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May 25 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
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May 25 2016 | Ole Hendrickson | Canada is only one of many countries dealing with climate refugees. South Pacific island nations are steadily being inundated by rising seas and India is seeing record-breaking heat waves.
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May 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's climate policy debate may truly be a case where your best friends are your worst enemies and your worst enemies your best friends!
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May 25 2016 | Judy Rebick | rabble.ca is 15 years old this year. Founder Judy Rebick looks back at the early days of rabble and shares her views on rabble's role now and in the future to providing a voice for new movements.
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May 25 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Perhaps the most intriguing news from Nova Scotia's Province House this spring has been the tentative flowering -- finally -- of a real opposition to the McNeil government.
May 25 2016 | rabble staff | Many health experts are citing flaws in Health Canada's approval of abortion drug Mifepristone that could affect access.
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May 25 2016 | Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
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May 24 2016 | Duncan Cameron | Most Canadians watching the U.S. presidential race were astonished to see Donald Trump emerge as serious contender for high office, let alone become the presumptive Republican nominee.
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May 24 2016 | Matthew Behrens | In a major setback to a Liberal government still refusing to repeal the repressive Bill C-51, the Federal Court has found unreasonable the secret trial security certificate against Mahmoud Jaballah.
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May 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
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May 24 2016 | Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
May 24 2016 | Yusur Al Bahrahni | Despite the challenges that Palestinian participants face, Palestinian women all came together to break the barriers of discrimination against women and gender inequality.
May 24 2016 | David Suzuki | Agroecology appears to be a better way to feed humanity than doubling down on industrial agricultural, from many angles.
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May 24 2016 | Albert Van Santvoort | Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.
May 24 2016 | rabble staff | Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.
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May 24 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | After four months on strike, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper company has agreed to meet with its striking workers on Friday. The workers' union states its doesn't have "high expectations."
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May 23 2016 | rabble staff | The majority of co-ops are face expiring operating agreements. Once the funding runs dry, more than 50,000 Canadians will face a housing crisis.
Christal Earle on Bravery, Asking Better Questions and The Inquisitive Mind
May 23 2016 | Face2Face | Christal talks about finding bravery when you need it most, looking for new stories, how we need to change the questions we often ask and why there is something beautiful about the inquisitive mind.
May 23 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and report-back on the Global Picketline concept and the LabourStart Conference.
May 23 2016 | Pat Kerwin | There should be better access to palliative care for people in their final days, but some will want to end the inevitable progress of a disease or condition. We should respect that decision.