Rick Salutin January 22
There was much media rhapsodizing about a post-inaugural unity between three U.S. ex-presidents from opposing parties. The trouble is, there's never been a lack of unity among U.S. elites.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 21
U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris leapt into action after taking the oath of office. All this was made possible by the mass movements that brought these politicians to power.
Duncan Cameron January 19
Duncan Cameron
A spectre of fascism looms over Joe Biden's inauguration because neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have been willing or able to address the serious injustices that prevail in U.S. society.
Rick Salutin January 15
Doug Ford and his government have given up on doing anything to deal with COVID-19, and are waiting for the vaccines to enact what the government won't.
Monia Mazigh January 15
Monia Mazigh
Anti-terrorism legislation is a politically motivated tool that governments use at the expense of vulnerable groups. Can it be used to address violence by white supremacists?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 14
The violent white-supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 put some ugly truths in stark relief.
Linda McQuaig January 14
The greatest danger in long-term care may be posed by the emergence of "financialized" enterprises that focus relentlessly on cost-cutting to drive ever-higher profit margins.
Rick Salutin January 8
The storming of the U.S. Capitol was, for shock and symbolic value, a homegrown version of 9/11. Except it was U.S. terrorists directed by their president, defecating on their own national symbols.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 7
With Trump and Confederate flags waving, violent insurrectionists rampaged through the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington.
Linda McQuaig December 18
Six years after industry announced a phase-out of factory farms, millions of pigs in Canada continue to spend their lives locked in narrow cages -- because the ban doesn't come into effect until 2024.
Brian Iler December 18
Brian Iler
An apparently hugely successful charity and social enterprise empire, WE Charity found itself vilified in the media, resulting in the loss of donors and the eventual closing of its Canadian operation.
Lois Ross December 15
The NFUniversity is working to educate, build awareness and encourage alliances with those who understand the importance of food production, but do not necessarily farm.
Rick Salutin December 11
A global pandemic isn't the best circumstance for invoking libertarian individualism and the all-purpose value of the private sector.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 10
A people's vaccine would prioritize global public health over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations, serving as a model for combating pandemics we face now and in the future.
Monia Mazigh December 10
Monia Mazigh
Last month, Quebec's Court of Appeal reduced Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonette's life sentence without parole from 40 years to 25 years.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 3
Trump would be the first president in U.S. history to pardon himself. Meanwhile, the 54 people on U.S. federal death row can expect no such mercy from the lame-duck president.
Matthew Behrens November 30
Helen Naslund is paying a steep price for our collective failure to protect her from male violence.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono November 27
While wills are important to dividing up the fortunes of the rich, they are just as important for regular people who don't own property or have big bank accounts.
Lois Ross November 26
"The reality is that most Canadians do not know much about food issues -- they do not understand issues of farm to plate," says Mark Gregory, founder of Farmwork to Feed Canada.
June Chua November 25
"The Donut King" tells the rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Ted Ngoy, blended with the tragedy of the Cambodian civil war, and glazed by the fascinating rise of doughnut shops in America.
Linda McQuaig November 20
Contrary to business mythology, the private sector doesn't always do things better. Rather, it always does things to make a profit.
Rick Salutin November 20
Like former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks the so-called "nanny state" while embodying it in word and action.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 19
The Native American population turned out for the recent U.S. election in record numbers.
Rick Salutin November 13
The apparently deep roots of social cohesion are really quite shallow, since they must be replanted by each generation, who arrive in the world assumption-free.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 12
Trump and Trumpism, embraced by over 70 million American voters in this past election, are the new embodiment of the Confederate states' so-called "lost cause" narrative.
Rick Salutin November 6
If Joe Biden sailed into office in a landslide win, the inept, corrupt leadership of the Democratic party would learn nothing, and likely carry on as normal.
Monia Mazigh November 6
Monia Mazigh
French officials commonly invoke the nation's republican history when discussing the fight against terrorism, but are reluctant to address French colonial crimes.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 5
With intense focus on the presidential election, the electoral successes of progressive congressional candidates has been overlooked.
Bill Blaikie November 3
The problem with Coney Barrett is not that she is a Catholic. It's that she is associated with a Catholic right wing that has been fighting and ignoring over a century of Catholic social teaching.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 29
"The founding fathers were really not inclined to have real popular choice of the people who would run our government," said the late historian Howard Zinn.