Rick Salutin August 9
Elsewhere in the world, right-wing populism is having a moment. But in Canada, you can't do outright denial or ridicule, à la Trump or Bolsonaro.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides August 9
It's easy to imagine that former prime minister Stephen Harper is still writing the conservative playbook. The clues are everywhere, as Harper makes stops on his tour of the rubber-chicken circuit.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 8
Even as the U.S. reels in the wake of two mass killings this past weekend, the scourge of guns and anti-immigrant actions continue.
Joyce Arthur August 8
Canada's pro-choice movement is in good fighting form, and stronger than ever. That's the undeniable conclusion after living through ongoing anti-choice activity over the last three months.
Rick Salutin August 2
Sprouts of hope, like the larger monarch sightings this year, have been nurtured by human effort, some governmental, some non-profit, or just individuals who plant milkweed in their backyards.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 1
Over 150 environmentalists and land defenders were murdered in 2018, according to a new report titled "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence environmental defenders."
Linda McQuaig August 1
As the debate over climate change intensifies, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's refusal to shine the spotlight on the real foreign meddlers grows ever more absurd.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update August 1
While the Liberals campaigned on a promise to reform notorious spying bill C-51, they just tinkered at the margins while introducing a host of new problems.
Lois Ross July 31
Understanding how food and agriculture can be part of climate justice is fundamental. Here are some summer reads that can help.
Rick Salutin July 26
The European Enlightenment of the 1700s was a high point of religious toleration and G.E. Lessing, a German Protestant, one of its eminent voices.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides July 26
You have to wonder if federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer wishes he could push Ontario's Doug Ford down and out of media range between now and the federal election in October.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 25
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono July 25
Should we impose limits on the use of space in publicly funded housing so that resources are used for the betterment of the most people possible?
Matthew Behrens July 24
The crisis of Canada's toxic divide has come into sharp focus in Labrador, where the plans are to push the Muskrat Falls megadam to full operations by the fall.
Rick Salutin July 23
Doug Ford has decreed that beginning in fall 2020, Ontario high school students will need to take four online courses to graduate.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 18
From his perch at the White House, Donald Trump hurls racist epithets via tweet while commanding armed agents to terrorize immigrants at the border and in communities from coast to coast.
Linda McQuaig July 18
While new legislation will help protect a relatively small number of animals from sexual abuse, it provides no protection for animals living miserable lives trapped inside factory farms.
Rick Salutin July 12
Forget the past. What youth are most serious about is the present, in which they're starting to drown. Urgency may be the socialism of today.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides July 12
How fitting that a wrecking crew of conservatives met at the Calgary Stampede where they sported cowboy hats and jeans, flipped pancakes for the cameras and fumed about the federal carbon tax.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 11
The U.S. women's soccer players now have a global platform to highlight the struggle for women's pay equality and justice.
Bill Blaikie July 11
A reference to the NDP having removed "socialism" from the preamble to its constitution at the 2013 NDP convention has had surprising longevity -- given that it is not true.
Rick Salutin July 5
If you ask the young today what Canada means, they point overwhelmingly to the kind of challenging diversity that informs Canadian multiculturalism.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan July 4
Donald Trump is threatening Iran with "obliteration" as he visits and showers praise on North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, while attempting to deliver nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Linda McQuaig July 4
Justin Trudeau's climate package gives us a false sense that we can dramatically increase output from Alberta's tar sands without seriously imperiling the world, and ourselves.
Digital Freedom Update, Marie Aspiazu July 2
The B.C. government has announced its plan to improve customer protections for cell phone users and it could result in much-needed, groundbreaking changes.
Rick Salutin June 28
Populism is clearly the zeitgeist of our time. It's just a question of whose version.
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides June 28
That timeworn joke about shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic certainly applied this month when Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked his A-team ministers below deck and into lesser cabinet positions.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 27
Until Monday, over 350 migrant children were jailed in filthy, unsafe conditions by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Clint, Texas.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono June 27
A dispute over the promotion of diversity is dividing the Law Society of Ontario, at a time when freedom of speech is seen as something that trumps equality rights.
Lois Ross June 26
Since 2011 groups of Prairie farmers have been working to have the courts recognize that the Conservatives' dismantling of the Wheat Board was illegal and has cost farmers billions in income.