• Magazine

    Harperism: Think Tanks, Media, and the Conventional Wisdom

    On Canada’s neoliberal nexus of think tanks, media, and government.

  • Blog

    Stolen Sisters, Sex Workers, and Conservative Saviours

    The Conservative government’s rhetoric on missing and murdered Indigenous women and sex workers creates victims in order to silence women.

  • Blog

    What is to be done about the Ontario NDP?

    Evaluating the provincial election and what’s next for Ontario’s left.

  • Magazine

    The Peoples’ Social Forum

    What is the historic gathering of activists and organizers meant to achieve?

  • Blog

    The scandal of immigration detention

    The injustice of immigration detention is a national disgrace.

  • Blog

    Obama visits the Philippines

    America the good; America the imperialist

  • Magazine

    The neoliberal education mash-up

    What do open plan schools, standardized testing, and public-private partnerships have in common?

  • Magazine

    Decolonizing the emergency

    Amid the crisis of violence against Indigenous women in Canada,13 Blackfoot women in southern Alberta participate in a unique project to decolonize women’s emergency shelters.

  • Magazine

    Art and the ones missing

    In China and in Canada, artists are finding powerful new ways to commemorate the victims of ongoing government policies and inaction, to honour the dead and the missing, and to call for accountability.

  • Magazine

    A short introduction to the Two Row Wampum

    The return to a 400-year-old treaty relationship.

  • Blog

    A Canadian with no country

    Deepan Budlakoti’s situation points to an ominous future for citizenship and basic rights in Canada.

  • Magazine

    The politics of precarity

    The Urban Worker Strategy proposes a sweeping suite of overdue federal policies that respond to the plight of temps, freelancers, interns, part-timers and other flexworkers who flit from gig to gig, shift to shift, contract to contract, with no guarantee of income or future work, let alone access to benefits or pensions.

  • Magazine

    Making Maritimers mobile

    We often think of rural decline as part of the natural course of economic history, but the state of things on the East Coast has, in a sense, been thoroughly planned.

  • Magazine

    A legacy of Canadian child care

    What was it like to be caught in the Sixties Scoop, when thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and placed in settler households?

  • Blog

    A homegrown genocide

    The nutrition experiments conducted by the Canadian government on malnourished Native children are part of a long history of experiments in nation-breaking that continue to target children. Being open and honest about what was done to these children and their families is a first step in truth telling about our shared past.

  • Blog

    Thomas Mulcair should drop acid

    I know it sounds desperate, but a hallucination or two might open up his mind a bit. Perhaps he’ll realize that he who plays good cop forges his own hand cuffs.

  • Magazine

    Politics based on justice, diplomacy based on love

    Treaties are not about the cession of land but rather a commitment to stand with one another.

  • Magazine

    40 years of Briarpatch

    There are two schools of thought. One is that government should be neutral and provide funds for magazines. The other is that if you’re reliant on government for funding, chances are that you’ll back off from criticism, which we never did, and we paid the price.

  • Magazine

    Down in a Hole

    This is the kind of place where Ashley Smith died in 2007. It is also the kind of place where Julie Bilotta gave birth on a cement floor last year.

  • Magazine

    Who’s got their eyes on Canada’s spies?

    Even with the recommended oversight, CSIS has not proven immune to abuses of power and the law.