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Bernie Sanders' insurgent populism has shaken the Democratic Party and it isn't going away: Thursday, July 28, 2016 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Besides providing some powerful lines for Melania Trump's next ...
How's the 2016 presidential race treatin' ya?: The U.S. presidential race is officially, officially on with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battling to see who will be elected the apparent "leader of the free world." How's the 2016 presidential race treatin' ya so far? Choices Ugh. Is it over yet? I can't look. Pr...
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China’s Relentless Campaign to Pave the Coast (in News): ‘They’re completely industrializing the coastal ecosystem.’
Just Say No to Slow Growthers (in Opinion): Why we should demand more from our economy, and government, not less.  Related Stories Stephen Harper, Jobs Killer (in Opinion) Please Advise! Cheap Oil's Temptations, They Burn! (in Opinion) Leap Manifesto Too 'Radical'? Only Next to Parties' Modest Climate Plans (in Opinion)
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What role for average Canadians in electoral reform?: The special committee on electoral reform finished its 12th meeting Thursday, and now heads into a month-long break with a pretty fundamental issue unresolved: how best to get average Canadians engaged in the process and ensure they perceive the final outcome as legitimate. The committee is alre...
Evening Brief: Thursday, July 28, 2016: Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). CCAB delivers awards that celebrate the central role Aboriginal business leaders, communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and ambassadors have in shaping the future of Canada. _____________________ T...
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Malalai Joya: Racist Donald Trump is using terrorism's victims to whip up fear: As the youngest elected MP in Afghanistan, and an outspoken women’s rights campaigner, anti-war activist and author, Malalai Joya has faced numerous assassination attempts for daring to speak out. Today Ricochet is proud to publish her latest dispatc...
Malalai Joya: Racist Donald Trump is using terrorism's victims to whip up fear: As the youngest elected MP in Afghanistan, and an outspoken women’s rights campaigner, anti-war activist and author, Malalai Joya has faced numerous assassination attempts for daring to speak out. Today Ricochet is proud to publish her latest dispatc...
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Rallies Take Over Philadelphia At The DNC : We thought that when we left the Republican National Convention and arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention we would be somewhat in the clear. That all the bombast and dramatics would be left in Cleveland with a party so divided that one of the convention speakers refuse...
Not Forgetting Ashraf Fayadh : Today is a Day of Creativity for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, serving eight years and 800 lashes in Saudi Arabia for the alleged apostasy in his collection Instructions Within:  Graffiti for Ashraf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “I am scared to be forgotten.” The Guardian translated thi...
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Les utopistes en action: Cet article est d'abord paru dans la revue À Bâbord! Il a été écrit par Martin Zibeau, utopiste actif, co-fondateur de la coopérative de transition Horizons gaspésiens. René Lévesque compara un jour le Québec à une main riche d’un duvet de forêt ouve...
Une artiste d’ici à Rio: Mais pas nécessairement pour encenser les prochains Jeux olympiques, qui s’y dérouleront du 5 au 21 août. En effet, l’artiste Rhodnie Désir s’envolera pour le Brésil le 27 juillet afin d’y présenter, dans le cadre de la programmation francophone des...
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Social media is making liberal media bias worse: Much merriment was had on the internet last week when the Trump campaign unveiled a logo that looked like… well, we’re all adults here so I’ll spare the cute euphemisms — a penis entering an anus.  The logo was subjected to endless innuendo-filled analysis from Wired to Samantha Bee, and then ...
Get ready for another Senate gong show: The appointment process to fill the remaining 19 Senate vacancies is now underway, and all indications are that the government is planning to fill them all in one fell swoop by the fall, in defiance of all good common sense.  Make no mistake – while it’s vital that these seats are filled, as s...
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Canadian Government Yet To Make Contact With Citizens Detained In Turkey: OTTAWA — Government efforts to reach two Turkish Canadians arrested in connection with a failed coup in Turkey earlier this month have so far been stymied. Davud Hanci and Ilhan Erdem were arrested and detained separately over the past week as Turkish authorities swept up thousands of people it a...
Phoenix Pay System Problems For 80,000 Civil Servants To Be Resolved By October: OTTAWA — Federal officials say they expect to have resolved all of the pay delays created by the government's problematic Phoenix pay system by the end of October — but undoing the damage won't be cheap.Dealing with the months-long debacle, which has caused serious payday headaches for tens of th...
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Anti-Trumpsters are busy but not effective: As a Canadian, I can only watch the unfolding and the outcome of the Trump saga. Still, one is compelled to ask, how many people are out there who think that if the powers most people call the Establishment are successful in taking out Mr. Trump, things will not return to "normal"? The anger w...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet - New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You - Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - Ars Technica BlackBerry is leav...
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HEADING INTO THE STACKS: This is where I’m going to be for the next little while. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) As you may have noticed, I’ve been absent from this site for the past few weeks. Part of the reason for that absence is the approaching end of the fall semester and all marking that entails. But I’m also p...
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Minority Math is Hard on the Liberals: The Liberals have run a strong and energetic campaign thus far under leader Justin Trudeau, so it seems unfair how hard it will be for them to find enough seats to claim the head of a minority government. Whether you're following one of the popular poll aggregator and seat projectors, or just wor...
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Tories in review: women’s rights: THE SUN HITS the back of my neck as I kneel over my poster board. It’s a hot summer afternoon in June and I’m colouring with markers, shared with the hands of girls decades my junior, helping with childcare at a sex worker solidarity rally. We’re at Toronto’s Allan Gardens, the day’s setting for ...
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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not very: 691 votes (49%)- Unsure: 7 votes (0%)  Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not...
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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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Puppet show:
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Canada’s Draft Open Government Plan — The Promise and Problems Reviewed: Backdrop On Friday the Canadian Government released its draft national action plan. Although not mentioned overtly in the document, these plans are mandated by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in which member countries must draft National Action Plans every two years where they lay out tang...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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