Rick Salutin December 2
Rick Salutin
Politics is rife with failures of all kinds. Take for instance the failure of identity politics in the U.S. or the failure of political rights under Fidel Castro.
Naomi Klein December 1
Naomi Klein
If Trump does what he says and rolls back the (insufficient) climate progress won under Obama, it will mean the end of the world for island nations like Kiribati.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update December 1
David Christopher
With Donald Trump's ascension to power imminent, Canada cannot afford to continue allowing government agencies to routinely hand over our private information to the U.S. government.
Wayne MacPhail November 30
Wayne MacPhail
Once again it's time to buy gifts for the gadget nerd in your life. Whether it's dongles, headphones or micro controllers, Wayne MacPhail delivers sage advice this holiday season.
Duncan Cameron November 29
Duncan Cameron
"Pay to play": that is what businesses looking for contracts or friendly legislation are told by insiders paid to know how to make things happen in Canada.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 25
Occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco since 1975, Western Sahara is commonly referred to as Africa's last colony. The Sahrawis are in a protracted struggle for independence.
Rick Salutin November 25
Rick Salutin
The true danger of Trump isn't the man himself -- it's capable, malign people insinuating themselves under his umbrella and pursuing their own ambitions.
Murray Dobbin November 25
When it comes to trade and investment deals, the facts mean nothing. The federal government makes its own "reality" by crafting "facts" to fit its policy objectives.
Linda McQuaig November 24
The soft, itchy underbelly of American racism has been given a good scratching by Donald Trump. Whatever damage he is likely to do around the globe, at home he is going to inflame existing tensions.
Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani November 24
Safia J. Lakhani
An application for an injunction preventing the dissemination of the team name of the "Cleveland Indians" has drawn renewed attention to the issue of racial stereotyping in sports.
Ole Hendrickson November 24
Ole Hendrickson
Even as president-elect Donald Trump appoints his climate change-denying senior advisers, scientists report that runaway climate change is already happening.
Wayne MacPhail November 23
Wayne MacPhail
When people of any political stripe let dogma defeat data and outrage quell common sense, there are consequences.
Matthew Behrens November 23
Under the deceptive banner of "Canada is back," the Trudeau Liberals are intent on the delivery of a Trump-like policy platform that runs roughshod over Indigenous rights.
Lois Ross November 22
Lois Ross
Harvest season may be over in Canada, but for activist farmers the work is never done. As winter approaches, food activists are advocating for long-term policy changes that are increasingly urgent.
Duncan Cameron November 22
Duncan Cameron
For Dr. Martin Luther King, the first step in preparing nonviolent resistance was "collection of the facts." This is what the U.S. Democratic Party needs to be doing in response to Donald Trump.
Rick Salutin November 18
Rick Salutin
Since we're supposed to already have democracy, it always comes as a surprise to realize we aren't there yet.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 17
Nowhere is the immediate and potentially devastating impact of Donald Trump's capture of the presidency felt more clearly than at the United Nations climate change summit here in Marrakech.
Duncan Cameron November 15
Duncan Cameron
How is the Canadian public interest served by bringing in private financiers to make money operating and owning what rightfully belongs to Canadian citizens?
Rick Salutin November 11
Rick Salutin
What kind of opposition or resistance makes sense for the Trump years ahead? The U.S. needs a a popular resistance movement coming from the ground up, mobilizing huge, diverse numbers in the streets.
Murray Dobbin November 11
While clearly not as grim as the U.S., features in Canadian politics and society mimic those that led to the election result in the U.S.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 10
In the aftermath of this bitterly fought, often crude, vastly expensive and punishingly long election, two questions dominate: How did this happen, and where do we go from here?
June Chua November 10
There's another story to the tragic saga of missing and murdered Indigenous women and it's coming to light through an Instagram project created by the National Film Board.
Duncan Cameron November 9
Duncan Cameron
The outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a major disappointment to the many people around the world looking forward to celebrating a woman elected U.S. president.
Rick Salutin November 4
Rick Salutin
Given the choice between a crook and a sleaze, you'd normally think people would opt for the crook.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 3
Musicians are rallying with the land and water protectors at Standing Rock to pressure oil billionaire Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, which owns the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Wayne MacPhail November 2
Wayne MacPhail
Last week both Microsoft and Apple released new input devices: a puck and a bar. We'll see if the tortoise beats the hare or the puck trumps the bar in the years ahead.
Jim Stanford November 1
Jim Stanford
True believers may think that merely educating citizens about how trade deals really are good for everyone will save the day for globalization. But there's a much deeper problem.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update November 1
David Christopher
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is considering adding a new ISP tax to the monthly bills of Canada's Internet subscribers, which will make Internet access even more expensive.
Rick Salutin October 28
Rick Salutin
It's as if the Liberal cabinet was frolicking along among its doting public when an explosion went off at close range, rattling their hearing.
Murray Dobbin October 28
At a time when more and more attention is being paid to off-shore tax havens and the billions we lose to them, Canada needs to make an example of this irresponsible corporate "citizen."