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Archive - 2012

February 29th

February 29, 2012 Labour

Hogtown, Manitoba

An investigation into one factory's radical impact on labour and the environment in a prairie town

February 27th

February 27, 2012 Canadian News

More Prisons, Higher Profits

Inmates have little power in challenging prison work conditions

February 24th

February 24, 2012 Media Analysis

CBC misrepresenting Quebec student strike?

Coverage of yesterday's demo leaves more questions than answers

February 22nd

February 22, 2012 Media Analysis

Khader Adnan's Unpublicized Hunger Strike

Vigil called on CBC to end the silence

February 20th

February 20, 2012 International News

Island Hopping With Emera

Barbados is the latest Caribbean island to feel the Emera squeeze

February 17th

February 17, 2012 Gender

The Spirit Lives On

Women’s Memorial March bolstered by thousands; Sisters in Spirit finds new home

February 15th

February 15, 2012 Environment

Canadian-owned Mine Fuels Violence in Mexico

Residents of San José del Progreso are deeply divided over the mine

February 13th

February 13, 2012 Health

Early Life's Long Reach Forward

Can a parenting co-op in Cape Breton save the economy?

February 10th

February 10, 2012 Canadian News

Battle of the Budget

Police crack heads as Toronto city cuts reversed

February 6th

February 6, 2012 Accounts

Homelessness and Police Brutality

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

February 3rd

February 3, 2012 Media Analysis

The Honorable Voices of Four Women Killed in Kingston

Reflections on the Shafia murder trial

February 1st

February 1, 2012 Month in Review

January in Review

"Radicals" surged, gold mine suspended, CSIS rejected

January 30th

January 30, 2012 Canadian News

Saying No to CSIS

Dozens of groups launch campaign to not co-operate with Canadian spy agency

January 27th

January 27, 2012 Environment

Stern Warning

Nova Scotia environmentalists say government must revise lease of public lands to private corporations

January 25th

January 25, 2012 Labour

Lighter Wallet? Low Wages, Not High Taxes, To Blame

Analysts say "bracket creep" much less of a concern than stagnant wages

January 23rd

January 23, 2012 International News

Dangerous Liaisons

Canada's shift towards becoming a tax haven

January 20th

January 20, 2012 Canadian News

First Montreal police killing of 2012 raises serious concerns

Groups condemn police actions, call for independent inquiry and better resources for city's homeless

January 18th

January 18, 2012 Accounts

Homeless in Halifax

A first person account

January 15th

OFL and CAW Visit The Locked Out Workers in London Ontario

Our friends with the Occupy London Ontario Media Team have been doing some great coverage of the lockout at the Catipilliar plant. The corporation is trying to slash the wages (by 50%) and benefits of workers with an offer they know can never be accepted by the workers, and seems to be planning to move the plant to the United States to take advantage of ununionized workers. A major rally is planned for January 21st.

In this video (lockout update, January 9th 2011) Tim Carry from Canadian Auto Workers [CAW] and Nancy Hutchison from Ontario Federation of Labour [OFL] visit the lines. Hutchison said: "its frustrating that this government keeps giving handouts to corporations and in return these corpotations just slam workers one by one by one and shut the doors and lock out workers when they have made them so profitable"

Occupy London Media Team also did videos on how the Unions were told to remove porta-potties that strking workers were using. One of the sticking points in bargaining is that the company no longer wants to pay into the solidarity fund that CAW pays into to support broader social struggles such as the Occupy movement. Occupy London Ontario camped out in solidarity with the striking workers. Although it was -25 outside, Jess from Occupy London said: "We had the tent set up and I took a nap and I woke up and there was a woodstove there, and there was a table with all kinds of soup and cookies".

January 15, 2012 Jan 15 by Mike Roy and Occupy London Media Team

January 13th

January 13, 2012 Canadian News

G20 Fallout Continues

Legal battles and jail time continue months after the showdown in Toronto

January 9th

January 9, 2012 Business

Plan Nord Under the Microscope

Public involvement in diamond venture ends once gems are found

January 6th

January 6, 2012 Agriculture

It Takes a Village to Raise a Vegetable

Food consciousness coalesces at ACORN conference

January 4th

January 4, 2012 Month in Review

December in Review

Climate fossil awarded, Canadian weapons built, Manning on trial

January 2nd

January 2, 2012 Canadian News

A Safety of Our Own

Security and community in St. James Park

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