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Jerry Dias reflects on Unifor's first three years

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When Jerry Dias was elected president of Unifor in 2013 at its founding convention, he had an ambitious agenda that included prioritizing organizing of young and precarious workers and pushing $10 million into new organizing efforts.

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Three Colombian women tell us why preserving seeds is an act of resistance

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Protection of native seeds is growing strong in Colombia. Colombian women are preserving seeds from multiple threats such as mining, free trade agreements, agrochemicals, hybrid and transgenic seeds among others.

Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo spoke with three women from three different provinces in Colombia about how being a seed guardian is an act of resistance, promotes food security and maintains cultural identity.

 

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Elizabeth May: Greens should not identify with a movement 'out of our control'

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Last weekend, delegates at the Green Party of Canada national convention in Ottawa adopted a policy resolution supporting the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Jean Swanson: Vancouver's focus on home ownership neglects plight of the homeless

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Last week, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson met with Downtown Eastside residents to discuss the community's housing needs and to respond to the tent city established at 58 West Hastings. The meeting ended with a commitment to rezone the city-owned lot for social housing that has 100 per cent welfare pension-rate rents.

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Six pervasive myths about Canada we must stop believing

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After Brexit, the attempted military coup in Turkey, the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Donald Trump's grip on the Republican nomination, the collapse of the Democratic National Convention, and the numerous terrorist attacks around the world, many Canadians are relieved to call Canada home.

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Toronto Burlesque Festival 'lightning rod' for political debate

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Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on

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Update: On August 2, Cheri DiNovo announced she would be withdrawing from the federal NDP leadership race due to health reasons. 

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Cheri DiNovo: Centrist politics have earned NDP 'loss after loss after loss'

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Update: On August 2, Cheri DiNovo announced she would be withdrawing from the federal NDP leadership race due to health reasons

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Take down centuries of bloody money with Decolonize Now!

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Toxic workplaces need 'comprehensive approach' not band-aid solutions

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One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness or problem during their lifetime, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Statistics also show the annual economic cost to the country is at least $50 billion -- a figure only expected to climb in future years.

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