Ravelry, a free social networking service dedicated to knitting, crocheting, and other yarn crafts, recently made a strong public stance against white supremacy in the form of a policy banning content in support of U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.
First Nations and their allies in Canada vow to stop the climate polluting $9.3 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, approved by the Trudeau government a day after the House of Commons had passed a non-binding resolution declaring climate change a national emergency.
The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), which labeled the ongoing violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada a “Canadian genocide” caused by “state actions and actions rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies”, calls on Canadian society “to address the intersecting settler colonial and hetero-patriarchal wrongs that have led to the injustice of MMIWG,” argues Andrew Woolford, a former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Manitoba.
Award-winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland wants Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to stop appropriating his late grandfather Tommy Douglas’ legacy to support its political agenda.
Meagan Bell argues that surveillance capitalism, the data-driven business model driving Google, Facebook and other Internet companies, weakens Canadians’ ability to defend democracy, human rights and the human future.
The recent resignations from the Trudeau cabinet by Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott confirm the limits of Canadian liberalism, as did suffragist Mary Ellen Smith’s 1921 resignation from the British Columbia cabinet.
While the Canadian media rushed to blame the Québec City mosque massacre on rising anti-Muslim hatred in the U.S. and elsewhere, studies on white nationalism, hate crimes, and racism show that Islamophobic policies and sentiments are alive and well in Canada.