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Policing the RNC

Written By: | July 20, 2017

A police services board could help address challenges facing the RNC and should be given serious consideration.

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Nalcor and the corporation's subcontractors consistently filmed and documented Indigenous-led protests, prayers and ceremonies at the Muskrat Falls site. Photo by Justin Brake.

Colonialism, hate, and the media

By: | July 12, 2017

Racism and hatred are growing in Canada. The role of the media should be to combat it, not promote it.

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At Nalcor's 2013 AGM, more than a month after SNC-Lavalin allegedly tried to tell the corporation about its projected 39 percent cost overruns, Ed Martin said "I’m confident we are on cost and on schedule.” Image: M5 Marketing & Communications for Nalcor Energy.

The truth about Ed

By: | July 9, 2017

The former Nalcor CEO has a history of misleading the public on cost overruns at Muskrat Falls. It’s time for an investigation.

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Police officers do not make Pride safe

By: | July 6, 2017

Including police in the Pride March is not a sign of progress.

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On May 11, 2017 thousands of union delegates from across Canada took part in a street party in Toronto’s financial sector during lunch hour. They flew their flags championing equity, green jobs, and an end to Islamophobia as key to a fair future for all Canadians. Canadian Labour Congress / Facebook.

Acknowledging the labour movement on Canada’s 150th

By: | June 30, 2017

As we acclaim Canada’s builders after 150 years, the vital role of trade unions remains overlooked.

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Government and industry cash-for-access dates are wrong

By: | June 29, 2017

And members of the public are understandably upset.

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Muskrat Falls protests in Labrador, 2016. Photo by Justin Brake.

Muskrat Falls and the ethical imperative of revolt

By: | June 28, 2017

Any self-respecting people would rise up.

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Photo by Justin Brake.

Muskrat inquiry, now!

By: | June 27, 2017

The people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve immediate transparency, accountability, and evidence supporting the claim Muskrat Falls should not and cannot be stopped.

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Photo by Daniel Smith.

What education is worth

By: | June 16, 2017

The debate on tuition and fees at Memorial has, at its core, the larger problem of the commodification of education. The fight for education as a right is a crucial struggle.

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Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall, Premier Dwight Ball, Nalcor Vice-President Gilbert Bennett, and provincial Justice Minister Andrew Parsons all could influence the charges against Beatrice Hunter and other land protectors criminalized for protecting their water, land, food and culture in Labrador. Photos: Nalcor & N.L. House of Assembly.

Colonialism in the justice system: Who’s to blame?

By: | June 4, 2017

When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.

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