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Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade

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Ottawa-based group Homes Not Bombs held two actions on May 24 and May 25 to protest the 2016 Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CANSEC) military trade show.

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Broader access to safe abortion soon available in Canada, if you can clear the hurdles

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Canadians' options for safe abortion access will soon broaden, once a new drug, approved last July by Health Canada, hits the market reportedly this July.

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After Census snub, Canada's trans community feels like it doesn't count

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Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.  

Groups supportive of LGBTQ rights fear that what may seem like a small oversight by not including non-binary gender options on the census is what leads to entire demographic segments being overlooked both culturally and legislatively. 

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Looming co-op housing crisis could push 50,000 Canadians out of their homes

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Is Venezuela on the brink of another coup?

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Concerns about a U.S.-backed coup plot have surfaced once more in Venezuela.

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New Zealand's Kiwibank delivers lessons for postal banking in Canada

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Kiwibank rolled into New Zealand in 2002 following a relentless campaign spearheaded by then deputy prime minister Jim Anderton.

Promoted as a "bank for the people," its impressive marketing campaign appealed to New Zealanders' sense of nationhood, and has since translated into the bank's popularity as an alternative to the foreign-owned (mainly Australian) banks that dominate the market.

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Climate activists surround Kinder Morgan facility by land and sea

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On Saturday, over 800 protesters organized by Greenpeace and 350.org surrounded Kinder Morgan facilities in Burnaby, B.C. to stand in solidarity with the international Break Free from Fossil Fuels movement.

"We have to change," protestor Ophelia Klaus told rabble.ca. "We're getting to a point where it's going to be hard to come back to where we were so we need to take action now."

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Occupations across Quebec shed light on social housing crisis

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On May 8, the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) began a week of occupations and demonstrations across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing for all and to protest government inaction on the development of new social housing projects.

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Attack on Canada's only surgery clinic for trans people elicits 'zero reaction'

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On the evening of Monday May 2, Canada's only sex reassignment surgery clinic was subject to an arson attack. A man, armed with a machete, axe and gas can, set fire to the operating room.

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Solidarity Across Borders occupies Montreal CBSA, demands status for all

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Over 30 activists and allies of the migrant advocacy group Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3.

"Our aim was to disturb, for a day, [the CBSA's] work and to pass along our message," Romina Hernandez, an active member of Solidarity Across Borders, told rabble in a phone interview.

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