Columnists October 18
Members of the first Canadian Farmers Brigade to Nicaragua attend the January 1985 inauguration of Daniel Ortega as FSLN President. Photo credit: Lois Ross
Lois Ross | To better understand present-day events in Nicaragua, we need to revisit the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the agrarian reform which was to have lifted the poorest citizens out of poverty.
News October 18
Lindsay Wong | In this excerpt from Lindsay Wong's memoir "The Woo-Woo," adolescent Lindsay tries to bring her mother back by winning MVP of her hockey league.
Blog October 17
David Eby launches the How We Vote public engagement at the B.C. legislature. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Seth Klein | Minority outcomes result in more cooperation in our politics. Parties have to put together governing alliances or coalitions that, in combination, reflect the majority of voters.
Blog October 17
Hugh MacDonald shortly before his retirement announcement, at the 2011 Edmonton Labour Council Labour Day BBQ (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | In opposition, Liberal MLA "Hughie" MacDonald was a scourge of the government. He was sincerely offended by dishonesty and self-interest in high places.
Columnists October 17
Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein in Leonard, Minnesota shutting down Enbridge line 4 and 67 tar sands pipelines. Photo: Valve Turners/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Climate activists in the U.S. and Canada are manually closing the emergency shut-off valves on oil pipelines in acts of non-violent civil disobedience.
Blog October 16
David Suzuki | Listening to these politicians could lead people to think global warming isn't an urgent challenge or that the science and its well-known, already observable effects are up for debate.
Blog October 16
Protestors block the gates of the Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal in solidarity with First Nations in Canada. Photo: Peg Hunter/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | Canada has already decided that the Trans Mountain pipeline will be built, before ever talking to any impacted First Nations. This renders constitutionally protected Indigenous rights meaningless.
News October 16
Elizabeth May
Karl Nerenberg | Passions fly high as House debates UN’s climate change report, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May telling government: ‘We need to do twice as much.’
Blog October 16
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9 (Screenshot of Calgary Chamber video).
David J. Climenhaga | A recent speech by Jason Kenney to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce indicates he intends to ram through a radical program with minimal public consultation if the UCP wins the next election.
Columnists October 16
Supreme Court of Canada. Photo: Robert Linsdell/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | The Supreme Court decision creates uncertainty about just what avenues are open to First Nations to secure their treaty rights, if they are denied judicial review of the legislative process.
Podcast October 16
Massive truck drivers strike shakes Iranian government
Piergiorgio Moro | The working class in Iran is facing increasingly desperate economic and political situation. In response, demonstrations and protests are increasing.
Podcast October 16
Building a network of social justice educators in Alberta
Scott Neigh | Social justice education goes beyond what's in the curriculum - Renee Vaugeois and Dan Scratch talk about the new RAD Educator Network in Alberta.