Terry LeBlanc on 'weaponized' religion, worldviews and interdependence

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 8:24pm
Terry LeBlanc on "Weaponized" Religion, Worldviews and 1st Nations.

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Terry talks about "weaponized" religion, compound worldviews, about living in a "both/and" world, and unpacks notions of interdependence, integration and inter-relationship.

Biography

Terry is M'’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 44th year of marriage. They have three adult children -- twin daughters and one son.

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Shocking migratory changes bring electric rays to Canada's Pacific

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 6:27pm

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Gary Krause was mystified by an unusual fish he caught in his trawl net off B.C.'s Pacific north coast in October. It was a Pacific electric ray, named for a pair of organs behind its head that can knock a human adult down with a powerful shock.

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Don't be fooled by Michelle Rempel's sudden conversion to feminism

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:17pm

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Michelle Rempel recently took to the pages of the National Post to plead to her audience to be better towards women.

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'Behind any great woman is herself': Dr. Isra Tawalbeh, the only Muslim woman forensic doctor in Jordan

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:43pm

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The committee and its members were at the morgue while the prosecutor had to make sure that they would testify under oath in front of him.

The incident is fresh in the memory of Dr. Isra Tawalbeh, forensic pathologist at Jordan's National Institute of Forensic Medicine. She is Jordan's first female forensic doctor.

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Syrian Refugees - A Progress Report

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 1:18pm
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Canada has finally started to reverse the Conservative governments deplorable refugee policies. As of last month 26,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Canada and the Liberal government has restored funding for refugee health care on April 1, 2016. rabble.ca's Activist Toolkit and the Constructing Change podcast took to the phones to find out what these changes mean on the ground and to find out what else refugees will need in the years to come.

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How long will Omar Khadr have to wait for justice?

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:55pm

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There's a long and shameful list of Canadian Muslim men whose lives have been substantially wrecked by their own government. Omar Khadr is among those most grievously mistreated by both Liberal and Conservative governments past. Now a new "Free Omar" campaign has been launched by a small group of his volunteer supporters. I fervently hope all who believe in justice will endorse it.

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The Leap Manifesto is a bit of a problem -- with love from an Alberta progressive

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:34pm

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In the days since the Leap Manifesto Resolution passed at the NDP convention in Edmonton, there has been a lot of talk about who precisely is most harmed by the fracturing of the NDP along pro- and anti-Leap lines. I want to argue that we are all hurt by this moment.

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This Equal Pay Day, let's mobilize for change

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:04am

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Every year, women around the world celebrate (angrily) the day their average full-time full-year earnings have caught up to men's average full-time full-year earnings from the year before.

This year in the United States that day fell on April 12. In Germany it was March 19. In Switzerland it was February 24.

In Ontario? Equal Pay Day* comes on April 19.

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Signing trade deals does not amount to promoting trade

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:41am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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If trade deals are the key to trade success, why is it that the more of them we implement, the worse our trade becomes? Perhaps the deals are doing more harm than good.

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Photos: Black Lives Matter Vancouver bring awareness and action to the west coast

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:06am
Black Lives Matter Vancouver gathered on April 17 in solidarity with Toronto and to bring awareness to anti-Black racism present in Vancouver. Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter organizes in solidarity with Toronto
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Ringing the alarm on Nova Scotia's new hospital construction project

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:41am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Here's something to feed your nightmares. According to the last estimate, it would cost a cool $1 billion to replace the troubled Victoria General hospital in Halifax.

Obviously there's a need to swallow hard in a province that's already feeding a considerable herd of white elephants. If anything goes wrong this could be the alpha bull.

The Nova Scotia government is about to release a plan to go forward with replacing the troubled Victoria General hospital in Halifax. Ralph Surette has some words of advice.

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Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter organizes in solidarity with Toronto

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:39am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 On April 17 Black Lives Matter Vancouver gathered for its first event to bring awareness to and protest anti-Black racism in the city. Check out this stunning photo essay of the event!

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For 15 days, the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter camped outside the Toronto police headquarters, demonstrating against systematic anti-Black racism and demanding an inquest to the death of Andrew Loku at the hands of police.

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Salmon or LNG? What's at stake in the Pacific Northwest decision

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:07am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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"The undersigned First Nation leaders and citizens of the Nine Allied Tribes of Lax Kw'alaams hereby declare that Lelu Island, and Flora and Agnew Banks, are hereby protected for all time, as a refuge for wild salmon and marine resources, and are to be held in trust for all future generations."

The federal environment minister is sitting on a big decision. In the face of opposition from First Nations, she is charged with granting environmental approval for an LNG project on Lelu Island.

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Motion demanding public support for private, charter schools backfires on Alberta Tory leader

rabble news - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 1:21am

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Has Progressive Conservative Party interim Leader Ric McIver's motion demanding the Alberta Legislature continue pouring more than $200 million a year into elite private schools, charter schools and home schooling schemes just completely backfired?

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Scott Vrooman becomes a proud member of the landed gentry (aka The Senate)

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:26pm

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Transcript of the video below: 

Hi I'm senator-elect Scott Vrooman, and while Parliament Hill security refused to recognize my election, thankfully the Trudeau government is bringing real change to the Senate by appointing more unelected, unaccountable people to it.

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Leap if you must, Canada, but do it without bullet trains

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 2:33pm

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The Leap Manifesto has recently found itself at the centre of controversy, with pipelines in particular acting as a wedge between various factions and regional representatives of the NDP.

The Manifesto effectively calls for a moratorium on :infrastructure projects that lock us into increased extraction decades into the future." As a supporter of the social and ecological principles that undergird Leap, I can get behind this statement.

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I cancelled my newspaper subscriptions cold. And everything's just fine.

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 1:15pm

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When I was born, well, quite a while ago, R.B. Bennett was Prime Minister of Canada, Herbert Hoover was President of the U.S., Ramsay Macdonald was Prime Minister of the U.K., Simon Fraser Tolmie was Premier of B.C., and Louis Taylor was Mayor of Vancouver, my natal city.

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Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:53pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is considering filing an injunction against Enbridge's Line 9 to stop the company profiting off tar sands oil while the two camps are engaged in litigation.

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The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line 9.

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What does Gordon Laxer think about Canada's petro-politics? Read this interview.

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 9:43am
rabble spoke with Gordon Laxer about Canada's economy, climate change and the Alberta NDP and Rachel Notley. Read the full interview here. Interview: Gordon Laxer on Big Oil, Rachel Notley and a greener future
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There was no NDP Leap

rabble news - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:29am

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What is going on in Canada's "mainstream" left?

According to many -- including those on both sides of this debate -- it seems that the NDP has taken some great leap to the left by embracing the activist Leap Manifesto backed by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.

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