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Former CNN Asia correspondent Maria Ressa – one of four journalists named Time Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year – warns that no democracy is immune from right-wing propaganda networks on social media Read more


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Samuel Engelking

Toronto councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam reveals how an ambush videotaped by a political opponent turned her into the subject of sexist and racist attacks that culminated in death threats during last fall's municipal elections Read more



Munk Debates

A computer glitch gave the win to Bannon, but it's truer to say that the recent Munk Debate on populism versus liberalism created the illusion that the event was even necessary Read more


When the Premier says things like, “There is no place in Ontario for anti-Semitism,” it’s hard not to feel a little sick to your stomach Read more



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Two superhero shows based on DC Comics characters are plunging into the polarized state of Donald Trump's America Read more

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Nafis Azad

Not only do the abhorrent views of the chief architect of Trump's Muslim ban have no place in a democratic society, they also have the potential to incite violence against racialized groups Read more

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Ahead of her Art Toronto talk, critic and podcaster Anna Khachiyan suggests that artistic dissenters should focus on platforms like Facebook and Instagram Read more

Art & Design

Moore’s documentary about how America ended up with Donald Trump as president is, like much of his later work, a bait-and-switch project Read more



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The film fest listicle you never asked for Read more

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Only the first stanza of John Stafford Smith’s composition makes up the anthem – other stanzas of the song recognizing the birth of a nation expose the hypocrisy of slavery that lie at its core Read more


These days there are plenty of Trump-inspired #MakeOntarioGreatAgain Joe Blows on social media contributing to a radical anti-Muslim shift in the political discourse in Canada Read more


Time for everyone to lose their illusions. Facts don’t matter anymore, folks. It’s the Ford shit show now. Read more


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Tony Chu

The writer/director on his acclaimed movie's prescient story, leftist movements and why the U.S. needs a general strike Read more

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The depths to which humanity can sink is seemingly a lesson we have not learned from history Read more


For those of us living in the bubble known as downtown Toronto, last Thursday’s majority win for Ford’s PCs was a shock to values we thought we shared with other Ontarians – welcome to the new normal in politics. Read more



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Director Liz Garbus and the team behind the four-part doc series about The New York Times talk transparency in the age of Trump Read more

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Jack Bryan's doc examines connections between Donald Trump and Russia Read more


Smart and often silly documentary looks at rise of Donald Trump from the perspective of the Russian Federation Read more


From Donald Trump and the alt-right movement to police brutality and cyber-bullying, these much-anticipated films promise to examine hot-button Read more

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Parkland, Florida shooting massacre spawns new movement on gun control in the United States similar to the 60s backlash to the Vietnam War after the Kent State University shooting Read more