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.
Brent Patterson June 26
Disruptive actions are needed to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline which represents a continuation of colonial violence and an acceleration of climate breakdown.
Thomas Ponniah June 25
We are beginning to build a form of knowledge that amalgamates numerous perspectives rather than leaning on Newtonian science alone -- and this is an initial step towards a new global civilization.
Rick Salutin June 21
Justin must thank God for Doug. What else has he got? He's the last neoliberal standing and he's not running on it, he's burdened by it.
Jim Stanford June 21
A new report from the Conference Board of Canada presents some estimates of the economic, fiscal and social benefits of public education programs.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 20
The real-world impacts of slavery were front and centre in Washington, D.C., this week, as hearings and public gatherings convened to address long-overdue racial and economic justice.
Duncan Cameron June 18
Duncan Cameron
Jagmeet Singh laid out the NDP vision for Canada at the Ontario NDP convention in Hamilton on June 16, and in it the NDP leader addressed a host of issues troubling Canadians.
Broadsides, Antonia Zerbisias June 14
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer may be on show. But he's not the man -- or men -- orchestrating the moves of the Conservatives.
Rick Salutin June 13
Do not be overly deferential to definitions -- they are always in flux, always contested.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 13
The crusade against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning will have a "chilling effect on American journalism."
Bill Blaikie June 13
The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the moon landing. But in Manitoba, 2019 brings important anniversaries in labour history and left politics.
June Chua June 12
The award-winning queer Black feminist artist sets out her philosophy of life, art and interaction.
Duncan Cameron June 11
Duncan Cameron
Fifty years ago, the NDP rejected a resolution calling for an independent socialist Canada. What happened in 1969 and what does it mean for the NDP today?
Rick Salutin June 7
Well that was a piece of unfortunate timing: the botch on opening a memorial to Canada's fallen soldiers in Afghanistan came just before the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Monia Mazigh June 7
Monia Mazigh
Today, Canada has a choice. We can continue to look away, or we can decide to be courageous and brave and start decolonizing our institutions.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 6
The filmmaker's Netflix miniseries "When They See Us" is essential viewing. It shows, as she says, "the system's not broken; the system was built this way."
Linda McQuaig June 6
Doug Ford has shown a willingness to rip up contracts with business. Why not be bold and discard the mother of all Ontario's bad deals with business -- the privatization of Highway 407?