Rick Salutin April 9
Let's be clear on what refusing to protect essential workers with sick pay essentially means in the Ford lexicon: it means refusing to protect workers, period, with sick pay or anything else.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 8
Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
Linda McQuaig April 8
The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
Rick Salutin April 2
For those connected to animals, their death undoubtedly diminishes us. Anyone or anything that enhances our sense of the preciousness of being here, whatever/wherever this is, deserves mourning.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 1
Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
Evelyn Lazare March 30
Staying informed about the latest issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic is important. Unfortunately, it's not so easy.
Chuka Ejeckam March 29
We all deserve better than the nihilistic politics on offer from Justin Trudeau's Liberals. It is really that simple.
Rick Salutin March 26
The giddiness people express after getting their first jab came unexpectedly. It's a pandemic of public delight, the way people burst onto a dance floor from the sidelines.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 25
The mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and in metro Atlanta are just two more instances of senseless gun violence enabled by the NRA, gun manufacturers, and the corrupt politicians they control.
Joyce Arthur March 25
Overt racism is a bridge too far for the Ontario PC party. Even homophobia must be kept fairly muted. Yet open misogyny is perfectly acceptable.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono March 25
The story of one housing co-op's experience with eviction during the pandemic highlights some significant problems in our system that pre-date the pandemic but are exacerbated by it.
Lois Ross March 24
What do public pension funds have to do with Canadian agriculture? The answer to that question begins with the Prairie Wheat Pools that farmers formed back in the 1920s.
Rick Salutin March 19
There's good reason to be gloomy about tech. Yet here we are, (at least somewhat) saved by the tech. It surely wasn't the politicians, largely mediocre, with their mixed bags of MDs and generals.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 18
As Republicans nationally ramp up an unprecedented attack on democracy, the need to eliminate the filibuster has never been more urgent.
Jim Stanford March 15
Uber Canada is promoting its Flexible Work+ proposal as a social justice campaign. But most of the changes that Uber says are needed to make gig work fairer could be implemented by Uber tomorrow.
Rick Salutin March 12
Meghan and Harry were more interesting and effective than the characters in "The Crown," and topped it for schmaltz and drama. How? By humanizing figures who in "The Crown" had already been humanized.
Monia Mazigh March 12
Monia Mazigh
The infamous Guantanamo Bay prison was designed to be a no-man's land where torture can be carried out with total impunity and where the stigma applied to detainees will haunt them forever.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 11
As we emerge from the pandemic, the radical approach to fighting childhood poverty embedded in the American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed support to those most in need.
Linda McQuaig March 11
Governments are generally secretive about giving handouts to business, but the Trudeau government has come up with a particularly sneaky way to offer corporate welfare.
Rick Salutin March 5
The kind of systemic neglect and even abuse of the ill and aged that we see in Canada muddies the question of "choice" for medically assisted deaths.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 4
Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
Duncan Cameron March 2
Duncan Cameron
A new report from the UN Environment Programme identifies climate, biodiversity and pollution as "the three interconnected planetary crises facing humanity."
Matthew Behrens February 26
While many Liberals did vote to support the genocide motion introduced this week, any subsequent commitment to assisting Uyghur refugees and taking actions on Chinese repression appear elusive.
Rick Salutin February 26
Let's be clear regarding this week's parliamentary vote on genocide. It was about what to call what's happening in China, not what to do about it.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 25
A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono February 25
Without directly addressing how non-profit governance is designed around privilege, there cannot be meaningful progress in ensuring diversity on the boards of these organizations.
Lois Ross February 24
What do for-profit long-term care homes such as Revera and land concentration have in common? Both are linked to Canadian pension fund investments, and you and I, albeit unwittingly, are part of it.
Duncan Cameron February 23
Duncan Cameron
At the G7 heads of government meeting last week, U.S. President Joe Biden rejected a plan to share vaccines with poorer nations. Is that what "America is back" is supposed to mean?
Rick Salutin February 19
Ted Lasso was a fictional U.S. coach signed to "manage" an English team without knowing it was a totally different sport. Now he has a series on Apple TV. What's his secret?
Matthew Behrens February 19
Traditional opponents of draconian anti-terrorism instruments suddenly threw their support behind these measures when they were applied to the racist Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups.

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