Rick Salutin November 2
Rick Salutin
I think it's largely arbitrary whether you choose to be amazed that people don't learn solidarity from viole catastrophes or that they do.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 1
Who will come out to vote -- and, critically, who will be denied the right to vote -- in the next U.S. midterm elections?
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update November 1
It's time the federal government holds political parties accountable for their use and misuse of Canadians' data.
Duncan Cameron October 30
Duncan Cameron
The pattern of Canadian subservience to American foreign policy has continued with little variation for 30 years. The Trudeau government shows little inclination to change matters.
Rick Salutin October 28
Rick Salutin
CBC also claims it's our bulwark against U.S. culture. But c'mon -- the greatest threat to Canada's self-sense isn't U.S. cop shows, it's treating daily reality there as if it's our own.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 25
As Trump campaigns around the country, he gins up fears of foreign enemies attacking the U.S. But he has shown that the greatest threat to U.S. national security is Trump himself.
Linda McQuaig October 25
Doug Ford is scrapping labour legislation, updated last year after a two-year review with extensive public consultations, and replacing it with a bill hastily assembled behind closed doors.
Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono October 25
Cannabis legalization comes with many questions around the extent to which governments and property owners can restrict consumption. Does it mean that people have a right to smoke and grow cannabis?
June Chua October 24
Investigative reporter and filmmaker Robert Osborne's documentary examines the circumstances surrounding the shocking death of Canadian film director Rob Stewart in January 2017.
Matthew Behrens October 24
In 2019, the entirely preventable methylmercury poisoning of the traditional country food web of Indigenous people downstream of the Muskrat Falls megadam in Labrador is set to begin.
Ole Hendrickson October 23
Ole Hendrickson
Canada is developing plans for the next generation of nuclear reactors, touted as a form of "clean growth." But there's little evidence that this technology will address climate change.
Duncan Cameron October 23
Duncan Cameron
After three years of weak performance in government, Team Trudeau can be thankful the opposition parties are even weaker.
Rick Salutin October 20
Rick Salutin
The legalization of cannabis this week, and many Canadians' relieved reactions, underlined how rarely governments do something that genuinely alters people's daily lives.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 18
Salvadoran Archbishop óscar Romero spoke out against the U.S.-backed military violence that ravaged Central America in the 1980s. His assassination helped galvanize a global solidarity movement.
Lois Ross October 18
To better understand present-day events in Nicaragua, we need to revisit the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the agrarian reform which was to have lifted the poorest citizens out of poverty.
Brent Patterson October 17
Climate activists in the U.S. and Canada are manually closing the emergency shut-off valves on oil pipelines in acts of non-violent civil disobedience.
Duncan Cameron October 16
Duncan Cameron
The Supreme Court decision creates uncertainty about just what avenues are open to First Nations to secure their treaty rights, if they are denied judicial review of the legislative process.
Rick Salutin October 13
Rick Salutin
Howard Zinn said that it's always one step forward, two back. But today's regressive feels so depressive partly due to the proud ignorance that accompanies it.
Monia Mazigh October 12
Monia Mazigh
CAQ leader Fran?ois Legault and his team ran much of their election campaign on the backs of immigrants, using polarizing language to pit "good immigrants" against "bad immigrants."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 11
U.S. President Trump says the government is doing all it can for the victims of Hurricane Michael. By denying climate change, he is assuring many more storms and countless victims to come.
Duncan Cameron October 9
Duncan Cameron
In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the precedent created by a concession granted in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
Rick Salutin October 5
Rick Salutin
Toronto is a city people love, but its strength is in its neighbourhoods and demographics, not its leadership. As we gear up to face Ford, wouldn't it be nice to have strong mayoral representation?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 4
As U.S. President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be reaching a controversial conclusion last week, a remarkable encounter took place on live TV.
Duncan Cameron October 1
Duncan Cameron
Pierre Trudeau called the original trade deal with the U.S. "a monstrous swindle." The new deal is that, plus a set of unnecessary capitulations to shut up Donald Trump on trade. It won't.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update October 1
In Canada, costume designs are considered to be under copyright. So, mass-producing a costume of Marvel's Thor without clearing the rights to use the character might not be the best idea.
Jim Stanford September 28
Jim Stanford
Union work stoppages have become quite rare in Canada. Perhaps it's not surprising many Canadians have forgotten (or never learned) how these things actually work.
Matthew Behrens September 28
To distract from the glaring failure to prioritize child care over warfare and housing over drones and new bombers, the Liberals continue to dance about the global stage as self-proclaimed feminists.
Linda McQuaig September 27
A recent episode involving pro-Palestinian activist Dimitri Lascaris highlights the extent to which debate over Palestinian rights has been all but shut down by our political leaders.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 27
From women's control over their own reproductive rights, to sexual assault and abuse, we'll know we have made progress when women's bodies are no longer a battleground in the U.S.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl September 27
Until the institutional bias that exists in society is addressed, the use of technology will not help eliminate bias in police work.

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