Jim Stanford March 15
Uber Canada is promoting its Flexible Work+ proposal as a social justice campaign. But most of the changes that Uber says are needed to make gig work fairer could be implemented by Uber tomorrow.
Rick Salutin March 12
Meghan and Harry were more interesting and effective than the characters in "The Crown," and topped it for schmaltz and drama. How? By humanizing figures who in "The Crown" had already been humanized.
Monia Mazigh March 12
Monia Mazigh
The infamous Guantanamo Bay prison was designed to be a no-man's land where torture can be carried out with total impunity and where the stigma applied to detainees will haunt them forever.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 11
As we emerge from the pandemic, the radical approach to fighting childhood poverty embedded in the American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed support to those most in need.
Linda McQuaig March 11
Governments are generally secretive about giving handouts to business, but the Trudeau government has come up with a particularly sneaky way to offer corporate welfare.
Rick Salutin March 5
The kind of systemic neglect and even abuse of the ill and aged that we see in Canada muddies the question of "choice" for medically assisted deaths.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 4
Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
Duncan Cameron March 2
Duncan Cameron
A new report from the UN Environment Programme identifies climate, biodiversity and pollution as "the three interconnected planetary crises facing humanity."
Matthew Behrens February 26
While many Liberals did vote to support the genocide motion introduced this week, any subsequent commitment to assisting Uyghur refugees and taking actions on Chinese repression appear elusive.
Rick Salutin February 26
Let's be clear regarding this week's parliamentary vote on genocide. It was about what to call what's happening in China, not what to do about it.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 25
A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono February 25
Without directly addressing how non-profit governance is designed around privilege, there cannot be meaningful progress in ensuring diversity on the boards of these organizations.
Lois Ross February 24
What do for-profit long-term care homes such as Revera and land concentration have in common? Both are linked to Canadian pension fund investments, and you and I, albeit unwittingly, are part of it.
Duncan Cameron February 23
Duncan Cameron
At the G7 heads of government meeting last week, U.S. President Joe Biden rejected a plan to share vaccines with poorer nations. Is that what "America is back" is supposed to mean?
Rick Salutin February 19
Ted Lasso was a fictional U.S. coach signed to "manage" an English team without knowing it was a totally different sport. Now he has a series on Apple TV. What's his secret?
Matthew Behrens February 19
Traditional opponents of draconian anti-terrorism instruments suddenly threw their support behind these measures when they were applied to the racist Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 18
Texas, the proud, independent Lone Star State, is suffering a humanitarian catastrophe caused by its shortsighted denial of the climate crisis and lack of federal regulation.
Duncan Cameron February 16
Duncan Cameron
Prior to the pandemic, Justin Trudeau was trying to make the Canadian federation work by encouraging provincial autonomy. But the "leave it to the provinces" policy is not working.
Rick Salutin February 12
What's more "embarrassing," the fact that Canada is buying vaccines through a program run by the WHO to supply vaccines to poor nations, or the sanctimony of Canadians who are "shocked" to hear it?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 11
The Senate should convict ex-president Donald Trump. But the underlying causes of the insurrection, racism and white supremacy, will require far more work to overcome.
Linda McQuaig February 11
The precariousness of the global vaccine supply points to how immoral it is that the pharmaceutical industry has such sweeping life-and-death power, even in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic.
Duncan Cameron February 9
Duncan Cameron
The choice for the Liberals is clear: follow the traditional advice of big business and limit spending through austerity, or aim at maximum employment, and reap the budgetary fruit.
Jim Stanford February 8
Far from challenging the economic and political power of the financial aristocracy, the GameStop roller-coaster ride only reinforced it.
Rick Salutin February 5
QAnon material reflects the decayed, diminished state of a once proud public education system that often fails to teach how to think and imagine fruitfully.
Monia Mazigh February 5
Monia Mazigh
From the moment Canadian professor Hassan Diab was arrested on ill-founded charges of terrorism, his life became collateral damage in a narrative that linked terrorism to Islam.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 4
The pioneering African-American legal scholar and organizer for racial and gender equality was celebrated this week at the annual Sundance Film Festival with the premier of a new documentary.
Ole Hendrickson February 3
Ole Hendrickson
Citizen groups concerned about nuclear safety are objecting to plans in the works to abandon nuclear reactors and the radioactive waste they produce once they are shut down.
Duncan Cameron February 2
Duncan Cameron
The sums of money being wagered on Wall Street are money to make more money, nothing more. Introducing a financial transaction tax needs to be high on the agenda of those concerned with inequality.
Rick Salutin January 29
Athlete and doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif displays a sense of duty rooted in community solidarity. Perhaps he could spare a few moments to gracefully fill the duties of our head of state.
Matthew Behrens January 29
Joe Biden's inauguration overlapped with a grim anniversary: the start of the Iraq war, a conveniently forgotten backdrop on a day of U.S. democratic triumphalism.