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This may be the worst comments section(Disqus administered)I've ever seen on this site

https://disqus.com/home/discussion/rabbleca/how_free_speech_was_used_as_...

 

This was a discussion of what happened at a Halifax Pride meeting, in which straight people took over the meeting to prevent the adoption of an anti-"pinkwashing" motion proposed by a LGBTQ Arab group.

In reaction to it, a Holocaust denier and a supposed "class struggle" supporter have tried to tie the question of dissenting about Israeli treatment of Palestinians to their revisionist(denialist) views on the Holocaust.

 

I've tried to stand up to them, but they won't stop.

Could really use some anti-fascist reinforcements here.

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Neoliberal times make referenda essential

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Neoliberal times make referenda essential

Where governments recklessly refuse to exercise due diligence and flout democratic values the public must insist on its right to referenda.

 

It has been said that democracy is a fragile egg easily broken and there are those more than willing to break eggs persistently.

Democracy is about process and most importantly the integrity of the process.

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Neoliberal times make referenda essential

Open Letters

Neoliberal times make referenda essential

Where governments recklessly refuse to exercise due diligence and flout democratic values the public must insist on its right to referenda.

 

It has been said that democracy is a fragile egg easily broken and there are those more than willing to break eggs persistently.

Democracy is about process and most importantly the integrity of the process.

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How are you going to make reconciliation a reality in 2016?

The final report from The Truth and Reconcilation Commission will be released on December 15.

This holiday season, rabble.ca is  partnering with Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto to provide the tools to make reconciliation a reality in Canada.

We're taking the calls to action from the TRC, and showing how ordinary folks can make them come to life. There were 94 calls to action.

These are the TRC calls to action.

Here is the latest installment, on recommendation #59 - educating about churches' role in the residential school system.

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