Ralph Surette
Mar 28 2011 | Food prices are at their highest levels ever and poised to rise higher (eight per cent in Canada). This news was working its way to prominence a few weeks ago when other events washed over it.
Alice Klein
Mar 24 2011 | The timing drama is over and the spring election is definitely on. I couldn't be happier to see an end to the Stephen Harper government's giant fuck-you to the values of the majority of Canadians.
Jerry West
Mar 24 2011 | The pre-eminent issue that must be dealt with now, ahead of all others, is the issue of environmental sustainability. What we need at this time are leaders brave enough to tackle this issue.
Amy Goodman
Mar 23 2011 | Late at night on March 17, former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide boarded a small plane with his family in Johannesburg. The following morning, he arrived in Haiti.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 22 2011 | Popular uprisings in the Middle East were a surprise only because the situations had been not been reported, analyzed and discussed from the perspective of democratic practice and social justice.
Linda McQuaig
Mar 22 2011 | Why is greed and love of money considered good in the case of a wealthy investor, while the wider desire for a decent living standard is considered an expectation to be curbed in ordinary citizens?
Ralph Surette
Mar 21 2011 | After a three-year process to create a natural resources policy meant to bring about sustainable forestry, the NDP government appears to be sending the whole thing up in smoke at the last minute.
Amy Goodman
Mar 16 2011 | The disaster deepens at the Fukushima complex in the aftermath of the largest recorded earthquake in Japanese history and the tsunami that followed, killing thousands.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 15 2011 | The French, unlike Canadians, have legislated a social minimum, so that no one lives below destitution. Canada had such a minimum, the Canada Assistance Program, but it was abolished by Paul Martin.
Ellen Russell
Mar 15 2011 | We need a mature debate about the deficit, debt, and the merits of tax cuts vs. other uses of government fiscal capacity. This debate cannot happen amid infantilizing fear-mongering about the deficit.
Murray Dobbin
Mar 14 2011 | Climate degradation, unregulated growth, the wealth-poverty gap -- all are now the purview of the economy. Until we take back control of the economy from corporations, change will be beyond our grasp.
Ralph Surette
Mar 14 2011 | Drug costs are the fastest-rising part of a public system said to be heading for the rocks, but are equally tough on private drug plans, which account for over half of drug spending in Canada.
Mar 9 2011 | Saving the Internet from usage fees is important to me because it holds the possibility for a better world. Let's not let that possibility slip away.
Amy Goodman
Mar 9 2011 | When we are discussing war, we need a media not brought to us by weapons manufacturers. When discussing health-care reform, we need a media not sponsored by insurance companies or Big Pharma.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 8 2011 | Fearing another national election with two right-wing parties competing for the presidency, PS party hopefuls for the presidential candidacy outline their policies.