Duncan Cameron April 9
Duncan Cameron
Populist leaders divide societies into friends and enemies, and employ all measures at their disposal to attack their supposed enemies without respect for science or truth.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides April 5
One usually never-discussed topic is getting an unusual amount of play in this drama -- and that's feminism. In particular, whose feminism is more feminist than the other feminist's feminism.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 4
The ownership of daguerreotypes that feature enslaved men and women, and controlled by Harvard University, is a legal question that strikes at the heart of slavery.
Thomas Ponniah April 3
Our age's disruptive technological innovations have brought a rise in the importance of the ownership of information. How do we resist the development of an information-oriented hierarchy?
Rick Salutin April 2
Rick Salutin
The ability to be surprised is one thing that can keep us going in dispiriting times. Mueller may have made his contribution to the cause.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update April 2
In much the same way as a border guard can go through the clothes in your luggage, they can thumb through the personal contents of your phone.
Duncan Cameron April 2
Duncan Cameron
The fact that tax cuts do not create jobs as predicted has not stopped right-wing parties in search of business support from repeating the promise.
June Chua March 29
A new documentary crisscrosses the globe with UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha to explore the forces driving the global housing crisis.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 28
This week, the state of Oklahoma won a landmark $270-million settlement against one of the world's largest manufacturers of prescription opioids, Purdue Pharma.
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono March 28
The federal government missed an opportunity to introduce a significant protection for the LGBTQ community by failing to take steps to ban conversion therapy.
Lois Ross March 27
While the budget purports to introduce a national food strategy, what it presents is barely a first step, with a mix of food and agriculture initiatives that are largely unconnected.
Duncan Cameron March 26
Duncan Cameron
The five-party race in Nanaimo-Ladysmith should provide an interesting test of each party's ability to gain maximum advantage over its adversaries.
Broadsides, Antonia Zerbisias March 22
Almost as soon as he became premier, Doug Ford began bullying Ontario youth with cuts to programs, projects and policies aimed at giving them safe, secure, healthy and prosperous futures.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 21
As New Zealand mourns, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern strives to place the focus on the 50 victims, and has promised swift action to change the nation's gun laws.
Brent Patterson March 20
Extinction Rebellion is calling on the CBC, BBC and other media outlets to prioritize coverage of climate breakdown proportionate to the level of danger it poses to us all.
Matthew Behrens March 19
What happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims -- happens every day.
Duncan Cameron March 19
Duncan Cameron
Will the Algerian democracy movement, which invokes memories of the Arab Spring, complete its task of replacing a dictatorship with an electoral regime?
Rick Salutin March 15
Rick Salutin
Mainstream media continue to make a commendable effort to ignore Bernie Sanders in the hope he'd vanish. Then the polls appear and he and Biden are far ahead. Joe they get, but Bernie?
Linda McQuaig March 14
Claims by billionaires like Bill Gates about capitalism heroically lifting humankind out of poverty turn out to be easily debunked. Imagine if that news got out.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 14
After 75 years of debate, with health-care costs spiraling out of control and the quality of medical care falling short of that in single-payer countries, the time is right for Medicare-for-all.
Thomas Ponniah March 14
Various degrees of fascism, liberalism, and socialism are back precisely because we are again confronted with problems that traditional liberalism cannot solve.
Bill Blaikie March 14
Former MPP Richard Allen told the stories of Canadian left-wing politics in a way that helped many people of faith to see a place for themselves in the struggle for an alternative to capitalism.
Duncan Cameron March 12
Duncan Cameron
Despite his campaign promises, Justin Trudeau has been unable to abandon centralized power. His chosen style of governance is through emphasizing public relations, which is wearing thin.
Rick Salutin March 9
Rick Salutin
There's way too much stressing in Ottawa over loyalty to the leader and party unity. Intra-party disruptions and disagreements are often signs of a functioning democracy.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides March 8
On International Women's Day we mark women's suffrage and rights, yet there is still a lack of incisive, comprehensive coverage of the murders of women and girls in Canada.
Monia Mazigh March 8
Monia Mazigh
In recent weeks we have seen a confrontation between two visions of politics: one coming from a small male elite and another slowly emerging from centuries of patriarchy and colonialism.
Ole Hendrickson March 6
Ole Hendrickson
The SNC-Lavalin affair rips the veil off the hidden world of corporate influence on government decision-making.
Duncan Cameron March 5
Duncan Cameron
Without evidence of wrongdoing for personal benefit by the prime minister, it is hard to see why Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer would expect Justin Trudeau to resign.
Rick Salutin March 1
Rick Salutin
Wilson-Raybould's take on the SNC-Lavalin affair reminds us of deep political double standards and Canada's flagrant disregard of Indigenous sovereignty.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update March 1
An internet tax would require internet service providers to pay into content funding. But taxing the open internet to subsidize a struggling Big Media content industry is not the way to go.

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