"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
Nick FillmoreNews outlets in Canadian communities are falling like bowling pins. At least 171 media organizations in 138 communities closed between 2008 and this January, says the Local News Research Project, a project led by Ryerson School of Journalism. By comparison, only 51 new outlets opened. Project co-ordinator April Lindgren writes: "Local news […]
YouTubeNadine MacKinnonLabourAugust 15, 2017Best-of-the-netMembers of Teamsters Local 419 walked off the job at Pearson International Airport in July. The airport's baggage handlers and grounds crew are calling on Swissport for a fair deal -- asking for respect as well as improvements in benefits, safety and wages. Hear from workers who are walking the […]
EnvironmentFood & HealthPolitics in CanadaYou'll know from reading this column that I am rarely one to champion or cheerlead government initiatives. Call me jaded, call me skeptical, call me grouchy… Having been around the agricultural policy block a few times, I have all too often seen both previous federal Liberal and Conservative governments shaf […]
There is little mention of the ongoing unwillingness by France or Germany to make good on their commitment to accept the promised number of refugees, nor further debate on Hungary’s and Poland’s outright refusal to admit any refugees within their borders.
The upgrade to Google’s search algorithm has resulted in a steep reduction in traffic to various socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites like Democracy Now!, Common Dreams, Wikileaks, Truth-Out and The Intercept.