On Thursday St. John’s will join nationwide demonstrations calling for justice in a recent Edmonton murder trial, and to strengthen the call for women’s rights and a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women
Dozens marched through the streets of St. John’s Saturday to protest Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s impending anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51
“Every Canadian should be concerned about the sweeping implications and potential overreach contained in [Bill C-51],” says an organizer of St. John’s demonstration, which is part of a nationwide day of action to protest the Harper government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws
More Indigenous women have been murdered since Labrador Inuk Loretta Saunders was found dead alongside a highway in N.B. last February. But Canada still refuses to launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, many say because acknowledging the roots of the problem would mean naming colonialism.
Opposition to CETA is increasingly focusing on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section. What’s at stake for citizens?
The squabble between the federal and provincial governments over the $280 million MPR package is an opportunity to revisit what we’ve been asked to give up under CETA, and just what we’re getting in return.
Why would former Premier Kathy Dunderdale announce that there was an agreement if it was not a done deal? And how on earth does the current Premier expect people to rally behind the overdone “Ottawa is evil” political tactic?
As part of a broader privatization agenda, Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives have stealthily cut $36 billion in federal funding for health care. On Monday people gathered in St. John’s to discuss the implications for NL, and how to fight back.
How the Harper Government is destroying civil society and why that will hurt us all
It’s time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich
The Peace Pledge Union asks people to wear a white poppy to symbolize their commitment to working for “the removal of all causes of war.” It’s an appeal Canadians should remember this year more than ever.
Why income splitting is an unjust waste of money
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
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
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
Evidence of nefarious advocacy work cited as cause