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The Latest “War” on Gaza and the Palestinian People: The facts on The Ground

  At 2am local time Friday, May 20, 2021, a ceasefire was finally implemented ending Israel’s 11 day military assault on Gaza and its Palestinian inhabitants.  During these 11 days, Israel inflicted unthinkable destruction on a defenceless Gazan population: 200 Gazan residential blocks were destroyed, 50 damaged schools, 9 power lines cut, 24 health facilities

By |2021-07-15T08:22:12+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: International|Comments Off on The Latest “War” on Gaza and the Palestinian People: The facts on The Ground

Oh, Canada! An Indigenous Water Crisis 

by Dharma Deokie   Canada is a settler-colonial state. The failure of the Canadian government to provide clean water to Indigenous peoples illustrates that Canada continues to act as a colonial state. It’s obvious that clean water is necessary for life, and by delaying access to clean water to some Indigenous communities, Canada is creating

By |2021-07-15T08:20:47+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Canada|Comments Off on Oh, Canada! An Indigenous Water Crisis 

Four Picks for Viewing 

by Riel Flack   Since the world-wide pandemic has forced us all to find new ways to entertain ourselves, we have been exposed to new platforms and vehicles for our entertainment. Whether it’s CRAVE, HBO, Tubi or Prime, our selection has never been greater. Here are four selections, included here for a variety of reasons

By |2021-07-15T15:34:20+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Four Picks for Viewing 

Protests: The Rich Tradition of the Olympics

By Freddie Brown   According to rule 50.2 of the Olympic Charter, “It is a fundamental principle that sport at the Olympic Games is neutral and must be separate from political, religious or any type of interference.”   The history of the Olympics says otherwise as the Games have consistently been intertwined with politics, religion

By |2021-07-15T08:18:55+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Protests: The Rich Tradition of the Olympics

From Stonewall to Buttigieg and Beyond.

by Robert Pinch   Pete Buttigieg (Boot Edge Edge) is my latest queer hero. In February 2021 he became the first gay presidential Cabinet member to be confirmed by the US Senate. History has been made but it’s been a long and often painful road. Not that long ago “you couldn’t have any job in

By |2021-08-01T14:44:37+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: United States|Comments Off on From Stonewall to Buttigieg and Beyond.

Shine: Queering Images in Hip-Hop Culture

By Riel Flack, Editor As I was watching Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name) music video, I couldn’t help but be reminded of a similar ground-breaking piece of queer art in hip-hop-that is, Frank Ocean’s Nikes (2017) music video. Directed by Tyron Lebon, it prominently features various shots of Frank Ocean shining,

By |2021-07-15T07:14:02+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Shine: Queering Images in Hip-Hop Culture

Monty Python and Ben Shapiro Walk Into a Bar….

By Fraser Turnbull, Contributor to The Progressive Column All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?   That line, uttered by “Reg” in the Monty Python movie, “Life of Bryan”, was absurdly funny when

By |2021-04-15T23:05:28+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: United States|Comments Off on Monty Python and Ben Shapiro Walk Into a Bar….

Progress Means Moving the Ball Down Field

By Ian Absten, Contributor Recently, the Canadian Football League announced that it was entering into formal talks with Redbird Capital and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) with an eye towards a mutually beneficial relationship. While both parties played coy with the nature of these discussions, social media pundits began immediate speculation that there was a merger

By |2021-04-15T23:03:09+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Canada|Comments Off on Progress Means Moving the Ball Down Field

NCAA v Alston Antitrust Lawsuit Challenges the Definition of Amateurism

By Freddie Brown, Columnist   The first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) held their annual draft outside of the United States was in 1995 in Toronto. It was the inaugural year of the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies. Then NBA commissioner David Stern threw the Raptors a bone by letting them host the

By |2021-04-15T18:19:13+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on NCAA v Alston Antitrust Lawsuit Challenges the Definition of Amateurism

Here Come The Cuts

By Ubaldo Daverro, Columnist As countries continue to rack-up deficits dealing with pandemic recovery, the evil specter of 'austerity’ has slowly, but surely, found its way into the news. What is ‘austerity,’ and despite overwhelming evidence that it doesn’t work, why is it the elite’s preferred method of dealing with government deficits and promoting overall

By |2021-04-15T18:07:39+00:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: International|Comments Off on Here Come The Cuts
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