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May 30, 2008

A rare victory: Court releases Lovelace and KI Six

Judy Rebick
On Thursday there was a rare victory in the battle for Aboriginal rights in this country. Bob Lovelace and the KI Six were released from prison after serving three and two months respectively of six
May 28, 2008

Residential schools: Sorry excuse for an apology

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that he will make an official apology on behalf of the government for the horrific abuse suffered by victims of Canada's residential school system. I have
May 26, 2008

Bruce 'U. Utah' Phillips, 1935 - 2008

Bob Bossin
"The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest" sings no more. Bruce "U. Utah" Phillips who, tongue firmly in cheek, billed himself that way, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Nevada City, CA, Ma
May 26, 2008

Stepping up the struggle for Indigenous rights

Judy Rebick and Judy Finlay
Today, Indigenous people will gather from across Ontario, including the remote North, on the lawns of Queen's Park to insist that governments and industry recognize their right to say no to mining an
May 22, 2008

What is Hillary fighting for?

Pam Kapoor
By the only measure that officially counts, Obama has secured the nomination. So why is Hillary Clinton still running?
May 19, 2008

Canada must reject cluster bomb

Raja G. Khouri
With over 100 countries preparing to negotiate the final terms and language of a treaty against cluster bombs, beginning this week in Dublin, Ireland, Canada has an opportunity to put itself back on
May 16, 2008

The rightward journey of the CAW (in six steps)

Lynn Williams
This is an opinion piece that I never expected to write and do so more in sorrow than anger. It is a criticism of the action of one of Canada's best known labour leaders in accepting, indeed in promo
May 15, 2008

Paul Croutch: A casualty of the war on the poor

Krystalline Kraus
Two years ago in April, two army reservists killed someone. They didn't kill an enemy combatant or a terrorist, and this didn't happen in Afghanistan or Haiti or Iraq. They attacked and killed a defe
May 14, 2008

New Orleans: America's Palestine

Lia Tarachansky
Almost three years after Katrina, the poverty in New Orleans is simply striking. Meanwhile, the thousands still displaced fight for the "right of return" to their city.


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