorts history that should inform debate over Canada’s planned military deployment to the continent today.
'Fidel está presente!': Celebrating Castro's rebellious life in Santiago de Cuba | Dec 9 2016 | Katheryne Schulz | Here in the Plaza, Cuban workers are standing up in the crowd spontaneously and speaking eloquently about all of the ways Fidel worked with them to achieve dignity and independence.
Canadian mining companies in Africa
CIDA funds used to promote Canadian mining interests overseas | Dec 3 2016 | Redeye Collective | Yves Engler says the Canadian International Development Agency has been using public money to assist Canadian mining interests in Africa and Latin America. Yves Engler is author of Canada in Africa.
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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.
Image: 24 Hours/Carmine Marinelli
Sweeping new surveillance legislation in U.K. could affect Canadians | Dec 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | The Investigatory Power Bill in Britain legalizes a range of tools for hacking and snooping unmatched anywhere in Europe. Once the bill becomes law, the pressure will be on Canada to harmonize.
Israel-Palestine: What has caused the crisis and how can we bring an end to it? | Nov 30 2016 | Independent Jewish Voices, Sid Shniad | A look at the history of anti-Semitism and the different responses to it can point us in the direction of a resolution to this crisis.

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