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Economy | Politics in Canada | Probing the pitfalls for CETA in the ratification process | Aug 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
Feminism | Whining about boys in bars: On feminism and loving men | Aug 28 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Romance can feel incompatible with feminism sometimes, especially when we keep falling in love with -- and being hurt by -- men.
Photo: Gary McNutt
Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Paddlers support First Nations chiefs' demand to stop construction on Grace Islet | Aug 28 2014 | Phil Vernon | On August 26, 40 paddlers, and a few swimmers, made their way to Grace Islet, B.C. to support demands by seven local First Nations chiefs to stop construction of a luxury home on sacred burial ground.
Thomas Lukaszuk
Politics in Canada | Alberta Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk's campaign jumps the shark! | Aug 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely most Tories will be disinclined to vote for a candidate whose revelation completely swamped the first good news the party and government have enjoyed in weeks.
World | Ukraine Independence Day celebration in Toronto features appeals favouring war and fundraising for fascism | Aug 28 2014 | Roger Annis | The federal minister of multiculturalism and Ontario premier joined in an event featuring fundraising for Ukraine 'Right Sector' fascists.
Photo: June Chua
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | All-access yoga class gathers diverse people for unified practice | Aug 27 2014 | June Chua | This August, a group of yoga practitioners gathered in a downtown Toronto room, marking an auspicious event: an all-access yoga class in which everyone -- literally -- was welcome.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Politics in Canada | 'In all thy sons command': If the words are not important, why do so many men oppose changing them? | Aug 27 2014 | Michael Laxer | Last week, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh put forward a motion to call on the federal government to change the national anthem to be inclusive of women -- why is the motion being opposed by some?
Photo: QUOI Media/flickr
CommonCauses | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Laying the path to defeat Harper in 2015 | Aug 27 2014 | Nora Loreto | What will emerge from the PSF and how should we defeat Harper in 2015?
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: DaylandS, bredgur
Economy | Education | There's a revolution transforming universities. But into what? | Aug 27 2014 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | The Economist says there's a revolution underway in the university brought about by rising costs, transformations in the labour market and technological shifts. Haven't we heard this discourse before?
Education | Feminism | On holding student journalism accountable: The Western Gazette gaffe | Aug 27 2014 | Lucia Lorenzi | As part of their special FROSH-week edition, the undergraduate student newspaper at Western University, The Western Gazette, included a "satirical" article entitled "So you want to date your TA?"
Photo: flickr/PressedRat
Environment | Politics in Canada | Grrr. Wildlife falls prey to our insatiable need for natural resources | Aug 27 2014 | Cara McKenna | If oil spills in Canada who will protect the wildlife? Certainly not the government! The recent Mount Polley Mine breach illustrates that when utilizing natural resources, wildlife is just in the way.
Environment | Politics in Canada | Unicyclist hopes to make climate crisis an election issue | Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | Joseph Boutilier continues his journey across Canada to raise awareness about the climate crisis and to make climate change an issue in the 2015 federal election.
Environment | Politics in Canada | ClimateFast returns to Parliament Hill this fall | Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | ClimateFast calls upon every politician to pledge to work to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies, to put a price on carbon and to develop a renewable energy plan for Canada.
Image: Daniel Zeevi/flickr
Media Matters | Political Action | Technology | Interactive graphics are the new kid in town | Aug 27 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In the midst of a Big Data sea, tools that allow the visual display of quantitative information will be an asset to anyone who wants to crowdsource the discovery of the narratives in the numbers.
Political Action | A new model of multi-issue social justice organizing in Oshawa | Aug 27 2014 | Scott Neigh | Tiffany Balducci and Jim Freeman talk about We Are Oshawa, a new multi-issue, membership-based social justice organization in a small Ontario city.