Opinions

Editorial: On Charlie Hebdo: Government Suppression and Media Hypocrisy

While the attacks on Charlie Hebdo have raised support for free speech, the popular narrative has leaned more towards nationalism, demagoguery, and populist rhetoric.

  • Streamlining Today, Privatization Tomorrow at Canada Post

    Dissecting Ottawa’s Neoliberal Crusade Against Public Industry

    In 2014, Canadians sent 1.5 billion fewer letters than they did in 2006, according to Hamilton. In order to avoid becoming “a drain on the taxpayer,” these reforms are a necessity, he said. One wonders, though, how Canada Post could become a drain on the taxpayer when it isn’t subsidized by the state.

  • Editorial: We Need Better Education on Aboriginal History

    With the exception of passing references to Manitoba’s founder and Métis political leader Louis Riel, we hear little about First Nations societies and the struggles of preserving Aboriginal culture and political autonomy in the face of a racist European colonial regime.

  • Editorial: Why We Support the CSU Daycare Initiative

    A university degree can be difficult to obtain. Long hours dedicated to reading, attending classes and completing work leave little time for student parents to balance studying and caring for their children.

  • nah’msayin’?

    I’d rather zero bus shelters than several that tease me so

    One must take shelter in an errant doorway in -30°C temperatures whilst scrambling to check the STM app in the absence of a timetable whilst keeping an eye on the bus stop from your faraway makeshift shelter.

  • Distractible Minds

    Who’s Got Who On A Leash?

    Attention and focus are implicated in everything we do, so how well we can harness our attention has a significant impact on our lived experience and quality of life.

  • Let’s Talk Academic Freedom

    A Response to Concordia President Alan Shepard About the BDS Movement

    To give some context to this question, we should shed some light on Concordia’s infamous Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, which is named after David Joshua Azrieli, a man who, according to the Financial Post, fought in the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 alongside the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Feel Olive My Rage At Once

    When one loads up on Greco greens at Al-Taib or any downtown deli, one may accidentally encounter an olive lurking somewhere in the belly of one’s Mediterranean smorgasbord.

  • Alternatives to Austerity

    For the past thirty years, our governments, in collusion with the business sector, have been trying to sell us a bill of goods about how their coffers are empty, how they must cut down the size of the state and how they cannot afford the cost of our public services anymore.

  • Santa’s Shamanic Origins

    When Mythology and Mycology Collide

    With the holidays approaching, I would like to share an interesting take on the origins of Christmas mythology.

  • The Fires That Bind: Neoliberal Parallels From Ferguson to Montreal

    There will come a time in our lives when we will set our backyards on fire and watch them burn. In most cases, the fire will be extinguished. But sometimes the force of the blaze will burn unhindered and spread, connecting with other fires until there is nothing left to burn but the ground underneath.