Orlando's nightclub massacre was a nightmare waiting to happen

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 1:10pm

I had long dreamt of this moment.

I realize that sounds horrid and morose, given how extreme the carnage was early Sunday morning in an Orlando nightclub where 50 people lost their lives after one person opened fire. But I have seen it, in my own imagination, over and over and over, with plenty of blood and lives lost in abject horror.

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Shell's Oily Shell Game (506)

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:53pm
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Each week we either report on an oil spill, or pass over it in favour of even more pressing news because they just plain happen so often it’s hard to keep track of. Turn out, even these casual estimates are likely vastly underreported or swept under the rug due to the fact that oil companies themselves are responsible for reporting, and reporting how MUCH oil got spilled…. a huge factor in how much attention they get. We talk about these numbers with the help of a few news items in the first section.

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New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:16am
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Stéphane Dion's visit to Saudi Arabia unlikely to improve human rights record

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:58am
The Saudis are experts at putting on charm offensives and continue to be the leading driver of Islamist terror networks worldwide. Isn't it time to call them out on it? Dion's sugarcoated Saudi visit unlikely to improve human rights record
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So what's new and radical at OISE these days?

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:24am

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We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

rabble news - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 1:00am

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Lately it has been very hard to avoid noisy demands for a national referendum on the federal Liberal government's electoral reform plans. These demands all emanate from the Conservative Party and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Canadian Perpetual Outrage Industry.

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Loon Kombucha resonates with rural Ontario residents

rabble news - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 9:50pm
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Michael Coren on his recent epiphany and new book, dogmatic beliefs and the religious right

rabble news - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 2:49pm
Michael Coren on his new book Epiphany, Dogmatic Beliefs and The Religious Right

Michael talks about his new book Epiphany, dogmatism, the religious right, why he’s still so optimistic and his desire for change.

Biography

For four years Michael was the host of The Arena, a nightly television show on Sun News. For more than twelve years he was host/producer of The Michael Coren Show on Crossroads Television, presenting more than 3000 episodes and winning numerous awards.

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New resource for university teachers demonstrates how to acknowledge Indigenous territory

rabble news - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 2:48am

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Wildrose 'coup' bid pushes party toward social conservative fringe, former leader Danielle Smith says

rabble news - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 1:42am

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A powerful, social conservative cabal within the Wildrose Party is determined to do anything it can to prevent Alberta's Official Opposition from moving close enough to the political centre to have a realistic chance of forming government, the party's former leader says.

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Kenneth Bae spent 735 days in a North Korean forced labour camp

rabble news - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 10:56am
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On the third episode of The Hum, we chat with Kenneth Bae. Described by North Korea as the most dangerous American they've ever imprisoned, Kenneth talks about spending 735 days in a forced labour camp. He chats with us about faith, grilled cheese sandwiches, becoming a counsellor to his guards and Dennis Rodman. 

Hosted by Gilad Cohen (Founder, JAYU) and Katy Swailes (Producer, Voices of Silence). For this episode, Katy filled in for our usual co-host, Amar Wala (Filmmaker, The Secret Trial 5)

Produced and edited by Katy Swailes. Our Assistant Producer is Allison Meads. Social media by Sarah Tam. 

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A tale of two parties: NDP stages slick post-victory convention while Wildrose opposition tears itself to pieces

rabble news - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 2:04am

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Political cartoonist facing sedition law in Malaysia

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:14pm
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Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region.

Interview with Zulkiflie Anwar Haque, known as Zunar, a political cartoonist in Malaysia who is facing 43 years in jail under the Sedition Law because of his work exposing corruption and censorship in Malaysia.

Asia Pacific Currents is a program of Australia Asia Worker Links

Asia Pacific Currents is produced at the studios of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

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Correcting B.C.'s carbon pollution math on Pacific NorthWest LNG

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 7:01pm

Last week, 90 scientists and climate experts sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressing their concerns about the potential climate impacts of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. In response, B.C. minister of environment Mary Polak told a newspaper that the total carbon pollution from the liquefied natural gas project would be lower than estimated by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency because of the province's forthcoming climate plan -- much lower, in fact.

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Dion's sugarcoated Saudi visit unlikely to improve human rights record

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:24pm

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It's remarkable how easy it is for a government to sugarcoat a visit to one of the world's most repressive regimes when a juicy $15-billion civilian and military contract is on the table.

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The psychological cost of climate change

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:50pm

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About three years ago I decided to devote a lot of time to writing about the threat of climate change. I felt then -- and feel now -- that the planet is going to be in one hell of a worse mess in a few years unless we take action on a scale never seen before concerning any other threat in history.

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Occupation of B.C. Housing office highlights Vancouver homelessness crisis

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 2:00pm
On June 7, Alliance Against displacement occupied the B.C. Housing office to demand action on the growing homeless crisis in B.C. Record-high numbers reveal housing and homelessness crisis in B.C.
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Record-high numbers reveal housing and homelessness crisis in B.C.

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:59pm
Friday, June 10, 2016 Alliance Against Displacement staged an occupation of the B.C. Housing office to demand the government address Vancouver's growing homelessness crisis.

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On June 7, members and allies of Alliance Against Displacement occupied the B.C. Housing office in Vancouver to demand the Liberal government address the city's homelessness crisis.

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Health Canada considers allowing use of prescription heroin

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:40am
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There are encouraging signs that the Liberal government will take a radically different approach to harm reduction. Pivot Legal says prescription heroin is a crucial tool in addiction treatment. Doug King is a lawyer with Pivot Legal. He explains why access to diacetylmorphine is so important for chronic heroin addicts. Doug King speaks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh.

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The persistent silence and indifference to the future of Israel

rabble news - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:31am
By now anyone even vaguely aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heard the phrase "the new anti-Semitism." Israel and the real 'new anti-Semitism'
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