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What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 1:14pm

It's that time of year when folks pretending to be something exciting and attractive turn out to be just a bunch of children demanding hand-outs and threatening vandalism or worse. No, I'm not talking about the latest stream of Justin Trudeau's broken election promises or Minister Chrystia Freeland's will-she-won't-she cajolery over CETA -- I'm talking about Halloween! The greatest holiday of all time.

Choices Shirtless Justin Trudeau Sexy CETA Finance Minister Bill Morneau's 'job churn' A 'nasty' woman, a basket of deplorables and/or a 'bad hombre' The ghost of electoral reform I hate candy. And politics. These are terrible. Lemme email you.

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Join us! Announcing the 2016/2017 labour beat reporter position at rabble.ca

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 1:13pm

In partnership with Unifor and the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM), rabble.ca is pleased to announce our fifth annual Labour Beat Internship. The placement will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities to develop a grounding for reporting on national labour issues. It will involve access to meetings, conferences, media briefings and interviews with leaders in the labour movement, and may include shadowing rabble's Parliament Hill reporter to committees and scrums.

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Ireland Votes to Ban Fracking

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 27 October 2016 - 12:13pm
Friends of the Earth

Reacting to the news that a bill to ban fracking has passed the first stage of approval in the Irish Parliament, Friends of the Earth Scotland Head of Campaigns Mary Church said:

“It is wonderful news that Ireland has voted to ban fracking today. The Irish Parliament has decided that the risks of opening up a new frontier of dirty fossil fuels are just too great.

"This Bill is the result of years of grassroots campaigning, with people across the country raising awareness of the many dangers of the fracking industry and forcing their representatives to act.

Privatizing Canada's airports would bring costs for travellers and profits for corporations

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 11:47am
Thursday, October 27, 2016

If you're a hen, you probably don't want to hear that the farmer has hired a fox to advise on better ways to run the henhouse.

Similarly, if you're a Canadian air traveller, you probably won't be pleased to learn the Trudeau government has hired a major investment bank -- which specializes in privatization -- for advice as it ponders the pros and cons of privatizing Canada's major airports.

Turning our airports into profit-making business ventures will almost certainly drive up the costs for air travellers, and the government insists that it has not yet made the controversial decision to proceed.

While privatizing our airports would mean millions in profits for the banks and law firms involved, aviation authorities say Canadian air travellers would face higher costs to cover corporate profits.

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That 'am I pragnent' video can fuck right off

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 10:41am

You know that video where the guy is reading out all those Yahoo Answers posts asking, in various iterations with various misspellings, "am I pregnant"? It has over 2 million views on YouTube.

Ya, that video. May I just say: fuck that video.

Also, may I invite you to ask yourself, of all the questions asked on Yahoo Answers about health-related topics (and all the possible typos and misspellings of those questions) why is it that the Internet seems to find these misspelled questions about female reproductive health so damn amusing?

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Going Against Brazil's International Commitments, Federal Senate Creates Program to Stimulate Coal Use

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 27 October 2016 - 10:21am
350.org

Two months after the speedy ratification of the Paris Agreement, last Wednesday (19th) the Brazilian Senate moved exactly on the opposite direction and passed a bill that provides the “modernization of the coal power park”, stimulating the building of new coal-fired power stations from 2023 and assuring a captive market for the remarkably low-quality Brazilian coal.

ACLU Statement on FCC Vote Ordering Internet Providers to Obtain Customers' Consent Before Sharing Data

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 27 October 2016 - 10:16am
ACLU

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to require internet service providers to get explicit “opt-in” permission from customers before they use or share their sensitive personal information.

Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union, had this reaction:

Taylor Report: Burundi leaves International Criminal Court that acts as agent of neo-colonial regime change, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 27 October 2016 - 9:53am
After patiently enduring years of hectoring and interference in its internal affairs by various so-called NGOs acting on instructions from the US and other western powers, Burundi has rightly concluded that it must protect its sovereignty and national security by leaving the International Criminal Court. South Africa has come to the same conclusion while citing different specific issues. Lebani Tazira explains that Burundi has learned from history and does not intend to become a victim of western dictat.

Strong FCC Broadband Privacy Rules a Win for Consumers

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 27 October 2016 - 9:48am
Center for Democracy & Technology

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to extend crucial privacy protections to broadband users. The new rule empowers consumers to control how broadband providers use and share their information. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) worked with the FCC, civil society, and other stakeholders throughout the process to ensure that the final rule offered meaningful privacy protections.

Indigenous Youth Travel from Standing Rock to Clinton Headquarters to Demand Answers on Dakota Access Pipeline

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 27 October 2016 - 9:14am
Greenpeace

Today young people from Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Council Fires, and the Standing Rock Sioux Nation traveled to Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in New York City to demand that she speak out against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Clinton campaign has thus far remained silent about the 1,100-mile pipeline that threatens sacred Indigenous land and water supply. The water protectors urged solidarity actions at local Clinton campaign offices across the country. The group also visited Trump tower to urge the Republican candidate to weigh in.

Democracy Now! 2016-10-27 jueves en español

Democracy Now (En Espanol) - 27 October 2016 - 9:00am
Democracy Now! 27 de Octubre de 2016
  • Ataque aéreo contra escuela siria deja 22 muertos, en su mayoría niños
  • Estados Unidos y Reino Unido se comprometen a desplegar tropas para concentración de la OTAN en fronteras rusas
  • Estados Unidos agrega base secreta de aviones no tripulados en Túnez
  • Guardias de oleoducto podrían enfrentar cargos por azuzar perros contra manifestantes
  • Autoridades cierran carreteras y espacio aéreo cercanos al oleoducto Dakota Access
  • 15 arrestos en la oficina del senador Schumer durante protesta por gasoducto AIM, de Spectra Energy
  • Mensajes de correo electrónico hackeados revelan que los asistentes de Clinton están preocupados por la actividad de su Fundación
  • Cientos de residentes del complejo Trump Place, en la ciudad de Nueva York, firman petición para eliminar el nombre de Trump
  • Excongresista republicano: “Si Trump pierde, voy a buscar mi mosquete”
  • Estados Unidos se abstiene por primera vez en votación de la ONU que condena el bloqueo a Cuba
  • Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza: dos tercios de la fauna mundial podrían desaparecer hacia 2020 en “sexta extinción”
  • Diez activistas por los derechos de los migrantes fueron arrestados tras encadenarse al puente George Washington
  • Candidata al Senado del Partido Verde en Maryland interrumpe debate del que había sido excluida

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Kathy Eldon on creative activism, choosing love and fearlessness

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 7:52am
Kathy Eldon on Creative Activism, Choosing Love and Fearlessness

Kathy and I talk about social change, catalyzing action, creative activism and choosing love and why fearlessness matters more than we know.

For more information about Kathy head here and her new book, head here.

For more information on Creative Visions.

The Journey is The Destination: IMDB

Biography

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'Evicted' probes the multiple dimensions of the housing crisis

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 7:48am
October 27, 2016

Once bursting with well-paying jobs in the brewing and manufacturing industries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now the second-poorest city in America. Over 170,000 people, including 41 per cent of the city's African-American and 32 per cent of the city's Hispanic residents, are living in poverty.

Between 2009 and 2011, one in eight Milwaukee residents were forced from their homes by eviction or foreclosure. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City tells their stories. Written by Matthew Desmond, now a Harvard sociologist, the book follows eight families, Black and white, who struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.

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Science is on the side of Muskrat Falls protesters

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 5:58am
Protesters at Muskrat Falls are demanding that Nalcor Energy clear away vegetation and the surface soil layer from the area to be flooded in order to reduce poisoning by methyl mercury. Science bears out Muskrat Falls protesters' demands. Governments should listen.

Landlords and tenants to fight out right to grow medical marijuana under new regulations

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 5:53am
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR), which came into force on August 24, 2016, has changed how patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana can get their medicine. The ACMPR came to be, in part, as a response to a Federal Court ruling that the former Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) violated the Charter because it prohibited personal production of medical cannabis. For many medicinal cannabis users, the cost of accessing through the channels allowed under the MMPR were simply unaffordable.

While new regulations governing the growth of medical marijuana provide a quick solution for the issue of reasonable access, they leave the tough questions for tenants and housing providers.

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Thousands of Canadians raise their voices against TPP

Rabble.ca/ - 27 October 2016 - 5:46am

Council of Canadians delivered 20,000 petitions against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to Parliament Hill.

"It’s difficult to imagine a world where Canada would turn its back on [the Trans-Pacific Partnership given it includes] three of its top five trading partners. We established very clearly during the campaign that we’re a pro-trade party," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday.

The Council of Canadians delivered the petition Wednesday to voice the objections of 20,000 people from across this country that can imagine a world where fair trade is prioritized over corporate rights agreements like the TPP.

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Democracy Now! 2016-10-27 Thursday

Democracy Now (English) - 27 October 2016 - 5:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-10-27 Thursday
  • Headlines for October 27, 2016
  • Bassam Haddad: We Have a Duty to Call for End to Killing in Syria & How We End It Matters
  • Shane Bauer Infiltrates Armed Militia "Hunting Mexicans" & Collaborating with U.S. Border Patrol

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1956-2016: 60 anni fa la Rivoluzione Ungherese

Anarkismo.net - 27 October 2016 - 1:37am
da "Organise!" n° 67, rivista della Anarchist Federation
Il modo migliore per onorare la Rivoluzione Ungherese è continuare a lottare per l'emancipazione umana e per l'avvento di una nuova società fondata sull'uguaglianza e sulla giustizia sociale.

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