Blog August 20
David J. Climenhaga | The tendency on the right to try to criminalize dissent and dismiss fact as conspiracy, like forest fires in B.C. and California, is growing in intensity.
Blog August 20
Yves Engler | Randall Garrison justifies his pro-Israel campaigning by citing that country's relatively LGBTQ-friendly policies even as he promotes the Canadian Forces, a bastion of Canadian homophobia.
News August 20
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
Blog August 19
Residential School students and staff, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908. Photo: John Woodruff/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/Flickr
Krystalline Kraus | Following through on a recommendation from the Truth and Reconciliation process, the government wants to create a national day of recognition to mark the legacy of the residential school system.
Columnists August 17
Rick Salutin | Two of Robert Lepage's shows were cancelled: SLAV, while in production in Montreal, and Kanata, a collaboration with Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil in Paris.
Blog August 17
Sophia Reuss | The majority of this week’s roundup revolves around the Trudeau government’s failure to deliver on many of its progressive promises -- and the hollowness of those promises in the first place.
Columnists August 17
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media in the Foyer of the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ole Hendrickson | The Trudeau government has decided to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling that would have allowed charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians, free from political harassment.
Blog August 17
AUPE members on strike, in July 1980 in defiance of premier Peter Lougheed’s no-strike legislation (Photo: Alberta Union of Provincial Employees).
David J. Climenhaga | While details are still scarce, this agreement with AUPE seems unlikely to give the opposition very much to get its critics' teeth into.
Blog August 17
A Facebook photo of Bolante Idowu Alo.
Brent Patterson | There are pressing questions that need to be answered about how Bolante Idowu Alo died while being deported from Calgary International Airport.
Podcast August 16
U.S. Marines humping in Afghanistan
Victoria Fenner | Professor Michel Chossudovsky links the 9/11 attacks to more recent wars, theorizing that it's all part of a larger plan. Recorded on June 8, 2018 by Global Research News Hour.
Blog August 16
Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
rabble staff | How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
Blog August 16
Woman protests for a higher minimum wage. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It's never a good idea to get your economic news from politicians with an axe to grind. Even so, some politicians are more likely to tell you the truth than others.