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You don't need to spy to know what we think! Follow the #StopC51 protests here.

On May 30, the third installment of the Canada-wide protests to stop Bill C-51 will happen, with the national convergence occuring in Ottawa.

Find a local solidarity event in your community here.

Bill C-51 may have passed the House of Commons, but the fight is far from over.

Bill C-51 is a dangerous piece of legislation and a threat to our rights and freedoms. The Harper government must know its attempt to rush Bill C-51 through parliament is undemocratic and unacceptable.

Help build pressure on the Senate to stop this bill by contacting your senator(s) on social media or email: https://stopc51.ca/

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Harper's trade deals are a poison pill for democracy

Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr

Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians. These treaties, after all, trump all other Canadian authority to make laws -- provincial legislatures, Parliament, the courts and even the Constitution. If, instead of being bored by news of another ho-hum "trade deal," Canadians were told that a panel of three international trade lawyers would be reviewing all new laws and determining, in secret, which ones passed muster by meeting with the approval of their giant corporate clients, would they react differently?

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Wikileaks continues as Julian Assange awaits the U.S. case against him

Image: Surian Soosay/flickr

Tucked away on a side street in one of London's toniest neighborhoods, just across the street from the sprawling department store Harrods, sits a brick, Victorian-era apartment building that houses the Ecuadorean embassy. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of the whistle-blower website Wikileaks, walked into this embassy on June 19, 2012, and hasn't stepped foot outside since.

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The Kokopenace case and Aboriginal representation in the administration of justice

The recent backlash over the actions of prosecutors in the criminal trial of Bradley Barton, accused of the first degree murder of Cindy Gladue and found not guilty by a panel of 11 jurors, raised concerns over the treatment of Aboriginal victims by the justice system and how Ms. Gladue in particular was dehumanized by the way prosecutors presented evidence of the crimes committed against her.

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Vote 'Yes': Defend the right to mobility in the Vancouver transit referendum

Photo: flickr/ Paul Kimo McGregor

Not very long ago, people with disabilities and older seniors were routinely isolated in their homes or in institutions. Even sidewalks designs excluded people using wheelchairs. We have come a long way, with the right to move and participate in society now being widely recognized. But there is a danger that we will slip backwards towards that dark past, just as the first baby boomers enter their 70s and the population of people over 80s soars.

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Left Forum unites progressive voices at 'No Justice, No Peace' conference

Every generation claims to live through a unique epoch, viewing their contemporary period as one fundamentally different and finally ripe for revolutionary change.

A generation ago, we began to see a rise in incarceration, unemployment and poverty rates while living and education standards, particularly in urban centres steadily declined.

However, even the most pessimistic among us expected time to mitigate many of the social ills afflicting the nation as it had in the past. But things are not getting better and it is looking more like a permanent bust in the perpetual cycle of capitalism.

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Canadian citizen asks court to declare him… Canadian citizen

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On Tuesday, May 26, Canadian citizen Deepan Budlakoti goes to court in an effort to be recognized as a Canadian citizen. Although he was born in Canada, the federal government, in a remarkably obtuse and obstinate campaign, has rendered him stateless and tried to shove him off to his ancestral India, where he has never lived and has no family.

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Periscope and Meerkat

If you are an activist, at the front lines of an important action, how do you broadcast what you are seeing so others see what you see?  You could tweet, you could post a message or a short clip on Facebook, or you could livestream the whole event, and watcher can combine different perspectives with tools like Meerkat and Periscope. Read Wayne McPhail's great post on rabble.ca about how these tools can be used.  

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Bill C-51: Petition the Senate and join protests on May 30

Stop C-51

The government's controversial "secret police" Bill C-51 has made its way to the Senate. We have to stop it now. Click here to find out if your Senator wants to #RejectFear and #StopC51 and to send them a tweet or email.

Whatever happens in Senate, we are going to keep on rallying for our civil liberties. Join the Ottawa convergence or the rallies in Toronto and across the country. Check the main site for a list of actions.

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