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Nov 11, 2011

Reframing Remembrance Day

Jason Kunin
Let us remember all the victims of war, civilian and military. Let us remember all aspects of war, not just those that make us feel good about ourselves. Today, let us remember everything.
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Oct 12, 2011
At general assemblies, like this one in Washington Square Park on  Oct. 8, protesters use hand gestures to express agreement with  proposed ideas. Photo: Darren Ell

Mic check! Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street

Stefan Christoff
On the streets in New York City popular protests are on the move, speaking to the dreams of so many across the world. Occupy Wall Street has lit a fire that is racing to Canada.
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Oct 11, 2011
Over 200 women blocked traffic and called for a 'new fair, just, and inclusive inquiry that centres the voices and experiences and leadership of women, particularly Indigenous women, in the DTES.' Photo: Courtesy of Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Why the B.C. Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry fails

Harsha Walia
Grassroots groups support endangered women in the Downtown Eastside against a political system that cuts public programs while prioritizing corporate bailouts. These groups have abandoned the inquiry.
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Oct 3, 2011

Critical mass: World population hits 7 billion

Bob Harrington
With the UN expecting world demographics to reach 7 billion in October, unlimited population rise on a limited planet is untenable. Curbing our numbers is as urgent as curbing climate change.
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Oct 3, 2011
Wali Farah, running for the NDP in Ottawa-South, was one of the provincial election candidates called in to speak to Muslim youth in Ottawa.

Getting the Muslim youth vote out in Ontario

Chelby Marie Daigle
Organizing the first Voice of Muslim Youth provincial election engagement session, I found young people readily respond once they realize how much their lives are impacted by politics and politicians.
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Sep 29, 2011

Election time, NWT style

George Lessard
Is the NWT election the most interesting? The territory runs on consensus politics, with Facebook and other social media playing an essential role in fostering discussion between isolated communities.
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Sep 2, 2011

Layton's state funeral could backfire on Harper

Frances Russell
Was the flow of emotions at Jack Layton's death fleeting? Something more profound? If the former, political normalcy will return soon. If the latter, the state funeral could be Harper's Big Mistake.
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Aug 30, 2011

Stephen Lewis's eulogy for Jack Layton

Stephen Lewis
The full text of the moving eulogy given on Aug. 27 at Jack Layton's funeral by the former Canadian diplomat to his close friend and comrade.
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Aug 29, 2011

British Columbia's HST fiasco

David Schreck
After more than a decade of rule, the B.C. Liberals seem to have lost the ability to be clear and transparent with the public.

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