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Can a First Nations-led movement stop Big Oil?

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Can a First Nations-led, people-driven movement really have the power to stop Big Oil?

The folks behind the Pull Together campaign think so. The Pull Together initiative supports First Nations in B.C. who are taking to the courts to stop Enbridge's Northern Gateway project.

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Talking about the Jian Ghomeshi allegations? Six ways to discuss sexual assault with survivors in mind

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Can we all please be so cautious how we talk about Jian and what's going down with the CBC right now? As a survivor of sexual assault and an advocate for people who have been assaulted, I'm already shaking at how I feel this, and the discourse around it, is going to play out. 

With statistics like one in five women being sexually assaulted over their lifetime, the chances are that we have survivors -- or people who may be victimized in the future -- watching how we talk about victims of sexual assault. 

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The world passed laws making war illegal. Why does Harper ignore that?

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"All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." -- Voltaire

War has always been destructive and tragic, ripping apart families, devastating communities, ruining farmers' fields, killing, and maiming. But between 1914 and 1918 it got much worse -- with industrial warfare. 

During the First World War, the power and efficiency of steel, mass production, the railway and airplanes created horrific battlegrounds characterized by heavy artillery, machine-gun nests, toxic gases and bombing. More than 16 million died.

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Rising Tide - Vancouver stands in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City

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In June of this year, Vancouver's city council unanimously passed a motion acknowledging that the city sits on the unceded land of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The acknowledgement came at the culmination of a "Year of Reconciliation." Based on the same city council's response to the Indigenous-led community that has sprung up at Oppenheimer Park, it appears this was purely a token gesture.

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Russia, Rob Ford and homophobia: Why it's important to talk about fear

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12 steps to a post-colonial future

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Twelve-step programs are renowned for their ability to bring communities of sufferers of addictions and compulsive disorders together in a climate of support and respect, and through the steps, to empower sufferers to create personal change for a healthier life. Drawing on this model, we propose that Canadians adopt a 12-step program for a post-colonial future, marked by the reinvigoration of Indigenous sovereignties, fused with elements of the settler state’s structure and processes.

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Four reasons why defending the postal workers must be labour's top priority

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This is no ordinary conservative attack.

This is a devastating attack on the most militant union in the country.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has long been a leader in the labour movement.

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Top 10 reasons to donate to The Satire Project

From laugh out loud videos, to political cartoons, memes and blogs, The Satire Project will be Canada's hub for the best political mockery and comedic commentary from around the web. We're excited that the crack team of comics at The Satire Project is going to partner with rabble.ca to whip our democracy back into shape. 

The Satire Project's fundraising campaign over on IndieGoGo is almost over. You have until November 16th at midnight PST to donate. If you still need a bit of convincing, we present to you the top ten reasons you should donate to the satire project today.

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The Satire Project: 'Never Say Never' documents the rise of Justin Trudeau

Produced by the Liberal Party of Canada, this shoestring-budget documentary follows Justin Trudeau for ten days leading up to his biggest performance to date -- his keynote address at the Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Convention.

Promising to be a genuine look at the "true underdog story" of how the privileged son of a famous Prime Minister miraculously rose through the ranks of the Liberal Party, Never Say Never quickly spirals into an orgy of hollow Canadian truisms set against a backdrop of endless B-roll of Justin interacting with crowds of screaming young fans, most of whom appear to be below the voting age.

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The Satire Project: A letter from Pierre Poutine to his masters

The latest from our friends at The Satire Project. If you want to see more of their irreverent take on Canadian politics, then please donate a few dollars to their fundraising campaign.

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Attn: Alien Masters at Koch Brothers International

Dear Andrew and David:

I have hijacked 90 per cent of the B.C. Salmon harvest and, pursuant to your orders, I have rendered the resulting slurry into fuel suitable for our android the Prime Minister. The pot-smoking halfwits of British Columbia can mourn their pink friends with “Hug a Fish Day” while the extracted Omega 3s fuel their worst enemy.

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