Brent Patterson September 19
The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest provides an inspiring example of grassroots resistance to the coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 18
Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of California's massive fires are thousands of prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work.
June Chua September 18
Karen Connelly, a human rights activist and storyteller, was one of four writers in Berlin launching a preview of the anthology "Refugees Worldwide II."
Duncan Cameron September 18
Duncan Cameron
Behind-the-scenes efforts by corporate executives are underway to bring Trump-like tax reform to Canada, in the form of tax write-offs to boost manufacturing industry profits.
Rick Salutin September 14
Rick Salutin
Why are venerable institutions going back centuries so vulnerable? And what sustains decency and democracy in trying times, if not history and institutions? It's something simple.
Duncan Cameron September 11
Duncan Cameron
Canadians look to the federal government for leadership. What they have been getting instead from the Liberal government is stewardship.
Rick Salutin September 8
Rick Salutin
Canada is a prime example of a blighted electoral system. We routinely endure governments that got around 40 per cent of votes and act like absolute monarchies.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 6
On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason, an African-American mother of three, went to the polls and voted. What Crystal didn't know was that in Texas, you can't vote while on parole or supervised release.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update September 4
Have you ever thought about how nearly every logo, piece of design (yes, including your tattoos), song, and movie has been or is currently under someone else's copyright?
Duncan Cameron September 4
Duncan Cameron
No amount of public assurances from Chrystia Freeland about returning to the table with "good faith" negotiators are going to dispel the doubts that now surround Canada-U.S trade relations.
Rick Salutin August 31
Rick Salutin
In rejigging NAFTA, Trump seems to have delivered on one of his main pledges, which no one anticipated.
Linda McQuaig August 30
Doug Ford's revved-up war against the poor could perhaps be described as politically cunning. One thing it could never be described as is populist.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 30
According to reports, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering allowing federal education funds to be used to buy guns to arm teachers in the classroom.
Pro Bono, Brynn Leger August 30
If denying access to supervised injection sites was found to be an infringement of the Charter by the Supreme Court, the same may be said of Ontario's decision to halt new overdose prevention sites.
Duncan Cameron August 28
Duncan Cameron
The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
Rick Salutin August 24
Rick Salutin
U.S. deep state villains are called 'patriots' for preventing Trump coup.
Monia Mazigh August 24
Monia Mazigh
Politicians who are raising the spectre of fear around immigrants today evoke the discrimination that immigrants have faced over the course of Canada's history.
Naomi Klein August 23
Naomi Klein
On Sunday, August 1, the entire New York Times Magazine was composed of just one article on a single subject: the failure to confront the global climate crisis in the 1980s.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 23
Around the U.S., people are resisting racism amid a rising white supremacist movement emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump.
Lois Ross August 23
All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Now, courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about safety.
Duncan Cameron August 21
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.
Rick Salutin 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.
Ole Hendrickson August 17
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.
Duncan Cameron August 14
Duncan Cameron
A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 9
Forty years ago this week, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization.
Duncan Cameron August 7
Duncan Cameron
Running in a riding that borders on the petroleum tanker route, Jagmeet Singh can take the environmental case to Burnaby voters in a mini-referendum on the Trans Mountain expansion.
June Chua August 6
'Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale' is an important, accessible look at the tar sands problem and what it means for Indigenous communities, Alberta, and Canada.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 5
Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a journalist who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, has just been released from an immigrant detention center in Texas.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update August 1
Why are we stuck paying sky-rocketing bills while Big Telecom's narrative is all about increased investment and providing quality service?
Duncan Cameron July 31
Duncan Cameron
The provinces' revolts over cap-and-trade and other environmental agreements seem more difficult for the federal government following Ontario's swing right.

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