Rick Salutin February 14
Canada lost a sportswriter who also covered more "serious" areas, and wrote books -- Christie Blatchford -- the same week Roger Kahn died.
Monia Mazigh February 14
Monia Mazigh
While Trudeau was busy promoting human rights and inclusive governance in Africa, militarized RCMP officers launched a raid against Indigenous land defenders in Wet'suwet'en territory.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 13
During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Bill Blaikie February 13
Former health minister Monique Bégin worked to get her Liberal colleagues on board with the Canada Health Act in 1984. Who in today's Liberal party is pushing for national pharmacare?
Linda McQuaig February 12
Kenney is trying to position Alberta's oil interests as Canada's real victim. Meanwhile, Indigenous protesters in Wet'suwet'en were removed from their own land by heavily-armed RCMP officers.
Duncan Cameron February 11
Duncan Cameron
After Republicans and Democrats cried wolf about "socialist" bogeymen for decades, ordinary Americans struggling amid a national affordability crisis are taking interest in Sanders' democratic vision.
Rick Salutin February 7
Something's going on in the nature of storytelling. Perhaps it is a move from the written tradition back toward the oral tradition, where things are more open-ended and chaotic.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 6
Iowa and New Hampshire are home to some of the oldest and whitest populations in the U.S. Those states do not represent the Democratic party's diverse supporter base.
June Chua February 5
Documentary film 'St. Louis Superman' follows the journey of activist and former Missouri state senate representative Bruce Franks Jr.
Duncan Cameron February 4
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to put Canada back on the world stage after years of isolation under Stephen Harper. However, Trudeau must work harder to establish an independent voice for Canada.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update February 3
The "Five Eyes" nations, including Canada, are looking to weaken encryption protocols that keep our digital information safe.
Rick Salutin January 31
The Trump peace plan laid out by Jared Kushner was drawn up with no voices from the Palestinian side. There is little hope of the situation improving for the Palestinian people under the plan.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 30
Failure to support transgender people, especially youth, can lead to a cascade of problems, from physical and mental health problems, self-harm and being victimized by discrimination and violence.
Brian Iler, Pro Bono January 30
Canada's social economy is about to receive a significant boost in federal support. However, there are significant problems with the ways in which the fund is being set up.
Matthew Behrens January 29
Ottawa Roma refugee Celina Urbanowicz received a deportation order last year after living in Canada for 23 years. She faces violence and persecution if she is forced to leave the country.
Duncan Cameron January 28
Duncan Cameron
With little prospect of an early election being called any time soon, the federal NDP should bring civil society voices to Parliament at every opportunity.
Rick Salutin January 24
Establishment Democrats fear Bernie Sanders because he calls them out as corporate lackeys. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is a convenient distraction from Sanders' surging campaign.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 23
As U.S. President Donald J. Trump faces trial for impeachment in the Senate, torture victims sit through pretrial hearings in Guantanamo Bay. Both cases are unlikely to deliver truth and justice.
Lois Ross January 22
The National Farmers Union has fought many important battles over the last 50 years. The NFU's stories are inspiring, and need to be known, respected and remembered.
Duncan Cameron January 21
Duncan Cameron
As the world's rich and powerful gather in Davos, it's business as usual for fossil fuel producers, despite the climate emergency.
Rick Salutin January 17
Seemingly non-ideological protest movements and the urgency of the climate crisis indicate we may be moving beyond peak ideology.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 17
Moms 4 Housing, a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers, are fighting against real estate speculators and profiteers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Linda McQuaig January 16
The forces fighting capitalism's worst excesses are responsible for improving people's lives.
Duncan Cameron January 14
Duncan Cameron
The emphasis on fundraising will hinder caucus candidates anxious mainly to raise their profiles nationally, or draw attention to pet issues.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 10
We should be skeptical when Trump, or any leader, invokes secret "intelligence" to justify their violent actions.
Rick Salutin January 10
There's been a growing consensus that the crash wasn't a "normal" one. The plane was new and generally reliable. Pilots were experienced. Takeoff was routine. Then crash.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update January 2
As we start a new year, let's look back at some of the highlights from 2019 and what is ahead for our digital rights.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 2
Democracy is a constant struggle. From the suffragettes to today's voting rights advocates, securing the right to vote should be a common pursuit of us all.
Rick Salutin December 20
It's not just about being "for the people," it's also about naming the people's enemies.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono December 20
For the past 60 years, Canada has progressively shrunk the spaces where people can smoke -- including private spaces. The legalization of cannabis is unlikely to reverse that trend.

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