B.C. Teachers' Federation December 18
B.C. Teachers' Federation
You're a teacher in BC. You've been without a contract since June. Fifty days into bargaining, the employer is still laughing at your wage proposals — still threatening to kill class size limits
working TV December 18
working TV
Citizens calling themselves the Teddy Bear Brigade moved into Liberal MP Stephen Owen's Vancouver-Quadra constituency office last Wednesday. Owen is one key architect of Bill-C-36 — the "anti-te
Amnesty International December 17
Amnesty International
Twelve-year-old Agnes Lamin is abducted into life as a "guerrilla girl" in Sierra Leone. A death row inmate trudges through a dark world of coerced confession and withheld evidence. An Alabama segreg
International Fund for Animal Welfare December 15
Canadian guns, clubs and hakapiks could kill 275,000 harp seals in 2002. That matches this year's total allowable catch. But even as the Fisheries Minister made that announcement, Herb Dhaliwal relea
Council of Canadians December 14
Activists are warning Loblaws shoppers about President's Choice products this Christmas, following the company's admission that their products may contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Lob
Sierra Club of Canada December 13
Six environmental groups say they could solve the softwood lumber dispute that continues to strangle Canada's foresty industry. They say their proposals would satisfy U.S. complaints about Canadian p
Amnesty International December 12
Amnesty International
Political killings felled more than 4,000 Colombians last year. That probably exceeds the horrific death toll of September 11. In Colombia's labyrinthine 30-year civil war, the work of human rights d
Canadian Union of Public Employees December 11
Canada's flight attendants got something they needed in yesterday's federal budget: better airport and airline security. But their union is dismayed that Paul Martin did little for our economic and s
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives December 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
No Canadian has died from anthrax poisoning. Few have died from terrorist attacks. Yet thousands die from poverty, hunger and pollution. Yesterday's federal "anti-terrorist" budget does little to add
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives December 10
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
With winter promising fresh flurries of pink slips, Canadians need new investment in their social and economic security. Will they find it when Finance Minister Martin delivers his first-ever recessi
Citizens for Public Justice December 7
Citizens for Public Justice
A little healing is okay, but don't talk to us about self-determination. That's still the federal government's attitude, says John Bird, co-editor of a collection on Aboriginal sovereignty. While edi
CoolWomen December 6
Regular contributors to coolwomen.org reflect on the legacy of the Montreal Massacre that took the lives of fourteen women. Throughout the year, coolwomen.org publishes profiles of "cool women" who h
CUPW message December 6
Canada's postal workers are marking this December 6 by affirming that war is a form of violence against women. Many women died on September 11. More are dying in the war in Afghanistan. We can open o
PSAC action call December 6
In Canada, 100 women are murdered each year by current or past partners. A woman is raped every 17 minutes. More than 80 per cent of women in the labour force have experienced sexual harassment at wo
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives December 5
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Hungry for a boom, BC's Liberals may soon lift a 30-year-old moratorium on offshore oil development. Hurting coastal communities may just accept the environmental risks. But the Canadian Centre Polic
Amnesty International December 5
Amnesty International
The Fourth Geneva Convention — on protecting wartime civilians — does apply to the Israeli Occupied Territories. That principle may be affirmed today when the Convention's signatories meet
Alternatives December 4
As the world's gaze fixes on Afghanistan, an equally ferocious war intensifies in Africa. It's an anonymous war, one that's not unfolding spectacularly in your living room. But every day, more than 1
December 3
A recessionary storm blows in, bringing torrents of layoffs to a land stripped of social supports. Faceless men in suits hope you'll believe the storm came from elsewhere — an event, dark bearde
Democracy Watch press release December 3
Bell Canada Enterprises invited Jean Chretien to join an autumn golf tournament with top pro Tiger Woods. Last month, federal Ethics Counsellor Howard Wilson ruled that the gift didn't place the PM i
IFAW Press Release December 1
A police detective, a Crown prosecutor and two animal welfare groups held a news conference this week to support federal animal cruelty legislation. "Canadians are sickened by incident after incident
Canadian Union of Public Employees November 30
Security at Canada's airports has tightened since September 11. But it's not yet sufficient to contain the threat of terrorism. That's what 11,500 flight attendants are saying. Their union insists th
Council of Canadians press release November 28
Finally, the federal government has issued an action plan in response to the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) expert panel report on genetically engineered (GE) foods. It promises little concrete acti
PSAC press release November 27
With the holiday mail rush looming, the votes are in. Three thousand Canada Post workers have given their bargaining team a strike mandate. The customer service, administrative and technical workers
NPI press release November 26
The flagging federal New Democratic Party (NDP) has opted to renew itself from within. Delegates to the NDP's national convention voted 684-401 against a controversial resolution advanced by the New
Sierra Club of Canada press release November 24
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is charged with crafting policy to protect our nuclear facilities from terrorist assault. A Sierra Club policy advisor summarizes the Commission's preparations
NPI press release November 22
This weekend could be a milestone for the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). After limping through the last election, the NDP must rebuild itself by renewing alliances with Canada's thriving social
OSSTF Press Release November 21
Panicked by the prospect of a deficit, Ontario's Tories may cut spending by $5-billion next year. Taking a page from BC, they're weighing a plan to command ministries to slash budgets by 5 per cent.
CUPW Health & Safety Site November 20
Anthrax-contaminated mail has killed at least three Americans, infecting a dozen more. And though we've had no confirmed cases in Canada, we're seeing our mailboxes differently these days. A brand-ne
November 20
As we dip into recession, few doubt that poorer Canadians will be hardest hit. Popular wisdom also holds that restoring growth will renew everyone's standard of living. That wisdom is used to justify
Canadian Union of Public Employees November 19
Canada's largest union launches its week-long national convention today in Vancouver. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents a half-million public sector workers. And coming days af