Rick Salutin September 24
Being little and getting into deals with global prima donnas, with their nukes and egos, can be juvenile hell.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 24
'What the hell are we doing,' asked Democratic California Congressmember Maxine Waters at a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, surrounded by members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Ole Hendrickson September 22
Ole Hendrickson
The low voter turnout for this year's election indicates that all is not well with democracy in Canada. We need a thoughtful and detailed study of alternative electoral systems.
Rick Salutin September 17
Journalists' exasperation, O'Toole and Margaret Thatcher, and Jagmeet Singh's cheesy populism. Rick Salutin weighs in on the highs and lows of this campaign.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 16
This week, Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity research organization based at the University of Toronto, revealed the existence of a "zero-click" exploit that exposed billions of Apple devices to spyware.
Matthew Behrens September 15
Perhaps because many of the families separated by immigration policy cannot vote, it's an issue rarely addressed on the federal campaign trail.
Joyce Arthur September 14
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Erin O'Toole is not pro-choice. Don't let him fool you into thinking he is. His track record tells us all we need to know.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 9
"However difficult this vote may be, some of us must urge the use of restraint…Let's just pause and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does not spiral out of control."
Evelyn Lazare September 8
What is the obligation of front-line workers dealing with the intentionally unvaccinated? The question is now being addressed by various professional associations.
Rick Salutin September 3
The election call was grossly insensitive and out of touch with normal reactions. Mr. Empathy blanked, as if he forgot that he's Mr. Empathy.
Maya Bhullar September 3
In Canada, the fact that we have an election right now is an important opportunity. Before the attention on Afghanistan dissipates, we must make headway on fighting for justice for Afghanistan.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 2
It's not just that movements make a difference. They make all the difference.
Yves Engler August 30
Will those who uncritically promote increased Canadian "aid" discuss its ties to the disaster in Afghanistan? Are any of the NGOs that followed foreign troops to Afghanistan speaking out?
Monia Mazigh August 27
Monia Mazigh
Where is the accountability regarding the Canadian mission in Afghanistan?
Rick Salutin August 27
Osama bin Laden could've been eliminated by U.S. dark ops without invading Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. But that wouldn't have justified redrawing the global map. Wars, occupation and chaos ensued.
Matthew Behrens August 27
As Canada closes its embassy in Kabul, there is no doubt a great deal of paper shredding going on.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 26
If there is any chaos as U.S.-aligned Afghans scramble to flee their war-torn nation, blame lies primarily with the previous administration, and Trump's racist, xenophobic advisor Stephen Miller
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono August 26
In 2015, housing advocates excitedly awaited dollars to flow in numbers to make a real difference to the lives of underhoused Canadians. And we waited. And we waited. And -- nothing.
Linda McQuaig August 26
We can have a world that is livable for humans or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few; but we can't have both.
Chuka Ejeckam August 25
Across the world, in countless circumstances, people are robbed of the inherent right to make independent, happiness-seeking choices about procreation, free from pressures in either direction.
Minister Faust August 24
The budgeting of time shows how curricula, principals, and teachers directly state not only what matters to them, but what should matter to everyone else.
Jim Stanford August 24
If they form government, Canadians should expect a whiplash-inducing reversal of the extraordinary measures that were implemented during the pandemic.
Rick Salutin August 20
Joe Biden, for instance, said he wanted to make vaccine patents available to all nations, which would've stopped COVID faster than anything else. So the vaccine makers got tough and shut him down.
Evelyn Lazare August 20
It appears that neither carrots nor sticks alone can change the minds of the vaccine-hesitant. Both are required, and vaccine passports may serve the dual purpose.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 19
The U.S. should learn, finally, as the most recent empire to flee Afghanistan, that you can't bomb your way to peace.
Chelsea Nash August 18
A federal election is a local matter. When journalism is done well, it's a public service. We can't afford for local media to fall short.
Rick Salutin August 13
Alberta's chief doctor Deena Hinshaw said that since it's impossible to eliminate COVID, "we need to learn how to live with it." Sounds commonsensical, but what's it mean?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan August 13
"We shouldn't be thinking about this as though there is a magic line at 1.5 degrees or at any level below which we're safe and above which we're not," said IRCC report author Bob Kopp.
Natasha Darling August 12
The lack of support for sex workers is by design and a willful policy failure.
Rick Salutin August 6
When Tunisia initiated the democratic Arab Spring in late 2010, it was thrilling to see it move through Libya and Egypt. Ten years later, only Tunisia remains democratic, and now it's teetering.