Do you know more about American Idol’s Top 24 than about the people in Fort Chipewyan dying of rare cancers? Are you aware that peep toe shoes are the hottest thing this spring, and oblivious of the fact that the minimum wage in oil-rich Alberta is actually the lowest in Canada? Did you hear plenty from American and Israeli politicians when the border between Gaza and Egypt was broken in January, and nothing from the Palestinian women who made it happen?
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