Sep 5
Buttons from "$15 and Fairness" campaign. Photo: OFL Communications Department/Flickr
There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
Sep 4
Children boarding school bus. Photo: SouthernWI/Flickr
As we send our kids back to school, let's make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids' education.
Aug 31
Steelworkers Toronto Area Council on Labour Day 2017. Photo: United Steelworkers/flickr
The media are now operated like all other big corporations: their overriding fixation is to maximize profits. They see no way of profiting from in-depth labour coverage, so they have scrapped it.
Aug 30
News conference following 2011 Supreme Court ruling with Insite's supporting partners. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health/Flickr
If denying access to supervised injection sites was found to be an infringement of the Charter by the Supreme Court, the same may be said of Ontario's decision to halt new overdose prevention sites.
Aug 29
Zapatista children. Wikimedia photo by Julian Stallabrass.
The fight against climate change now names the need for system change. The same should be true for the fight against neoliberal trade policy.
Aug 28
Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Photo: #G7Charlevoix/Flickr
The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
Aug 24
Joy Kogawa next to Places That Matter plaque. Photo: monnibo/Flickr
Politicians who are raising the spectre of fear around immigrants evoke the discrimination that immigrants have faced over the course of Canada's history.
Aug 23
March against Monsanto. Photo: Gustave Deghilage/Flickr
All farmers know of Roundup, the most effective weed killer. Now, courts are accepting that it likely kills much more than just weeds and that Monsanto has acted to cover up concerns about safety.
Aug 22
Jack Layton on 2011 Leaders Tour. Photo: Matt Jiggins/Flickr
We're announcing the second year of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship, in partnership with the Institute for Change Leaders. Read on for more information on how to apply.
Aug 21
Jean Swanson. Photo: Tamara Herman/Flickr
Activist Jean Swanson was sentenced to seven days in jail for defying a court injunction banning protesters from the Trans Mountain pipeline extension construction site on Burnaby Mountain.
Aug 20
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
Aug 17
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media in the Foyer of the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The Trudeau government has decided to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling that would have allowed charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians, free from political harassment.
Aug 16
Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
Aug 15
Model of Earth's temperature in 2014. Photo: Stuart Rankin/Flickr
What role do teachers have in the necessary transition away from our fossil-fuel dependent economy?
Aug 14
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr
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.
Aug 10
Riot police confront demonstrating crowd. Photo: looking4poetry/Flickr
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.
Aug 9
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
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.
Aug 8
Mexican government photo of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on July 25.
A review of Canada's adventures in imperialism and colonialism following the meeting between Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Aug 7
Jagmeet Singh shakes hands at 2017 OFL Convention. Photo: OFL Communications Department/Flickr
Running in a riding that borders on the petroleum tanker route, Singh can take the environmental case to Burnaby voters in a mini-referendum on the Trans Mountain expansion.
Aug 6
Images: Joe Sacco illustrations from 'Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale' (Courtesy of MIT Press). Images have been cropped.
'Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale' is an important, accessible look at the tar sands problem and what it means for Indigenous communities, Alberta, and Canada.
Aug 2
Photo: Sophia Reuss at Columbus Circle, New York City
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.
Jul 31
Photo: Bill Selak/Flickr
The provinces' revolts over cap-and-trade and other environmental agreements seem more difficult for the federal government following Ontario's swing right
Jul 30
Vintage Racist Sun button. Photo: York University Libraries
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.
Jul 26
Justin Trudeau speaks at the Equal Voice International Women's Day lunch. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
For a self-proclaimed feminist prime minister, Justin Trudeau has utterly failed in his government's efforts to protect the national security of women.
Jul 23
With 250 participants currently registered, the NDP-led movement’s online seminars are presenting women with solid tools and strategies for succeeding in electoral politics.
Jul 20
Charles McVety, the so-called “evangelical leader” who delivered unto Doug Ford a social conservative Christian base, is less about loving the poor and disadvantaged and more about promoting hate.
Jul 19
Perry Bellegarde at podium. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
The Assembly of First Nations will hold its election for national chief on July 25 in Vancouver -- and this election feels like a boiling point for Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Jul 18
TTC Bay buses at Dockside Drive in June 2018. Photo: wyliepoon/Flickr
New information, including FOI requested documents, suggests political pressure is at play in the city when it comes to assessing analysis that compares the options for pricey green-bus technology.
Jul 17
Photo: Patrick Feller/Flickr
Her father, believing he acted out of ‘mercy’ when he killed her, was judge, jury and executioner. Now he says he is being victimized because his second-degree murder conviction is public record.
Jul 16
Photo: Rick Chung/Flickr
For my final two years of my PhD I decided I’d rather bartending than teach in the post-secondary sector. Why? Because I needed time and money to continue writing and bartending made better sense.