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Book Review
Aug 25, 2016

What went wrong with Canada's assisted dying law

Gary Bauslaugh
All the Liberals had to do was construct legislation that complied with the Supreme Court ruling. But instead they bungled the file on assisted dying. Here's what happened.
Book Review
Oct 22, 2015

The disastrous shift of gun culture in North America

A.J. Somerset
How has the gun culture in North America shifted into one advocating against safety and gun laws? A.J. Somerset examines this shift and how the gun control movement came to exist in Canada.
Book Review
Oct 8, 2015

The real legacy of Stephen Harper

Meg Borthwick
Canada has an international reputation for justice and environmental protection. But do we really deserve it, especially after nine years under the Harper government? Nope!
Book Review
Sep 3, 2015

The great Canadian debate: Should we reform the Senate?

Roshini Nair
Author-activist Helen Forsey shares her vision for a better-functioning Senate from her book "A People's Senate for Canada" and reviews the candidates' ideas for Senate reform in this interview.
Book Review
Apr 2, 2015

How Canada lets people get tortured

Matthew Behrens
The remarkable story of Mohamedou Ouid Slahi is one of wisdom, humour and despair. In this memoir, Slahi relays a tale of human resilience under the most appalling conditions at Guantanamo Bay.
Book Review
Mar 5, 2015

Watch out Lefties! The FBI is out to sabotage you

Eleanor J. Bader
Let's take a look into The Revolutionary Union and its later incarnation, the Revolutionary Communist Party, to reveal how the FBI and local police worked to undermine progressive unity.
Book Review
Dec 11, 2014

Harper's Canada: What have we become?

Amira Elghawaby
Harperism has been sweeping Canada! You know that blend of neoliberal politics, mixed with swift denial and blatant lies. How did we get here, and more importantly, will we ever get out?
Book Review
Oct 9, 2014

Why the 'War on Drugs' is a total failure

Paula Mallea
What can be done and what is being done in Canada to move on from the failed "War on Drugs"? Paula Mallea discusses better alternatives in this excerpt.
Book Review
Jul 24, 2014

Canada went to war. But why?

Stephen Dale
What kind of values really drove a generation of young people to sign up in huge numbers for one of the bloodiest episodes in human history? Stephen Dale examines this question in 'Noble Illusions.'
Book Review
Jan 23, 2014

'Building Sanctuary' for war resisters, circa 1965

Paul Weinberg
'Building Sanctuary' asks "what happened when U.S. war resisters to the Vietnam war arrived in Canada, which was undergoing a major political, economic and cultural shift."
Book Review
Jan 17, 2013

Sailing for freedom

Ramona Wadi
Freedom Sailors is an account of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed what seemed like a grandiose plan to break Israel’s illegal military blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Book Review
Oct 18, 2012
Social Democracy After the Cold War

What happened to social democracy?

John Warnock
In the present economic and financial crisis, we are seeing the collapse of the social democratic parties in Europe. How can they bring their former supporters back into the party?

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