Civil Liberties Watch

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Aug 14, 2018
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr

Why are people destitute in Canada?

A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
News
Aug 10, 2018
Riot police confront demonstration. Photo: looking4poetry/Flickr

What the rich need now is hate, sweet hate

Humberto DaSilva
Extreme intolerance seems to be the 0.0001%'s new tack to ensure the energy of all the growing underclasses are not misdirected at them.
News
Aug 8, 2018
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn

Families belong. That’s all

Nisha Toomey
Sharmeen Khan
When we demand that immigrant families stay together, we mean they should be free together. Families should live in safety and should not live under the terror of being separated.
Photos
Aug 2, 2018
Photo: Sophia Reuss at Columbus Circle, New York City

Rethinking the possible -- Going home to the U.S.

Victoria Fenner
To stay in Canada or go back home to the US is a question that Americans living in Canada sometimes ask themselves these politically volatile days. Here are one woman's reasons why she went back home.
Photos
Jul 30, 2018
Vintage Racist Sun button. Photo: York University Libraries

Hate and the 'Toronto Sun'

Humberto DaSilva
If you ever wondered what you would do if you lived in 1935 Germany, it’s an easy question to answer. Look at what you are doing today.
News
Jul 30, 2018
Vintage Racist Sun button. Photo: York University Libraries

Hate and the 'Toronto Sun'

Humberto DaSilva
If you ever wondered what you would do if you lived in 1935 Germany, it’s an easy question to answer. Look at what you are doing today.
Blog
Jul 27, 2018
Screen grab: Elin Ersson

From Sweden to the U.S., resistance Is in the air

Amy Goodman
Denis Moynihan
The Swedish government officials accompanying a refugee to Afghanistan tried to force Elin Ersson away from them. Turkish Airlines flight attendants tried to take her phone. But she persisted.

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