Wife of Canada’s prime minister shows callous disregard for missing and murdered women

The wife of Canada’s prime minister has been caught out on the issue of the hundreds of women who have gone missing or whose murders are unsolved in Canada over the past four decades, many of whom are Aboriginal. Laureen Harper challenged a 21 year old activist who interrupted her speech at a black-tie event in Toronto on April 17 that was raising funds for… stray cats

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Over the past month, Right to Housing Alliance has been working closely with pub…

Over the past month, Right to Housing Alliance has been working closely with public housing residents fighting to save their buildings from being sold off to private developers through a HUD pilot program called RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration). Several residents will be speaking at this event at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse .

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Wildfires in the Face of Climate Change: Increasing and Intensifying

View of the 91 Freeway Fire, California (Via Flickr / Eric Nielson / Creative Commons license) Over the past 30 years wildfires have consistently become larger and more frequent in the Western U.S.—increasing by a rate of seven fires each year, a problem that shows no sign of stopping any time soon, according to research cond read more

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The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order

In these unprecedented economic times, the world is experiencing as a whole what most of the non-industrialized world has experienced over the past several decades. For a nuanced examination of the intricacies of the global political-economic landscape and the power…

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5 Ways Gun Safety Advocates Are Using The NRA’s Playbook Against It

CREDIT: AP One year after Congress failed to pass a background check bill that 90 percent of Americans supported, groups to combat the National Rifle Association are ratcheting up their financial investment, and pledging to take the gun lobby head on like never before. “Because of Washington’s failure, we are beginning the next phase in the fight,” said John Feinblatt, president of the newly launched Everytown for Gun Safety funded with $50 million from Michael R. Bloomberg

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Creeping Famine In Pakistan’s Thar Desert

Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR KAPOOSAR  — Pancho Mai is a villager in Kapoosar, located in the Tharpakar district. Today is the festival of  Holi , but the 25-year-old mother is deep in mourning. Over the past three months, her three children have died

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November 8th- Common Day Against Fascism in Europe Documentary- Fascism.Inc

The Assembly of the European Antifascist Meeting : “Seventy years after World War II and the defeat of fascism, Europe is facing the challenge of a Nazi, racist far-right on the rise.” And not only Europe, they are hoping to find good soil in the US, too, as they tried to storm a teach in at Chicago Union Hall. image Racists and Nazis however definitely have an opponent who keeps growing stronger: the massive and pluralistic movement fighting in the streets all over Europe, not only against fascist terrorism but also against those who sustain and protect it: anti-grassroots policies, arbitrary police behaviour , neoliberal totalitarianism itself and the system trying to impose it

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European Anti-Fascist Meeting In Athens, Greece

  The Assembly of the European Antifascist Meeting : “Seventy years after World War II and the defeat of fascism, Europe is facing the challenge of a Nazi, racist far-right on the rise.” And not only Europe, they are hoping to find good soil in the US, too, as they tried to storm a teach in at Chicago Union Hall.

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- Journalists harassed, detained and denied entry to Ukraine

According to the latest media reports, over 20 journalists and crews from around a dozen Russian news outlets have been denied entry to the country over the past few days. The incidents have taken place amid increasing tension in Ukraine, with pro-Russian activists occupying buildings in more eastern towns. [Published in AidNews – Read

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Also, a Pulitzer http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/14/this_award_is_for_snowd…

Also, a Pulitzer “This Award is for Snowden”: Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance www.democracynow.org In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. Over the past 10 months, Poitras an…

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