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Canadian soldiers fire artillery in Afghanistan
Feb 19 2014 | Dennis Gruending | Canada will soon withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan. The debate is being renewed about the human and financial costs of the war. Was it worth it?
Photo: flickr/Ivan McClellan Photography
Feb 19 2014 | Brenna Slawich | Since the Conservatives won their first minority government in 2006, we have seen a gradual shift in Canadian foreign policy where domestic political concerns have come to override any other concern.
Feb 19 2014 | the real news network | The Real News Networks' Jessica Desvarieux interviews Nicolai Petro on the situation in the Ukraine.
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Feb 19 2014 | Jamie Paris | Doctoral candidate Jamie Paris questions the absence of black scholars in Canadian universities and discusses the conversations about blackness when one passes as white.
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Feb 19 2014 | COHA staff | COHA staff offer an analysis on the violence perpetrated against the democratically elected government and civilians in Venezuela.
Photo: wikimedia commons/April, 1958 City of Vancouver Archives Photograph # Bu
Feb 18 2014 | rabble staff | The commemoration and recent discussion of a Hogan's Alley revival invites the question of who owns history and what history does.
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Feb 18 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Last week, the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society heard unprecedented arguments about whether to recognize graduates from a new law school at Trinity Western University.
Feb 18 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | It's important to remember that the reason there is a Fair Elections Act before Parliament is what Judge Richard Mosely identified as widespread voter suppression tactics during the 2011 campaign.
Sue Higgins (City of Calgary Archives)
Feb 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Sue Higgins, plainspoken Calgary alderman, genuine fiscal conservative and dedicated smoker has died. She was 78.
Feb 18 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | The 2014 B.C. budget should prioritize measures to set the foundation of a more just and sustainable economy, where prosperity is shared by all. Here are seven initiatives that will get us there.
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Feb 18 2014 | Eve-Lyne Couturier | "Do what you love, love what you do"? Nice motto. But these words hide a two-way push which both reduces the value of the work accomplished by those who live by it, and dehumanizes others.
Photo: Jeremy Shields/flickr
Feb 18 2014 | Molly McCracken | Manitoba's provincial government has finally heard the community cries to increase the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) shelter allowance rate to 75 per cent of the median market rent.
Feb 18 2014 | Christa Big Canoe | Brian Sinclair was the only patient left untreated in the Winnipeg emergency room where he died. The inquest into his death should focus more on systemic discrimination than hospital patient flow.
Feb 18 2014 | Duncan Cameron | In putting forward policy ideas for debate at their upcoming convention, the Liberals are fulfilling the third-party role in Canadian politics. They have no intention of being a third party, however.
Feb 18 2014 | Jennifer Moore | On the eve of the North American Leaders' Summit, Mexican organizations sent a message to the three heads of state.
Photo: Alex E. Proimos/flickr
Feb 18 2014 | Ralph Surette | An inquiry on the future of aquaculture in Nova Scotia will report this spring, not a minute too soon. Fish farming has been set back by public policy obsessed with Big Salmon.
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Feb 18 2014 | Pamela Palmater | A closer inspection of the budget "promises" reveals very real threats to First Nations treaty rights, forcing Aboriginal people to become willing partners -- or go to jail.
Photo: wikimedia commons/April, 1958 City of Vancouver Archives Photograph # Bu
Feb 18 2014 | Adam Rudder | The recent commemoration of Hogan's Alley as an important neighbourhood to Canadian Black history marks the questions of what history does and who owns it.
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Feb 17 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Stephen Harper seems to be heading for electoral defeat by the callow Justin Trudeau sometime between now and 2015. Is there anything he can learn from Nelson Mandela?
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Feb 17 2014 | Erika Shaker | Well, that was awkward. I'm talking about that needle-scratching-across-a-record-heard-round-the-country moment when, post-budget, Jim Flaherty publicly voiced concerns about income-splitting.