December 15, 2017Anti-RacismOur history explains why First Nations do not have safe waterCanadian attitudes toward Indigenous peoples have only recently evolved. In the past, we believed, as one official told me, "the natives would not know how to flush toilets if they had them."First Nations water
ElectionsPolitical ActionUS Politics The unexpected victory of Democrat Doug Jones in the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama has been described as a political earthquake. The seismic rumblings began decades ago, though, during the civil-rights struggle of the 1950s and '60s, with echoes that reach as far back as the U.S. Civil War and the long, vio […]
December 14, 2017Civil Liberties WatchFederal prisoners still wait for meaningful reform after two years of 'sunny ways'The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons identifies several areas for changes to the laws, policies, and practices of the Canadian penal system to improve life and work inside federal penitentiaries. B.C. prisons
David J. ClimenhagaRound up your livestock, O farmers of Alberta! Derek Fildebrandt may be a city boy at heart, but he'll likely have to run in rural Alberta if he wants to stay in politics. So Alberta's Conservative problem child may have concluded shooting large hoofed mammals with powerful firearms would go over well with the yeoman farmers of s […]
Big Oil knows the game is up, but they still want to manage the process, slow down the green transformation and limit its impact on their profits. It's only slightly incredible to think that oil corporations may now be choosing to put Planet Earth first.
Thanks to hundreds of pages of newly leaked documents, we're seeing the extent to which some of the world's most profitable businesses have hired private spies to keep tabs on political movements they perceive as a threat to their power and profits.
With their sights now firmly trained on 2018, Democratic strategists and liberal pundits have an opportunity to re-think populism and learn from the work of farm communities that have fought racism and corporate control.