Blog January 23
Brent Patterson | TZK'AT links extractivism, dispossession, and the criminalization of land defenders to patriarchy, violence against Indigenous women and emphasizes the need for spiritual recovery.
Blog January 23
Image: Nikos Koutoulas/Flickr
David Suzuki | There's no real discount on Canadian product, nor are other countries clamouring for our bitumen. The lower price is because it’s costly to extract and process and must be diluted before shipping.
Blog January 22
Facebook photo by Peace Brigades International - Honduras.
Brent Patterson | A community forum of more than 2,000 people has said no to the mines that endanger their rivers and drinking water.
Blog January 22
General Jay Janzen and MRU Professor Kari Roberts. Image credit: Penney Kome
Penney Kome | In advance of provincial and federal elections, Canada's director of general military strategic communications is warning that Canadians should be alert for attempts to influence the electorate.
Blog January 22
Former MP Jason Kenney, now the leader of the United Conservative Party Opposition (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | If it is eventually decided no rules were broken in Jason Kenney's case, the House of Commons may want to tighten how it subsidizes MPs' secondary residences to protect Canadian taxpayers.
Columnists January 22
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Beijing, China, 2018. Photo: PAS China/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | The U.S. remains the world's dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. But that does not stop the U.S. from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to its power.
Podcast January 22
Cindy Blackstock
Scott Neigh | Longtime advocate Cindy Blackstock talks about the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and their work to defend the rights of First Nations children.
Blog January 22
Facebook photo by PBI-Guatemala Project.
Brent Patterson | The Resistencia Pacifica de Cahabón (Peaceful Resistance Cahabón) opposes the OXEC I and II hydroelectric dams that lack free, prior and informed consent.
Blog January 22
Jason Kenney in his Calgary riding during the 2015 federal election (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney vigorously denies the allegations as UCP supporters heap abuse Ottawa lawyer Kyle Morrow on Twitter.
Blog January 22
This may be the advertisement with which the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ran afoul of Alberta’s third-party election advertising rules (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | The CTF has been disproportionately influential in Canadian political discourse because the mainstream media treats its pronouncements as if they were credible. Will a $6,000 fine change that?
Blog January 22
Brent Patterson | Guatemalan president's actions raise concerns about a slow-motion coup, human rights violations, more forced migration, impunity for war crimes, and electoral fraud.
News January 21
Richard Lee is the new Liberal candidate in the Burnaby South byelection on February 25./Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The federal Liberals name Richard Lee, a former long-time member of the provincial legislature, to run in next month’s byelection in Burnaby South against NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.