Nora Loreto

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Dec 14, 2016
John Tory, the right-wing mayor of the City of Toronto, has put forward a plan to help correct Toronto's budgetary deficit, and he's getting support from some progressive corners of the city. Tory wants to toll two highways, and it's a hill (or two roads) that some progressives have decided to die...
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Dec 8, 2016
To read Part 1 of the series, click here Actual fake news, fake news sites During the American election, it was said over and over that Fake News websites were operating as if they were real, usually promoting over-the-top conspiracy theories with no basis in fact. The most prominent disseminators...
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Dec 7, 2016
Part 2 of 3: Progressive websites and blogs, conspiracies and satire To read Part 1, please click here. Progressive Alternative news sites Alternative news websites are often passed off as purveyors of Fake News by politicians and pundits who have an interest in marginalizing them. In Canada,...
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Dec 7, 2016
Fake news played a key role in convincing many Americans how to vote (or how not to vote) in the US election. So, what exactly is Fake News? Is all mainstream news real? And are all alternative websites fake? Certainly not. To help give you an idea of how Fake News is generated, shared and why it’s...
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Nov 28, 2016
At the entrance were three photograph collages of those who have fallen to fatal overdoses, many of them youthful and vibrant British Columbians. It is intended to be a reminder that this scourge isn't something confined to the back alleys of the Downtown Eastside. One B.C. presentation showed a...
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Nov 16, 2016
Just after the dust settled in Toronto in July 2010, a broad coalition of community organizations and individuals came together to defend the right to free expression through protest. The G20 meetings were over. Bruises were starting to heal and groups who had mobilized in the lead-up to the G20...
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Nov 14, 2016
Recently, CBC officially launched its "new destination for debate," CBC Opinions. It's unclear why the public broadcaster thinks that this venture makes any sense this late into the blogging game. "The goal is to give our audience a destination for intelligent, provocative debate and commentary on...
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Nov 9, 2016
1. Mobilizing within the membershipThe most basic tenet of union organizing is often the one that gets forgotten the fastest. Unions need to be in a constant state of mobilizing our members. Whether during or outside a period of bargaining, members need to be trained in debate and public speaking...
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Nov 4, 2016
In a union hall, on a convention floor or even in a lunchroom you might find yourself surrounded by some sisters and brothers: the ones with whom you struggle at work, and fight to improve your workplace. But some of those sisters and brothers aren’t sisters and brothers. Some of these folks will...
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Nov 4, 2016
Police in Quebec are spying on journalists. The revelation started when La Presse discovered that the Montreal Police put its columnist Patrick Lagacé under surveillance. It's grown to include some journalists at Radio-Canada who are being spied on by the Surété du Québec, the provincial police...
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