Commentary

Stop the internet trap with the StoptheTrap.net coalition

OpenMedia is uniting citizens and bringing together organizations to stand against the secretive, restrictive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. From having coalition members on the ground in...

The dirt on the Trans-pacific partnership talks

Canada is signing onto the secretive Trans-pacific partnership agreement, which puts our privacy rights, free speech and online choice at risk. How will you start getting your friends and family...

Canada upside down

A deep look at the strategy behind the Harper government's attack on the world's most respected foundations, organizations which a short time ago, the government regarded as important friends.

Quebec student protests about democracy, not just tuition

I had a short stint one summer where I examined laws of countries that were considered human rights violations. Many of them contained similar clauses on demonstrations – having to notify the police...

Vancouver Sun opens its door to "cultural absolutist" blogger

Frank Hilliard - the new Vancouver Sun op-ed writer - isn't just any climate change denier conspiracy theorist. He's a racist far-right climate change denying conspiracy theorist.

Ontario Catholics: Gay-straight alliances shouldn't be called gay-straight alliances

It really is fitting for this day and age: an argument on whether or not to tell the truth—whether or not to call a spade a spade. In a time when unemployment insurance is called "employment...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's weight gain raises questions about Bollywood beauty standards

Fans wait in anticipation as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan readies to flaunt her motherly curves at Cannes Film Festival 2012.

Spain's Princess Letizia: royal, but not immune to sexism in media

A divorced journalist will be the future Queen of Spain. Letizia Ortiz, an educated woman, is judged harshly by the media for her appearance and marital status.

Greenpeace video: "Apple powers iCloud with dirty energy"

Apple's dirty coal power secret exposed by Greenpeace International in iCoal video.

Alberta Tories win, but Wildrose rise part of ominous right-wing shift

With the Wildrose party falling short of victory in Alberta, many are left asking what their meteoric rise means for human rights, climate justice and federal unity.