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Don't Be Fooled by the Politics of Smart
Whatever happened to liberals? Sadly, they got smart. For this insight I’m indebted to U.S. journalist Thomas Frank, whose 2004 book, What’s the Matter with Kansas? explained the success of right-wing populism in the George W. Bush years and whose recent , Listen, Liberal , described the Hillary...
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America Is Problem Now
A family from Sudan makes it to the Quebec border. Photo by Reuters On this Day Without Immigrants, a painful look at what some endure not just to escape their own war-torn countries, but, now, a newly uncertain future in Trump's America. Since the election, hundreds of desperate refugees and...
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By Signing CETA with Justin Trudeau, the EU Isn’t Undermining Donald Trump – They’re Helping Him
This week the European Parliament finally gets a vote on the Canada-EU trade deal CETA . It’s taken years to get to this point, and the vote is likely to be close, reflecting just how contentious global trade policies have become. Many MEPs are worried about CETA , reflecting the views of millions...
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Klein Takes New Role Exposing "Hidden Agenda" of Trump's Disaster Capitalism
Activist and author Naomi Klein, whose 2007 book The Shock Doctrine gave rise to the idea that politicians will exploit crises to further grab power and push forward a "radical pro-corporate agenda," as she put it, is now charged with monitoring the "shocks of the Trump era" from her new post with...
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Rumors of Sarah Palin as Canadian Ambassador Met With Hilarious Outrage
Rumors that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could be the next ambassador to Canada have been met with a resounding "No Siree," as Canadians this week have erupted in a chorus of (hilarious) outrage. The backlash erupted after White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday refused to rule...
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Eight Countries Join Global Fight Against Trump's Anti-Abortion Move
Eight countries have joined a fundraising effort to counter President Donald Trump's executive order last month that cuts off U.S. funding to global charities providing information about abortions. Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin told Reuters on Thursday that a conference kicking off...
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Ideas As Dangerous As Bullets
Canadians mourn the victims. Photo by Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press Among the latest ungodly alternative facts issuing like toxic fumes from the White House is their brazenly skewed (and woefully misspelled) list of terror attacks the media allegedly failed to cover - though, in fact, many were...
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A Lesson Media Missed About the Dangers of Scapegoating
If you were unfamiliar with the way US corporate media works, you might assume that the murder of six people in a Quebec City mosque, allegedly by far-right white supremacist Alexandre Bissonnette , would be a big story. After all, the January 29 massacre happened when the United States was had...
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Calling Out Chaos, Cruelty, Incompetence, Unconstitutionality: Washington State Will Sue Trump
Thousands protested illegality and inhumanity at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. On front, Seattle city councilwoman and activist Kshama Sawant raises a fist over the crowd. The (Democratic, duh) political leaders of Washington State have become our new heroes - joining Justin Trudeau, the...
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'Our Lives Are in Danger': Six Dead in Quebec City Mosque Shooting
This story may be updated . Update, 2:20pm EST: CBC News reports : "Quebec provincial police now say only one of the two men arrested Sunday night following the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque is a suspect in the attack." Alexandre Bissonnette is the suspected shooter ; Mohamed Belkhadir (...
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