— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 03, 2016 07:57 AM
The election of The Donald has raised more concern about personal privacy and digital security on the internet. For those who thought that previous US administrations over-zealously compromised the online privacy of innocent people around the world the Trump era isn't gonna get any better.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 03, 2016 07:42 AM
Activists continue to try to stop the clock from being turned back. However, with the election of far-right populists in America, that project has become more difficult. Rights activists have become both the leading edge of the fight and the rearguard.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 04:53 PM
The Republicans have won the US Presidency, and clear majorities in the House and Senate. All at a time when critical appointments to different parts of the US bureaucracy and branches of government will have lasting implications.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:22 PM
In a clear victory for rhetoric over substance in the age of post-truth, the Ontario Liberal government has announced that it will run a pilot project to test the so called "universal basic income” idea. However, from the policy documents that have been released, it is quite obvious the Liberals intend to implement a more regressive version of this deeply flawed policy program. The Liberal-supporting media is tying itself in knots in attempts to support the program. First, a plea decrying Ontario's "meagre and rule-bound social assistance program" that the provincial government has purposefully manipulated in order to limit access to supports. Then, without a sense of irony, the media say that cash to buy private services is the only way to fix the problems previous Liberal and Conservative governments created through privatization and austerity.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:21 PM
Montreal had two stories break this week, one dealing with what is likely to be the biggest corruption scandal to hit Quebec and the other involving police spying on journalists.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:19 PM
The Federal Liberal Government has announced its first attempt to privatize public services using social impact bonds. Well, obviously, this is a great initiative. Social impact bonds and marketized social services are the future.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 01, 2016 04:45 PM
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Canadian student movement will take to the streets to demand universal access to post-secondary education. The day of action, organized by the Canadian Federation of Students, will demand the elimination of tuition fees.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 01, 2016 04:43 PM
Anger reached a high point in Québec this week following recent occurrences of violence against women. Many cases of violence and rape culture hit the media in October, leading to province-wide rallies.
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Local Toronto food activists are working with unionized workers to shift local food procurement at the University of Toronto. By in-sourcing production and cooking real food they are showing that by working together, workers and activists can make a positive impact in our communities.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Oct 24, 2016 09:44 AM
After almost two years working without a contract, the actors who provide the the voices for many of the most memorable video game characters have gone on strike.