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Why The Sony Hack Scandal Is a Feminist Issue

Posted December 19, 2014 by Anonymous

By now, we’ve all heard about the Sony Hacks. The U.S. government claims the cyber attacks were launched against the company in retaliation for the movie, The Interview, which revolves around a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This week, Sony announced The Interview will not open on December 25 as planned, and […]

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Apologies from Times Colonist and Raeside to First Nations Fall Short

Posted December 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Adrian Raeside’s offensive cartoon about First Nations people is only the most recent example in a pattern of his work at the Times Colonist going back decades.

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Confusing People with a Die-In in a Mall?

Posted December 11, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Shoppers didn’t quite know what to make of the whole thing. via Protesters Bring West London To Standstill In Solidarity With Eric Garner And Michael Brown – BuzzFeed News. I can see their faces, up on that top floor. Looking down. Confused. Concerned. Or…moved to silence? Were they unsure of why the die-in was happening? […]

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In Light of Eric Garner

Posted December 5, 2014 by Ian Welsh

Understand this, if you understand nothing else: the system is working as intended. It is true that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a sandwich, and it is tempting to blame the prosecutor, Donovan.  Certainly he made a decision, but he made the decision that the system wants: police are almost never […]

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“It is difficult to conceive a more retrograde idea …”

Posted November 30, 2014 by JR

Rex Murphy:

…. it is with more grief than anger that I caught the story of an Ottawa “vigil” this week, held after a Missouri grand jury said it would not charge police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Organizers of the rally asked “white/non-black allies” to “refrain from taking up space” and “never be the centre of anything.” 

That last phase “never be at the centre of anything” is particularly troubling. It is so defiantly categorical and universally — “anything” — dismissive.

The phrase and the other gibberish attending it should serve as a motto for every meeting and seminar dedicated to diversity as the governing motto for how not to engage with social issues, how not to bridge the real differences that can exist between people.

Rex’s column is a very thoughtful take on a good example of what our universities are churning out these days.  Humanities faculties at virtually every university, against all logic, embrace  hare-brained, radical, po-mo social theories as if they were established scientific fact.  It has become what most “progressives” accept unquestioningly as mainstream thought.  The damage done to students’ brains, society at large and to tax payers’ wallets is enormous.

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More of Harper’s First Nations Racism

Posted November 27, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Pam Palmater is one of the most important voices in Canada in this young century so far. Here’s another reason why: Below she calls out some racism in the form of settler-occupied hypocrisy. The first nations, so go the racists, are incompetent and corrupt. Like the unions and the poor. That’s why we have Bill […]

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These Photos Show It’s Not About Breastfeeding, It’s About Racism

Posted November 7, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Septembre Anderson This week, Australian mother and university grad Jacci Sharkey skyrocketed to Internet fame when a picture of her breastfeeding her 11-month-old son went viral. The mother of two, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Human […]

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This is either racist and sexist ….., or it’s not!

Posted October 27, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Olivia Chow is running a strong LAST amongst the tree major contenders for the job of Mayor of Toronto today…………, and she’s NOT happy! What has made her even more disgruntled is a political cartoon published by the Toronto Sun over the weekend. They poked fun at poor Olivia in a way that is either […]

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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