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Blog - Bob Wiseman's blog September 5
Bob Wiseman | Kyp has written an inspiring canon of works that covers the heart and the heart attack
Blog - Voices North September 5
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George Lessard | NWT Environmental Rights Act states that “every person resident in the Territories has the right to protect the environment and the public trust.”
Blog - Campus Notes September 5
Davide Mastracci | Essentially, in February of 2012, a small group of McGill students threw a party on the sixth floor of the school's central administration building.
Blog - Daniel Wilson's blog September 5
Daniel Wilson | In this blog, Daniel Wilson looks at notions of racism in two recent news stories.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog September 5
Photo from the 2010 anti-tuition fee rally held in Ottawa
Nora Loreto | A response to the so-called left-wing push to convince students to leave the CFS.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon September 5
David Taub Bancroft | Is the world required by the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine to intervene militarily in Syria? No.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 5
Camille Crowther | CSEC spying on Canadian Internet users is a violation of how their private online information is handled.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog September 4
Derrick O'Keefe | The extent of this H2O plundering is not even the worst part of it; the truly shocking thing is that Nestlé hasn't even broken any laws.
Blog - The Closet Feminist September 4
Emily Yakashiro | A little parody on an interview recently given by a employee to a reporter for The Fashion Spot Canada.
Blog - Notes from Quebec by Ethan Cox September 4
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Ethan Cox | Departure of over a dozen schools across Canada may spell the end for the Canadian Federation of Students, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Blog - Feminist Current September 4
Meghan Murphy | A new documentary about 'feminist' protest group Femen reveals a not-so-feminist foundation.
Blog - Diary of a Lipstick Terrorist September 3
Femme and trans* burlesque
Laura Brightwell | Is burlesque a new-wave feminist performance or a throwback to a misogynist tradition? Laura Brightwell tries to pin down the pin-ups and find out if burlesque really is just stripping.
Blog - David Suzuki September 3
David Suzuki | Why do some people believe in phenomena rejected by science, like chemtrails, but deny real problems demonstrated by massive amounts of scientific evidence, like climate change?
Blog - Media Watch blog September 3
Andrea Germanos | Secretary of State John Kerry continued to push for military force against Syria on Sunday, appearing on a series of talk shows and saying he is sure Congress will support the use of air strikes.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog September 3
Missouri rallies against Right to Work & corporate greed. Photo: Jobs with Justi
Trish Hennessy | The right-wing Fraser Institute has released a paper that, if implemented, would dramatically lower our standards for worker pay, workers' rights and workplace protections.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 3
Photo: Paul Sableman/flickr
Stuart Trew | A NAFTA lawsuit from Eli Lilly against the invalidation of two patents in Canada, would be so harmful to our democracy, and set such a dangerous precedent, that it cannot be allowed to proceed.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum September 3
Photo: Dave McLean/flickr
Erin Weir | Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 2
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Meghan Senese | My five favourite labour-related Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit articles.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog September 2
Stuart Trew | Rallies last week in Toronto, Nanaimo and Montreal drew attention to the excessive secrecy in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations which continued in Brunei behind closed doors.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 2
Martin Luther King
David J. Climenhaga | Things aren't so different for working people in 2013 than they were in 1963, when Martin Luther King gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. On this Labour Day, much remains to be done and can be.
Blog - John Bennett's blog September 2
Niagara wetlands
John Bacher | 500 acres of prime grape-growing land, Carolinian forests and extensive wetlands are vulnerable to urban sprawl inside the "Black Belt" of the Niagara escarpment.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog September 2
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Gerry Caplan | There is good evidence to fear that Pauline Marois's so-called Charter of Quebec Values will represent the precise opposite of the province's 1975 Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Blog - Enter Up Left September 1
Holly Adams | How changing the world you view can alter how you view the world.
Blog - Dave Coles's blog August 30
Dave Coles | Simply investigating the possibility of setting up a national Crown telco would go counter to today's dominant ideology.
Blog - Voices North August 30
George Lessard | Idle No More Hay River NWT greets Prime Minister Harper on his northern tour
Blog - Campus Notes August 30
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Carolyn Sale | In the wake of program cuts and faculty buyouts, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta has been told to cut a further $5 million from its budget in 2013.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 30
Stuart Trew | An estimated 200,000 people blocked roads and marched peacefully across Colombia to protest the negative impacts on their communities of the U.S.-Colombia and Europe-Colombia Free Trade Agreements.
Blog -'s staff blog August 30
rabble staff | is delighted to announce that we are to be a recipient of one of CKLN FM's legacy grants.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 29
Andrea Harden-Donahue | For a project being sold as a 'no-brainer,' TransCanada's Energy East pipeline proposal is already facing significant opposition. The most recent example took place this week in North Bay.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog August 29
Stuart Trew | NDP Trade Critic Don Davies is asking the Harper government to give MPs the same access to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating text as U.S. Members of Congress have.