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Peace, friendship and trust: Policing as treaty breaking

The resistance of Indigenous people, their memory of history, treaty, law, and land stewardship are being met with police violence.

Arrested development

There’s a quiet resignation I feel when I think about how big $92 billion is compared to how small the community I grew up in is... And instead of building up kids in [communities like mine], we pumped $92 billion into a global war on terror in the first 10 years alone.

Choices of rhetoric and choices of action

An interview with Bruce Cockburn about art and activism and a lifetime of kicking at the darkness.

Smog of war

As Brown University's Neta C. Crawford remarked in her study on the Pentagon’s GHG emissions, “War and preparation for it are fossil fuel intensive activities.”


The post-pandemic future: More supportive housing for semi-independent seniors

As our population ages, let’s rely less on long-term care and more on supportive housing:a cost-effective way for semi-independent seniors to live with dignity and independence.

Settler Work: Understanding the Gustafsen Lake Standoff

Twenty-six years later, Gustafsen Lake remains unexamined and governments unaccountable for the largest show of military force against Indigenous land defenders in Canadian history.

Oppression will try to steal your ability to dream. Don’t let it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately high impact on Black communities. It’s exceptionally difficult to produce a vision of freedom in such rough times. But we must keep freedom dreaming.

Land back: Unsettling the original injustice

Land back. Two words simple in premise and profound in meaning.

Access after COVID-19: How disability culture can transform life and work

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the necessity of changing people’s taken-for-granted understandings of disability, to provoke a transformation in how people perceive living with disability and difference.

Marked absent: navigating the post-secondary policy landscape

Students are more than political “changemaker” talking points

COVID-19 didn’t kill neoliberalism; we must do it ourselves

It is becoming increasingly clear that our 40-year nightmare is not over. It's up to us, argues Tranjan, to end it once and for all.

Canada’s crisis of democracy

What is the point of a political system that ignores the needs of its people during a crisis?
We need bold action.

Big ideas to kick at the darkness

Self accountability is the first step in creating a broader language and landscape in which transformative justice can thrive.

The zero-carbon suburb

It’s not just heat pumps and electric cars. To truly decarbonize, we need to reimagine how we live, starting with urban sprawl.

A well-being approach to governance

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the strong connections between health and broader social, economic and political circumstances. It's time for a well-being approach to governance that is capable of addressing these connections.

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