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Art brings insight into war that's missing in politics

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The Swan Song

Judy Rebick on gender politics

March 26, 2015
| Former CBC host and founder of rabble.ca speaks with David Swanson about feminism in the age of Occupy, the evolution of gender rights and the importance of International Women's Day.
Length: 35:23 minutes (32.4 MB)

The emotional breakdown of workers at Target Canada

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In the lastest installment of the Target diaries, this worker talks about the emotional stress of losing a job.

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The Target diaries: Emotional breakdown

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Canada is in the midst of the biggest private-sector closure in recent history, and 17,600 Target workers will soon be out of a job. An employee of Target Canada is documenting the last days of work at the store during its liquidation.

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Exclusive: Chris Hedges on Bill C-51 and the corporate state

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This weekend, protests were held in communities across Canada to protest Bill C-51, a bill that would increase powers for CSIS.

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| February 18, 2015
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Jon Stewart leaves us a model for a different political practice

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Living in authoritarian democracy

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The weakening of fundamental human rights such as the rights of association and of expression, the State-sponsored intrusion in the private realm via secret electronic surveillance, the creation of powerful media conglomerates, the reduction of citizenship to voting rights, etc.: in the wake of such events, even the most charitable observer of liberal democracy could ask if this regime is not experiencing an authoritarian turn.

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Which will the NDP put first: Party or country?

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Anyone who really wants to get the country back from the grim reaper now in charge of Canada -- and who knows our political history -- would look to the NDP as their best hope. They are the only party that is not completely in the pocket of big business and the political elite and that also has a chance of making a difference in Parliament. A lot of people want to believe the NDP can actually make a difference.

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A poverty reduction plan for Canada

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Approximately 4.8 million Canadians -- that's one in seven -- live in poverty.

This week, Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, two groups that address issues of homelessness, early childhood education and how to organize around anti-poverty activism, released a national action plan to address income insecurity among Canadians. 

"It is never acceptable for a rich country to do nothing about poverty, and now is certainly not the time," said Canada Without Poverty's Executive Director Leilani Farha in a press release.

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