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I Backpacked Through Cuba Without Airbnb Reservations

Airbnb’s Dropdown Lists Symbolize the Impending Tide of U.S.-Dominated “Free” Market

Last month my friend and I backpacked from the easternmost tip of Cuba inland and beyond Havana, and back, with no travel plans nor any reservations. And we did just fine. Perhaps Americans are afraid of being stranded upon the Bay of No-Hospitality— naturally they want to make reservations this time.

  • Accessibilize Montreal Claims the STM Has an Institutionalized Culture of Ableism

    STM Policy Fails to Protect Clients with Limited Mobility, Advocacy Group Says

    Accessibilize Montreal campaigners questioned STM board members on whether the transport society had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting on Wednesday night.

  • Editorial: The Sexual Assault Centre Needs More From Concordia

    Nearly a year and a half after Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre was finally established on campus, it’s lacking resources of its own.

  • “Au Revoir,” French Students

    FEUQ Voices Opposition to Increasing French Students’ Tuition

    Since 1978, an agreement between France and Quebec meant that French students pay the same tuition fees as Quebecers, as do Quebec students studying in France. However, the Couillard government has decided to renegotiate the agreement—Christine St-Pierre, the minister of international relations and La Francophonie, announced the new criteria on Feb. 12.

  • Kettled and Ticketed Under P-6

    May Day Protesters Find Themselves Swiftly Downtrodden and Dispersed

    The dark irony between police officers, who demand libre négo [with the state], suppressing the right to freedom of assembly of workers and students who oppose austerity–on International Workers’ Day–is poignant in the extreme.

  • The Magic Word

    Our Male-Dominated Culture Has A Beef With Sexual Consent

    The problem of sex and consent lies not only in the 460,000 sexual assaults— according to a study made by Statistics Canada in 2004—reported in the country in a given year. It also lies in the attempted rapes, in the fear of saying “no” to sex, in the problem of the “come on baby, we’ve done it before,” and in the silenced victims.

  • A Budget for Bankers and Businessman

    The Unfortunate Tale of the Unbalanced Balanced Budget

    When you look at the $100bn budget, it is clear that pensioners and corporations seem to be relatively unaffected by the austere neoliberal policies that youths are disproportionately affected by.

  • Editorial: ASFA Is Plagued by Rape Culture

    Last semester, the Arts and Science Federation of Associations drew criticism for their dismissal of calls to provide sexual consent workshops for Frosh attendees. Sean Nolan, ASFA’s VP Social, told the Montreal Gazette at the time that, “the attention span of these 18-year-old kids is not going to last long enough to understand the bulk of the presentation.”

  • Prioritize Cannabis Legalization!

    In a recentinterview with VICE Shane Smith, President Obama was asked about his thoughts on legalizing marijuana, which was one of the most popular viewer-submitted topics for the interview.*

  • Nah’msayin? I Clit You Not

    How Patriarchy Turned Oral Sex Into A Game of Hide And Seek

    “Gloria, can you help me find your clitoris?”

  • Nah’msayin? Touchin’ Yr Dick—It’s Actually Pretty Sweet!

    *This article may come off wrong to some people. I actually kind of feel uncomfortable writing it, as it’s an article that, in reality, only people with penises can really understand.