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A United Nations staff member pays tribute to Kofi Annan during a ceremony at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. EPA-EFE/ Salvatore Di Nolfi

Honouring Annan, McCain and others: why eulogies have blind spots

Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford makes an announcement at Queen’s Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 about significantly reducing the number of Toronto city councillors just months before the fall municipal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Fighting Doug Ford’s threat to shrink Toronto city council

Doug Ford is invoking the province's broad powers over municipalities in a manner that tramples on fundamental principles of fairness, reasonable notice and the right to effective representation.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves a meeting with federal and municipal officials on the Toronto mass shooting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Kozak

Taking on Ford Nation: How to fight right-wing populism

If Ontario's NDP and Liberals want to undermine Doug Ford's agenda, they'll need to learn from other centrist and left-wing politicians who have successfully challenged right-wing populism.
A man breaks down next to the caskets of three of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting during funeral services in February 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trump may have emboldened hate in Canada, but it was already here

As Canadians, we shouldn't blame U.S. President Donald Trump for the rise of hatred here. He may have emboldened the so-called alt-right in Canada, but it was flourishing long before his election.
Counter-demonstrators hold up a sign reading “Today’s police protecting tomorrow’s Hitler” when protesting against an election meeting arranged by the Swedish neo-Nazi party Svenskarnas Parti in Stockholm, August 2014. EPA/Fredrik Persson

Scandinavia: the radical right meets the mainstream

It's not just the US which is seeing a rise in support for neo-Nazi organisations and right-wing politics. In Scandinavia it's infiltrating the mainstream.
War, Ford, fascism, Reaganomics, the pink tide, the EU, debt crises, rights-based activism, a fierce backlash… none of this is new. Wikimedia

The road to the great regression

We may think of current reactionary politics as radical and new, but unchecked mercantilism has always elicited a fierce backlash from both left and right. Here's what history tells us about today.

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