Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her husband William H. Macy, left, and her brother Moore Huffman Jr. rear center, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Felicity Huffman: White is the colour of remorse

Apologies without clear policy shift are typically rejected as ‘empty gestures.’ Here, more than 100 Indigenous people march on Parliament Hill in 1981 to protest the elimination of Aboriginal rights in the proposed Canadian Constitution. The Canadian Press/Carl Bigras

Reconciliation starts with the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre left, joins a coalition of youth climate leaders and environmental groups during a climate strike outside the United Nations, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Youth climate activism on the rise

Students stage a walkout to raise awareness about systemic discrimination in the Canadian justice system during a protest at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on March 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

History of Indigenous activism on campus

A new mural depicts Indigenous paddlers taking food to passengers on the legendary ship Komagata Maru that was denied entry to Vancouver in 1914. Federal official Harry Stevens, with white hat, led the campaign to keep the ship from docking. (Library and Archives Canada)

Did Indigenous paddlers smuggle food to the Komagata Maru?

The feature ‘Once Were Brothers’ is the first time a Canadian documentary opens TIFF. The film follows Robbie Robertson from his early life in Toronto and on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve to the creation of legendary roots-rock group The Band. Courtesy of TIFF

Canadian films struggle to find audiences

Prof. Stephen Meyers and his Geoscience 100 class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Ethan Parrish. Author provided

Geoscience can unite arts and science students

A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has had to hire security due to sexist vitriol aimed at her in public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks

Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
Echo chambers are resistant to voices from outside. Beth Kuchera/Shutterstock

The problem of living inside echo chambers

A philosopher argues that people in today's world are not paying attention to others' views because they live in echo chambers, where they do not trust contrary evidence.
Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95. EPA-EFE

Robert Mugabe: as divisive in death as he was in life

Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
A new edition of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, shown here in 1994, includes a foreword by controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson. AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin

Why is Jordan Peterson writing about the Gulag?

Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan B. Peterson to write the forward to an abridged edition of 'The Gulag Archipelago?'
Paramilitary soldiers walk past Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers standing guard during security lockdown in Jammu, India, Aug. 9, 2019. The restrictions on public movement throughout Kashmir have forced people to stay indoors. All communications and the internet have been cut off. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Modi ushers in a new intolerant India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he's ushering in a 'new India.' But this new era is of ethnic majoritarianism and erases differences, dissent and the rights of minorities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embraced by Jody Wilson-Raybould after delivering a speech on the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights in in the House of Commons on Feb. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau’s response to SNC-Lavalin: Structural misogyny

A firm PMO policy on respecting the political independence of the attorney general might have served Justin Trudeau better when Jody Wilson-Raybould first cautioned him against interfering in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

India’s colossal blunder in Kashmir

Violence, rebellion, dark days and a war with Pakistan are likely on the horizon as a result of India's latest move against Kashmiris.
As AI and robotics advance and produce more lifelike sex robots, there is the potential for an increase in gender-based violence. Shutterstock

Sex robots increase the potential for gender-based violence

An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
Meal-time in Kashmir is a time of dialogue. Omer Aijazi

War stories from the Kashmir kitchen

As Kashmir faces new challenges, our forms of allyship must also evolve. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from its kitchens.
1909 image of a sugar mill, Barbados - a Caribbean island with a history of many colonial slavery laws. Allister Macmillan/W.H. and L. Collingridge/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Barbados & the roots of U.S. white nationalism

The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea
A sign of how historical #MeToo felt in 2017 is this appearance by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke with TV personality Allison Hagendorf on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

Must sexual assault be denounced in public?

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, says power and privilege can have a lot to do with who feels comfortable declaring #MeToo. Let's be aware of this power division.
Canada’s Christian right is largely isolated, and has little of the clout of evangelicals south of the border. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s marginal ‘Christian right’

While they're not going away, evangelicals and social conservatives in Canada are distinctly different from the American Christian right.
In this March 1938 photo, Adolf Hitler salutes German troops parading in Vienna, Austria, the country of his birth. (AP Photo)

How Hitler became German

Adolf Hitler's rise to power contains important lessons for us today when it comes to dealing with modern-day extremists.
The historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that fit both women. NASA

Diversity is indispensable to excellence: The Canada Research Chairs program

Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Women dance during a protest march against the killing of activists, in Bogota, Colombia, on July 26, 2019. Colombians took to the streets to call for an end to a wave of killings in the wake of the nation’s peace deal. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

El Grito: Violence in Colombia continues to kill activists

In Colombia, a 2016 peace agreement does not contain the ongoing violence. Violence escalates as criminal armed groups replace the FARC rebels in a violent battle for land and resources.

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