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Why the fight for a union by sex shop workers is unique

“People who work at Zara don’t have to deal with customers asking to screw them for a discount on a weekly basis,” Octavia Wheeler explains, detailing the difference between her job at Babeland and one at the ubiquitous Spanish clothing outlet – or any other retail gig, for that matter.

Courtesy of AlterNet

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Let’s not mix xenophobia with legitimate resistance to corporate trade deals

The decision of British voters to leave the European Union has been treated as evidence that they’re intolerant xenophobes keen to seal themselves off from the world. That Donald Trump is on their side only furthers suspicions that Brits want to make England great again by turning the country into a giant gated community.

Courtesy of Canadian Dimension

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Inequality is transforming neighbourhoods in Canada's biggest cities

The nature of work and poverty are changing and that's transforming the landscape of Canada's biggest and richest cities. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, taking a close look at urban centres in Ontario, shows patterns of growing inequality are emerging in Ontario’s big cities and across the country.

Courtesy of PressProgress

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Tony Clement's weird and deeply disturbing campaign launch

We all knew that Tony Clement's campaign launch for leader of the Harper Party was going to be a ghastly spectacle. Because all of the hype and lipstick in the world can't make him look like an attractive candidate; let alone a winning one. But who knew the big launch would be both farcical AND deeply disturbing?

Courtesy of Montreal Simon

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