Matters of Facts, and Opinions, this week

Facts and Opinions is on a reduced publishing schedule until after Labour Day in September, when our regular columnists and schedule will return. What Comes After Colombia’s Peace Deal?   By Annette Idler  Analysis What will happen after the  Colombian government and the guerrilla group

Facts, and Opinions, that matter this week

New York’s Colour Line, Between Black and Blue, by Ruth Hopkins  Magazine  When American police officers shot dead two black men – Anton Sterling and Philando Castile – within 24 hours in the sweltering heat of July, thousands took to the streets

‘The killing has to stop:’ Canada’s missing women’s inquiry

PENNEY KOME: OVER EASY August, 2016 “The killing has to stop,” said Nicole Robertson, naming the most urgent goal of Canada’s inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) at a panel discussion in Calgary. Robertson, a Cree, won the 2009 Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur Award

Matters of Facts, and Opinions, this week

Where I live, in the Pacific Northwest, aboriginals and many newcomers refer to ourselves as The People of the Salmon. This week, sports fishing was cancelled, alongside closed commercial harvests, on the mighty and mythical Fraser River. Too few wild salmon are returning from the Pacific

My Nonna’s last months

By Gaia Squarci August, 2016 My grandmother’s life and mine overlapped for 27 years. I always called her “Nonna.” Our age difference and profoundly contrasting values and way of thinking did not prevent us from developing a strong bond and a relationship

Hunting, fishing, farming biggest threats to wildlife

By Sean Maxwell, The University of Queensland; James Watson, The University of Queensland, and Richard Fuller, The University of Queensland  August 13, 2016 History might judge the Paris climate agreement to be a watershed for all humanity. If nations succeed in halting runaway

Trump is a feeble version of the Philippines’ Duterte

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs August 13, 2016. In the hierarchy of demagogues, Donald Trump is not in the same league as the Philippines new president, Rodrigo Duterte. Unlike Duterte, whose approval rating is at 91 per cent since he came to office

Dump the Olympics

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA August 6, 2016 There comes a time in life when all good things must come to an end. This is certainly true of the “modern” Olympics with one small change – the Olympics are no longer a good

South African politics see tectonic shift

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs August 6, 2016 South African voters have delivered the most stinging rebuke to the party of Nelson Mandela since it led the country out of apartheid a quarter century ago. The messianic reputation of the African National Congress

Facts, and Opinions, this week

Dump the Olympics, by Tom Regan, Summoning Orenda columnist There comes a time in life when all good things must come to an end. This is certainly true of the “modern” Olympics with one small change – the Olympics are no longer