Income inequality and human rights…

March 31, 2016 Open Democracy - Gaby Oré Aguilar and Ignacio Saiz Tackling inequality as injustice: four challenges for the human rights agenda The insistence here is that the global inequality of income that creates poverty and misery is a … [Read more...]

Workable GAI…

March 31, 2016 National Newswatch – John Milloy How will we know if a guaranteed annual income works? Former Ontario cabinet minister and MPP John Milloy looks at the concept of a Guaranteed Annual Income itself and the various ways a government … [Read more...]

Jail time?

March 25, 2016 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judge suspends cocaine trafficking sentence for indigenous man Robert McGill, 40, was convicted of trafficking with a third of a kilogram of cocaine worth about $15,000.  But he is also Aboriginal and … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi’s lesson…

March 29, 2016 GUTS Canada’s Feminist Magazine – Katie Toth After not guilty: On Sexual Assault and the Carceral State Toth explores with several prominent women the capacity of the justice system and the carceral solution to redress the … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

March 2, 2016 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Data reveal 'shocking' numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary - More than 1,600 inmates were admitted to solitary confinement at two jails over a five-month period last year. Solitary confinement in … [Read more...]

Body Cameras…

March 3, 2016 Independent (UK) – Paul Peachey How the police's body-worn camera technology is changing the justice system The Metropolitan Police in London, England,  have 22,000 body cameras in play – a £3.5 million investment - and are … [Read more...]

Daesh…

March 4, 2016 Toronto Star - Olivia Ward The Star now says ‘Daesh’ instead of ‘the Islamic State’ or ISIS For some time, journalist and politicians both have been struggling to separate the terrorists known as ISIL and the average Muslim … [Read more...]

Women;s Day…

March 7, 2016 Toronto Star – Carol Goar Surprising perspective on International Women’s Day March 8 is International Women’s Day and Goar suggests that the bar for the women’s movement was set too low in retrospect and in view of the … [Read more...]

Celebrate women, work for justice…

March 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Olivia Ward Women’s voices speak loudly from behind bars - Today there are increasing reports of females detained as political prisoners, as repressive regimes expand their sweep of suspected enemies. The … [Read more...]

Sapers: End solitary…

March 9, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press End use of solitary for mentally ill inmates, prison watchdog urges In an annual report to the government, the Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers note some improvement but is calling for three … [Read more...]