Zach Ruiter


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Recent studies suggest it is irresponsible to rule out the possibility after last week's "warning to humanity" from more than 15,000 climate change scientists more

Nov 22, 2017 3:34 PM News 24 Comments

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It’s the question judge in celebrated Pig Save trial refused to answer, calling defence’s attempt to get him to do so a publicity stunt. Another unanswered question: why was Anita Krajnc charged? more

May 10, 2017 9:32 PM News 1 Comments

Kranjc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to pigs on their way to slaughter. The world took notice more

Dec 21, 2016 1:17 PM News 2 Comments

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Tens of thousands of migrant farm workers toil in fields across Canada without the possibility of applying for permanent residency, health care coverage or basic labour rights more

Sep 27, 2016 3:49 PM News 12 Comments

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The resignation of executive director Mathieu Chantelois offers a big chance to change what's been an adversarial alliance – and make Pride more inclusive more

Sep 12, 2016 5:40 PM News 4 Comments

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Bruised but unbowed: Ford Nation gathers again for the first time after the death of its infamous namesake more

Sep 12, 2016 11:09 AM News 6 Comments

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Labour Day parade: enthusiasm was muted at the annual rite of summer as the situation for precarious work and the labour movement in Ontario turns grim more

Sep 7, 2016 5:30 PM News


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Five takeaways from the trial of animal rights activist Anita Krajnc more

Aug 31, 2016 6:00 PM News 6 Comments

After failed community attempts to shut it down, GE's uranium pellet plant on Lansdowne has just been bought by U.S.-based nuclear weapons manufacturer BWX Technologies more

Aug 24, 2016 9:15 PM News

Activist Anita Krajnc’s weekly vigils at Toronto-area slaughterhouses have inspired an international movement to save animals more

Aug 10, 2016 8:08 PM News 3 Comments


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Rachel Thevenard's 831-kilometre trek in support of First Nations' legal fight against Enbridge pipeline rushes through T.O. more

Dec 16, 2015 5:50 PM News

Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park communities rally more

Nov 25, 2015 6:00 PM News 10 Comments

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At election-night victory party, supporters mull over former Toronto top cop's rap sheet on carding and G20. Member of Liberals' candidate search committee says he made a "pragmatic" choice in backing Blair. more

Oct 22, 2015 1:41 PM News

Tensions boil over at PEGIDA Canada demo featuring usual homophobes and leader of white nationalist group more

Sep 21, 2015 11:02 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Runaway climate change continues to draw a slow response from policy makers more

Jul 15, 2015 7:15 PM News


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Two degrees Celsius warming target in global mean temperature set at Toronto summit is less than half what the UN Environment Programme predicts the planet will warm by in 2050 more

Jul 13, 2015 10:35 AM News 1 Comments

Celebrity and local activists unite for an economy for the people and the planet more

Jul 6, 2015 12:12 PM News 2 Comments

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NDP leader Thomas Mulcair was in town Canada Day to answer what he calls "one of the most extraordinary questions I have ever been asked in my political career" – and it wasn't about that dalliance with the HarperCons in 2007 more

Jul 3, 2015 3:19 PM News 4 Comments

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VIDEO: Children's author Catherine Hernandez tells of the recent "homophobic backlash" over her queer-friendly book M Is For Mustache at two Toronto schools more

Jul 2, 2015 5:41 PM News 1 Comments