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| January 30, 2013
| January 16, 2013

Massive Idle No More flash mob at West Edmonton Mall

On Sunday, thousands rallied, drummed and dance as part of an Idle No More action in West Edmonton Mall. 

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| November 24, 2012
| November 16, 2012
November 7, 2012 |
New report from Parkland Institute highlights dangers and causes of rapidly growing disparity in Alberta

Calgary Artist in Residence collecting co-op stories

Author and historian Brian Brennan. (Photo: http://acca.coop/)

In honour of the United Nations International Year of the Co-op, and in partnership with Calgary 2012, Calgary based writer and musician Brian Brennan is the Artist in Residence (AiR) for the Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association. 

To celebrate Calgary's designation of being the 2012 Canadian Cultural Centre, artists from around were paired with various organizations in the city. Brennan was been paired with SACHA to capture stories about the experience of living in housing co-ops. 

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Stopping Line 9: Communities mobilize for Ontario's tar sands battle

Photo: Ashely Manness and Vanessa Gray

The Northern Gateway pipeline might be dead in the water for now, but Enbridge's Line 9 could be pumping tar sands through Ontario soon (more here and here).

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The magical thinking of Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper is displeased by the thousands in Vancouver have protested against

Rich hippies have destroyed the BC economy. At least, that's what Barry Cooper, a University of Calgary Political Science professor, says in a recent Calgary Herald article. He despairs that BC, which "squats in the way" of Alberta's world markets, is no longer the "productive resource centre" it once was in his glory days at UBC.

And it's all your fault.

Cooper sympathizes with his premier, Alison Redford, for having to deal with the irritating people to her west.

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Ethical Waters: Healing Walk in the tar sands grows year by year

The 2012 Tar Sands Healing Walk. (Photo: Jesse Cardinal)

In the face of enormous destruction and intimidation, it is crucial to assert what one values, and why. The third annual Tar Sands Healing Walk met this challenge head on with courage and wisdom, as Indigenous communities asserted that it is a human responsibility to protect clean and healthy water, air and land for future generations.

Walking together on August 4 through the 14-km epicenter of the Alberta tar sands, roughly 250 people witnessed the immense industrial devastation and conducted ceremonies for the healing of the land and waters.

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