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'Refugees Welcome' rallies expose Canada's broken immigration system

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In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis and the death of a three-year-old Syrian-Kurdish boy Alan Kurdi, activist group No One Is Illegal is calling for a month of action from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to pressure the Canadian government to open Canada's borders to refugees and displaced people in crisis.

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Deficits, debt, take centre stage at leaders' debate on economy

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Follow The Globe and Mail leaders' debate right here on rabble

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Today, Thursday Sept. 17, marks the second debate of the 2015 federal election campaign.

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Tom Mulcair will participate in The Globe and Mail's leaders' debate Our Economy. Our Future moderated by G&M editor-in-chief David Walmsley.

And Green Party leader Elizabeth May? Well she will be tweeting in her responses (yay!).

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Income inequality: The elephant in the room this election

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The need to end the expansion of social inequality and the concentration of wealth of the 1% has gone missing in action in the 2015 federal election campaign trail.

"No party's really campaigning to end inequality or made it a centrepiece of their platform. No leader's tour stop uses inequality as a stage or backdrop," said pollster Marc Zwelling, president of Vector Research.

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Leap Manifesto calls for radical changes to Canada's extractive economy

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The Leap Manifesto: A call for a Canada based on caring for the earth and one another is signed by over 50 organizations including Oxfam, Idle No More, CUPE, CLC, PSAC, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace, 350.org and over 100 individual signatories of scientists, economists, artists, and activists.

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Rising tuition fees across Canada highlights need for Newfoundland-style grants program

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Biggest Toxic Tour yet exposes Chemical Valley's harsh reality

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On Saturday Sept. 5 the Toxic Tour of the Chemical Valley had its biggest turnout to date, with well over 300 people seeing first-hand the industrial landscape of Chemical Valley. 

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'Refugees Welcome' rallies shine light on Canada's exclusionary immigration policies

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This year in labour: Canada's unions keep up the fight

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Another Labour Day is here and it is time to celebrate. But before you sit around the Labour Day tree with your (union) family and sing your favourite songs about worker solidarity, take a moment to refresh yourself on the battles Canadian unions have fought, are still fighting, and may continue to fight, depending of course on the result of the federal election on Oct 19.

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Nine years of Harper, nine years of attacks on unions

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Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that have been put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been partly dismantled.

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