Rick Salutin September 1
Rick Salutin
There’s an endless appetite for rescue scenes, but little emphasis on what caused the tragedy, and what could have been done to prevent it
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update September 1
The Trudeau government has finally delivered on its long-awaited promise to reform Bill C-51, but the changes don't go far enough.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 1
The planet is drowning in denial. Climate change is real, and needs to be addressed.
Linda McQuaig September 1
It’s not too late for the country to play leadership role in global struggle to abolish nuclear weapons and outlaw them forever.
Naomi Klein August 29
Naomi Klein
Now is exactly the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices -- from racial profiling to economic austerity -- that turn disasters like Harvey into human catastrophes.
Rick Salutin August 25
Rick Salutin
The U.S. president lacks the control and detachment to do lasting, structural harm, which any non-trivial destroyer requires.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 25
Donald Trump long advocated for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Monday, he commitment thousands more troops and tens of billions more taxpayer dollars to the war.
Rick Salutin August 18
Rick Salutin
But no matter how many numbers Freeland plucks to show the economy's mighty growth in the free trade years, in those same years, most people's lives have hardened.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 18
The growing movement for racial justice is making demands and taking action. With each passing day, white supremacists will find themselves with fewer and fewer Confederate statues to cling to.
Lois Ross August 15
Lois Ross
Will the Liberal government take this opportunity to encourage sustainable agriculture and healthy food practices -- instead of bowing to the pressure of corporations bent on making profits?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 11
It's time for Trump to tone down his rhetoric, stop tweeting and assign genuine diplomats to help achieve a lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.
Rick Salutin August 11
Rick Salutin
Is it possible that tourism has reached the end of its life cycle, like, possibly, zoos? Residents in big tourist cities react a lot like animals in cages: pacing, then snarling.
Linda McQuaig August 8
NAFTA has been key to the transformation of Canada, enabling corporations to become more dominant economically and politically, while rendering our labour force increasingly vulnerable and insecure.
Rick Salutin August 4
Rick Salutin
What now for Chavez’s children? Events in Venezuela are the latest points of light for young, left-wing idealists to fade.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 3
Trump's calls for violence are no joke, and people across the political spectrum should demand an end to his violent rhetoric.
Rick Salutin July 28
Rick Salutin
Don't mistake gossip about Trump's tweets, with real politics that affects actual life and impacts those you care about.
Elliot Fonarev, Pro Bono July 28
As marijuana is legalized by the federal government, it will be up to provinces to regulate how it can be used in some spheres. Ontario is asking: where can cannabis be used and who gets to decide?
June Chua July 28
VUCAVU is the brainchild of independent video and film distributors from across Canada, concerned by the tidal wave of digitization that has pushed lesser-known artists to the edges of distribution.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 27
At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian Affordable Care Act repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs.
Rick Salutin July 22
Rick Salutin
The arc of history is long, as Dr. King said, even if it bends toward freedom. But the circle of history, which returns to where it began, can look pretty extensive too.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 21
Cromwell and five others were arrested while protesting against the construction of a fracked gas power plant. He and two others refused to pay their fines and were sentenced to a week behind bars.
Linda McQuaig July 19
The Trudeau government's pledge to hike military spending by a whopping 70 per cent over 10 years succeeded in winning praise from Trump while going largely unnoticed by Canadians.
Lois Ross July 18
Lois Ross
Street Farm is the story of Sole Food Street Farms and how the creation of an urban farm eventually developed into a network of four farms located in Vancouver's East Hastings district.
Matthew Behrens July 17
Canadian torture survivor Omar Khadr has been forced to surf the wild wave of Canadian racism and white fragility that marks so much of the gloating Canada 150 party.
Rick Salutin July 14
Rick Salutin
Coming to terms with a personal odyssey to understand a murky family history that's clouded by cinematic imagery and time.
Amy Goodman July 13
As "Russiagate" becomes a full-blown conflagration threatening to consume Donald Trump's presidency, his denial of human-induced global warming continues to threaten a planet already on fire.
Rick Salutin July 7
Rick Salutin
Although literature found its way into Bob Dylan's songs, and gave him "a way of looking at life, an understanding of human nature, and a standard to measure things by," it doesn't make him an author.
Murray Dobbin July 7
The ability of governments to favour Canadian suppliers of goods and services was protected in NAFTA and all of the many bilateral agreements signed by Canada under Stephen Harper. Until CETA.
Amy Goodman July 6
If Kris Kobach and his Republican allies get their hands on the data and succeed in suppressing the vote, then Trump may well be on his way to a landslide victory in 2020.
Linda McQuaig July 6
In any thoughtful assessment, the establishment of an income tax would be regarded as a nation-building event -- ultimately as important as what was achieved at Vimy or in Charlottetown.

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