After 2011 voter-suppression fraud, Conservatives remain unrepentant

rabble news - Sun, 10/18/2015 - 12:21am

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I have proposed that there were elements of farce in the trial of Michael Sona -- in which the prosecution's star witness, against whom there was serious material evidence, was given immunity to confabulate, while the accused was convicted on evidence not unlike that of the jailhouse snitches whose testimony is used to sew up corrupt criminal trials in the U.S.

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Women environmental tacticians

rabble news - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 8:28pm
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From banning fracking to respecting the rights of mother earth, women employ all means at their disposal, including science education for the public, petitions, blockading, marching, speaking, singing, and putting their lives on the line. Includes coverage of women's actions at the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Peru.

Host(s): Melinda Tuhus, Frieda Werden

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Rising meat consumption disaster for environment

rabble news - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 7:45pm
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People worldwide are eating more and more meat, leading to a loss of biodiversity, an increase in greenhouse gases and and land grabs in the global south. Brian Machovina says it's time to cut down. Brian Machovina is an ecologist at Florida International University. He speaks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh.

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Citizens > Consumers

rabble news - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 1:10pm

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Election eve reflections on the leaders -- especially Trudeau

rabble news - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:11pm

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“Let us now praise famous men … renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding … Leaders of the people by their counsels … wise and eloquent are their instructions …”  -- Ecclesiastes 44

I first met Green Party leader Elizabeth May when she was still leading the Canadian Sierra Club.

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11 grinding weeks and this election comes down to a science question: momentum, or inertia?

rabble news - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 2:56am
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After 11 grinding weeks on the campaign trail, here we are on the cusp of a great federal election and nobody really has the foggiest notion of how the dust will settle Monday night.

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Bent on dissent: on the strange phenomenon of Editorial Political Endorsements

rabble news - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 11:13pm

Political news junkies were given one more reason to scratch their heads (a lot) on Friday, when the Globe and Mail published their editorial endorsement for this election.

We like the Conservatives' handling of things, the paper's editorial board opined, but we don't like their leader, Stephen Harper, insinuating it was time for him to go. A really unusual take, given that most people intimate with the Conservative Party -- including the Globe's own reporters -- agree that the Party is Stephen Harper.

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