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Aug 26 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Once you get past NSP's all-purpose failure-to-communicate confusion and beyond its blame-the-customer bafflegab, here is what you won't find in the power company's 173-page review.
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Aug 26 2014 | Vanessa Brcic | The Cambie trial to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court is an opportunity to turn our attention to the blinding ethical discord that lies beneath the growing for-profit health-care industry in Canada.
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Aug 26 2014 | David Macdonald | The loss of U.S. taxes from Burger King is Canada's benefit right? Turns out, not so much. Canada will see none of that money and essentially gains nothing from this deal.
Aug 26 2014 | J. Baglow | Andrew Coyne asks why we should have a public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls. Here's a partial response.
James Keir Hardie, socialist and founder of the British Labour party
Aug 26 2014 | Mel Watkins | Marx and Engels famously wrote: "Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains." They should have added: "And if you don't pull together, a lot of you will die in bloody wars."
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Aug 26 2014 | Community against the Israeli Assault on Gaza | Members of the legal Community against the Israeli Assault on Gaza have written this open letter to openly condemn the attack on Gaza and stand in solidarity with Palestinians.
Aug 26 2014 | David Suzuki | Can we learn from the Mount Polley disaster, even in the face of unprecedented dismantling of Canada's environmental regulations and decreased funding for monitoring and enforcement?
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Aug 26 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | In the wake of the Mount Polley Mine spill, it's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation more broadly and rebuild government's capacity to effectively protect the public interest.
Aug 26 2014 | Eva Prkachin | OpenMedia's David Christopher has been invited to speak to MLAs at a key meeting of the BC Legislature’s Special Committee to review provincial privacy rules on Monday, September 8.
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Aug 26 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Activists in Manitoba celebrate as Omnitrax shelves crude oil shipping plans through the Port of Churchill.
Aug 26 2014 | John Bonnar | Social justice activist Don Weitz believes community crisis response teams could mean the difference between life and death for those in emotional crisis.
Joshua Oppenheimer
Aug 26 2014 | Face2Face | An interview with the man behind the Oscar-nominated film, "The Act of Killing," a documentary about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66, and the soon-to-be-released film, "The Look of Silence."
Aug 26 2014 | rabble staff | In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. The People's Climate March will be there to change history.
Chrystia Freeland
Aug 25 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If the Liberals do well in Edmonton-Strathcona in 2016, the Conservatives will win in the riding. Unfortunately, it's that simple.
Aug 25 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Nick Cannon claims "deeply concerned about Mariah’s emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids." But men have been calling women "crazy" for centuries. #notbuyingit
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Aug 25 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | In the wake of the Mount Polley Mine spill, it's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation more broadly and rebuild government's capacity to effectively protect the public interest.
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Aug 25 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
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Aug 25 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Gerry Caplan's blog last week, which stated peace in the Middle East is impossible in the foreseeable future -- caused quite a stir. But we can't lie to ourselves.
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Aug 25 2014 | Susan Wright | Of all of the things that PC party leadership candidate Jim Prentice could have done to restore Albertans' trust in government, imposing term limits on provincial MLAs was not one of them.
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Aug 25 2014 | Murray Dobbin | To regain our political agency and address our crisis in democracy, perhaps we need to start at the political equivalent of the molecular level, with the most basic human principles of kindness.