The real-world impacts of slavery were front and centre in Washington, D.C., this week, as hearings and public gatherings convened to address long-overdue racial and economic justice.
Michael Dominic talks about the ethics of cinéma vérité filmmaking, different versions of truth, poverty and white western development, empathy, curiosity and why the little things matter.
We need a true vision of social solidarity and economic justice that can sustain our shared humanity and planet. Keynote speaker Maude Barlow will speak at the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security.
Claims by billionaires like Bill Gates about capitalism heroically lifting humankind out of poverty turn out to be easily debunked. Imagine if that news got out.
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Julie Francoeur of Fairtrade Canada talks about how people get caught up in slavery, how it finds itself in nearly everything we own, and ways to address this ever-growing dilemma.
"Next of Kin" is a detective story in which the goal is not to catch a killer but to save a life. But what if one family connection could alter their future? Nadine Pequeneza talks about her film.
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South African AIDS activist Vuyiseka discusses the process of being diagnosed with HIV, the socio-economic politics associated with treatment, and why she has so much hope for the future of activism.
Members of the new federal Advisory Committee on Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy all have personal experience of poverty, and they are working to build resilient communities across the country.
Two new books, Sam Pizzigati's "The Case for a Maximum Wage" and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland," portray both extremes of the class divide in America.