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Mar 27 2014 | Amy Goodman | Six years into the Obama administration, President Barack Obama's promise of "a new era of open Government" seems just another grand promise, cynically broken.
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Mar 27 2014 | Phil Elder | The Conservatives have shown a pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are 13 examples with two themes: (1) ignoring the rule of law and (2) flouting the traditional processes of democracy.
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Mar 27 2014 | Maria Kari | When attacks from the Pakistani Taliban moved from 'possibility' to 'real life' journalists and editors scrambled to define what this means for reporting on extremists and the safety of their writers.
Photo: flickr/Elvert Barnes
Mar 27 2014 | H.G. Watson | Toronto Life and The Walrus have shut down their internship programs after the Ontario Ministry of Labour informed them that the programs did not meet the Employment Standards Act.
Mar 27 2014 | Democracy North | An independent Canadian and global news hour, featuring the week’s top grassroots news and interviews.
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Mar 27 2014 | Stuart Trew | Canada and other players are trying to leverage the political crisis in Ukraine to make a case for more North American imports of the dirty stuff: tar sands from Alberta and fracked gas.
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Mar 27 2014 | Christine Saulnier | As we approach the release of the Nova Scotia provincial budget on April 3, Nova Scotians deserve to understand the range of choices facing our government. Will it be a budget for the 99%?
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Mar 27 2014 | rabble staff | With millions of dollars from the Weston family's vast fortune, the Fraser Institute has attacked public education for over a decade.
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Mar 27 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Mark it in your calendars folks. March 25, 2014 is the day that the Canadian labour shortage myth officially died. (It may, of course, be resurrected as a zombie).
BC/Yukon KAIROS representatives offer a cedar ring for reconciliation.
Mar 27 2014 | Jennifer Henry | I am attending the final National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Edmonton. I am about to witness unimaginable resilience, which I believe holds the key to a hopeful shared future.
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Mar 26 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | With the World Wide Web increasingly constrained by anti-net neutrality, cyberspying and corporate ownership, it's refreshing to see another web rise up as an even more decentralized alternative.
Mar 26 2014 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | There is something fundamentally unjust in giving an institution, which actively discriminates against an identifiable group, access to a licensing regime that should be open to all, equally.
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Mar 26 2014 | Jim Stanford | As Tim Hudak learned, the effort to blame trade unions as the scapegoat for all economic and fiscal ailments is running out of steam.
Mar 26 2014 | Robin Tress | PowerShift Atlantic is happening this weekend! Join the fight for a just and sustainable future and strategize the future of the resistance to Energy East, fracking, offshore drilling and more.
Photo: flickr/Sharon Drummond
Mar 26 2014 | Rick Goldman | As the middle class fight to stay afloat are the poor sinking? Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Canada should be doing more to fight wealth inequality.
Mar 26 2014 | Scott Neigh | Anna Willats and Sean Lee-Popham talk about The Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund, a new experiment in funding grassroots organizing in Ontario.
Mar 26 2014 | John Bonnar | On Tuesday, a one-day hearing took place in Toronto to decide if the province could eliminate the right to health care for injured migrant workers.
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Mar 26 2014 | Erica Butler | Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network gives her take on a new GM apple from B.C. Dalhousie's Matthew Schnurr talks about the development of the GM matooke banana in Uganda.
Mar 26 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy responds to the misguided and dangerous arguments made by Heather MacDonald in a debate about rape culture hosted by CBC Radio's Q and Jian Ghomeshi.
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Mar 26 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Without withdrawing Bills 45 and 46, and dumping his finance minister's pension 'reforms,' Monday's fine sentiments from the pen of Alberta Interim Premier Dave Hancock mean nothing at all.