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A change is gonna come
Sam Cooke's song, "A Change Is Gonna Come," offered hope during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it reminds me that it's a long, slow, sometimes tiring walk to freedom and I need to remain focused on the goal -- an equitable world.
|Blog - A change is gonna come July 28 Doreen Nicoll | The play is based on a research project conducted by Mirna Carranza, who interviewed female immigrants living in Hamilton. Playwright Izad Etemadi crafted the findings into a powerful one hour play.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Former Alberta PC leadership candidate Richard Starke to UCP Mothership: A PC I was elected and a PC I'll remain!David J. Climenhaga | Could Alberta voters ignore the PACed up big-money guys dancing the Frankenparty fandango and recognize they're getting pretty good government in difficult circumstances from Rachel Notley’s NDP?
|Blog - Brad Hornick's blog July 27 Brad Hornick | For ecosocialists, ecological alternatives are not possible within the framework of capitalism, so socialist demands must be articulated alongside transitional concrete ecological demands and reforms.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 27 Judy Rebick | Not enough people know that rabble was one of the first independent journalism sites in the world. You can help rabble take it to the next level in amplifying the voices of social movements.|
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog
Desperate appeal to Minister Murray is all that stands between contaminating the drinking water of thousandsMark Calzavara | While the Feds have red-flagged Atrazine, a poisonous herbicide, Ontario seems to have buried its head in the gravel.
|Blog - Liz Kessler's blog July 27 Liz Kessler | The huge amount of power that doctors have makes it likely that Canada's assisted dying laws will be abused.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come July 26 Doreen Nicoll | Tommy Douglas is very much alive in Dan Ebbs play "In This Corner: Eight Rounds with Tommy Douglas."|
|Blog - David Suzuki July 25 David Suzuki | In Canada, a blueprint to implement the Sustainable Development Goals exists: the Leap Manifesto, supported by more than 46,000 individuals, communities and organizations.|
|Blog - David Bush's blog July 25 David Bush | Recent proclamations that a $15 minimum wage will leave the Ontario economy in shambles are nothing new.|
|Blog - Policyfix July 24 Lynne Fernandez | The living wage is one of the most powerful tools available to address this troubling state of poverty amid plenty in Manitoba. It ensures that families who are working hard get what they deserve.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed July 24 Breanna Ho | Students from the University of Alberta were one of many groups that mobilized on Khadr's behalf over five years ago.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary July 24 David J. Climenhaga | With numbers voting and the vote breakdown much the same, it almost seemed as if the same people were voting in both parties -- which, come to think of it, they may have been.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 23 Yves Engler | In a recent CFIA decision on wines produced in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, free trade trumps Canadian law.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come July 23 Doreen Nicoll | Marianne Daly's one-woman show about a Catholic family's secrets is one of many wonderful shows at the annual festival.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary July 22 David J Climenhaga | After today, conservative leaders will have to persuade suspicious Wildrose members that technical problems, not a conspiracy, caused the party's PIN problems.|
|Blog - Free Expression Watch July 22 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | CJFE condemns Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Member of Parliament (MP) Cheryl Gallant's use of the terms "fake news," "elite-stream media" and "media-splaining" to denounce Canadian media.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary July 21 David J. Climenhaga | All across Canada initiatives by governments to get the big money out of politics are proving popular with voters. Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney is doing his bit to keep the big money in.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand July 21 Penney Kome | Financing a country mainly through one industry has several problems, including economic instability. Divestors challenge the petrostate's financial and political power.|
Blog - A change is gonna come
Today is the last day to help improve the domestic and sexual violence workplace accommodation legislation in OntarioDoreen Nicoll | The Wynne government's Bill 148 only allows for two days of paid "personal emergency leave," which can be accessed for domestic and sexual violence. This is not good enough.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 20 Yves Engler | A big beneficiary of internationally sponsored neoliberal reforms, First Quantum Minerals is the largest foreign investor in the copper-rich southern African nation.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary July 20 David J. Climenhaga | With voting starting this week, the campaign to unite the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties into a single entity is inevitably being described as entering the final stretch.|
|Blog - Nora Loreto's blog July 19 Nora Loreto | Tracing the financial line from Samsung Renewable Energy to Siemens' recent layoff notices.|
|Blog - David Suzuki July 18 David Suzuki | Ordering your drinks without straws is a small sacrifice but a big step to reducing the amount of plastic we produce and waste.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed July 18 Ed Finn | The crucial connection between nutrition and wellness isn't emphasized enough by the medical establishment, leaving us to take matters into our own hands.|
|Blog - Activist Communiqué July 18 Krystalline Kraus | Apparently, the word dyke is too controversial for Facebook administrators to trust consenting adults to use appropriately. So you could upload your content but not mention what you were referring to.|
|Blog - July 17 Thomas Woodley | Back in the 1970s, "citizen scientists" were engaged to track the migration of the monarch butterfly. Today "citizen scientists" are needed to save this formerly ubiquitous butterfly from extinction.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Something useful for the premiers to talk about: The right's perpetual myth making about equalizationDavid J. Climenhaga | The Fraser Institute has been spreading fables about equalization payments. Why don't the premiers set the facts straight at their meeting in Edmonton this week?
|Blog - On The Other Hand July 17 Penney Kome | Although Dylan's lyrics powered a popular revolution and won him a Nobel Prize for Literature, the music itself seems to be what matters most to him.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 15 Yves Engler | Israel lobby groups' response (or lack thereof) to NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton’s recent support of Palestinian rights suggests they believe previous criticisms backfired.|
|Blog - July 14 Thomas Woodley | With the recent flip-flop of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the labelling and sale of West Bank wines in Canada, it's easy to wonder whose interest the agency serves.|