Columnists August 21
Jean Swanson. Photo: Tamara Herman/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | Activist Jean Swanson was sentenced to seven days in jail for defying a court injunction banning protesters from the Trans Mountain pipeline extension construction site on Burnaby Mountain.
Podcast August 21
No To Racism
Piergiorgio Moro, Jiselle Hanna | In every country, capitalists and their allies use racism as a way to divide and weaken the working class. The issue is not only how to counter it but also how to build solidarity.
Podcast August 21
Talking "movement building" with people on both sides of the border
Scott Neigh | Amara Possian and Jodie Tonita have connections with movement-building work in both the U.S. and Canada, and they talk about what the work looks like and what those of us in Canada can learn.
Blog August 20
David J. Climenhaga | The tendency on the right to try to criminalize dissent and dismiss fact as conspiracy, like forest fires in B.C. and California, is growing in intensity.
Blog August 20
Yves Engler | Randall Garrison justifies his pro-Israel campaigning by citing that country's relatively LGBTQ-friendly policies even as he promotes the Canadian Forces, a bastion of Canadian homophobia.
News August 20
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
Blog August 19
Residential School students and staff, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908. Photo: John Woodruff/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | Following through on a recommendation from the Truth and Reconciliation process, the government wants to create a national day of recognition to mark the legacy of the residential school system.
Columnists August 17
Rick Salutin | Two of Robert Lepage's shows were cancelled: SLAV, while in production in Montreal, and Kanata, a collaboration with Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil in Paris.
Blog August 17
Sophia Reuss | The majority of this week’s roundup revolves around the Trudeau government’s failure to deliver on many of its progressive promises -- and the hollowness of those promises in the first place.
Columnists August 17
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media in the Foyer of the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ole Hendrickson | The Trudeau government has decided to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling that would have allowed charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians, free from political harassment.
Blog August 17
AUPE members on strike, in July 1980 in defiance of premier Peter Lougheed’s no-strike legislation (Photo: Alberta Union of Provincial Employees).
David J. Climenhaga | While details are still scarce, this agreement with AUPE seems unlikely to give the opposition very much to get its critics' teeth into.
Blog August 17
A Facebook photo of Bolante Idowu Alo.
Brent Patterson | There are pressing questions that need to be answered about how Bolante Idowu Alo died while being deported from Calgary International Airport.