Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 7
"The federal government announced that they intend to release a portion of funds ... to tribes to help fight COVID-19, but I'll believe it when I see it," said Navajo President Jonathan Nez.
Duncan Cameron May 5
Duncan Cameron
As we transition out of economic lockdown, the bank should encourage debt forgiveness. Easing mortgage and credit card debt is an effective way to promote growth.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update May 1
Privacy experts are already sounding the alarm on contact tracing apps. Location data, if gathered, can reveal sensitive, private information about peoples' lives.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 30
"End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world. It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now," United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on March 23.
Karly Wilson, Pro Bono April 30
Voices supporting the rights of disadvantaged groups were either excluded or ignored when "urgent" COVID response programs were crafted. The result is a response that puts bandages on deeper problems.
Matthew Behrens April 29
As beneficiaries of a system that constantly produces stories of violence against women, men need to do far more to confront increasingly weaponized misogyny.
Duncan Cameron April 28
Duncan Cameron
The for-profit rental market does not work for low-income people. It is past time for the federal government to once again champion affordable housing as it did after the Second World War.
June Chua April 27
Two artists, D'Arcy Wilson and Oliver Kellhammer, explore reconnecting with the environment and nature through art.
Rick Salutin April 24
The anti-lockdown protests are small, but many of them represent despairing blue-collar workers in the Midwest who gave Trump his victory although he lost the popular vote.
Monia Mazigh April 24
Monia Mazigh
With pollution linked to increased death rates among COVID-19 patients, it is more urgent than ever for us to curb emissions and champion policies for an alternative economy.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 23
With the planet's climate on a human-caused precipice, the numbers demanding change are far greater than in 1970, and the organizing is global, but the time is short.
Linda McQuaig April 22
Connaught's indispensable role in developing the first polio vaccine reminds us of Canada's ability to perform brilliantly in a public health crisis.
Lois Ross April 21
The pandemic has sparked reconsiderations in some communities about food security. Many have turned to local farmers and distributors, eager to support small businesses that might be struggling.
Duncan Cameron April 21
Duncan Cameron
In this time of crisis, it makes sense for world leaders to act in solidarity with strangers in other lands, and forgive African debts.
Matthew Behrens April 21
Expressions of creativity and the thousands of mutual aid groups that have sprung up in communities during this crisis remind us of what it means to be human. All represent what we can and should be.
Rick Salutin April 17
Donald Trump can't recognize that others exist for independent reasons; to him, they're there solely to magnify or hinder his need for acclaim and worship.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 16
"(The officer) was like inches from my face, yelling that I should call him sergeant and sir, and with no mask or gloves on," Dr. Armen Henderson told Democracy Now!
Bill Blaikie April 16
If a "virtual parliament" is convened out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, it should be a temporary measure that does not worsen an increasingly frosty parliamentary culture.
Duncan Cameron April 14
Duncan Cameron
High production costs have stymied bitumen expansion. Ironically, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's best allies are now the alternative energy producers who can make a low-carbon future a reality.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 9
Surviving this pandemic will require global solidarity, discipline and compassion. Grassroots social movements aren't deferring to the Biden campaign or the Democratic party.
Linda McQuaig April 9
In recent decades, Canada has increasingly bought into an ideology that celebrates the marketplace and denigrates government.
Duncan Cameron April 7
Duncan Cameron
In memory of the celebrated Canadian political economist, Mel Watkins.
Rick Salutin April 3
COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 2
Flattening the curve of COVID-19 will only happen through massive collective action. All levels of government need to quickly release as many prisoners as possible.
Matt Hatfield, Digital Freedom Update April 2
We cannot allow lack of access, unaffordable service, restrictive data caps or slow speeds to further marginalize Canada's most vulnerable populations during a time of social distancing.
Duncan Cameron March 31
Duncan Cameron
Thoughtful international planning and informed national action are both needed to ensure public health is protected in inevitable future pandemics.
Rick Salutin March 27
Right-wing austerity buffs like Jason Kenney, François Legault and Doug Ford have joined Justin Trudeau in recognizing the importance of basic human survival over the economy.
Monia Mazigh March 27
Monia Mazigh
COVID-19 reminds us that Canada's involvement in the war on terror was a bad decision, and that the billions spent on war and security should have been invested in health care and other services.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 26
"What undermines morale for us is that our government doesn't have our back, that the Trump administration and the federal authorities have done virtually nothing," an emergency room nurse said.
Safia Lakhani, Pro Bono March 26
As we attempt to collectively navigate the "new normal," it is critical that adequate measures be taken to ensure access to adequate housing.

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