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Blog - Alberta Diary April 13
Vancouver Kinder Morgan Protest. Photo: William Chen/Flickr, released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International
David J. Climenhaga | We've got the chance, thanks be unto Donald J. Trump. Obviously, it's time to get the heck out of NAFTA!
Blog - Alberta Diary April 13
Alberta Trade Minister Deron Bilous at the Rally4Resources Rally (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's rally was an unedifying event. At least no one was chanting, "Lock 'Er Up" this time, although I'd bet you some members of the crowd were thinking it.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 12
Downtown Toronto. Image: tsaiproject/Flickr
Yves Engler | By turning public land devoted to noisy, dangerous, and polluting vehicles into social housing it is possible to put a dent into runaway climate change while improving housing affordability.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 12
David Suzuki (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | New salary regulations introduced by Alberta NDP won't please top university administrators; entire United Conservative Party Caucus goes missing!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 11
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Judy Rebick | Part Two excerpt from rabble co-founder Judy Rebick's memoir, with a look at the court battle to support Dr. Henry Morgentaler, and Rebick's own exploration of her mental health.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 11
Perfidious Pierre, villain of the National Energy Program, as the late prime minister is understood by all good Albertans to have been (Photo: Wikimedia Commons).
David J. Climenhaga | It's pretty hard to argue this situation isn't an example of the oil industry's continued domination of the Alberta government.
Blog - David Suzuki April 10
Image: Mike Beauregard/Flickr
David Suzuki | As with climate change, we have ample evidence that we're facing a biodiversity crisis, we know what's causing it and we have numerous solutions. It's time to act.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 10
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Judy Rebick | Part One: Activist, feminist and co-founder of rabble.ca, Judy Rebick shares her life in this excerpt about her support for Dr. Henry Morgentaler's Toronto abortion clinic.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 10
Journalists inspect building after it was burned by the Israeli military. Photo: Al Jazeera English/Flickr
J. Baglow | Canadian journalists didn't support their Palestinian colleagues under fire in Gaza. Instead, they went after a journalism advocacy organization that did.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog April 9
Voting. Image: justgrimes/Flickr
Linda Leon | Party List Proportional Representation (PLPR) is one of the more commonly used electoral systems in the world. Could it work for the Yukon?
Blog - Alberta Diary April 9
Alberta premier Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | If Canada won't stop acting like a constitutional democracy and start acting like a petro-tyranny, Kinder Morgan says it will take its pipeline and go home!
Blog - Alberta Diary April 7
Kirill Kalinin, former First Secretary and Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Canada.
David J. Climenhaga | It’s not a "scurrilous story" to say Chrystia Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator and a propagandist for the Holocaust. It’s an uncomfortable fact.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 6
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh
Yves Engler | NDP Palestine policy offers a sort of barometer by which to evaluate the party’s commitment to democracy and social justice. Right now the forecast doesn’t look good.
Blog - On The Other Hand April 5
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia
Penney Kome | Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
Blog - Indigenous Nationhood April 5
Loose tobacco. Photo: Lindsay Fox/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | Canada can't have it both ways -- they can't complain about the cost of First Nation poverty and continually criminalize all Indigenous means of subsistence.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 5
Oil processing facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: kris krüg/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Media conspiracy theories and angry right-wing rhetoric may Make Alberta An Environmental Pariah Again, but the result would be a world of hurt.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 4
rabble staff | rabble is excited to announce a brand new opportunity to amplify the work of organizations working for the good through our event coverage team.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics April 4
Martin Luther King' speaking during March on Washington,1963. Photo: Wikipedia Commons.
Dennis Gruending | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of history's great orators, was murdered 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968.
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 4
Doug Ford shakes hands with members of the public. Photo: Robert Bell/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Doug Ford -- brother of late Toronto mayor Rob Ford -- won his bid to become the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog April 3
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her 80th birthday celebrations held at Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. Image: GovernmentZA/Flickr
Gerry Caplan | In an article originally written in 1989, Gerry Caplan looks at the late Winnie Mandela's complicated legacy and involvement in anti-apartheid activism.
Blog - David Suzuki April 3
Image: Backbone Campaign/Flickr
David Suzuki | Despite hopeful rhetoric leading to the 2015 Paris climate summit, neither the federal nor provincial governments are doing enough to indicate they even understand the severity of the climate crisis.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 3
Jason Kenney in 2008. Photo: mostlyconservative/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Social conservatives' complaining notwithstanding, based on objective reality, no one can argue anything bad has happened to Alberta or Albertans as a result of the historic Vriend decision.
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 3
Dried cannabis. Photo: Dank Depot/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | As the implementation date of Bill C-45 approaches, different regions have different plans for the sale of recreational marijuana.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 2
Shoppers in West Edmonton Mall. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If the Christian faith is all but done for, militant, fundamentalist Christians have no one to blame but themselves.
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 2
Photo: Duncan C/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | In Canada, July 1, 2018, could be the implementation date of Bill C-45, which could make marijuana legal in Canada for the first time in 94 years.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 1
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in February 2018
Yves Engler | In the lead up to Venezuela's election on May 20th, the Trudeau government has worked to isolate Caracas, imposed sanctions and supported the country’s opposition.
Blog - April 1
Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer
Thomas Woodley | The Conservatives' recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will trade the well-being of Israelis and Palestinians for short-sighted domestic political interests.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 1
ND lapel pin. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Dear readers, do not fret. Before you cancel your donation to the Alberta NDP, check the date.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 31
David J. Climenhaga | We can't know with certainty what's in UCP Leader Jason Kenney's heart, but it's reasonable to suspect he still harbours long-term federal ambitions.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 30
J. Baglow | There has been much discussion lately around lowering the voting age to sixteen. Why not get rid of the age bar entirely?

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