Blog March 20
U.K. industrial hemp farm, 2007. Photo: Nabokov/Wikimedia Commons
Penney Kome | A reclaimed industry produces renewable food, shelter, clothing, and medicine, from one crop -- and we have hardly begun to explore the potential of the hemp plant's 25,000 marketable products.
Columnists March 20
Photo by Brent Patterson.
Brent Patterson | Extinction Rebellion is calling on the CBC, BBC and other media outlets to prioritize coverage of climate breakdown proportionate to the level of danger it poses to us all.
News March 20
Kara Manso, head of the Caregivers' Action Centre in Toronto. Photo: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Although migrant worker groups across Canada welcomed the announcement of open work permits, they said the program still doesn't end exploitation since it denies workers landed status upon arrival.
Blog March 20
David Suzuki | Our rapid shift away from rural life has disturbed habitats and food supplies for bees, but new research says cities could hold the key to their survival.
Blog March 20
Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | Isidro Baldenegro Lóperz, Juan Ontiveros Ramos, and Julián Carrillo Martínes died defending their ancestral territories from extractavist industries.
Blog March 19
Photo: Peg Hunter/Flickr
Emma Lui | This article provides an overview of the water justice movement in Canada and the ways in which power is manufactured and deployed in water governance.
Blog March 19
Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | Mexican Ambassador Juan Jose Gomez Camacho promises reform in the mining sector, but significant changes are needed in both Canada and Mexico to respect Indigenous rights and protect the environment.
Blog March 19
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at the National Music Centre in Calgary (Photo: Screenshot of Facebook livestream).
David J. Climenhaga | Before a cheering crowd, diverse in every way, in the National Music Centre in Calgary, Rachel Notley was at her best -- charismatic, warm and yet coolly focused.
Blog March 19
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney at yesterday's news conference (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Peppered with questions for the better part of an hour, United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney never gave an inch. No contrition, no admission; an explanation for everything.
Blog March 19
Candles outside the Al Huda Mosque, New Zealand. Photo: Mark McGuire/Flickr
Azeezah Kanji | In the Christchurch massacre and its aftermath, two forms of racism have been put on display: a far-right Islamophobia that kills Muslims and a mainstream Islamophobia that normalizes the deaths.
Columnists March 19
Woman lays wreath at memorial. Photo: julian meehan/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | What happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims -- happens every day.
Podcast March 19
How free are the upcoming Thai elections?
Piergiorgio Moro | The current Thai military government has engineered the upcoming national elections so that it will retain power even with a national vote.