Access to education can lead to new possibilities, but not everyone has the same opportunity. “Walls to Bridges” is an integrated learning program that is opening doors to one of the province’s most marginalized populations – prisoners. As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the program brings university students into prisons to learn alongside […]
Franco-Ontarians’ concern over cancelled services, the Ontario PC government’s bumpy road, Ontario social assistance reforms, and the possible roots of youth violence. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Plastic in oceans and lakes is affecting all marine life, from wildlife and birds to the fish we eat. The Agenda takes a closer look at plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and how it adds to the global ocean plastic problem.
The claims made by Luke Harding and The Guardian that Assange met Manafort will never be proven true, and they know it. And we should never let them forget it, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone Caitlinjohnstone.com For the first few hours after any new “bombshell” Russia-gate story comes out, my social media notifications always […]
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at the age of 94, a spokesman for his family says. Bush, who was president from 1989-93 and later saw his son George W. Bush follow in his footsteps to the White House, died on November 30. A statement from longtime spokesman Jim […]
Botham Jean’s family: “We miss our boy dearly.” Photo by Jeff Montgomery/ AP After almost three months, the election of a new D.A., a police smear of the victim and a shifting but persistently implausible version of events by the shooter, a grand jury has indicted Amber Guyger, 30, for the murder in September of […]
The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways, […]
Back on October 11, the NYT moved to unseal the search warrants targeting Michael Cohen, arguing the search was of utmost public interest. A bunch of other media outlets have since joined in. On October 25, the government responded, laying out a bunch of reasons why the warrants had to remain sealed. First, it described […]
Senior European Union leaders have reportedly congratulated Salome Zurabishvili on her election as Georgian president and urged to her to combat “political polarization” in the South Caucasus country. In a letter dated November 30, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is looking forward to “working together to […]
Once again, prohibited chemical weapons have been used in Syria — specifically shells filled with chlorine gas. Despite the significant number of casualties, however, the attack was not met with the usual outcry. World leaders remained tight-lighted with only Macron deciding to break the silence. This is easily explained since the West has good reason […]
At the same time that John Pilger makes his keynote speech to open his The Power of Documentary Film Festival, you can read the text here. Breaking the Silence The Power of the Documentary is an unusual film festival, because its aim is to break a silence that extends across much of film-making, the arts […]
Progressive journalist and activist Naomi Klein urged sweeping change that tackles the climate crisis, capitalism, racism and economic inequality in tandem on Friday in Burlington, Vt. If that seems challenging, add the fact that the clock is ticking and there might not be another chance. “We need to have started yesterday,” Klein said at the […]
“Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears” A book edited by Jacqueline Keeler In the final month of his administration, Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres in Utah as the Bears Ears National Monument. A year later, Donald Trump slashed the expanse by 85 percent, leaving about 200,000 acres under federal protection. […]
The Rohingya were trying to flee by boat to Malaysia, but Myanmar authorities picked them up at sea earlier this week. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content […]
Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in the city’s Uptown community (Vignesh Ramachandran/ProPublica Illinois) In addition, the ACLU called on DCFS to stop sending children to Lakeshore and to remove all DCFS patients from the hospital. It told the agency to prioritize children who were hospitalized even after being cleared for release. The hold on sending patients […]