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How the Occupied Became the Occupiers | Mother Jones

How the Occupied Became the Occupiers | Mother Jones | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
http://t.co/ZPhu7KF9 The 1st Occupation: The 1990s, the financial types of our world set out to "occupy the wealth," planetarily speaking.
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CP oil spill in northern Ontario larger than first reported

CP oil spill in northern Ontario larger than first reported | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Railway estimates leak from derailment spilled 400 barrels
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quelle Surprise

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Salutin: Premier Dalton McGuinty disappears into mystery

Salutin: Premier Dalton McGuinty disappears into mystery | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
The mystery is why he was willing to torpedo everything he stood for.
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Another great column from Rick

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Feds systematically gut environmental protection

Feds systematically gut environmental protection | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Did the support of 24 per cent of the electorate on election day give the federal government a mandate for its radical project to gut environmental protection? Apparently.
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A sobering list. Can we take any more of this? #idlenomore

read 'em and weep for our nation

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It's Official: Austerity Economics Doesn't Work

It's Official: Austerity Economics Doesn't Work | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Having adopted the policies of Keynes in response to a calamitous recession, the United States has grown more than twice as fast during the past three years as Britain, which adopted the economics of Hoover (and Paul Ryan).
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Any decent economics textbook will tell you that, other things being equal, cutting government spending causes the economy’s overall output to fall, tax revenues to decrease, and spending on benefits to increase. Almost invariably, the end result is slower growth (or a recession) and high budget deficits.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/austerity-economics-doesnt-work.html#ixzz2EwE7XXzf

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The Tyee – Nexen Cave-in: Chairman Harper's Economic Desperation

The Tyee – Nexen Cave-in: Chairman Harper's Economic Desperation | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Selling bitumen fast, while it's still hot, is the prime minister's myopic motivation.
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There's Nothing Fair About Canada-China Trade

There's Nothing Fair About Canada-China Trade | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Last week, a casualty of China's unfair treatment of foreign investors spoke privately about the new trade deal signed between Ottawa and Beijing. Ottawa capitulated to China on everything.
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Bill C-377: What you need to know about the latest Conservative attack on civil society | rabble.ca

Bill C-377: What you need to know about the latest Conservative attack on civil society | rabble.ca | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
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Big banks dish out dividend gold rush as profits soar - Business - CBC News

Big banks dish out dividend gold rush as profits soar - Business - CBC News | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
It's been a surprisingly good week for shareholders of Canada's big five banks, which reported higher profits and boosted dividends, showing their long-term outlooks remain positive despite pressures on their bottom lines.
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Ontario is falling behind as an equitable society

Ontario is falling behind as an equitable society | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
A new report shows Ontario has the fastest growing gap between rich and poor in Canada and invests the least in social programs.
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Torture directives implicate Tory government in rights abuses, NDP says

Torture directives implicate Tory government in rights abuses, NDP says | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Conservatives are condoning immoral abuses — and flouting the law — by allowing RCMP an... - Latest News - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Tories Keep Quiet About Climate Change Report: Memo

Tories Keep Quiet About Climate Change Report: Memo | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
A government document reveals that Environment Minister Peter Kent's department tried to limit media exposure of a report linking extreme weather to human activity.
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Exposed: Photos Reveal "Daylight" in Faulty Welding on Keystone Pipeline

Members of the Tar Sands Blockade have revealed that they have photographic evidence showing faulty welds inside a mile-long segment of the Keystone XL pipeline currently under construction near Winona, East Texas.
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Belt-tightening doing “more harm than good,” left-leaning think-tank warns | Toronto Star

The Ontario government’s “deficit hysteria” has led to budget belt-tightening that throttles the economy and undermines efforts to balance the province’s books, a new study concludes.
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Belt-tightening is just another word for "widen the gap between the haves and the have nots

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Horwath says Bill 115 ‘wouldn’t be on the books’ if NDP forms government

Horwath says Bill 115 ‘wouldn’t be on the books’ if NDP forms government | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Provincial NDP leader says government’s ‘ham-fisted approach’ to bargaining with teachers has produced predictable results
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Ontario shouldn't become next Alabama: Horwath | Local | News | The London Free Press

Ontario shouldn't become next Alabama: Horwath | Local | News | The London Free Press | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
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Tim Hudak’s leaner, meaner Ontario

Tim Hudak’s leaner, meaner Ontario | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Ontario Progressive Leader Tim Hudak has a rare second chance to win power. What he’s offering is a strategy to decimate the public sector.
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 Just in time for the holidays.. the ghost of Mike Harris past

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The Harper government’s version of reality is falling to pieces

The Harper government’s version of reality is falling to pieces | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
There comes a point in the politics of deception where the BS hits the bridge abutment and everything goes through the windshield.
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Enbridge’s ‘errata’ on caribou could prove a costly error

Enbridge’s ‘errata’ on caribou could prove a costly error | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Mistake casts doubt on company’s plans, already meeting up with vehement resistance in British Columbia...
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Can Stephen Harper sell his government’s new “normal?”

Can Stephen Harper sell his government’s new “normal?” | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Can Stephen Harper sell his government's new "normal" to Canadians? When it comes to people, "normal" is a dubious adjective; all it really means is someone we don't know very well.
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Our new normal: the mockery of democracy

Our new normal: the mockery of democracy | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
It seems Stephen Harper has concluded that he can continually get away with in-your-face provocations...
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Gap between rich and poor growing in Ontario - Toronto - CBC News

Gap between rich and poor growing in Ontario - Toronto - CBC News | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
A new report says the gap between the rich and poor in Canada's largest province is widening and governments need to step in and take measures to correct the problem.
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Government tries to block MP's questions at pipeline review - Canada - CBC News

Government tries to block MP's questions at pipeline review - Canada - CBC News | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
The NDP's natural resources critic claims the government is trying to shut him up when it comes to questioning federal bureaucrats at the joint review panel looking into Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.
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Hey Rogers, That Time I Didn't Pay My Bill? Freedom of Expression!

Hey Rogers, That Time I Didn't Pay My Bill? Freedom of Expression! | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Rogers is claiming that its right to free expression trumps truth-in-advertising regulations in a case where the company was cited for an alleged misleading campaign.
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Walkom: Enbridge pipeline saga shows limits of Stephen Harper’s bully-boy tactics

Walkom: Enbridge pipeline saga shows limits of Stephen Harper’s bully-boy tactics | James Gordon's Learning Edge | Scoop.it
Stephen Harper's take-no-prisoners approach to an oil sands pipeline has ended up galvanizing the project's opponents.
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