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| September 29, 2016
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Bombs away! How Canada is here to help

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When Justin Trudeau spoke to a bored, half-empty United Nations last week, he repeated the nauseatingly saccharine slogan, "We're Canadian, and we're here to help," sounding exactly like the disingenuous insurance salesman whose empty promises come with that sickly smile.

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UN refugee summit shines light on global crisis

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The MS St. Louis was a German passenger ship whose most famous voyage, in the spring of 1939, became known as "The Voyage of the Damned." On that trip, 908 German Jewish refugees were headed to Cuba, fleeing the Nazis, but only 22 of the Jewish passengers were allowed to disembark. Aid organizations pleaded with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the government of Canada to accept the refugees. They were snubbed, and the vessel headed back to Europe. Hundreds of the repatriated refugees would die in the Holocaust. The refusal of the U.S. government to accept them remains a dark stain on our history. Sadly, our government's current track record with refugee resettlement suggests that history may be repeating itself.

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| September 22, 2016

Homa Hoodfar free but others remain in prison

Dr. Homa Hoodfar is a renowned feminist anthropologist who teaches at Concordia University professor. She was in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison from June 6, 2016 to September 26, 2016. 

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One of the two Women's Boats to Gaza left France en route to Gaza

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Yesterday two boats left Spain for Gaza, but Amal-hope had to turn back and go back to Barcelona for repairs.  

The Women's Boat to Gaza is attempting to find a replacement boat. A crowdfunding campaign has been initiated to raise the additional funds that this requires.

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Eva Manly: The people of Palestine are not forgotten

Photo: flickr/Rumbo a Gaza

On September 14, the Women's Boat to Gaza set sail from Barcelona on the way to Gaza to draw attention to the Palestinian struggle. Two boats, the Zaytouna and Amal, will carry the all-female crews to Ajaccio, and then to Gaza, drawing international attention to the resistance of the women of Gaza in particular.

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Green Majority Radio

Lord of the resources

September 19, 2016
| Environmental Lawyer Barbora Grochalova joins us to talk about Ontario and the Western Climate Initiative. This market approach means to hopefully limit carbon emissions, but will it?
Length: 55:17 minutes (50.63 MB)

Fight for affordable housing in Vancouver intensifies as units sit empty

Pressures for affordable housing continue to rise in Vancouver as the city saw two housing rallies take place over the weekend.

The first drew a crowd of 50 activists on Friday, who gathered outside of Vancouver's City Hall to demand that affordable housing be made a priority in the municipality. The rally was organized by COPE, the Coalition of Progressive Electors, which calls for investments in co-ops and social housing, zoning for rent controls and enforcement of health standards in buildings.

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| September 16, 2016
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