Rick Salutin December 9
Rick Salutin
Those of us who mostly observe and comment on the current crisis, or suite of crises, owe a debt to France's gilets jaunes, the yellow vests. They're clarifiers.
Monia Mazigh December 7
Monia Mazigh
Hate crimes in Canada have increased by 47 per cent in 2017, yet both Quebec Premier François Legault and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have remained silent about the disturbing surge in numbers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 6
As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update December 5
There is a gray, Schrödinger's cat kind of area in copyright. Enter: "orphan works" -- works that are neither public nor quite owned by someone.
Duncan Cameron December 4
Duncan Cameron
In a surreal Buenos Aires ceremony, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were photographed on either side of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Rick Salutin November 30
Rick Salutin
What term could you use to replace, say, socialism? How about -- socialism?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 29
Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono November 29
The federal government is making a superficial effort to address the role of social media platforms in publishing false statements that undermine the democratic process.
Matthew Behrens November 29
With each new reported Saudi atrocity, Canadian leaders dig in their heels and issue earnest statements about "troubling" revelations, and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
June Chua November 28
"Mr. Flamingo" is a vibrantly illustrated children's book that chronicles the story of a flamingo forced to leave his homeland and trying to find friends after landing in Berlin.
Duncan Cameron November 27
Duncan Cameron
When Finance Minister Bill Morneau stood in place in the House of Commons on Wednesday, November 21, this is the economic update statement he dared not deliver.
Wayne MacPhail November 23
In the past 10 years, about 16,000 Canadian journalists lost their jobs, and over two dozen daily and 220 weekly newspapers have merged or been shuttered. Will $600 million in media funding help?
Linda McQuaig November 22
After Lac-Mégantic, we need proper regulation of railways -- and every other aspect of our economy that requires government oversight to protect us from corporations whose only interest is profit.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 22
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi may sway enough Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to block further U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's destruction of Yemen, and to suspend arms sales.
Brent Patterson November 21
Six thousand Extinction Rebellion activists recently occupied five bridges in London and the rebellion is set to go global in March 2019.
Duncan Cameron November 20
Duncan Cameron
Overcoming furious rivals, British Prime Minister Theresa May has convinced her cabinet to support the "soft" Brexit deal with the EU, but the real test will come in a U.K. parliamentary vote.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 15
Will Amazon's HQ2 spark a magical, high-tech age, or will it kill small businesses, drive up rents and leave the cadaver of a working-class neighbourhood in its wake?
Lois Ross November 14
These are serious and troubling times in Nicaragua. Protests since April have left hundreds dead and many more incarcerated or missing. Where will the turmoil end and how?
Duncan Cameron November 13
Duncan Cameron
On Saturday, November 10, over 50,000 people braved cold and snow to walk the streets of Montreal in support of "taking the planet to parliament."
Rick Salutin November 9
Rick Salutin
Electoral politics is still basically about aggregating people, not dividing them -- which the Democratic establishment does in a freakily similar way to what they accuse Trump of.
Monia Mazigh November 9
Monia Mazigh
It's been 16 years since Mohamed Harkat was arrested on a secret hearing security certificate. Today he is still threatened with deportation to his native Algeria.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 8
Amid white nationalism linked to the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2018 midterm elections are ushering in a slate of elected officials representing the country's diversity more than ever before.
Lois Ross November 8
Decades after Nicaragua's revolution, the country's revolutionaries and their supporters find themselves divided -- between those who support Daniel Ortega's government and those who oppose it.
Duncan Cameron November 6
Duncan Cameron
French President Emmanuel Macron sees dangers 100 years after the "never again" promise of 1918 failed to produce peace. In November, France will host a 100th anniversary event: the Paris Peace Forum.
Rick Salutin November 2
Rick Salutin
I think it's largely arbitrary whether you choose to be amazed that people don't learn solidarity from viole catastrophes or that they do.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 1
Who will come out to vote -- and, critically, who will be denied the right to vote -- in the next U.S. midterm elections?
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update November 1
It's time the federal government holds political parties accountable for their use and misuse of Canadians' data.
Duncan Cameron October 30
Duncan Cameron
The pattern of Canadian subservience to American foreign policy has continued with little variation for 30 years. The Trudeau government shows little inclination to change matters.
Rick Salutin October 28
Rick Salutin
CBC also claims it's our bulwark against U.S. culture. But c'mon -- the greatest threat to Canada's self-sense isn't U.S. cop shows, it's treating daily reality there as if it's our own.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 25
As Trump campaigns around the country, he gins up fears of foreign enemies attacking the U.S. But he has shown that the greatest threat to U.S. national security is Trump himself.

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