Jul 18
Omar Khadr. Image: Khadr family/Wikimedia Commons
Canadian torture survivor Omar Khadr has been forced to surf the wild wave of Canadian racism and white fragility that marks so much of the gloating Canada 150 party.
Jul 16
Victory for the Grassy Narrows First Nation and surrounding communities has finally come after a decades-long struggle.
Jul 14
US nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok in 1956. Image: Flickr/International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Canada's recent failure to step up for the UN vote banning nuclear weapons is just the latest in a series of bewildering decisions.
Jul 14
Justin Trudeau participates in discussion at Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
It has been a long time since the Canadian labour movement has had the opportunity to applaud the actions of a Canadian federal government. And yet recently the Canadian Labour Congress did just that.
Jul 13
B.C. wildfire.Photo: BC Wildfire Service via BC Gov Photos/flickr
Why are you allowed to state one obvious conclusion when B.C. is afire, but not when Alberta is burning?
Jul 12
Image of Guy Caron. Courtesy of Caron leadership campaign
MP Guy Caron's two advantages in the NDP leadership race are that he is the only Quebecer in the race and the only one who can lay claim to being a professional economist.
Jul 11
Participants at table. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.
Jul 10
The summit wrapped up in Hamburg on Saturday with only incremental progress made on key world issues.
Jul 7
PM Justin Trudeau participates in the EU-Canada Leaders' Summit and CETA signing ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The ability of governments to favour Canadian suppliers of goods and services was protected in NAFTA and all of the many bilateral agreements signed by Canada under the Stephen Harper. Until CETA.
Jul 6
G20 Oxfam photo demo. Photo: Mike Auerbach/Oxfam
This is a time for seriousness and substantial answers to huge problems. Can the G20 come up with any of them?
Jul 6
Centennial College - HP Campus. Photo: JasonParis/flickr
The summer months are providing little reprieve for staff and representatives at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) who work with college instructors.
Jul 5
Charlie Angus Got Your Back Tour 2017. Image: Facebook/Charlie Angus
Charlie Angus is perhaps best known as a passionate and articulate advocate in Parliament for Indigenous people. He wants to create a discourse that will cross the many lines of division in Canada.
Jul 4
BC NDP Leader John Horgan makes a stop at George Chow's campaign office. Photo: BC NDP/flickr
John Horgan wants to improve the quality of life in B.C. -- and many of the obstacles the incoming B.C. government faces originate in Ottawa.
Jun 30
Dixon Terbasket at the first billboard raising on IR #2 (Lower Similkameen Indian Band) Photo credit: Zeus Helios
An Okanagan-Syilx-led collaborative awareness project called Rethink 150: Indigenous Truth bringing awareness to the work that Canada 150 does to erase and occlude current and historical injustices.
Jun 30
Image: Anti-Canada 150 Poster Pack
As a white settler enjoying life on stolen land and broken promises, I'm unable to join in this celebration. We must work towards meaningful reconciliation with the true founding nations of this land.
Jun 29
Image: Flickr/Sally T. Buck
The world is changed when we all work together. But how do we do that? A look at ways to organize people at the national, provincial and local levels.
Jun 29
"For rent" sign. Photo: Kurt Bauschardt/flickr
The Rental Fairness Act makes some key amendments to the rental law in Ontario. Here's what they mean for affordable housing in the province.
Jun 28
Photo by N Maxwell Lander via Vivek Shraya/Arsenal Pulp Press
Artist and writer Vivek Shraya is partnering with Arsenal Pulp Press to offer a deep mentorship and publication to a writer of Indigenous background or a person of colour who is living in Canada.
Jun 27
Image: Flickr/Ted Eytan​
GREDA and the Activist Toolkit provide a list of active far-right groups in Quebec.
Jun 26
NDP leadership candidates reinforced their commitment to workers and the labour movement at a debate hosted by the United Steelworkers in Toronto on Thursday night.
Jun 23
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Is the Trudeau government merely Harper-lite or is it a beacon of democratic, humanistic internationalism? Based on its record this past year, and at the mid point in its mandate, it is neither.
Jun 22
Image: Mathieu Côté/Wikimedia Commons
Unions need to promote equality for Indigenous people inside and outside of the workforce, but they can't force employers to change how they think and what they do.
Jun 21
'Unsettling Canada' book cover
As Canada Day approaches, the babble book lounge invites you to dialogue about a book which takes a hard look at the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people throughout Canadian history.
Jun 21
Photo: Jim Fischer/flickr
In mid-May the federal government began to release the long-awaited results of the 2016 Agriculture Census. While lots of the detail has yet to be revealed, there is enough to see the big picture.
Jun 20
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
With Parliament looking to summer recess, it is a good time to reflect on what went wrong, and what to like.
Jun 19
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
A year ago, the Trudeau Liberals were still new to power, and yet they seemed to be slipping into the arrogant habits for which they had fervently criticized their Conservative predecessors.
Jun 19
The strike weapon is too important to be used exclusively by unions. Communities need to organize -- and strike everywhere.
Jun 16
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The federal government's recently announced national child-care framework is a far cry from the kind of universal child care that PSAC, and many other unions, want the government to establish.
Jun 15
Image: Flickr/aa440
Manitoba's labour leaders are pushing back against new legislation they say drastically reduces workers' rights and puts Manitobans' health care at risk.
Jun 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons
The organizers of the Migrant Worker Summer festival speak to the need for mobile clinics and culturally sensitive care for seasonal workers.