Fed up with politics and newsmedia in Newfoundland and Labrador, “Randy O’Toole” took up a new hobby and is having a laugh. But behind his satirical narratives are some serious concerns.
On Sunday Canada launched its first air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. However, it is worth considering the recent history of air power to better understand what we can expect from the present mission, and where it can go wrong.
In the aftermath of last week’s events in Ottawa, fear remains unjustified, whether it’s fear of terrorism or of the politicians who would use fear to their advantage
What happens at the Duke stays at the Duke… until now
Loretta Saunders’ sister launches ‘homicide survivor’ blog in the wake of yet another murder of an Indigenous woman in Canada. Meanwhile, Conservatives announce what critics are calling an inadequate strategy to address violence against Indigenous women.
Revelations of federal government surveillance of protests and public lectures may hint at the Harper government’s sense of “vulnerability”, says MUN grad student
The damage CETA will wreak on our economy and our democratic rights is unprecedented. But it can still be stopped.
Dispatches from Manhattan on the largest climate march in history
From the Franklin Expedition to our missing and murdered women, Indigenous voices are being overshadowed
The renowned Canadian scientist and activist speaks with The Independent in advance of what could be his final national tour, which begins tonight in St. John’s
What progressives can learn from the Scottish referendum
Are we ready to resign ourselves to environmental catastrophe?
From Unist’ot’en to Elsipogtog to Nitassinan, NunatuKavut and Nunatsiavut — more and more of Canada’s Indigenous peoples are defending their land and rights. Jon Parsons speaks with Freda Huson of the Unist’ot’en Clan.
Why nationalism isn’t a good reason for making serious decisions about important things
Indy correspondent Jon Parsons reports from Ottawa on day 2 of the Peoples Social Forum
“The four day gathering aims to create a common front among the many diverse movements fighting for rights, for justice, and for the environment.”
Keeping us distracted while the wheel turns ’round…
A strong EI program is vital to strengthen our economy and our communities
It is not enough to point the finger at big-bad Hamas
As Israel intensifies its attacks on Gaza, killing more civilians each day, people worldwide are beginning to see through the propaganda and Western media bias