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|Blog - Alberta Diary September 17 David J. Climenhaga | As hostility to fossil fuel producers grows, it will be easier in the short term for a cynical politician like Kenney to persuade some Albertans that they need to double down against critics.|
Blog - The Views Expressed
A plea for internationalism: why Canadian social movements must call out injustices both at home and overseasJennie-Laure Sully | Whatever cause we struggle for today in Canada, we have a responsibility to be consistent in criticizing the abuses of power that Canada engages in through its foreign policy.
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog September 16 Cathy Crowe | The City of Toronto has stopped tracking deaths of homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 15 Gordon Laxer | With the help of the Ontario and federal governments, Muskoka could live up to a new brand as a green vacation area, by cutting carbon emissions and taking better care of its scenic lakes and forests.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 15 Khadijah Kanji | Part two in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.|
|Blog - David Suzuki September 15 David Suzuki | Pricing carbon, along with removing fossil fuel subsidies, stimulates investment in low-carbon energy technologies that will lead the way to a decarbonized economy and a shift away from fossil fuels.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 14 Ed Finn | "Canada's children are worlds apart from the happiest, healthiest children in rich countries and worlds apart from each other due to wide inequalities," said David Morley, president of UNICEF Canada.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 14 Chi Nguyen | Canada has seen the spectacular and quick implosion of one of the charity sector's biggest brands. The Kielburgers are leaving a gaping hole by pulling out of Canada.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 11 Amy Tan | The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted our ability to grieve lost loved ones properly. To soften the blow of this "complicated grief," it is crucial that we all act as "infection fighters."|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 11 Khadijah Kanji | Part one in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come September 11 Doreen Nicoll | Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is premiering her provocative documentary, "Inconvenient Indian," and her new CBC series, "Trickster," at TIFF, giving a voice to those whom colonialism tries to silence.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 11 Bob Gallagher | Right now, rabble.ca is at $45,000 -- that is 90 per cent of the way to its $50,000 summer goal.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta takes over as Canada's political crazytown; privatized health care suffers a setback in B.C.David J. Climenhaga | Columnist Allan Fotheringham once compared Conservatives to cream: "Rich, thick and full of clots." The Alberta government is living up to that description.
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 10 rabble staff | Join us this evening at 7 p.m ET to hear candidates' views on Palestinian rights, Venezuela, NATO, the global climate crisis, as well as the international mining and arms industries.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 9 Yves Engler | The revelation that Canadian troops have been stationed in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights our military ties to the Saudi monarchy and warfare in the Middle East.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 8 Ed Finn | With schools reopening and the flu season approaching, the COVID-19 pandemic could be more challenging than ever to contain.|
|Blog - David Suzuki September 8 David Suzuki | Even with a later "overshoot" date, we burned through a year's resources in under eight months. That means we would need 1.6 Earths to support humanity's current demands on the planet's ecosystems.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 8 Maya Bhullar | A reflection on the labour movement's achievements in 2020 so far.|
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog
A recognition of shortcoming, harm and need for structural change regarding anti-racist action: an apology from the board of rabble.ca.rabble.ca board of directors | While we believe we have much to be proud of in the last two decades, we also know that there are ways that we have failed to live up to our values and therefore failed communities of colour.
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 3 Matthew Adams | Now we just need a bit of a boost to finish our campaign.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed September 2 Ed Finn, Brian Arden | A satirical look at the doctrines and dogmas of capitalism and neoliberalism.|
|Blog - David Suzuki September 1 David Suzuki | In most cases, it's best to restore well sites to more natural states. But, with roads, grid connections and infrastructure already in place, some can be converted to renewable energy operations.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary September 1 David J. Climenhaga | Reaction to the revelation of the weekend order by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, was visceral.|
Blog - On The Other Hand
A tale of two American political conventions: Democrats run on 'decency,' while Republicans tout 'law and order'Penney Kome | Irony abounds in the U.S. presidential election campaign, especially the recent Democratic and Republican conventions.
|Blog - Alberta Diary August 31 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta separatists keen to depart from the rest of Canada were apparently horrified by the actions against the statue of this country's first prime minister.|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor August 28 John Miller | The majority of the Star newsroom publicly spoke out against columnist Rosie DiManno.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come August 28 Doreen Nicoll | "Instead of instituting rent caps in a city where the average one-bedroom costs over $1,000 they're relying on private companies to build shelters," says DIRE executive director Christeen Thornton.|
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog August 27 Cathy Crowe | The medical officer of health and mayor have authority to fast track efforts to protect the public and businesses during the pandemic. Then why not direct mask wearing in homeless shelters?|
|Blog - Brent Patterson August 27 Brent Patterson | There's an inspiring history to be remembered of Dene Su'lene' land defenders opposing the Cold Lake air force base and weapons range on Treaty 6, Treaty 8 and Treaty 10 lands.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed August 27 Bianca Mugyenyi | Jorge Arreaza spent an hour detailing Ottawa's bid to overthrow his government.|