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Helyeh Doutaghi (left) and Ashley Courchene (right). Image credit: Doutaghi and Courchene/used with permission.
Helyeh Doutaghi, Ashley Courchene | The media cycles in which Islamophobic killings crowd out stories about Indigenous children's remains suggests competition among different groups of victims, despite shared root causes.
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Mourners at memorial for children who died at Kamloops residential school. Image credit: Thomas_H_foto/Flickr
John Miller | Given the calls for accountability that are now being voiced for one of Canada's most shameful tragedies, this omission must stand as one of the saddest failures of recent Canadian journalism.
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 Bradley Peats, the Director General of Strategic Planning, Canadian Armed Forces, signs the IDF-CAF annual work-plan, 2019. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Yves Engler | Media largely ignores how Canadian military trainers and aid have supported the creation of a Palestinian security force explicitly to enforce Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
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Israeli artillery firing into Gaza, May 18, 2021. Image credit: Israel Defense Forces/Wikimedia Commons
John Miller | More than 2,000 Canadian journalists and others recently signed a letter calling for more accurate and inclusive coverage of Middle Eastern conflicts. It's proven to be controversial.
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Kim Elliott | The road to recovery will be a much smoother ride for some Canadians than others. We need to talk about why that is and how to fix it.
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 A boy on a bicycle with a Toronto Star newspaper carrier bag in Whitby, Ontario, 1940. Image credit: Marjorie Georgina Ruddy/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's announcement by Postmedia, like the one in March by Torstar, is presumably a sign of just how well their deal to kill 36 Canadian newspapers and set up no-competition zones is working out.
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Israeli Air Force bombs press offices in Gaza, May 2021. Image credit: Osps7/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the bombing will continue until there is "quiet." Apparently, that specifically includes the media.
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Newspaper pages. Image credit: AbsolutVision/Unsplash
Robert Hackett, Hanna Araza | Canada's news media, like its economy, are historically and culturally linked to extractivism.
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Person stands in front of display of newspaper broadsheets. Image credit: Jason Franson/ Postmedia via Capital Ideas Edmonton/Flickr
Robert Hackett, Hanna Araza | If Canadians want a conversation about energy and climate policy undistorted by big oil's outsized influence, newspapers still matter.
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World Trade Center Memorial. Image credit: Department of Defense/pingnews.com/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | To celebrate 20 years of rabble, take a history tour through our archives.
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Summer Mahmud, Rahul Varma | The mass murder of six Asian women in Atlanta by a 21-year-old white man is the latest in a long-standing history of unrecognized anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and murder across Turtle Island.
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Solidarity rally at the the State Capitol, St. Paul, Wisconsin. Image credit: Chuck Olsen/Flickr
Lorenzo Vargas | Are we seeing a shift in economic thinking towards a model in which high unemployment, massive wealth concentration, or inequitable access to services are seen as the real crises to be tackled?