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Employment Insurance in Canada is hitting rock bottom

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Cuts to Canada's Employment Insurance Program are making it harder to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country.

This video highlights the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years.

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Hundred Block Rock / Bud Osborn Band

Hundred Block Rock (3:35) was made in 1999.  Nigel Hunt was the director/videographer. Don Flatt was the editor, and Lincoln Clarkes assisted. It was screened at the Vancouver Videopoem Festival in 2000, organized by Heather Haley.   The video features the poetry of Bud Osborn from a recording off the Hundred Block Rock CD. Poet Bud Osborn recorded the album with Mecca Normal guitarist David Lester and bassist Wendy Atkinson.  They toured the album in Canada.   The album examines life in Canada's poorest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastide of Vancouver -- it is a challenging work that matches Osborn's forthright style with raw, urgent music.  The album was recorded and engineered by Dan Kronemann, and Alan Twigg was the executive producer.

Video: The long-time sex discrimination in the Indian Act

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This short video covers the long-time sex discrimination regarding the status provisions of the Indian Act. It discusses the two failed remedial legislations of 1985 and 2011, the Indigenous Famous Five and Lynn Gehl's work on unknown and unstated paternity.

Video: Will Iraq or Syria survive?

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As a Sunni militancy overtakes large parts of Iraq, former UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi joins us to discuss the escalating Iraqi conflict, the long-term impact of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the crisis in neighboring Syria.

Please view the entire interview here on Democracy Now!

Come on this tour of Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia!

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In May 2014, there was a gathering for the Defenders of the Land and Idle No More in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. During the gathering, Jonathan Beadle and Miles Howe gave visiting land defenders a tour of the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, N.S.

Unist'ot'en Clan refuse all pipeline projects

Amid threats of a raid and impending pipeline approvals, the Unist'ot'en Clan of the Wet'suwet'en Nation are prepared to continue to defend their territories against the incursion of government and industry.

Yesterday the federal government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline, but the Uni'stot'en Camp still remains in the path of the proposed pipe as well as several others. The Northern Gateway is intended to expand the Athabasca Tar Sands facilitating the export of bitumen to international markets via supertankers off the West Coast.

For more information, click here.

Lubicon Lake Youth battle neighbouring municipality to protect land

The Lubicon Lake Nation Youth Council have launched a legal battle to defend a generations old ball diamond from being turned into a commercial development by Indian Affairs and the neighbouring municipality. 

For more information and to support the Lubicon battle please click here and please follow Lubicon Lake Nation on twitter: @LLNYouth and @LubiconNation

How can we create good jobs in Canada?

How can we create good jobs in Canada? 

Well, the Good Jobs Summit is trying to spark a conversation about the economy and creating good jobs -- they know that there are solutions to high youth unemployment and precarious work. Check it out!

Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. What's going on?

Harper has detained nearly 80,000 migrants. That includes children.

No trials. No charges. At a cost of $45 million.

What's going on?

Read more about ending immigration detention here.


Outside the Sinclair Inquest: Discussing systemic discrimination and the death of Brian Sinclair

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In February, Brian Sinclair's family, and other Aboriginal groups left the Sinclair Inquest, saying the inquest was not addressing issues of systemic discrimination in the death of Brian Sinclair. 

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