Monia Mazigh December 13
Monia Mazigh
The carceral system in Canada is filled with tragic cases of racialized prisoners with mental health conditions requiring urgent care but for whom the system led to injury or death.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 12
This year's United Nations climate summit heated up Wednesday as grassroots activists, youth and Indigenous leaders protested en masse outside the main plenary hall.
Matthew Behrens December 12
Canadian Khalid Awan paid one of the heaviest imaginable prices for the system of racial profiling, mass arrests and indefinite detentions that targeted racialized communities after 9/11.
Ole Hendrickson December 11
Ole Hendrickson
Protecting existing high-carbon ecosystems is an effective way to mitigate climate change, and Canada, with its vast expanses of intact forests and wetlands, can play a significant role.
Lois Ross December 11
As we come to the close of 2019, it's important to reflect on some of the major issues affecting agriculture and food production. There have been promising stories and some that are worrisome.
Duncan Cameron December 10
Duncan Cameron
In an incomprehensible attack on the foundations of an advanced society, the Kenney government has decided to slash funding to 21 post-secondary Alberta institutions.
Rick Salutin December 6
The embarrassment isn't in what Justin Trudeau said about Donald Trump, it's what he said about NATO when he spoke the next morning to clean up the mess, with his grown-up face on.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 5
Each year for the past four decades, in the short, dark days of December, people have gathered in Sweden's capital to celebrate change-makers, whistleblowers and resistance leaders.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update December 3
Big Telecom is fighting tooth and nail to reverse a landmark CRTC decision that already lowered internet prices in Canada. But we can still stop them.
Duncan Cameron December 3
Duncan Cameron
Imagine living in a place where liberalism and democracy have dissipated, and given way to authoritarian government. Imagine a jurisdiction where open discussion is out of the question.
Rick Salutin November 29
This is a column about how social change sneaks up on you. As Hemingway's character said of how you go bankrupt: Gradually, then suddenly. Hockey has been the most glacial sport in this respect.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 28
Thanksgiving is one of the great foundational myths of the U.S. On this holiday, Americans should reflect on the country's true history, and on the Indigenous resistance to colonization.
Jooneed Khan November 28
Jooneed Khan
Bolivian leader Evo Morales' decision to resign under the pressure of the army and the police is significant in the context of growing resistance from the progressive peoples of South America.
Edward Hyland, Pro Bono November 28
Registered charities in Canada find themselves increasingly drawn to find ways of operating through partnerships and networks, but there are legal impediments they face in doing their work.
Lois Ross November 27
A century of ever-increasing farm size and land concentration is now leading us into a new era of speculation on farmland.
Rick Salutin November 22
Anti-Semitism doesn't go away but it waxes, wanes, and transforms. That's its power. It's a version of racism but with particular features, always capable of surprises.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 21
In addition to mourning those who have been killed, trans activists and allies have organized Trans Awareness Week to precede the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Linda McQuaig November 21
Among Doug Ford's extensive cutbacks -- aimed at reducing the deficit without tapping the corporate elite for more tax revenues -- are a dizzying array of cuts to our public health-care system.
Matthew Behrens November 21
The last three weeks of 58-year-old single mother and abuse survivor Michele M's life were spent on the run from a multi-generational history of male violence against women and children.
June Chua November 20
A 1967 conversation about "Black" as a concept, a medium, and a sociopolitical form of expression is the jumping-off point for the Bodies Borders Fields public symposium in Toronto.
Duncan Cameron November 19
Duncan Cameron
On three big issues that any government faces, the Trudeau government was weak: it neglected official languages questions; misplayed Canada-U.S. relations; and bungled federal-provincial relations.
Rick Salutin November 15
Don Cherry wasn't always "Don Cherry." Long before Coach's Corner, Cherry was just a coach for the Boston Bruins.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 14
As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, and the Democratic party even more so, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation.
Bill Blaikie November 14
Should Alberta independence gain significant acceptance, Albertans would have to satisfy the conditions set out for separation that grew out of a demand by the Reform Party for a so-called plan B.
Duncan Cameron November 12
Duncan Cameron
In electing Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party, Albertans have given themselves a fake populist government, one that is working on behalf of powerful oil interests rather than the people.
Rick Salutin November 8
The Trump impeachment frenzy in the U.S. among Democrats, especially by party heavies like Nancy Pelosi, makes zero sense on its face.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 7
The climate crisis imperils the planet. The U.S. president's climate denial is unconscionable and should be added to the articles of impeachment against him.
Duncan Cameron November 5
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau returns to Parliament as head of a minority government, missing the 13 voting members needed on the government side to secure passage of spending measures and legislation.
Rick Salutin November 1
Part of sports' appeal is that in it, merit is more or less rewarded, far more than in areas like business, health, or politics. But merit doesn't rule, and when you win, chance plays a part.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update November 1
The verdict of the election is here. So what is going to happen to the future of digital policy in Canada?