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Reading utopia to reclaim the University

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The university should be a publicly funded place to imagine a better world.

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Trump “has done us a favour”: Gwynne Dyer

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One of Newfoundland’s most famous intellectuals argues the U.S. President’s election in 2016 offers valuable insight into American politics and society before it’s too late.

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Is Trump a fascist?

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With the vast resources of propaganda and surveillance now available to our rulers, there’s no need to imprison citizens’ bodies when it’s so much easier to “imprison” their minds, writes Ed Finn.

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Of assholes and Donald Trump

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When assholism becomes desirable.

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Right wing populism in Canada is not to be underestimated

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With Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary mimicking some of Donald Trump’s campaign tactics, nothing should be taken for granted.

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People form “human shield” around St. John’s Mosque

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The act of solidarity comes less than a week after the Quebec Mosque Shooting and American President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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“We can mobilize”: N.L. Human Rights Chair after Quebec mosque shootings

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Solidarity actions with Muslim Canadians being organized in St. John’s and cities across Canada on Friday.

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Women’s March on Washington elicits solidarity from Labrador, St. John’s

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“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.

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St. John’s rally to protest Trump, right-wing populism

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Jan. 21 event being held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

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Claiming victory at Standing Rock and Muskrat Falls

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What does a real victory look like for those opposed to megaprojects?

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Free trade extends the scope and power of corporate oligarchy

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What we need to know about neoliberalism. (Part 2 of 3)

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Unbridled corporate rule will wreak global devastation

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What we need to know about toxic neoliberalism. (Part 1 of 3)

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Don’t worry about Trump and proto-fascism in the U.S.

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Worry about what’s happening in N.L. and in Canada.

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The revolution has come, and the left is terrified

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A massive change is underway in the west, and a fresh struggle for the soul of the middle class and the nations we call home is upon us.

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Brexit, Trumpism, and the challenge to globalism

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The focus on xenophobia as the source of Britain’s exit from the EU and the appeal of Donald Trump conveniently ignores the link many Brits and Americans see between our prevailing globalist ideology and extensive job losses and underemployment.

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Donald Trump and the shadow of George Wallace

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The hatred that the leading Republican candidate has been inciting during his bid to run in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election harkens back to another dark period of America’s past.

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Williams welcomes criticisms of Muskrat Falls project

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In an interview with the Telegraph-Journal, former Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams says that he welcomes constructive criticism about the Lower Churchill project, but does not think the intrinsic value of the project can be undermined. “The basic principles are still sound: we’re tied to oil here; we get off oil; we go on hydro; we have a fixed rate over time; we break the gridlock from Quebec; we have another route, we provide power into Atlantic Canada; we have a partnership in Nova Scotia and eventually some of that power will flow through to New Brunswick.” Williams is preparing to join Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani at a SPARK motivational event in Saint John on Tuesday, but when pressed on the topic he ‘still considers the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project his legacy for the future prosperity of Atlantic Canada’. “There are always a million reasons to say why not,” Williams…

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Danny Williams and Donald Trump do Saint John

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Danny Williams, Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani will share the stage at Harbour Centre in Saint John, NB on Oct. 6. It was only a matter of time… The show is being put off by Spark Canada, and presented by Lexus. The event website says the intention of the speak-show is to get leaders from around the word together to share their stories of hardship, leadership and persistence with students eager to learn and executives interested in learning how to better lead and grow companies, etc… It’s described as a “high-impact event that is designed to push through a cultural shift towards encouraging people from all walks of life to try, risk, and dare to be different.” Tickets range from $199.50 to $301.50. What? Did you expect it be free? That’s not how you get ahead in this world…

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