Tag: Politics

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    Bad Seed

    June 22nd, 2015     by Tammy Thorne     Comments

    Tammy Thorne reflects on how GMOs have altered life on her family’s farm. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 13

    May 13th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat, #BlackLivesMatter, “It Could Have Been Me” and Activism as Art for and by Bla

    May 4th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    _TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE _ Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was a famous artist from New York City (NYC) in the early 1980’s. He was a young, Black man, who started spray painting graffiti in his teens and early 20s, and later moved on to create huge and complex paintings. His art is now critically acclaimed, referenced in Jay-Z songs, and there is no doubt that Basquiat was … READ MORE

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    An open letter to the editors of rabble.ca

    May 1st, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    We are feminists, grassroots community groups and organizations that support intersectional feminism. We are concerned about your ongoing relationship with Meghan Murphy as one of your editors. Murphy has been publishing material that dehumanizes and disrespects women with different experiences and perspectives than hers for many years, in particular Black women, women in the sex industry and trans women. By allowing Murphy to continue as an editor at Rabble.ca you are giving a platform to her hate and we are writing to demand that you end your association with her as editor and columnist. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 30

    April 30th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: April 15

    April 15th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February March 18

    March 18th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February 25

    February 25th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    We Belong! Women of Colour in Politics

    February 20th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    The “We Belong! Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Toronto’s Municipal Election” panel featured Munira Abukar (former Ward 2 Toronto City Councillor candidate), Olivia Chow (former Toronto mayoral candidate), Kristyn Wong-Tam(current Ward 27 Toronto City Councillor), and Ausma Malik (who is a TDSB trustee of the Trinity-Spadina area in Toronto and unfortunately, was unable to make the panel due to an emergency TDSB meeting. The panel was on the evening of January 19, at the … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: February 5

    February 5th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Feminist Politics of Sailor Moon

    December 4th, 2014     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    “Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight.” Many young people who were of elementary school age during the mid to late 1990’s will most likely have the remainder of following lyrics memorized. These lyrics were the first few lines of the opening song for the English dubbed Sailor Moon anime television show READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 29

    October 29th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Interview with Morgan Baskin

    October 10th, 2014     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    Morgan Baskin is 19 years old and is running for Mayor of Toronto. We catch up with Morgan on the campaign trail. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

    September 24th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Anti-choice politician set to become Newfoundland premier

    May 16th, 2014     by Elizabeth Whitten     Comments

    The topic of abortion has been making headlines in Newfoundland and Labrador with the nomination of Frank Coleman as the leader of the provincial Conservative party, making him the premier-in-waiting. READ MORE

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    Timeline: 2013 year-in-review

    January 9th, 2014     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From the editors: This piece is a collaboration, with special thanks to Ronak G, Caitlin B, and YOU! In the next section of this post is a timeline of some of the most important or impactful moments of 2013. This crowd-sourced timeline is just getting started and needs your contributions. Please click here to go to the open Google Document and add your photos, links, videos and pieces of information that we’ve missed. Check back … READ MORE

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    Guest post: Right here, right now: Nationalism in Poland

    January 9th, 2014     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Dorota Jędrzejewska Their voices are being heard more clearly. They are not afraid to come out and fight on the streets: with the state, with the police, with anyone. They shout “OUT OF MY COUNTRY,” “NO QUEERS” and “YES FOR NATIONALISM.” Who are they? Why does nationalist ideology attract young people in Poland these days? Nationalism, according to Wikipedia , is a “belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming … READ MORE

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    Rob Ford, Kanye West and Torontonians: What’s important?

    December 3rd, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    I realize that there have been many articles and videos circulating about the scandals of the so-called mayor, Rob Ford. This blog will cover only some of the blunders and movie-like dramas of the Toronto stripped-of-his-powers mayor but it will also cover some serious criminal charges that seem to have been brushed under the rug by many Torontonians, in my humble opinion. First off, Rob Ford has had many moments in the press, personal and political … READ MORE

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    Retired Supreme Court justice wrong to endorse Quebec values charter

    September 30th, 2013     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

    This past weekend Amna Qureshi, a recent law school graduate, had her open letter to Supreme Court Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dube published in the Toronto Star. In the letter, Qureshi teases out many of the problems, contradictions, and discriminations within the Parti Quebecois’ proposed Charter of Values. Thanks to our friends over at Outubrst! for putting us in touch with Qureshi. The following is an open letter from recent law school graduate Amna Qureshi to retired Supreme … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: Sochi 2014

    August 11th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Nico Mara-McKay The XXII Winter Olympic Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games are set to take place in Sochi, Russia in February and March 2014, amid international protests, calls for boycotts and petitions to move the games, as outrage grows over the discriminatory stance the Russian government has taken on queer and transgender people. While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1993, recent laws have severely restricted LGBQT rights. Same-sex couples are banned from adopting children, Moscow … READ MORE

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