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The playful undertones of radicalization

When it comes to understanding the Freedom Convoy and right-wing extremism, play offers a unique entry point.

We need to talk about 1907

One hundred and fifteen years ago this September, downtown Vancouver was beset by thousands of protesters rallying against Asian immigration to Canada. Examining this event offers important lessons for understanding the modern-day Freedom Convoy.

Writing links to the past

The Monitor sits down with award winning poet, playwright and author Terry Watada to discuss his work and the importance of Canada facing the troubling history of Japanese internment.

Breaker breaker

Lessons from communities across Canada that blocked truck convoys

We keep us safe

When the Freedom Convoy came to Ottawa it was community members who organized to keep one another safe.

Hate on display: How two years online helped shape a full scale occupation

What happened in Ottawa offers a window into the antagonism fed by two years of living in self-affirming bubbles, writes Erin Gee

Uprooting the racism in our ranks

Race-motivated hate crimes have surged during the pandemic. But these crimes only scratch the surface of the multiple forms of racism that racialized communities have endured during the pandemic.

Freedom from what?

On January 28, the city of Ottawa changed forever as a hate-fuelled convoy set up camp for what would become a 26-day occupation.

Standing up to blaring hate

When the first trucks rolled in on January 28, I knew something bad was coming our way. What I didn’t realize at the time was that nobody had a plan to stop them.

Grow through what you go through

Addressing and sorting through the Freedom Convoy's wreckage is a job that belongs to all white people in Canada.

The wellness-to-white-supremacy pipeline is alive and well

Wellness influencers like Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows threw their support behind the trucker convoy—and considering the white supremacist origins of wellness, that’s no surprise.

Call for pitches: September/October 2022: Uncovering the role of REITs

38% of households in Canada rent their homes. So why isn't more attention paid to the investors who control up to one third of Canada's rental housing stock?

Settler Work: Equity and safety gaps in Canada's public transit systems

Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.

Commuting by the numbers

How we commute was changing even before the pandemic began. If public transit is going to replace single passenger cars for the daily drive, understanding these shifts is critical.

Five resources to understand the future of transportation

Electric vehicles have emerged as the poster child of the zero-carbon economy. If we could only manage to replace all our internal combustion engines with batteries, it seems, we’d be well on our way to a greener world. But is achieving net-zero emissions really that straightforward? And is a society and economy dependent on personal vehicles—zero-emission though they may be—actually the future we aspire to?

An equitable recovery for Para Transpo

Para Transpo assumes that para riders’ time is not valuable, that they have few important obligations and that their lives should be limited due to mobility and accessibility needs.

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