The socialist traffic symbol Ampelmann, seen here in Berlin, constitutes an international brand empire. In the age of mass consumerism, what’s behind a nostalgia for socialist symbols and the sugarcoating of socialist regimes?
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Far more than eating green vegetables and going to the gym more often, living and working conditions have a big impact on health. Saskatchewan’s new NDP leader is determined to see it reflected in public policy.
It's not all about eating leafy green vegetables and working out: Living and working conditions have a profound impact on our health. So why are politicians avoiding taking action?
Toronto could learn a lot from Brazil following the flawed and opaque consultation process to develop parts of the city’s waterfront.
Toronto’s Quayside smart city project needs a new, truly consultative process. An innovative method used by Brazil to develop its landmark Internet Bill of Rights may be the answer.
Iranian protestors burn a representation of a U.S. flag during a gathering after their Friday prayer in Tehran, Friday, May 11, 2018. Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in cities across the country to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with world powers.
(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
President Donald Trump's move to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal has been met with dismay by the Europeans. But could his high-stakes gambit actually work in getting a better deal?
Protesters march against police shootings and racism during a rally in Washington, DC on December 13, 2014.
In activist circles a conversation is taking place about the lives of white killers and how their lives might matter more to police than everyday Black folks.
A group of asylum-seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border in August 2017 in Champlain, N.Y.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.
Black people often have a hard time accessing loans for their businesses. Many Black Canadians are engaging in mutual aid groups or peer-to-peer banking institutions.
Black Canadians encounter systemic bias when banking and can have a hard time obtaining loans for their businesses. Mutual aid co-operatives can offer some true alternatives.
Canadian soldiers display a Nazi flag removed from a building in Xanten, Germany as the Second World War was coming to an end in 1945. Recent research has revealed thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces after fighting stopped in Europe.
(CP PHOTO/National Archives of Canada/K. Bell )
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Healing is a political act says Global Health Prof. Roberta K. Timothy. In this article, she offers eight ways to deal with and heal from racism.
Racism affects us emotionally and physically. Prof. Roberta K. Timothy offers eight ways to strategically empower and care for oneself when dealing with everyday racism.
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer responsible for at least a dozen murders and 50 rapes in the 1970s and ‘80s, during his arraignment on April 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A public genealogy data base was used to track down the so-called "Golden State Killer," raising concerns about the privacy of using public sites to fill out our family trees.
A man places a placard before a vigil remembering the victims of a deadly van attack at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto on April 29, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto is grappling with a new normal a week after a heinous van attack killed 10 people and left many injured. Here's how cities recover from disasters, both emotionally and physically.
In this 2012 file photo, African refugees sit on the ground behind a border fence after they attempted to cross illegally from Egypt into Israel as Israeli soldiers stand guard near the border with Egypt, in southern Israel.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
As many as 38,000 refugees live in Israel with no rights or status. Israel's government and international communities need to come up with a viable solution.
A group of women pay their respects at a memorial wall dedicated to the victims of the Toronto van attack.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The word "terrorism" has not been used officially to describe the Toronto van attack. But if it's shown the accused was inspired by misogyny, Canadian law allows for terror to be added to murder charges. Should it?
A sprawling subdivision in Vaughan, Ont., a growing “boomburb” north of Toronto.
Urban growth and landscape transformations in York region: How Vaughan and Markham are exploding.
A program called Generation Chosen offers marginalized Black youth from Toronto’s Jane and Finch community mentorship, community and the tools of emotional intelligence.
Black youth need programs that develop emotional intelligence -- to combat institutional racism, social exclusion and white supremacy. The government's promised $19 million is not enough.
The Cree community of Peawanuck, located in northern Ontario, is confronting the realities of a changing climate and increasing pressure from mining companies.
Many Indigenous communities across northern Ontario are facing increased pressure to bring their land-use planning and decisions under the jurisdiction of the province
A woman is helped out of the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
The development of suburban infrastructure depends on political, technical and financial priorities. A train derailment in an Italian suburb has highlighted the need to retrofit infrastructure.
Health impacts from anti-Black racism and anti-Indigeneity are often dismissed or kept silent by health scholars and health care workers.
A health and human rights researcher, therapist and professor explains why racial justice is a public health issue.
The stunning hoax of The Shed at Dulwich, deceived millions and showed how willing we are to consume an appetizing story.
(Courtesy VICE /Theo McInnes)
The Shed at Dulwich reached TripAdvisor's No. 1 spot for restaurants in London before it was revealed to be a hoax. The stunt showed how easily we are fooled. The lesson learned? Trust no one.
MLK Day is a reminder to honour the voices and actions of our pasts but it is also a call to action to look at our current lives and see what we can do better. Pictured: a Black Lives Matter protest in NYC, July 2016.
In a climate of Trumpism, where racism and violence are daily occurrences, the need to reflect on our racialized children and our anti-racism parenting is critical -- on MLK Day and every day.