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April 10, 2014

Teach For Canada Gets Schooled

New educational charity sparks concern among Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators

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April 7, 2014

The Media Co-op is hiring a Publisher!

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March 20, 2014

The March/April edition of The Dominion is online!

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Halifax Media Co-op

March 17, 2014

Snowbirds after the Storm

In post-crash Florida, Canadians are part of a growing class of landlords

Vancouver Media Co-op

March 11, 2014

Why developers don’t like the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan

Plan does not go far enough to solve neighbourhood issues, but a progressive zoning proposal will help control skyrocketing land values

» Story: by Tamara Herman - 1 comments
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March 11, 2014

Canada Kills Native Women

» News Release: by Solidarity Kingston
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March 11, 2014

DTES Residents march through streets and paint the site of future Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Centre

“Paint-In” highlights low-income residents’ demands for Local Area Plan

» Story: by Tamara Herman - 1 comments
Halifax Media Co-op

March 7, 2014

Canada Kills Native Women

» News Release: by Solidarity Kingston
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March 3, 2014

February in Review

Remembering missing and murdered women, the coup in Haiti, and the burgling of the FBI

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April 16, 2014

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"Anatomy of an Oil Spill" The Mary Hatch Story

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April 16, 2014

Working Towards a Better Future_Eoin Madden

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April 14, 2014

2nd Annual Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair

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Urban agriculture: A pillar for sustainable cities

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Since the Montreal Community Gardening Program began in 1975, the number of small (3x6 metre) plots has grown to approximately 8,200 in 97 community garden locations spread across the city (see link below). The community garden program is hailed as a successful initiative, offering Montrealers an economical way to both produce food crops in close proximity to their homes, and to create an interesting space of engagement and exchange with neighbours. While the growing number of gardens may sound impressive, the demand for them is even greater: the wait for city folk wanting to get their hands into the dirt is now approximately 3 years long, and growing.

Urban agriculture in Montreal has definitely hit its stride as university, community organization, and independent initiatives pop up all across the city.

Vancouver Media Co-op

March 20, 2014

#Cascadia Now?

A Pacific Northwestern Independence Movement

» Story: by Tyson Kelsall

Citizens fight back against surveillance state

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Pascal Abidor, an American PhD student in Islamic Studies at McGill University, experienced the meaning of "surveillance state" first-hand on a trip to the United States in 2010. Leaving Montreal on that occasion, he was detained and interrogated by US border agents, and his laptop and external hard drive were confiscated, searched and copied – all because of his field of studies. Perhaps the most disturbing part about this story? It was all perfectly legal.

For Pascal, the event highlights how countries like the United States have become surveillance states:

Peter Mansbridge paid to speak at oil industry event; also gives speeches to fifth graders

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Peter Mansbridge, CBC's longest-standing news anchor, was recently discovered to have been in an unlikely place: behind the podium at a CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) symposium.

According to CAPP spokesperson Geraldine Anderson, Mansbridge was paid an honorarium for this speech; the Toronto Sun reports that the speech could have netted Mansbridge 

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March 3, 2014

38 Blood Alley Anarchst Space March Schedule

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A shift to clean energy is possible

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A transition to renewal energy is not only possible, it is also absolutely necessary. This was the conclusion reached by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in their recent report, "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis". Yet decision-makers in Canada and Quebec continue to push government policies towards an ecological point of no return.

In fact, Quebec has the potential to meet its energy needs with renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass electric power generation plants.

Universities collaborate with American consultancy to laud Alberta tar sands

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On February 11, a new study came out detailing the tar sands' massive contribution to the Canadian economy. The study was completed by the American-based IHS Inc. with help from the business departments of three Canadian universities and various oil companies and associations. IHS Inc.'s report claims that, in 2012, the economic contributions of the tar sands were greater than those of the entire province of Saskatchewan.

Specifically, IHS Inc. projected that oil extraction from the tar sands created over three per cent of all Canadian jobs and contributed $91 billion to Canada's GDP (while Saskatchewan contributed just $78 billion). 

Transition Movement growing in Montreal

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Neighbours in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal got together last week to learn about the "Transition movement", an international network of citizens and representatives of grassroots organizations.

The Transition movement aims to create local resilience for the coming “post-oil” era, and has spawned “Transition communities”: groups of people who have made a conscious decision to become less dependent upon oil, and to support collaborative, local proposals for healthy food supplies, collective transportation, energy conservation, and waste reduction, as well as

Vancouver Media Co-op

February 16, 2014

Supreme Court rules against "fair comment"

In Mainstream v. Staniford, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the BC Supreme Court’s decision to find anti-salmon-farming activist Don Staniford guilty of slander and now prohibited from saying “Salmon Farming Kills,” or “Salmon Farming Spreads Disease.”

» Story: by Kerry Coast
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February 14, 2014

Call-Out for Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair ( May 3-4, 2014)

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