Surveillance capitalism threatens Canadians’ “ability to think, act and resist”

Meagan Bell argues that surveillance capitalism, the data-driven business model driving Google, Facebook and other Internet companies, weakens Canadians’ ability to defend democracy, human rights and the human future.

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Paul Dewar’s dying wish: “May you keep building a more peaceful and better world for all”

“Let’s embrace the vision of Algonquin elder William Commanda for an authentic and organic future, rooted in the wisdom of the Indigenous people upon whose land we reside,” said former NDP MP Paul Dewar, who died of cancer on Wednesday, in his final message to Canadians and humanity.

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The uneasy co-existence of arms exports and feminist foreign policy

Feminist foreign policies of countries such as Canada and Sweden are hypocritical when you consider the fact that these countries sell arms worth billions of dollars to regimes such as Saudi Arabia, which oppresses women.

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Trump may have emboldened hate in Canada, but it was already here

While many Canadians often associate the continuing rise in white supremacist hate in Canada to US President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the right-wing extremist movement was already “alive and well” in Canada, “with more than 100 active groups and well over 100 reported incidents of right-wing extremist violence in the country between 1980 and 2015.”

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry: We must listen and act

Canada is a signatory to nearly a dozen international legal instruments upholding human dignity and the rights of Indigenous women. But the agreements have yet to influence the current analysis of nearly 1200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Canada.

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Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada

In a development that will most certainly strengthen the view that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will do anything appease the Trump administration, Canadian immigration authorities just barred Chelsea Manning from entering Canada.

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Rape at universities: One program is proven to reduce it

The Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance program, developed by Charlene Senn, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor, empowers women students at universities to defender themselves against rape and other forms of sexual assault.

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