Bill Blaikie September 12
The good news was that although the total number of NDP seats only rose by four over the last election, many more new NDP MLAs were elected, and NDP Leader Wab Kinew acquitted himself well.
Rick Salutin September 6
The Brexit drama continues to rattle along, ever squirrelier. You can't take your eyes away. How do they manage that?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 5
Hurricane Dorian, like Maria, Irma, Florence and Harvey before, signifies a deadly data point in the irrefutable case that human-induced climate change is real and is wreaking havoc with our planet.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update September 3
There is one thing that this year's candidates can promise that can have a noticeable impact on our wallets: the cost of telecommunications services that Canadians need to access the digital economy.
Rick Salutin August 30
The term "affordability" hides the stasis or fallback of the last 40 years and the failure of neoliberalism to deliver even a sustained status quo.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 29
The departure of one elder activist on the eve of the arrival of one so young symbolizes, bittersweetly, the passing of a torch.
Linda McQuaig August 29
A wealth tax has received little media coverage -- beyond denunciations in the National Post, which surely has nothing to do with the fact the media is largely owned by billionaires.
Karly Wilson, Pro Bono August 29
Mass incarceration of Indigenous persons, incarceration of people with mental illness, and overuse of solitary confinement are just some of the issues plaguing Canada's prison system today.
June Chua August 28
The documentary "Trace," directed by Raluca Bejan and Ioan Cocan, bears witness to the awful and strange triad that occurs between refugees, rescuers and NGOs.
Brent Patterson August 27
Removing portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron was an inspiring way for activists to "take him down" for failing on climate justice.
Rick Salutin August 23
Michael Hudson, an eminent left economist, has spent decades studying ancient Mideast economies. His latest book examines debt as "the major cause of economic polarization from antiquity" to now.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides August 23
This week, Ontario's education minister announced that the province's sex-ed program was going back to the future. The new curriculum would be almost identical to the 2015 curriculum.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 22
Along the U.S-Mexico border, the Sonoran Desert creates a deadly barrier to the thousands of migrants seeking a better life in "el Norte," the North.
Lois Ross August 21
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.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 20
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.
Rick Salutin August 20
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.
Monia Mazigh August 16
Monia Mazigh
Why do we tolerate certain actions when it comes to violating the rights of Muslims but hate groups get a free pass no matter how violent the ideologies they espouse?
Rick Salutin August 9
Elsewhere in the world, right-wing populism is having a moment. But in Canada, you can't do outright denial or ridicule, à la Trump or Bolsonaro.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides August 9
It's easy to imagine that former prime minister Stephen Harper is still writing the conservative playbook. The clues are everywhere, as Harper makes stops on his tour of the rubber-chicken circuit.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 8
Even as the U.S. reels in the wake of two mass killings this past weekend, the scourge of guns and anti-immigrant actions continue.
Joyce Arthur August 8
Canada's pro-choice movement is in good fighting form, and stronger than ever. That's the undeniable conclusion after living through ongoing anti-choice activity over the last three months.
Rick Salutin August 2
Sprouts of hope, like the larger monarch sightings this year, have been nurtured by human effort, some governmental, some non-profit, or just individuals who plant milkweed in their backyards.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 1
Over 150 environmentalists and land defenders were murdered in 2018, according to a new report titled "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence environmental defenders."
Linda McQuaig August 1
As the debate over climate change intensifies, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's refusal to shine the spotlight on the real foreign meddlers grows ever more absurd.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update August 1
While the Liberals campaigned on a promise to reform notorious spying bill C-51, they just tinkered at the margins while introducing a host of new problems.
Lois Ross July 31
Understanding how food and agriculture can be part of climate justice is fundamental. Here are some summer reads that can help.
Rick Salutin July 26
The European Enlightenment of the 1700s was a high point of religious toleration and G.E. Lessing, a German Protestant, one of its eminent voices.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides July 26
You have to wonder if federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer wishes he could push Ontario's Doug Ford down and out of media range between now and the federal election in October.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 25
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono July 25
Should we impose limits on the use of space in publicly funded housing so that resources are used for the betterment of the most people possible?

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