Last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump white nationalists, far-right extremists, QAnon adherents, and members of white supremacy groups "reflects a long history" of U.S. political leaders encouraging deadly white supremacist violence against democratic governments, writes Shannon M. Smith, a historian of protests and Reconstruction.
Boycotting Amazon on Black Friday, the e-commerce’s behemoth’s profitable day of the year, would #MakeAmazonPay for its widely-documented labour malpractices, anti-democratic practices, and ongoing COVID-19 profiteering, says Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis.
In her victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, says while she is the first African American person, first Indian American person, and first daughter of immigrants to serve as Vice President of the US, she "won’t be the last".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s self-serving decision to shut down Parliament effectively nuked committee inquiries into the WE Charity scandal. It's time for Canadians to reconsider the role of the controversial practice of prorogation in Canadian democracy.
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.
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.
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford's brand of populism has nothing to do with the populism Donald Trump used to win the U.S. presidency. It's an extension of the populism practiced by Canadian right-wing politicians such as former prime minister Stephen Harper in the most recent past.