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Blog - Alberta Diary June 29
Bashir Mohamed, BLM Edmonton (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Carding ignores the principles of natural justice. It flies in the face of due process. It's almost certain to be ruled by the courts to be unconstitutional, and therefore illegal.
Blog - David Suzuki June 28
Responders pulling a raft along a flooded street in Montreal, Quebec, 2017. Image: Flickr/Exile on Ontario St​
David Suzuki | Despite recent investments, Canada lags behind other G7 nations in flood preparation and climate change adaptation. It's time we recognize green infrastructure as central to flood-prevention efforts.
Blog - Media Watch blog June 27
Nick Fillmore | The Trudeau government is taking an important first step forward from the cynical Harper era. During the months and years ahead we will hopefully witness the rebuilding of the CBC.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology June 27
Kyle Curlew | Everything we post on our Instagram and how we shape our Facebook profile are ways of performing highly curated renditions of identity.
Blog - Policyfix June 27
 Image: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Shauna MacKinnon | Premier Pallister rode his bike to Peguis First Nation to honour 200 years of the Selkirk Treaty as "a gesture of reconciliation." This gesture will remain hollow when stacked next to funding cuts.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 25
David J. Climenhaga | With the potential rise of another party offering conservatism with a human face, one wonders if this will change the political calculus of union-minded Wildrosers and PCs.
Blog - Sarah Miller's blog June 23
Image: Flickr/Province of British Columbia
Sarah Miller | After the B.C. Liberals' bizarre throne speech yesterday -- which consisted of mostly ideas stolen from the NDP platform -- let's look at a few possible explanations for this sudden change of heart.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 23
Premier Brad Wall. Image: Flickr/University of Saskatchewan
David J. Climenhaga | Wednesday was the longest day of the year, and Standard & Poor's chose the summer solstice to downgrade Saskatchewan's credit rating from AA+ to AA.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 23
"Marea Blanca" protest against health privatization in Spain. Photo: Adolfo Lujan/flickr
David A. McDonald | Privatization has been given ample chance to succeed and has come up short. Evidence is building that people are able to reclaim public services and usher in a new generation of public ownership.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 23
Image: Flickr/UN Women
David Climenhaga | The Trudeau government's Bill C-4, which repeals the Harper government's anti-union legislation, received Royal Assent on Monday.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 23
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Ryan Hodnett
Yves Engler | Media commentators who complain about Russia ignore clear-cut Canadian meddling elsewhere and the history of US interference in other countries’ elections, including in Canada
Blog - On The Other Hand June 22
Penney Kome | Liberals release reports on four major Acts; recommendations please some, irk others.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog June 22
Photo: Henrickson/Wikimedia Commons
Nora Loreto | Now more than ever, journalists need to make the connection between bank profits and human misery.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 22
Image: Flickr/Ted Eytan​
Maya Bhullar | GREDA and the Activist Toolkit provide a list of active far-right groups in Quebec.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 22
Derek Fildebrandt and Jason Kenney. Image: Twitter/@pcyouthalberta
David J. Climenhaga | Derek Fildebrandt is well known for alleging the Alberta NDP hoodwinked voters by keeping its promises, an opinion that caused general hilarity from coast to coast.
Blog - David Suzuki June 21
Rush Hour on the Dunsmuir Separated Bike Lane. Image: Flickr/Paul Krueger
David Suzuki | Bikes are easier than cars on infrastructure such as roads, help reduce health care costs and can alleviate poverty as people spend less on vehicle-related costs.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 20
Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | By constantly vilifying a prominent environmentalist, critics undermine the work of all members of the Oil Sands Advisory Group. They should be asked why.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor June 20
Journalist. Image: Pixabay
John Miller | Once proudly independent, Canada's news media are scrambling for handouts.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 20
Delivering fake news. Image: Flickr/The Public Domain Review
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Blog - Alberta Diary June 19
Photo: Kat Northern Lights Man/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The newspaper industry is demanding a handout to float the pro-market claptrap and right-wing propaganda no one will voluntarily pay for. This is ironic, to say the least.
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog June 19
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jphillips23
Bonnie Burstow | From the newly formed scholarship in antipsychiatry comes concrete guidance on how to confer legitimacy on the counter-hegemonic.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 17
Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | A talented public advocacy tactician, Tzeporah Berman was vocal in her support for the British Columbia NDP and its opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 17
Brian Jean & Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | The United Conservative Party's foundational documents illuminate the shambolic and extra-legal way Alberta operated for so many years under the PCs.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 16
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Peter Whitaker | Target benefit pensions shift all the risks of pension liabilities away from employers and governments onto the backs of employees and retirees, to be paid through reduced benefits and pensions.
Blog - On The Other Hand June 16
Penney Kome | Transparency and representation are essential to countering the kind of foreign interference experienced in the U.S. and France.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 16
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | Foreign policy is a truth-free, fact-free zone. What do most Canadians know about our government’s actions in Afghanistan or Haiti?
Blog - Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog June 16
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Image: Wikimedia Commons/SimonP​
Bonnie Burstow | The hegemonic can be leveraged to confer legitimacy on the counter-hegemonic.
Blog - David Suzuki June 14
"If the climate were a bank, it would be saved," protest sign from the Women's March. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mark Dixon
David Suzuki | If there's a bright side to Trump's decision, it's that climate change has received more serious media coverage than ever before, and people around the world have agreed to increase their efforts.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons/United States Navy
Yves Engler | The military's internal ideological capacity has a wide reach. The newspaper at the naval base rejected an ad from a law firm seeking to represent CF members who had been sexually harassed/assaulted.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics June 13
A large chunk of ice melts in Antarctic Peninsula, November 2014.
Dennis Gruending | The Trump administration has pulled the U.S. out of the historic agreement, but there is still much that Canadians can do.

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