Topics – Politics

The way we organize and allocate power — in government, institutions, movements and communities — is at the root of all injustice. From foreign policy to crime and punishment, politics are central to the exercise of authority and oppression, but also to resistance, freedom and self-determination. Here you’ll find stories on imperialism, colonization, sovereignty, migration, electoral politics, law, and the political questions being asked by movements confronting these issues.

  • What’s Behind the Sweet Tweets

    Letter from the editor

    Lofty language won’t get us closer to justice.

  • The New Threat Threshold

    What Project SITKA reveals about the basis of pernicious surveillance of Indigenous activists

  • Decolonizing the Toilet

    At the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the student-led Fallist movement is seeking institutional transformation that would uproot the deeply embedded ideological traces of apartheid and colonialism.

  • Bombardier in Israel

    A corporation’s complicity in Palestinian dispossession

    Bombardier is contracted to supply trains for a high-speed rail line in Israel that will travel across the Green Line and through the occupied West Bank – a blatant violation of international law. While Palestinians are fighting against this newest iteration of dispossession, many Canadians are financing and profiting from Bombardier’s activities.

  • Modern Treaty Politics in the Yukon

    How does the state deploy politics of recognition to maintain control of Indigenous peoples and their land?

  • The Anti-Somali Feedback Loop

    The feedback loop between harmful media representation and legislation has imposed a massive burden on Somalis who arrived in Canada to escape war. For 30 years, it has impacted employment prospects, access to education and housing, and the freedom to swiftly rebuild lives.

  • The Bonnot Gang

    Two book reviews

    Reviews of The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists by Richard Parry and Without a Glimmer of Remorse by Pino Cacucci reveal compelling insights into the history of French illegalists.

  • War in the Neighborhood

    Book review

    War in the Neighborhood, a graphic novel about the struggles of squatters at war with police and developers, is re-read 17 years later with fresh eyes.

  • Not in my backyard or anyone else’s

    Defending reproductive rights everywhere in the age of Trump.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 6

    Authors’ responses to the interventions and comments that emerged through the symposium