Blog August 21
Rita Wong. Image: PBI-Canada/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Before she was arrested, Rita Wong encouraged "more people to make the connections between violence against the land and violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women."
Columnists August 21
Vegetables from a community garden. Image: viquee1/Flickr
Lois Ross | With the release of a new report from the IPCC, we finally have a comprehensive global analysis of the impact of diet and agricultural production on climate change.
Podcast August 21
Thailand traffic jam. Image: Cegoh/Pixabay
Jiselle Hanna | While Thailand is officially not a military dictatorship anymore, activists like Somyot Pruksakasemsuk continue to fight against repression. Asia Pacific Currents talks to him on today's show.
Blog August 21
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Robin Tress | Nearly any democratic institution in Canada is susceptible to manipulation by corporate interests, making claims about serving the "public interest" or "public security" highly dubious.
Blog August 21
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David Suzuki | Under current conservation practices, we breed endangered species in captivity, then release the captive-bred animals into the degraded habitats that failed to support the species in the first place.
Blog August 21
Image: NFB
Doreen Nicoll | This year's Toronto International Film Festival features "Now is the Time" and "Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger" -- two incredible stories of First Nations perseverance and ultimately success.
News August 20
The new central branch of the Calgary Public Library is 240,000 square feet and has more than 600,000 items in its collection. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble
Olivia Robinson | Public libraries are changing how they serve vulnerable and marginalized patrons -- and proving that they're home to more than just books.
Blog August 20
Prime Minister Trudeau announces that the Government of Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Linda Leon | The Liberal electoral platform isn't out yet. But the "Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change" is worthy of assessment. Is it good enough?
News August 13
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Olivia Robinson | As libraries across Canada face mounting challenges and funding cuts, the question asked by skeptics is the same: does the public library still matter?
Columnists August 20
Death row prison in Virginia. Image: Bill Dickinson/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | On July 25, in a surprise announcement, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months.
Columnists August 20
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland with members of the Lima Group in 2018. Image: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú/Wikimedia Commons
Rick Salutin | Honduras has become Canada's best bud in our co-sponsorship of the Lima Group, a monomaniacal effort to replace one distasteful Venezuelan leader with another.
Blog August 19
Alberta Teachers Association president Jason Schilling. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | As a union and a signatory to a memorandum of agreement with the NDP, the Alberta Teachers Association is nowadays a particular bête noir to the united Kenney party.