Topics – Society

Human relationships are mediated by complex systems of power and privilege that determine our access and entitlement to health, safety, employment, dignity, home and belonging. As power becomes increasingly concentrated in the dominant classes, divisions and inequality based on race, gender, class, ability, sexuality and religion, among others, are becoming more prominent. These articles look at how these systems of power operate to divide us, and how we can overcome them and work toward a common humanity.

  • The New Threat Threshold

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

  • 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

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 5

    Nicole Fabricant: What does the hyper-militarization of resource-based capitalism in the Andes and mean for social movements in the region, for Indigenous peoples, and for alternative socio-ecologies?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 4

    Kyla Sankey: How do the authors invoke David Harvey’s concept of accumulation by dispossession?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 3

    Simon Granovsky-Larsen argues that the greatest contribution of Blood of Extraction lies in the use of documents released through access to information requests in Canada.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 2

    Jerome Klassen on Blood of Extraction demonstrates how Canadian foreign policy in Latin America can be viewed in relation to global dynamics of economic, political, and military power.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

    A six-part discussion on the contributions of the new book by Todd Gordon and Jeffery Webber, Blood of Extraction.

  • Deep Cuts

    What’s at stake in Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum’s fight against the clearcutting of her land?

  • Trading On Mobility

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership expands the role of private businesses in determining workers’ access to Canada and their mobility rights.

  • School Dispatch

    Police officers are stationed in high schools across Toronto under the guise of ensuring school safety. With powers to search and arrest students, they criminalize student conduct and build mistrust and alienation among marginalized students.