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Aug 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The Fraser Institute is now applying the methodology of "creation science" to the study of economics. The results, of course, are much the same.
Aug 29 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | As I read the opinion polls, people are not so much outraged by Stephen Harper and the Conservatives as they are tired of them. The same thing happened to Brian Mulroney at about the same stage.
Photo: Miriam Katawazi
Aug 29 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | As part of the Peoples' Social Forum, participants from across the country held a vigil in Ottawa to commemorate those who have died in Gaza.
Photo by author.
Aug 29 2014 | Michael Laxer | The Catch-22 of social democratic campaigns like Olivia Chow's of late is that by trying to pander to and be all things to all people you end up meaning very little to anyone.
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Aug 29 2014 | Kate McInturff | An economic plan that would work for women in the North has to accommodate the realities of where they work, how they work and the constraints imposed by their unpaid work.
Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid | Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?
Aug 28 2014 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Legal proceedings are costly and can be untenable for those actively involved in public debate. Anti‑SLAPP legislation provides a mechanism to protect this kind of debate from being silenced.
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Aug 28 2014 | Amy Goodman | In her epic book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how the First World War began in 1914. We can look at that war in retrospect, 100 years later, as if through a distant mirror.
Aug 28 2014 | Edward Dunsworth | Calls for the expulsion of temporary foreign workers and preferential hiring of Canadians did do one thing: draw attention to the exploitation of migrant labour in Canada.
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Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid | If we accept that there is a war on higher education, then the only question becomes an impossible one: what side are you on?
The Coastal Citizen Podcast
Aug 28 2014 | Erica Butler | With sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of storms, our coasts face serious issues with erosion. The first episode of The Coastal Citizen looks at the ever-changing shoreline.
Thomas Lukaszuk
Aug 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely most Tories will be disinclined to vote for a candidate whose revelation completely swamped the first good news the party and government have enjoyed in weeks.
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Aug 28 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 were released in the heat of summer. A closer look tells us this update deserves more attention than it got. Here are some highlights.
Aug 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
KAIROS-led Blanket Exercise at the People's Social Forum
Aug 28 2014 | John Dillon | How can Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples work together to restore harmonious relationships with each other and the land, asked KAIROS at the Peoples' Social Forum.
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Aug 28 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | The final assembly at the Peoples' Social Forum brought together activists from across Canada. On the last day, at a final assembly, the participants reported back. Miriam Katawazi was there.
Photo: Gary McNutt
Aug 28 2014 | Phil Vernon | On August 26, 40 paddlers, and a few swimmers, made their way to Grace Islet, B.C. to support demands by seven local First Nations chiefs to stop construction of a luxury home on sacred burial ground.
Aug 28 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Romance can feel incompatible with feminism sometimes, especially when we keep falling in love with -- and being hurt by -- men.
Aug 28 2014 | rabble staff | Participate in this month's Indie Inside giveaway contest, featuring Karl Sanden! Watch the video on rabbletv and answer a question for a chance to win a copy of his brand-new EP.
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Aug 27 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In the midst of a Big Data sea, tools that allow the visual display of quantitative information will be an asset to anyone who wants to crowdsource the discovery of the narratives in the numbers.