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CUPW launches national 'Stop Harper' caravan tour today

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is hitting the road to tell Canadians they should tell Harper to hit the road in the next election.

CUPW is kicking off their national Save Canada Post caravan tour in St. John's, Newfoundland today. 

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'Another world is possible': Peoples' Social Forum demands change

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The Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) in Toronto drew progressives to Ryerson's campus this weekend for discussions and workshops on everything from austerity to anti-racism.

The PSF is a counter-summit to the Pan American economic summit, just as the World Social Forum is a counter to the World Economic Forum.

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New reports slam Canada's immigration detention system

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Two new reports released last month from the University of Toronto and the End Immigration Detention Network detail the systemic flaws and inhumane treatment of immigration detainees, dubbing the entire system a "legal black hole."

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Unions will challenge Bill C-377 first in the election, then in the courts

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It took an unusual procedure to pass the anti-union bill, C-377. 

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This week in labour: The big stories are back

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Get ready folks, it's the last rabble.ca labour round up of the season, and coincidentally, many of the stories that have been covered through the year at rabble.ca (and rarely anywhere else in the media) are back in the news. So if you were wondering just what happened with... well read on, there are new developments.

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After 22 months on strike, a tentative deal for Crown Holdings workers

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A very long and highly publicized strike at Crown Holdings may soon come to an end, if Crown workers vote to accept a tentative agreement reached late Wednesday night. 

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In the new media age, #JournalismIs... more important than ever

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There's a new advertising campaign adorning pages in Canada's national dailies this summer and it's got journalists talking

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Labour speaks out about jobs, justice and the climate

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Under the bright and unrelenting heat of the Sunday afternoon sun, thousands of protesters gathered at Queen's Park in Toronto yesterday to demand just solutions to climate change.

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March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate over 10,000 strong

Photo: Jane Fonda and Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Photo by Megan Devlin)

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The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate filled the streets of downtown Toronto today, demanding a justice-based transition to a green-energy economy.

A press release sent after the Toronto march pegged the number of marchers at over 10,000 including celebrities Jane Fonda and David Suzuki.

The thousands in Toronto were not the only people to take part this weekend. Events for jobs, justice and the climate were held in cities and towns across Canada.

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Follow this weekend's mobilization for jobs, justice and the climate

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If you're looking for a reason to take to the streets this weekend, look no further.

July 7-9, the Government of Canada is hosting a pan-American dialogue on long-term climate action at a 2015 Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto.

You know what that is? A valuable opportunity for us all to come together and unite our voices.

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