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Paul Weinberg is a Toronto-based freelance writer and journalist. His website is www.paulweinberg.ca.

Interview: Gordon Laxer on Big Oil, Rachel Notley and a greener future

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When Rachel Notley's NDP came to power last spring in Alberta, Gordon Laxer's book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians, on ecological renewal and Canadian petro-politics was already at the publisher. And so, he was given a week to do some major rewriting because he had not foreseen this political earthquake in the making.

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Did the Liberals really mean it? Advocates respond to Dion's anti-BDS motion

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Some people in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement are prepared to cut foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion a bit of slack despite the decision to "condemn" their activity in a Feb. 22 vote.

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Canada must act now to save its steel-making industry

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Arguments against Canada's bombing mission exist, but Trudeau hasn't uttered them

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Trudeau puts friendlier face on same pro-Israel position

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Exclusive interview: Robert Fisk on Syria's civil war and the refugee crisis

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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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Canada is losing billions. Will the NDP and Liberals unite to fight tax avoidance?

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Canadian doctors have a plan to save Gazan lives: Solar power

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The tragedy of Gaza has largely faded from the spotlight even as the humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territory of 1.8 million continues to worsen following last summer's military assault by Israel.

"Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment is now the highest in the world," reports the latest World Bank May 2015 study.

Power outages lasting more than 16 hours a day continue to ravage Gaza and make sick patients in hospitals especially vulnerable as insufficient power often decides between life or death.

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