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Blog - Alberta Diary August 10
Jack Layton (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | As the Forever War continues, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has admitted the United States is "not winning" the war against the Taliban.
Blog - David Suzuki August 9
Rush hour. Photo: Giacomo Carena/flickr
David Suzuki | In North America, reducing the carbon footprint by using less energy -- especially fossil fuels -- is major, but so is changing food habits.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 9
Image: Flickr/joeandsarah
Matt Chilliak | In the last three years, homelessness has increased not only in downtown Vancouver but also in its outlying suburbs. So far there has been little response from local politicians.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 8
Left to right: Niki Ashton, Charlie Agnus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh
Nora Loreto | There is a giant, Quebec-sized hole in the NDP leadership debate. The four candidates have said nearly nothing about Quebec, either in their platforms or during the debates.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 7
Yves Engler | The FTA's recent flipflop on Israeli wines shows that free trade is more about protecting corporate interests than moving goods across international borders.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 4
Blue Jays game. Photo: lechuckster/flickr
Erin Kobayashi | This story shows a news outlet choosing to dedicate space to humanize an aggressive white fan rather than to write more constantly and critically about the dehumanization of people of colour.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 4
ACORN CANADA image from 4th National Convention, used with permission
Maya Bhullar | Wade Rathke of ACORN International and Judy Duncan of Canada speak about about the global campaigns ACORN International is now building.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 4
Kim Elliott | If you loathe the anti-journalism of clickbait and love the spirit of independent journalism please chip in right now to keep rabble growing.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 3
Image: Flickr/SOPHOCO - santaorosia photographic collectivity
Ed Finn | Even when it leads to gross inequality and global financial crises, the conviction that unregulated capitalism is the best possible economic system remains deeply embedded in Canada.
Blog - Alberta Diary August 3
Rachel Notley in 2015
David J. Climenhaga | As low in the polls, relatively speaking, as the NDP may be right now, aspiring UCP leader Jason Kenney may turn out to be Premier Rachel Notley's most formidable advantage.
Blog - Alberta Diary August 3
Jason Kenney. Image: Flickr/mostlyconservative
David J. Climenhaga | If we accept UCP leadership candidate Jason Kenney's arithmetic, the Saskatchewan NDP appears to have wrecked the province's economy two years before it was elected!
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 2
Entrance to Tulawaka Gold Mine, Tanzania. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Hansueli Krapf
Yves Engler | Disregarding its election promise, the Trudeau government is openly backing Canada’s most controversial mining company in the country where it has committed its worst abuses.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 2
Image: Flickr/Latuff​
Yves Engler | Its time to look at the vast organizational and financial ecosystem smearing critics of Israeli policy
Blog - David Suzuki August 1
Image: Flickr/Garry Knight
David Suzuki | If government implements the recommendations, it would be the first time the right to a healthy environment has been recognized in Canadian federal law.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 1
Carmela Hutchison | Women with disabilities do not necessarily seek medically assisted death because they are disabled, but because they aren't valued by the medical establishment or by society.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 1
Krystalline Kraus | Two controversial new Netflix programs have sparked discussion about issues usually deemed irrelevant by the left.
Blog - Raluca Bejan July 31
Syrian refugees protest at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mstyslav Chernov​
Raluca Bejan | Last week, Advocate General Yves Bot dismissed the claims of Hungary and Slovakia against the EU refugee relocation scheme.
Blog - Open Media's blog July 31
NAFTA: Don't trade away our digital rights.
Meghan Sali | OpenMedia's official submission to the NAFTA consultation puts the digital rights concerns of Canadians front and centre
Blog - A change is gonna come July 30
Doreen Nicoll | The Hamilton Fringe production's exploration of art and symbolism in the McCarthy era resonates with our present political moment.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog July 30
Advocates on homelessness hold a banner outside the mayor's office in Toronto.
Cathy Crowe | Despite decades of research showing homelessness is bad for your health, the gap between research and action has only widened.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 30
David J. Climenhaga | Recent comments Kenney made on education policy in Alberta suggest that he will appeal to the province's religious right throughout his campaign.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 29
Doreen Nicoll | The one-woman show by Robin Zee navigates violence and childhood trauma with intelligent humour.
Blog - On The Other Hand July 29
Penney Kome | The problem with scientific guidance is that science changes. Lately, I've been tallying up all the times in my life that conventional scientific wisdom has flip-flopped.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 28
Krystalline Kraus | The Prime Minister's current high popularity ratings could be compromised by resistance to Keystone and Kinder Morgan.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 28
David J. Climenhaga | Health-care workers would be a significant target of the cuts Jean is proposing in his campaign to lead the United Conservative Party.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 28
 Image: Facebook/We Are Not The Others at the Hamilton Fringe
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 - Council of Canadians' blog July 28
Image: Flickr/Environmental Defence Canada
Mark Calzavara | The ruling more clearly defines what Indigenous consultation on proposed energy projects will look like and will shape the future of energy development in Canada.
Blog - Alberta Diary July 27
Richard Starke (from his Facebook page)
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
System Change, Not Climate Change sign. Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr
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.

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