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Jun 23, 2016
Photo courtesy of Murray Lumley

No more arms deals in Canada

Kevin Shimmin
"I understand why you are here. It's a horrible deal." Canada's continued participation in the arms trade needs to end. Kevin Shimmin offers his experience and perspective.
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May 9, 2016
Photo: flickr/Fotomovimiento

The refugee issue: The clash of two worlds

Nikolaos Gryspolakis
Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
News
Mar 15, 2016
Photo: flickr/ Kat Northern Lights Man

Responsible journalism is under attack in Nova Scotia

Ingrid Bulmer
Francis Campbell
And, unfortunately it's an inside job. The newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union responds.
News
Oct 9, 2015
Photo: flickr/ Antonio Acuña

Jagged edges and the Indigenous vote

Daniel Heath Justice
Daniel Heath Justice explains why as a Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation he will vote in the 2015 federal election.
News
Sep 15, 2015

The Leap Manifesto

various
A call for a Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another.
News
Aug 21, 2015
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins

Remember Jack Layton and build a better Canada

Libby Davies
Saturday August 22 marks the fourth anniversary of Jack Layton's death. On this day we remember Jack and his life, what will you think about? What will you resolve to do?
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Jul 24, 2015

Reflections on the power of the Unist'ot'en Camp

Rita Wong
Rita Wong is a woman of Canadian citizenship and Chinese descent. She attended the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Action Camp in northern B.C. Read about her experience here.
News
Jul 6, 2015

Calgary wants jobs, justice, and climate action now

Aiyana Lauridsen
This weekend kicked off the Stampede in Calgary and the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. Activists in Calgary took to the streets to let Canada's politicians know they want climate justice.
News
Jun 25, 2015
Photo: Christina Gray

Christina Gray: Why I wore regalia to my call to the bar

Christina Gray
This week Christina Gray was the first person to wear her regalia instead of a barrister's robe at her call to the bar in Ontario. Here, in her own words, is how she decided to take action.
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Jun 5, 2015
Photo: Christina Gray

Time for reconcili(action)

Christina Gray
The week prior to the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I thought to myself: "This is the last one, there's not going to be another one of these again."

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