“In these uncertain times” why did a BlogTO editor “yell fire in a crowded theatre”? Continue reading Lauren O’Neil Publishes Riot Rumours, Yells “Fire!” in Uncertain Times
During the Vietnam War, Canada took in, often unwittingly—many Americans who sought to escape mandatory military service. As a wave of repression sweeps their nation, as Canadians with conscience we must open our hearts and our homes to people fleeing the unjust brutality of a state which has lost all control over itself. We must aid the American cause where we can. Continue reading Open Letter to the Canadian Government re: Events in the United States.
America teeters on the precipice. As its cities burn and its police forces brutalize protesters across the nation, the President has been forced into hiding by demonstrations which saw people set fire to historic churches and a guard house on … Continue reading What the Fuck just Happened in America? A Primer
Iceland, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have already arrived at this conclusion: Don’t just reflexively ban ‘legal’ guns as a political placebo, rather, remove the ‘good’ ones from our public spaces. Disarm Canada’s police. Wherever the … Continue reading Nova Scotia: Just Ban the “Good” Guns Please
“It is fair to say that the Canadian corporate press fails to function as independent critics who rattle their cage or ask hard questions. They appear to function, rather, as public relations experts and spin doctors promoting opinions to favour … Continue reading Editorial: I Was Fired for Criticizing Israel. Jody Wilson-Raybould Just Hinted Why.
On Friday August 10, Matthew Vincent Raymond a 58 year old from Fredericton, New Brunswick killed four people, including two police officers with a long rifle. As of this writing, no motive has been formally acknowledged by the police, though … Continue reading Fredericton: Why did an Islamophobic Extremist Have a Gun?
Adam Patrick Bryer, 28, has been identified as the suspect accused of menacing people with a knife outside of an anti-racist fundraiser in Hamilton, Ontario on August 18, 2018. The incident occurred on Main St. outside The Doors: Taco Joint … Continue reading Adam Patrick Bryer, 28, Named as Suspect in Hate Motivated Hamilton Knife Incident
We should be wary when the police communicate in a way that politicizes information, increases public fear and fuels hate. Continue reading Editorial: Be Afraid, But Spend Money
The June 28 attack was the worst mass killing of journalists on American soil in the country’s history and represented a rock-bottom moment for democracy and freedom of the press. Continue reading The Civility War — How Trump, Milo, Incels and the NRA are Linked in the Capital Gazette attack.