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Canadian Federation of Students (CFS)
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organization. Founded over 30 years ago, the Federation unites more than one-half million college and university students in all ten provinces.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE is the largest union in Canada, representing more than 600,000 women and men who work for municipal governments, school boards, universities and colleges, hospitals, nursing homes and homes for the aged, public util...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publi...
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe, and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fi...
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is an independent media watchdog supported by 150,000 Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian radio, television and new media programming. Frien...
Our lawyers can discuss the business side of law in everyday language your readers or viewers will understand. Goodmans is a top-tier firm, well recognized across Canada and internationally for its excellence and market ...
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM is a trade union representing some 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, autoparts, aerospace, autobuses, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available in print and online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, an...
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Among Canada's largest unions, PSAC, with 172,000 members, represents federal employees as well as workers in three territorial governments, government agencies, Crown corporations, para-public and private sector organiz...
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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
Malicious Government Prosecution
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom
They Can't Stop the Movement
Aaron Swartz was a target of a deliberately vicious, sadistic government campaign in which the federal government wanted to make his pain an example to the entire progressive techie community. What’s ...
Abandoning the Public Interest
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...
Google can't be trusted to look after our books
The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural r...
How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants
Lobbying for Lock-Up
How a nation uses its power to deny a person’s freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, c...
The Olympics will see the UK's biggest mobilisation of security forces since the second world war
The projected expense of security at the upcoming London Olympic Games is $867m -- part of the booming 'security industry'.
A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
What is neoliberalism?
The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalis...
Medicare Myths and Realities
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on b...
Public Disinterest: Information Commons Dismantled
Seventy-five years after the Federal Radio Commission declared there was no room on the public airwaves for “propaganda stations” and denied a license renewal to a station that attacked Jews and law e...
Ten Health Care Myths
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
How Corporations Control the News
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
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