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NDP unveils 2019 electoral program with 'New Deal for People' 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Jagmeet Singh laid out the NDP vision for Canada at the Ontario NDP convention in Hamilton on Sunday, June 16. In a 109-page document that will serve as the basis for a costed 2019 electoral program, the NDP leader addressed a host of issues troubling Canadians. Canadian politics could do with a refit. Nearly one-half of the population are hard hit, unable to cope with a financial emergency of $700. Stagnating wages, precarious employment, unaffordable housing, and holes in public services have created a malaise across the country. In its New Deal for People, the NDP is saying that since Liberal and Conservative governments have left Canada with pressing concerns, citizens need to rethink their political choices. The subjects addressed and the policy ideas put forward will appeal to NDP activists across the country. Virtually all the proposals to make government work on behalf of Canadians come directly from policy resolutions adopted by the party in conventions going back ...
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Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Law enforcement agents guarding wildlife refuges have been sent to the border, leaving public lands more exposed.
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Politics in Canada is never easy -- and it is about to get serious 7.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada You have to work in two languages, across six time zones; understand that Quebec is a nation unto itself without saying it out loud; be familiar with 11 provinces and their leading political figures; and explain how you would reverse a few hundred years of mistreatment, discrimination, and prejudice in dealings with First Nations. You need to discuss the value of the dollar in foreign-exchange markets, how to make housing affordable, decode how the Bank of Canada influences mortgages and interest rates, offer a better tax policy, explain how you would improve a dozen serious spending programs, beginning with health care, be clear about relations with the United States, and speak discerningly about Venezuela and other foreign policy issues as they emerge. You are a candidate for election in Canada. Politics is not easy to master, but you have a hole card: you run for a political party that has addressed all the above issues and has answers to questions you will likely be asked. What you ...
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Trudeau feeds anti-refugee scapegoating for election 1.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada For the past two decades, my late-night trips to 24-hour Tim Hortons restaurants have been synonymous with fear. It's not the artery-clogging threat of consuming sprinkled Timbits that has made my heart race, however. Rather, it is the look of terror on the faces of those who have requested a meeting. They are some of the most vulnerable people one could meet. They share a common stigma stamped on them by a callous immigration bureaucracy. They are known by the insulting moniker of "failed" refugee claimants, and have become part of what the Canadian government inhumanely calls its "removals inventory." As we sit with our coffees and crullers in what is often the only "neutral" venue available, they look over their shoulders, shrink in their seats, and express their dismay that no one believes them when they document how they were tortured. Furthermore, authorities have dismissed the grave threat they face if deported back to their home country. Usually, they are couch surfing, because ...
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Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance 13.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
How Arivaca, Arizona, became a magnet for anti-immigrant activists – and what locals did next.
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Here's the 101: How to create transit-oriented communities in Los Angeles 12.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reframing the land use and transportation debate, L.A. is trying to make mobility about its people.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Cohen describes Trump's profound racism before Congress 28.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Many dared hope, after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, that the United States could someday enter a "post-racial" era. The election eight years later of Donald Trump to the same office demonstrated, sadly, that the scourge of racism is alive and well in America. Trump's profound racism was described by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, when he testified before Congress Wednesday. Any attempt to heal the deep wounds of racism that scar this country must include a direct challenge to Donald Trump. "I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat," Michael Cohen said early in his statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. He elaborated: "The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries 's***holes.' In private, he is even worse. He once asked me if I could name a country run by a Black person that wasn't a 's***hole.' This was when Barack Obama was president of the United ...
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It's taboo to talk about Canada's real corporate scandal 22.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada While the SNC-Lavalin scandal has torn another strip off the "sunny ways" prime minister, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case -- mere hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud and bribes -- seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it, which speaks to the manner in which an all-party commitment to bedrock Canadian militarism squelches democratic discourse and strangles any opportunity for real economic justice. The corporate scandal you won't hear about on the campaign trail is the largest procurement project in Canadian history, one that will result in forking over at least $105 billion in corporate welfare to war manufacturers for a completely unnecessary fleet of Canadian warships. With every political campaign comes the costing question: how will modest investments in daycare, housing and pharmacare be paid for when Canada struggles with debt and deficits? But the question that will not be asked is whether voters ...
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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What the 2018 farm bill means for the West 13.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins.
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Batsh*t bafflegab?; Flatearthers not on a ball; Trolling the troll 10.12.2018 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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We need a federal climate policy, but please ditch the name ‘Green New Deal’ 7.12.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The namesake U.S. stimulus package enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped institutionalize racial segregation.
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5 climate stories to watch for 2019 3.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There's a major upcoming opportunity for effective bipartisan policies — the question is political will.
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5 trends in sustainable retail promoting chemical safety 20.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Product health is what's in store for retailer strategies.
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Episode 149: 'Thoughtful' carbon policy, Home Depot thinks circular, Royal Caribbean floats new energy strategy 16.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Plus, what's the difference between energy efficiency and energy productivity? The Climate Group recharges its EP100 campaign.
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'Bombs not homes' defines Trudeau's feminist foreign policy 28.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada As Canada's three main political parties prepare for the 2019 election, there is one issue on which they will all agree: there will be no challenge to Canada's bloated war economy. While right-wing parties will rail against government waste and improper spending (an attack they usually aim at social programs that on the whole function well and would perform even better if properly funded), the federal War Department receives no such criticism, even when its fiscal mismanagement is well documented . So infused is the myth of Canadian benevolence on the world stage that no one from the NDP, Liberals or Conservatives will raise a scintilla of dissent regarding the already enormous $20-billion annual investment in an organization that regularly produces questionable financial audits, continues to cover up its role in war crimes such as the torture of Afghan detainees, and treats its veterans with a degree of disrespect that is beyond reprehensible. To date, no one sitting in Parliament has ...
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Trudeau gaslights Canadian women and ignores their safety 26.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Two weeks ago, a new study by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability confirmed the state of domestic terrorism against women in this land. A woman is murdered by a man every other day in Canada, with at least 78 known acts of femicide up to July 1 (the numbers are likely higher given that it is based largely on media reports). A disproportionate number of those murdered were Indigenous women. That very same day, there was audible silence from the self-proclaimed "feminist" Trudeau government. Instead of declaring that the time had come to finally launch a National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls (NAP), Trudeau was in Latvia, trying to match the toxic masculinity of Donald Trump by whipping out hundreds of millions of dollars to continue funding Canadian troops to engage in endless war games through the year 2023 against a non-existent threat to the people of this land. Indeed, instead of showing solidarity with Canadian women, Trudeau chose ...
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The fight to stop digital oligarchs and save net neutrality 19.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Imagine if Comcast or Verizon or AT&T, or any other "internet service providers" (ISPs), had the authority to decide what websites you could visit, or what video chat program you must use to call friends or family. Imagine if they manipulated the speed that websites load, giving preference to content providers that paid extra to be in an internet "fast lane." Imagine if they prevented you from watching videos on any site except YouTube, or barred you from using Skype. These ISPs provide the connection to the internet, but they shouldn't be able to control how you use the internet. This core quality of the internet, that it is open, is called "net neutrality." Current internet regulations just put in place by the Trump administration do away with net neutrality. One of President Donald Trump's key policy objectives, as stated by former White House adviser Stephen Bannon, is to "deconstruct the administrative state." At the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai has been busily ...
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