Wayne MacPhail April 11
These days my house feels like Downton Abbey. I have a maid, butler or secretary in just about every room. These are all home digital assistants.
Duncan Cameron April 10
Duncan Cameron
Instead of being inspired by his father and using federal constitutional powers to promote environmental protection, Justin Trudeau has adopted the sunny ways approach -- decentralized federalism.
Rick Salutin April 6
You're not supposed to brag about deficit because it sounds "fiscally irresponsible" and it may be why Delaney has never been beatified into the cabinet.
Monia Mazigh April 6
Monia Mazigh
In a democracy, members of Parliament enjoy freedom of opinion and some sort of privilege to speak their minds. Why are so many of them choosing to remain silent on human rights in Palestine?
Digital Freedom Update, Marianela Ramos Capelo April 3
With online platforms increasingly being a site of public discourse in democratic societies, gendered online violence silences and makes invisible a key sector of society in the public sphere.
Rick Salutin March 30
I tend to see the horrors of manipulation as less striking than the signs of human ability to act independently anyway. How else do you explain unexpected events like Bernie Sanders' surge?
Edward Hyland, Pro Bono March 30
Increasingly, charities are looking at using their funds and other resources to contribute to positive social change, as well as to obtain a financial return. But does the law permit them to do so?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 29
Almost one year has passed since Chelsea Manning was released from the U.S Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. On the Democracy Now! news hour, she talked about her newfound freedom.
Edward Hyland, Pro Bono March 29
Are charities legally permitted to make impact investments with their funds? Yes, but, getting to "yes" is not straightforward, and depends on the circumstances.
Matthew Behrens March 29
Beneath the calls for gun control that mark this remarkable political moment, there seems to be an underlying rebellion, one that is demanding an end to the war against youth.
Rick Salutin March 23
As Trump's America veers closer to entertainment than politics, citizens are the losers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 22
Fifteen years have passed since President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of neoconservatives launched the invasion of Iraq with a murderous bombardment of Baghdad.
Lois Ross March 22
In the face of climate change -- and the reduced emissions important to corralling rising temperatures -- train is the one mode of transportation that has a future.
Rick Salutin March 18
The U.S. has seen a return to marches, protest, chants and strikes -- necessary acts that are also fun, writes Rick Salutin.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 15
Gina Haspel's work is shrouded in secrecy, but two things are well-known: She ran a CIA "black site" where people were brutally tortured, then she helped cover up the torture.
Linda McQuaig March 15
What's going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, with millions of poor people committed to defending a revolution carried out in their name, and Canada taking the side of the wealthy opposition.
Wayne MacPhail March 14
It's easy to look back on older technologies: cassettes, carbon paper or acetates and shake our heads in amusement. But the shape of the obsolescence curve hasn't changed, just the slope.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 13
In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory last week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions.
Rick Salutin March 13
There's no inherent opposition between democracy and populism. Populism isn't the enemy of democracy; it springs from it and yearns for it. Populism is democratic, that's why they call it populism.
Monia Mazigh March 9
Monia Mazigh
We're told citizens accused of wrongdoing in democracies are entitled to due process. But it seems ethnicity, religion and social status determine whether the same legal principles are applied to all.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 6
Students in Parkland, Florida are channelling their rage and sorrow over the killing of 17 of their classmates and teachers against the gun lobby and the politicians in their pocket.
Rick Salutin March 6
Ontario Hydro was a public undertaking funded by the public that returned benefits to all. You can't sell it, you can only swipe it and hand it over, as Kathleen Wynne did.
Pro Bono, Celia Chandler March 1
In Canada, size is still an acceptable basis for discrimination, not protected by human rights legislation. It ought to be.
Digital Freedom Update, Marie Aspiazu March 1
This proposal from Bell is just one more example of the ways that Canada's vertically integrated telecom companies are trampling on our internet rights in favour of their concentrated media interests.
June Chua February 28
Edmonton's Youth Poet Laureate and multidisciplinary artist Nasra Adem explores personal truths in their first book of poetry.
Rick Salutin February 26
Why don't Americans ever learn from these things? It's a price they pay for their "exceptionalism"-- they have nothing to learn from others.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 26
The Pentagon is in our public schools, recruiting students to the military. At its side is the NRA, putting guns into the hands of children.
Matthew Behrens February 22
It has been 38 years of almost non-stop warfare and repression, with thousands killed, billions wasted, and Dr. Rafil Dhafir still in jail for violating sanctions
Lois Ross February 20
Next week's federal budget provides an opportunity to reinstate prison farms and improve food security
Linda McQuaig February 16
With key Sanders and Corbyn acolytes attending the Ottawa annual conference, there is a chance to get a jump on Trudeau when it comes to fossil fuel use