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Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 3
Ahed Tamimi. Image: Haim Schwarczenberg/Wikimedia Commons.
Judy Haiven | A protest against the arrest of 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, and a tribute to the resistance of her and family to the Israeli occupation.
Blog - Alberta Diary January 3
University of Alberta economist and professor Andrew Leach. (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | United Conservative Party MLA launches social media bizarre attack on PhD economist who pointed out false claim in Jason Kenney tweet.
Blog - On The Other Hand January 3
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Penney Kome | Scientists and the Dalai Lama say that happiness is a skill set that takes training and practice.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog January 2
Nuclear test. Image: FEMA News Photo/Wikimedia Commons
Gerald Caplan | How can any sensible person fail to be shaken by the political events in the past year?
Blog - David Suzuki January 2
Jungle burned for agriculture in southern Mexico. Image: Jami Dwyer/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Where will we be 25 years from now? It won't be chance that determines our future. It will be the choices we make today.
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog January 2
People sitting around a table. Photo: Kennisland/flickr
Bonnie Burstow | "Unfit to practice" social work policies violate human rights and are part of "creeping fascism."
Blog - Alberta Diary December 31
David J. Climenhaga | Illegal hunting, legal hunting, bitumen refining, bitumen pipelining, lying and licence plates will all figure in the news in 2018, Alberta Diary predicts.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 30
David J. Climenhaga | From Jason Kenney's campaign to unite the right, to the NDP’s election financing reforms, to Catholic education, an Albertan’s take on the year’s most important stories.
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 29
Krystalline Kraus | Nellie Rider, an Indigenous woman from Regina, received a notice from her property manager that smudging was prohibited in her apartment because "smoke is smoke."
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 29
Krystalline Kraus | $85 million centre for treatment of mercury poisoning promised after years of grassroots activism by Grassy Narrows citizens and allies.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 29
Yves Engler | Canada's recent record of foreign interference elsewhere belies Ottawa's claim that it wants to protect "democracy and human rights" in Venezuela.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 26
Martha Roth | On December 8th, a rally was held in Vancouver to protest Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 25
U.S. UN ambassador Nikki Haley
Yves Engler | Since taking office the Trudeau government has repeatedly isolated Canada with the U.S., Israel, and a few tiny Pacific island states in voting against UN resolutions upholding Palestinian rights.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 24
Derek Fildebrandt
David J.Climenhaga | According to a report published in the Calgary Herald, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney is willing to forgive Derek Fildebrandt and invite him back aboard UCP Mother Ship.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 24
David J. Climenhaga | The principal goal of the "War on Christmas" is to distract us from the real war its theorists are prosecuting, the war for continued domination by the dominant classes.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
Photo: David Strom/flickr
Meg Borthwick | As 2017 comes to a close, it's time for our annual babble roundup. We asked babblers what their favourites threads were for the year and we've collected them here.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Marie Aspiazu | The Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) recently published a report on a study on how NAFTA affects Canadians, bearing encouraging news for Internet advocates.
Blog - Open Media's blog December 22
Victoria Henry | A concerning rise in phone searches this year shows that Canadian and U.S. law see no difference between searching your suitcase and searching your cell phone or laptop.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca shines a light on key issues that we collectively need to address. Independent media like rabble depends on collective support.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
Image: Instagram/michelle_crowe
Sophia Reuss | 2017 is over. Almost. For those of you who, like me, need a bit of a memory jog as we enter the new year and continue to reflect, reassess, and resist... let's recap.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 21
British High Commissioner Howard Drake
Yves Engler | The parliamentary association system reflects inequities in global power and wealth.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 20
Deepwater Horizon BOP extraction. Image: Deepwater Horizon Response/flickr
Andrea Harden-Donahue | BP, the company responsible for the Deepwater Horizon spill, wants to explore offshore drilling in Nova Scotia.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 20
B.C. premier John Horgan at the press conference announcing the government will complete Site C construction. Photo: Government of British Columbia
Salman Zafar | There are times when you think the NDP has changed. But then you get a stark reminder that it hasn't.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 19
Image: Derek Fildebrandt
David J. Climenhaga | A Traffic Court Commissioner concluded MLA Derek Fildebrandt couldn’t prove he was elsewhere at the time of a hit and run in the parking lot of his Edmonton condo.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog December 18
Screen shot of the vote by Toronto City Council to not ask the Ministry of Defence for the armouries. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Even the federal government recognizes we need the armouries. It's called disaster relief.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog December 15
Maya Bhullar | According to statistics, at this time of year many of us donate to charitable organizations. This list includes ideas to help build progressive change.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 15
Photo: Richard Amasia/Flicker
Ed Finn | With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 15
Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's widely forecast by-election victory yesterday formally concludes the double-reverse hostile takeover of Alberta's conservative parties.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics December 14
Nuclear test in Nevada in 1953. Image: National Nuclear Security Administration/Wikimedia
Dennis Gruending | The Trudeau government claims to support abolition of nuclear weapons ban but voted against just such a treaty at the UN.
Blog - Alberta Diary December 14
Derek Fildebrandt & Jason Kenney (from Kenney's social media)
David J. Climenhaga | The Independent MLA and errant marksman's expected return to the bosom of the UCP may depend on Leader Jason Kenney's margin of victory in today's Calgary byelection.

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