July 1 An Opportunity to Reflect on Canada's Unreconciled Genocidal Legacy

Doreen Nicoll, Published June 30, 2020
On July 1, take time to reflect on how Canada can move forward from its racist and exclusionary past to create an inclusive, caring country.
Healing Gaia | 3 Comments

Statement on the Termination of the Police Liaison Program

HWDSB Kids Need Help, Published June 30, 2020
Why are we paying $171 million this year to fund a police service that has an established and ongoing history of violence against the most vulnerable in this city, instead of directing those funds towards the organizations that are engaging in survivor-ce
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Joint Statement Supporting Call to Defund Police and Prioritize Investment in Community Safety and Well-Being

Nrinder Nann and Maureen Wilson, Published June 18, 2020
Defunding means prioritizing investments into health, housing, education and social development to address our code red crisis in Hamilton.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Time to Defund Hamilton Police

Rick Wyman, Published June 17, 2020
Yet year in and year out, the police continue to gobble up budget money, continue to be plagued with scandals, and continue to prove themselves to be hostile to anyone standing up and challenging the corrupt status quo.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Collins' Police Budget Stunt is Cynical Anti-Leadership

Ryan McGreal, Published June 16, 2020
Anti-leaders don't just fail to lead, they go beyond failure to actively undermine, obstruct and sabotage efforts at leadership.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 2 Comments

Trudeau's Pandemic Disability Plan is Just Not Good Enough

Stewart Klazinga, Published June 12, 2020
The ineffectiveness of Trudeau's COVID-19 disability plan is the product of a sytsem that has, for decades, failed to provide for and protect some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Special Report: COVID-19

Pride in Hamilton: An Independent Review into the Events Surrounding Hamilton Pride 2019

RTH Staff, Published June 08, 2020
Read the executive summary of the independent review into the events and the Hamilton Police Service response.
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Don't Be So Quick to Dismiss the 'Defund the Police' Argument

Ryan McGreal, Published June 04, 2020
The defund argument is about our priorities as a society. Do we favour harm reduction or retribution? Do we seek to support people in crisis or punish them?
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

ACCA Statement on Anti-Black Racism and the Killing of George Floyd

RTH Staff, Published June 04, 2020
In too many communities in our country, African Canadians experience racism that is manifested in racial profiling, high unemployment, under-employment, health disparity outcomes and the overrepresentation of African Canadian children in child welfare sys
Special Report: Anti-Racism

Time to Rethink Policing

Karen Burson, Published June 03, 2020
Do police responsibilities need to be as wide as they are? Do they actually currently do all of it as well as humanly possible? Could their huge budgets be better invested elsewhere?
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 1 Comment

Public Inquiry vs. Independent Commission

Eric Coleman, Published June 02, 2020
The Ontario government has announced an 'independent commission' into the state of Long Term Care homes, but only a legally-defined public inquiry can provide the transparency and accountability this crisis demands.
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Spectator Needs Higher Standards for Published Letters

Brett Lintott, Published June 02, 2020
Our daily paper should turn the letters to the editor into something that can convey the diversity of considered opinion and interpretation of facts in this city.
Anniversary Party | 4 Comments

There Are No Neutral Bystanders to White Supremacism

Ryan McGreal, Published June 02, 2020
It is impossible to be neutrally or passively not-racist in a racist system. You are either working to dismantle the racist system or else you are supporting the continuation of that system.
Special Report: Anti-Racism | 2 Comments

Bike Share Vote a Destructive, Senseless Act Fueled by Spiteful Politics

Maureen Wilson, Published May 29, 2020
On full display, this Council term is contempt for those calling for a new kind of politics and reordering of public priorities to make Hamilton more resilient and equitable.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

Bike Share a Victim of Anti-Urban Identity Politics

Ryan McGreal, Published May 28, 2020
Strategy only makes sense if we're all trying to build on our common values and interests, and the zero-sum politics of resentment are antithetical to common values.
Special Report: Cycling | 1 Comment

Precarity in a Pandemic

Karl Andrus, Published May 27, 2020
CERB and other emergency pandemic responses have demonstrated the inadequacy of the social assistance status quo.
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Sobi: Speaking Volumes about Mobility and Transportation

Cameron Kroetsch, Published May 22, 2020
As we contemplate decisions around safe travel during this ongoing pandemic people will need more options to get to work safely and sustainably.
Special Report: Cycling | 2 Comments

Under the Watchful Eye of Queen Victoria

William Guyatt, Published May 22, 2020
With humour and a gentle smile, Glen invited us to consider the burden of our country's history. He will be missed.
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We Need Compassion and Patience With Homeless Encampments

Jill Wiwcharuk, Published May 12, 2020
This pandemic will continue to shine a light on all of the fractured social issues that existed prior to the pandemic. It is up to us to decide how we respond.
Special Report: COVID-19 | 1 Comment

When Poverty Mattered Author Paul Weinberg Interviewed by Jamie Tennant on CFMU

Paul Weinberg, Published April 24, 2020
We talk about how Praxis and the anti-poverty movement were targeted by the RCMP Security Service in what became known as the force's 'dirty tricks' scandal.
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