Jim Stanford August 5
The crypto craze carries the same financial and moral risks as every previous speculative bubble: from Dutch tulips to gold manias to the 1990s dot-com craze.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 5
With the latest U.S. eviction moratorium about to expire in August, Congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri took to the U.S. Capitol in protest.
Lois Ross August 4
Summer months are a good time to catch up on reads. Here are a few food-themed recommendations, touching on many new and upcoming Canadian publications.
Rick Salutin July 30
We're not dealing here (as far as we know) with some internal biochemical imbalances she and others were born with. The distress stems from a situation: Olympics culture in its 2021 version.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 29
His passing should be mourned, but should also serve as a call to action, as the voting rights for which he and so many risked their lives, and for which many died, are once again under assault.
Linda McQuaig July 29
Insulin was never supposed to cost this much. A decision by the Mulroney government made it so.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl July 28
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms governs the relationship between private persons and government. It typically does not affect dealings that are solely between private parties.
Matthew Behrens July 27
The United Nations has repeatedly called Canada on the carpet for environmental racism, especially in British Columbia, where a massive dam on the Peace River has drawn resistance for years.
Matthew Behrens July 26
For over four years, Inuit and Innu water and land defenders were delivered a clear message through the barrel of a gun: you will be indefinitely jailed if you protect your traditional territories.
Lois Ross July 23
A Health Canada agency is proposing to increase the levels allowed by law of glyphosate (e.g., Roundup) permitted in Canadian food.
Matthew Behrens July 23
Last summer, Manitoba Hydro began the flooding of 45 square kilometers of Cree lands at the massive Keeyask dam, which the energy utility solemnly acknowledges will result in ecological devastation.
Rick Salutin July 23
"Haiti has become a baseball thrown between foreign diplomats" is a good choice of metaphor. Imperialism is the U.S. national pastime.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 22
Jeff Bezos' short odyssey cost an estimated $2.5 million per minute. Armando Alejo Hernandez's journey may have cost him much more.
Evelyn Lazare July 21
As we emerge from stay-at-home orders like groundhogs into the sun, don't forget these important health safety measures.
Chuka Ejeckam July 20
If strategies like reducing one's carbon footprint, voting for the climate, or persuading profiteers with subsidies aren't working, we shouldn't hold to them nonetheless, but seek more effective ones.
Minister Faust July 16
This one weird trick prevents ruined lives and unlocks massive productivity for society.
Rick Salutin July 16
The violent Australian crime series with a wicked sense of fun, Mr Inbetween, ended this week after three seasons. It's the most morally serious crime series.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 15
The rationale for the "election integrity" bills, say the Republicans, is to combat voter fraud -- which has been repeatedly proven to be almost non-existent.
Matthew Behrens July 15
Instead of sending people to jail, Canada now brings the jail to you. Mohamed Harkat's story.
Maya Bhullar July 13
Slow progress is being made through sustained activism to build better ways to protect First Nations children and put pressure on the federal government to actually fund and implement change.
Rick Salutin July 9
Language is an almost entirely symbolic faculty that people are often ready to die for.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 9
Finally, on Monday, the Honduran Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found Roberto David Castillo guilty of ordering the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres.
Rick Salutin July 5
Disturbing stuff will surely continue to emerge about Canada's heroes and institutions.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 1
Adoption of the Abolition Amendment is a necessary step if the US is ever to face honestly the enduring legacy of slavery on which it was built.
Rick Salutin June 25
"I understand, people pay millions of dollars for nice lavish condos that look over the park here and I'm doing it for free...you want me to leave? Fine, I'll leave, I get it."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 24
The gap between the rich and the poor is the result of vaccine apartheid. While this inequity persists, none of us will truly be safe.
Pro Bono, Claudia Pedrero June 24
In a policy change effective March 1, 2021, Air Canada implemented a ban on emotional support animals in its cabins.
Lois Ross June 23
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of supply management and how it has actually helped secure domestic supply and lessen food waste compared to the situation in many other countries.
Duncan Cameron June 22
Duncan Cameron
Originally conceived to block Soviet expansionism, the dissolution of the Soviet Union meant the collective security alliance was obsolete. Yet, the U.S. claims international security relies on it.
Matthew Behrens June 21
Last month, UN secretary general António Guterres declared: "If there is a hell on earth, it is the lives of children in Gaza."