1. GAZA TRUCE HOLDS Here’s the story.
2. HARPER’S WAR ON CHARITIES UPDATE The Canadian Council for International Co-operation will send a delegation to meet with Canada Revenue Agency next month in response to ongoing politically motivated tax audits such as the recent one that decreed preventing poverty is not a legitimate charitable activity. The charities finally woke up after ignoring federal attacks on environmental charities.
3. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE TOXIC MINING SPILL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA LAST WEEK? Here’s the story, here’s more, here’s what it means for salmon and here’s the latest. Oh, and here’s a story about the apparently too-friendly relationship between mining companies and politicians.
4. POWER WAS STILL OUT THIS MORNING AFTER FRIDAY’S HURRICANE Read all about it.
5. A CLIMATE SCIENTIST TOLD THE TRUTH “We’re fucked at a certain point, right? It just becomes unmanageable. The climate dragon is being poked, and eventually the dragon becomes pissed off enough to trash the place.” Story here.
6. SASKATCHEWAN TEACHER’S FEDERATION PUTS ITS PRESIDENT ON LEAVE President Colin Keess finds it “appalling.”
7. WET BUT FUN Here’s the L-P’s report on this weekend’s Regina Folk Festival. My report: Serena Ryder was amaaazing. Lots of other good stuff, too. Aidan Morgan will post photos on Dog Blog at some point, so look for those.
8. TORONTO POLICE VIDEOTAPED STRIP SEARCH CHAMBERS DURING THE G20 I have no idea why police unions don’t protect their members from committing this kind of criminal, anti-democracy bullshit.
10. MISOGYNY UNLEASHED Jezebel staff demand their employer protect them from the sociopaths who are harassing them. It’s just more evidence that hatred of women is common and out of control. In related female-hating news, charging women for tampons or pads IS in fact a discriminatory, sexist tax on human biology* but apparently even talking about subsidizing menstrual items makes one a target for imbeciles, misogynists and libertarian jerks. Fuckers.
*Yes it is. Don’t argue.
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