Polaris Institute July 27
Polaris Institute
The election of a Liberal minority government and the defeat of Canada's hawkish defence minister leave billions of dollars in new military spending in doubt. So will the NDP and the Bloc turn the Li
Socialist Worker July 26
With each new period of radicalization, debates arise within socialist movements about how to move forward. One popular current claims to be the most radical. Its advocates call for small groups of s
Dominion Newspaper July 26
Canada's role in the world is embedded in a variety of narratives — about an honest broker, a nation without imperial aspirations, a moderating influence on the U.S. But more and more people kno
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter July 23
In April 1996, Bonnie Mooney's deranged ex broke into her home, killed her best friend, maimed her 12-year-old daughter, set fire to the house, and then killed himself. Mooney said the RCMP had ignor
Democracy Watch July 23
Today, Democracy Watch detailed numerous flaws in federal Cabinet accountability systems that allow ministers to “lie and act unethically, secretly, wastefully and unresponsively.” The watc
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives July 23
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Would cutting taxes again boost Canada's economic performance? Would introducing a new social program like early childhood education and care hurt Canada's productivity? A new report suggests such qu
New Socialist July 22
Socialists have long debated the type of organization needed to build a mass movement to overturn capitalism. But the dominant forms of organization in this society are bureaucratic and top-heavy. Ho
OneWorld US July 22
Eight states and New York City have filed a landmark lawsuit against five of the filthiest power companies in the U.S. The plaintiffs are demanding immediate cuts to the carbon dioxide emissions that
Dominion Newspaper July 22
What images spring to mind when you imagine a northern cruise vacation? Crystal clear water, teaming with sea life; humpback whales, porpoises and dolphins frolicking for your viewing pleasure; or pe
Inter Press Service July 21
Canada's broadcast regulator has approved Qatar-based news channel al-Jazeera for the country's cable TV market. But the approval is twinned with censorship rules so stringent that the station won't
Amnesty International July 20
Amnesty International
Girls as young as eight are being raped in Darfur, Sudan, and used as sex slaves. Mass rapes in Darfur are war crimes and crimes against humanity, says Amnesty International, but the world community
Maisonneuve Magazine July 20
Ah, the swearing in of a new cabinet. A chance for Big Six newsrooms to show off just how deep they've sunk their talons into the Prime Minister's office. Maisonneuve's MediaScout surveys today's mai
Sierra Club of Canada July 20
The Sierra Club of Canada is the latest to voice concerns over last week's termination of three respected Health Canada scientists. Shiv Chopra, Margaret Haydon and Gerard Lambert were abruptly dismi
New Socialist Group July 19
Most Canadian residents don't have to present identification documents regularly to navigate their basic needs. But some targeted groups and individuals must prove their identity more often than othe
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union July 19
British Columbia is outsourcing desktop computer support for all government employees. The company getting the gig: IBM. Public workers once again fear that people's privacy could be on the line. IBM
Rights and Democracy July 16
Rwandan human rights activist Godeliève Mukasarasi is the winner of the 2004 John Humphrey Freedom Award. A survivor of genocide, Ms. Mukasarasi has made an invaluable contribution to demo
International Fund for Animal Welfare July 15
Animal-serving groups, together with the Ontario government, last week released 12 orphaned bear cubs back to the wild — including Buddy Bear. Buddy is the black bear infamously abducted from hi
Amnesty International July 14
Amnesty International
Framed by fears of terrorism, Greece is mounting an unprecedented security operation for this summer's Olympic Games. But are human rights being caught in the same broad net? This week, Amnesty Inter
International Institute for Sustainable Development July 14
Is trade good or bad for the environment? Answer: no. A new book from the International Institute for Sustainable Development distills lessons from six years of research on trade and sustainable deve
CAW July 13
Like any other patriotic, cynical Canadian, economist Jim Stanford loves to see arrogant politicians get caught with their hands in the cookie jar. But surely he wasn't the only one left yawning afte
International Development Research Centre July 12
Digging for precious minerals in precarious conditions — without safety equipment, proper tools or recognition from the state — is a way of life for some 13 million of the worlds poorest p
OneWorld July 12
The Pentagon says it is trying to expedite the implementation of last week's decision by the Supreme Court to require fair reviews for terrorist suspects held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
working TV July 9
working TV
British Columbia plans to contract out the administration of its Medical Services Plan, among other public services. That means confidential information on citizens could be handed to U.S.-based mult
Probe International July 8
Project backers have failed to make an economic case for the Nam Theun 2 energy export scheme in Laos, says a new report by Toronto-based Probe International. The US$1.1-billion dam project would req
Pro-Choice Action Network July 8
With Canada's federal election behind us, social liberals are breathing easier after facing down the prospect of a Conservative government. And while their fears were overblown, says Joyce Arthur, so
Sierra Club of Canada July 7
“Over the next few months, the Ontario government will make the most important decision of its mandate. It won't be about issues such as health care and education ... Instead, the McGuinty gover
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 7
The judge hearing the legal challenge to make the federal government enforce its own law protecting public health care will announce his decision in early September. The challenge — launched by
National Union of Public and General Employees July 6
National Union of Public and General Employees
British Columbia's highest court of appeal has upheld the province's contract-breaking Bill 29. So unions representing nearly 100,000 health-care workers say they will now take their constitutional c
working TV July 5
working TV
Gim Wong, 82, is an Air Force veteran and the son of two Chinese head-taxpayers. He's leading a cross-Canada motorcycle ride to press Ottawa to redress the <i>Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act</i> &
Rights & Democracy July 5
Canada's commitment to halve hunger worldwide by 2015 must be reinforced by a &#147;principled position that upholds the human right to adequate food,&#148; says Rights & Democracy. The group says Ca