Sep 13
Portion of poster "Twelve Thousand Moons" -- Image by Angela Sterritt, Words by Erica Violet Lee. Courtesy of the Graphic History Collective.
A collective of artists, activists, writers and researchers is examining Canadian history and re-casting it in new ways, in the Remember | Resist | Redraw poster project.
Sep 12
Jean Swanson. Photo: Tamara Herman/flickr
With a byelection coming up next month, Vancouver-based activist Jean Swanson is vying for a seat on city council and focusing her efforts on housing and affordability.
Sep 10
Study identifies major corporate carbon emitters, such as Exxon, opening them to class action suits.
Sep 8
Royal Marines of X-Ray Company, 45 Commando during a ground domination patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: LA(PHOT) NICK TRYON/Defence Images
Our new Middle East policy? It's simple. We have no business being there, we have no lofty goals capable of being achieved, we have no genuine national interest.
Sep 7
How well are our students being prepared to solve the world's problems? Three teachers share their perspectives.
Sep 6
Image: Flickr/European External Action Service
Israel's school textbooks have the same and sometimes worse problems than Palestinian school textbooks.
Sep 5
Image: Flickr/justinsd
The social, environmental, and financial excesses of the corporate elite are becoming more obvious all the time, making it easier to expose their antics and fight back.
Sep 4
It’s Labour Day this week and the message is that unions are good for individuals, for communities and for society at large.
Sep 1
700 workers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have been on strike since July 27th. This little strike has larger ramifications for airport industrial relations and its 50,000 workers.
Aug 30
London police estimate that some 500 counter protesters turned out to protest a rally organized by white supremacists, Islamophobes and other hate groups who were vastly outnumbered.
Aug 29
This isn't really a struggle over monuments, it's a struggle over public space: does the public have a right to determine what is placed our public spaces?
Aug 28
There are strong historic and political reasons for Canadian aid to Palestinian refugees, despite what critics might say.
Aug 25
Stop Hate Vigil - Barrie Ontario. Photo: Edward Moll. Used with permission
Most of the coverage of demonstrations against white supremacy are from big cities. We hear from two small cities -- Barrie and London Ontario.
Aug 24
Tea lights. Photo: Pixabay
The Canadian labour movement lost a formidable champion of women's rights this month with the passing of Joan Gower Gillatt, the first woman president of what is now the BCGEU.
Aug 23
Photo: Exile on Ontario St/flickr
The mainstream media consensus is that anti-immigrant, white supremacist group La Meute was the true winner in Quebec City yesterday because a handful of people smashed glass and threw chairs.
Aug 22 and Olivia Chow of the Institute for Change Leaders are delighted to announce the inaugural launch of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.
Aug 21
Tom Bennett, who is the keynote at this week's Leadership Conference for educators, has connections to very troubling claims about links between student performance, race, and the heritability of IQ.
Aug 18
Prime Minister Trudeau attends National Aboriginal Day Sunrise Ceremony. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Want to get a few billion dollars from Justin Trudeau? All you need is to be a white-settler-dominated provincial government, with a haphazard plan to build an energy mega-project.
Aug 17
Protest against fascism. Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr
The roots of the labour movement are anti-fascist. How do we get the labour movement to take up the fight today?
Aug 16
People hold banner titled "reconciliation" Photo: michael_swan/flickr
Canadian companies have a long way to go to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a recent report argues.
Aug 15
Demonstrators at London's anti-Trump rally. Image: Flickr/Alisdare Hickson
Many of us are devastated by the news from Charlottesville. The Activist Toolkit has been pulling together tools to help send support.
Aug 14
In condemning the violence that occurred in Virginia this weekend, Trump failed to point out the instigators of that violence - white nationalists and Neo-Nazis.
Aug 11
Newspapers on a desk at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Chronicle Herald workers who were on strike for 19 months have mixed feelings from workers about the eight-year deal that passed with 94 per cent approval from the Halifax Typographical Union.
Aug 11
Women’s Memorial March - Vancouver. Photo: Jen Castro/flickr
Since its launch, the inquiry has been criticized for its numerous and lengthy delays, its failures to communicate with the families and its continued failure to provide information.
Aug 10
Image: Flickr/joeandsarah
In the last three years, homelessness has increased not only in downtown Vancouver but also in its outlying suburbs. So far there has been little response from local politicians.
Aug 9
Left to right: Niki Ashton, Charlie Agnus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh
There is a giant, Quebec-sized hole in the NDP leadership debate. The four candidates have said nearly nothing about Quebec, either in their platforms or during the debates.
Aug 8
ACORN CANADA image from 4th National Convention, used with permission
Wade Rathke of ACORN International and Judy Duncan of Canada speak about about the global campaigns ACORN International is now building.
Aug 7
Desmond Cole sits at Toronto Police Services Board table. Used courtesy of @pangmeli on Twitter.
Together with Black Lives Matter Toronto and others in the Black community, Desmond Cole is now one of the strongest voices on the issue of anti-Black racism in Canada. They deserve support.
Aug 4
Baggage handler under airplane. Photo: Alexander Else/flickr
An ongoing strike at Toronto's Pearson International Airport has revealed the harsh working conditions of the airport's baggage handlers and grounds crew.
Aug 3
 Image:  Heather Majaury and Myrriah Gomez-Majaury. Photo by Victoria Fenner
The issue of identity can be difficult for people of mixed Indigenous and settler heritage. With Braden Alexander, Heather Majaury, Myrriah Gomez-Majaury about integrating those two solitudes.