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Dec 18 2014 | Victoria Fenner | No news, no protests or letters to write to politicians. Instead, some philosophical ideas to mull over in front of the fire. Your holiday break.
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Dec 18 2014 | Bob Chandler | Here's a fun way to learn about how Internet anonymity tools like the Tor Project work!
Rob Rainer
Dec 18 2014 | Face2Face | Listen in as Rob gets political, talks about social justice and why dealing with poverty matters.
Dec 18 2014 | Amy Cohen, Elise Hjalmarson | Today is International Migrants Day. We need to reflect on Canada's current exclusionary immigration policy and demand changes.
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Dec 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has left a trail of devastation in her wake that suggests a lack of empathy for co-workers, rivals and now her own supporters.
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Dec 18 2014 | Jennifer Moore | José Tendetza did not have to die. The Canadian government was aware of the tensions that implicate a Vancouver-based mining corporation -- and could have acted.
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Dec 18 2014 | Scott Harris | A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
Dec 18 2014 | Brent Patterson | Between 1994 and 2012, 80 complaints have been filed with the Commission on Environmental Co-operation. Eighty-five per cent of those submissions have been dismissed or terminated.
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Dec 18 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
Dec 18 2014 | Jesse McLaren | By reviving the life of Alan Turing -- a cryptographer persecuted for being gay -- 'The Imitation Game' breaks the code about the Second World War.
Dec 18 2014 | Lauren Scott | Gerbil Meets Mouse is a Canadian children's book publishing company that publishes books specifically about gerbils, that aim to bring certain social issues to light in a fun and relatable way.
Dec 18 2014 | Scott Neigh | Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue talk about a grassroots effort to build relationships and solidarity between temporary foreign workers and Canadian workers.
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Dec 18 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Book reviews! Get your book reviews here! We reviewed numerous books in the book lounge this year and here are a few of the standouts.
Dec 18 2014 | Broadbent Institute | Is wealth inequality a problem in Canada? Short answer: yes.
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Dec 18 2014 | Amy Goodman | The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has stifled relations between these neighbouring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.
Dec 18 2014 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
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Dec 18 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The Harper government has noted that Canada doesn't torture people -- but ducks the question about whether Canadian authorities have used information obtained by others through torture.
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Dec 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Senate has passed Bill C-525. It will make it harder to hold a union certification vote. Bill C-377 is still before the Senate. It forces excessive and discriminatory reporting burdens on unions.
Dec 17 2014 | Redeye Collective | Two activists from Vancouver Island travelled to a Secwepemc camp at Mount Polley to bear witness to the destruction following the collapse in August of the dam holding back a tailings pond.
Dec 17 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Leaked emails reveal that Sony, the MPAA, and other large studios are concocting a plan to censor the Internet.