The Red String: #SaveTheChildren, human trafficking hysteria and the expansion of the police state

Wide-spread panic about child sex trafficking is luring well-meaning people into a vast web of extreme right-wing conspiracies. They're looking for the signs of child trafficking everywhere--but missing the slavery and exploitation which exists all around us.  

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UCP eyes AISH, but blinks


After officer receives no punishment for violent knee on neck arrest, Edmonton man seeks justice in civil courts

After brutal treatment from the Edmonton Police Service, one man’s only path to a shred of justice is through the civil courts.

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The other 9/11

We speak with Ricardo Acuna and Sandra Azocar, two Chilean refugees, to listen to their stories of the CIA-backed coup that installed brutal Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and overthrew a democratically elected socialist government on September 11, 1973. This is a re-run from September 11, 2019.

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Coronavirus hotspot in northern Alberta gets exemption from mandatory masking in schools

The only school board in Alberta to take advantage of a last minute rule change that permitted schools to operate without mandatory masks is located in the heart of a COVID-19 hotspot. 

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Analysis: Oilsands companies are still making billions. So why isn't Alberta?

The Alberta government released its latest fiscal update — and it contained one nugget that shows just how screwed we are. In 2020 the government of Alberta expects to raise more money from tuition from college and university students ($1.35 billion) than it will raise from oil and gas royalties ($1.2 billion).   

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After school re-opening, classes rapidly re-close

Hundreds of students across the province have already been directed to stay home and self-isolate as coronavirus cases pop up in Alberta’s reopened schools.

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School resource officer program suspended by Edmonton Public School Board

This school year Edmonton's public schools will no longer have armed school resource officers (SROs) patrolling the hallways. 

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'A holding place for bad cops?' Police brutality, misconduct and school resource officers

The Edmonton Public School board has decided to temporarily suspend the school resource officer (SRO) program, which places armed police officers in schools,  while it is reviewed.

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POD: Wildcat

Progress Report host Duncan Kinney appears on the very good podcast 49th Parahell to talk about the NBA wildcat strike and what workers can learn from it, why Chrystia Freeland's Nazi collaborator grandfather matters in 2020, the Conservative Party of Canada's new leader Erin O'Toole and where the conservative movement in Canada is going. 

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