Rick Salutin July 14
Rick Salutin
Right-wing populism is not isolated south of the border. There's a rhetorical family resemblance between Ford and Trump that spells danger for Canada.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 12
Juxtapose the outpouring of compassion and solidarity in Thailand with the catastrophe facing millions of children in Yemen, and the ongoing debacle created in the United States.
Duncan Cameron July 10
Duncan Cameron
By defending the U.S. domestic market against foreign exports -- including those from American-owned companies operating abroad -- Donald Trump has resurrected the Fortress America idea.
Monia Mazigh July 6
Monia Mazigh
The dehumanization of Muslim women is ingrained in people's imagination. And the common, simplistic and wrong perception that the hijab is a symbol of oppression is still alive and thriving.
Linda McQuaig July 5
Tarek Loubani, the Canadian doctor injured treating Palestinian victims of Israeli sniper fire, asked the Trudeau government last month for $15 million to help pay for solar panels at Gaza hospitals.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 5
Detention of immigrant families in the U.S. has been happening for years. But, on May 7, the cruel triumvirate of Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions enacted by fiat the "zero tolerance" policy.
Joyce Arthur July 5
Joyce Arthur
For the first time ever, an expert group has arrived at a majority consensus that the practice of so-called "conscientious objection" by health-care professionals should not be allowed.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update July 3
SESTA and FOSTA are two bills recently passed in the United States that claim to tackle sex trafficking online -- nothing wrong with that. The problem is that they don't do that.
Duncan Cameron July 3
Duncan Cameron
World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 29
This week the U.S. Supreme Court gave Trump the green light to make his racist ban permanent.
Edward Hyland, Pro Bono June 28
Social finance brings the challenge of how to reconcile two dynamics that historically have been opposed: the private interest for profit and the common interest for public benefit.
Duncan Cameron June 26
Duncan Cameron
Other than attempting to curry favour with the U.S. president it is not apparent the Liberal government has any clear idea of what purpose NATO-related defence spending is supposed to serve.
Rick Salutin June 22
Rick Salutin
The U.S. separation of immigration children from their families is symptomatic of global failure to safeguard children's rights.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 21
Questions about babies have arisen again at the White House, this time about thousands of immigrant children, ripped from their parents and jailed in cages on the orders of President Trump.
Lois Ross June 20
Two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results.
Matthew Behrens June 20
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Duncan Cameron June 19
Duncan Cameron
What Chrystia Freeland left unstated about the standard for conduct of international relations is that the dominant feature of world politics has been the exercise of American hegemonic power.
Rick Salutin June 16
Rick Salutin
The sex ed curriculum will be an overt omen, but there's a bigger picture. Ford's staff has a reputation for undermining the public education system with tax breaks and standardized tests.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 14
People have been organizing long before Trump to end the 70-year state of war on the Korean Peninsula. Political parties should unite behind the peace movements driving this diplomatic opening.
Duncan Cameron June 12
Duncan Cameron
Canada is better off working with other countries to build a reasonable multilateral trading world rather than depending on the goodwill of a Donald Trump to re-negotiate NAFTA.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 7
President Donald Trump abruptly disinvited this year's Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House this week, irked that most of the players were declining to attend.
Linda McQuaig June 7
How can something be in the national interest when it would significantly contribute to the destruction of the very planet that sustains us?
Monia Mazigh, Azeezah Kanji June 6
Instead of being punished, many of the officials responsible for America's torture program have been advanced to positions of even greater power.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 5
Racism is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. We must be especially intolerant of racism when it appears as official government policy, enshrined in secret documents in black and white.
Duncan Cameron June 5
Duncan Cameron
While the outrage in Ottawa is being directed at Trump, the action taken by the U.S. is very much in line with the way U.S. authorities have acted historically when they want to exert their dominance.
Rick Salutin June 1
Rick Salutin
This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update June 1
Big Telecom's proposed low data plans are a slap in the face. If the CRTC thinks that this is the solution to wireless affordability that Canada is hungry for, it has clearly not been listening.
Matthew Behrens June 1
The gap between Trudeau's rhetoric and the reality for refugees in Canada continues to widen. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently said: "We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 31
As the United States and Israel celebrated the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, about an hour away the Israeli military was firing on thousands of Palestinians.
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono May 31
Safia J. Lakhani
If international pressure is the key to ending Israeli apartheid, then a fulsome reporting on facts is the first step.

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