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    Indict the System: Indigenous & Black Resistance

    The correct emotional response to state violence targeting Indigenous and Black families is rage.

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    Stolen Sisters, Sex Workers, and Conservative Saviours

    The Conservative government’s rhetoric on missing and murdered Indigenous women and sex workers creates victims in order to silence women.

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    OKComrade

    Will you be my comrade? On comradeship and the relationships that sustain, nurture, and inform activism.

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    Culture of arrogance and hypocrisy thrives in University of Saskatchewan governance

    A culture of arrogance, hypocrisy, and secrecy thrives in the governance structure of the University of Saskatchewan.

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    What is to be done about the Ontario NDP?

    Evaluating the provincial election and what’s next for Ontario’s left.

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    Chevron’s Pacific Trail Pipeline is the one to stop this summer

    Stopping Chevron’s Pacific Trail Pipeline this summer could be a decisive event in the history of pipeline resistance.

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    The scandal of immigration detention

    The injustice of immigration detention is a national disgrace.

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    Are there “good protesters” and “bad protesters”?

    How can we adopt the best practices for protest without creating divisions among activists and those in the struggle?

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    Against TransformUS: A timeline of student resistance

    Charting the student movement at the University of Saskatchewan.

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    Obama visits the Philippines

    America the good; America the imperialist

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    Jail, innovated

    The new Toronto South Detention Centre asks us to view imprisonment as high-tech innovation.

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    A Canadian with no country

    Deepan Budlakoti’s situation points to an ominous future for citizenship and basic rights in Canada.

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    Generation War or Generational Justice?

    Generational justice will be key to any escape from the sinkhole of 3 decades of neoliberalism.

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    This post office belongs to everyone

    If the post office belongs to everyone, then this is a call to action, a collective opportunity in the making.

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    Passion capitalism on campus

    Last year, Ryerson University, where I teach, won a Passion Capitalist Award. When I first saw this posted on the university website, I thought the Ryerson public relations machine might be dabbling in satire. Sadly, this was real.

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    Investor rights or people’s rights?

    Multinational companies like the American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly use the doctrine of investor rights to override the common good. A medical doctor calls for greater vigilance.

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    This is what rape culture looks like

    Rape chants performed at frosh week activities are not isolated incidents but part of rape culture at work.

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    Anti-fascist fitness?

    The fitness industry and the obesity panic are two sides of the same coin, both signs of a serious contempt for the body – at least in its natural state.

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    A homegrown genocide

    The nutrition experiments conducted by the Canadian government on malnourished Native children are part of a long history of experiments in nation-breaking that continue to target children. Being open and honest about what was done to these children and their families is a first step in truth telling about our shared past.

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    Thomas Mulcair should drop acid

    I know it sounds desperate, but a hallucination or two might open up his mind a bit. Perhaps he’ll realize that he who plays good cop forges his own hand cuffs.