Blog December 16
David J. Climenhaga | Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor smuggled six Americans out of Tehran in 1979. It's hard to imagine the U.S. returning the favour today.
Blog December 16
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in 2017
Brent Patterson | As the United Nations climate conference in Poland comes to a close, Canada fails to increase its ambition to address climate breakdown.
Columnists December 14
Statue Ivstitia (Justice) looks outward from the Supreme Court of Canada, with the Peace Tower in the near distance. Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | While the Trudeau government has long boasted of employing a gendered lens to enact its policies, that analysis has certainly not applied to extradition.
Blog December 14
Facebook photo by El Comandante Cheronimo
Brent Patterson | The Canadian Yellow Vest movement targets the carbon tax and "illegal" immigration, rather than reflecting the anti-austerity demands resonating in France.
Blog December 14
Welcome to Alberta? (Photo: Magalie L’Abbe, Creative Commons).
David J. Climenhaga | The suggestion in Canadian media that alienation felt by Western Canadians in general and Albertans in particular is vastly on the rise simply defies credulity.
Blog December 13
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada. Dennis Gruending photo.
Dennis Gruending | Alex Neve of Amnesty International says 2018 has been a difficult year for human rights but courageous activists will never give up.
Blog December 13
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Wayne Polk/Flickr
Brent Patterson | With the NDP losing incumbents, down in fundraising, and its polling looking bleak, will it have the courage to turn to the example of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the U.K.?
News December 13
Photo: flickr/ Dennis S. Hurd
Karl Nerenberg | As Bill C-76 was given Senate approval, progressive groups applauded. The law rolls back the most odious provisions of the Harper government’s Fair Elections Act that encouraged voter suppression.
Columnists December 13
Photo: Friends of the Earth International/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Among those gathered at the annual UN climate change summit are two young women, who have decided to devote their lives to reversing humanity's destructive addiction to fossil fuels.
Podcast December 13
Oil Tanker at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Terminal
Victoria Fenner | Author and economist John Foster takes a broader look beyond the economics of oil and explores the petroleum-related reasons for government actions in Canada and the rest of the world.
Blog December 13
Agitate, Educate, Organize by Josh McPhee
Maya Bhullar | Veteran organizers south of the border share some lessons for working toward social change.
News December 13
Jasheil Athalia | In November 2015, several gunmen opened fire on the crowd at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. French novelist Erwan Larher survived the attack and wrote a memoir about his experience.