Jul 18, 2017
Image: Vaden Earle. Used with permission.

Statelessness, politics and fighting for the underdog

There are many who credit the rise of 'voluntourism' to humanitarian and motivational speaker Vaden Earle. He talks to David Peck about his ability to release vision and purpose in others.
Jul 17, 2017
A now "rare" monarch butterfly photographed by the author's step-mother in early July. It is one from a greatly reduced North American population threatened with extinction due to the use of herbicides and climate change.

If the monarch butterfly goes extinct, we're all to blame

Thomas Woodley
Back in the 1970s, "citizen scientists" were engaged to track the migration of the monarch butterfly. Today "citizen scientists" are needed to save this formerly ubiquitous butterfly from extinction.
Jul 6, 2017
Guatemalan streetscape - Victoria Fenner

The Long Journey Home

A documentary by Carlos Tello and Aurora Tejeida exploring one woman's experience of the Guatemalan Civil War many years after it was over.
Jun 29, 2017
 Image: Wikimedia Commons/Vancouver2

William Grant Stairs of Halifax helped conquer the Congo

Yves Engler
Canada's 150th anniversary offers a unique opportunity to shed light on some darker corners of Canadian history. One of the dustier chapters is our contribution to one of the most barbarous regimes
Jun 23, 2017
"Marea Blanca" protest against health privatization in Spain. Photo: Adolfo Lujan/flickr

The reversal of privatization and an urban coming of age

David A. McDonald
Privatization has been given ample chance to succeed and has come up short. Evidence is building that people are able to reclaim public services and usher in a new generation of public ownership.


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