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What education is worth

Written By: | June 16, 2017

The debate on tuition and fees at Memorial has, at its core, the larger problem of the commodification of education. The fight for education as a right is a crucial struggle.

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Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall, Premier Dwight Ball, Nalcor Vice-President Gilbert Bennett, and provincial Justice Minister Andrew Parsons all could influence the charges against Beatrice Hunter and other land protectors criminalized for protecting their water, land, food and culture in Labrador. Photos: Nalcor & N.L. House of Assembly.

Colonialism in the justice system: Who’s to blame?

By: | June 4, 2017

When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.

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It’s time for a $15 minimum wage

By: | June 2, 2017

Ontario just introduced a $15 minimum wage. The benefits are obvious, and it’s time for this province to do the same.

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Free Beatrice Hunter

By: | June 1, 2017

The Inuk land protector and grandmother is not a threat. She’s a political prisoner.

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Comprehensive health care still lacking in Canada

By: | May 28, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel deplores “pay-or-die” health care system in U.S., but coverage in Canada lacking, too.

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Seize back our University

By: Robin Whitaker, George Jenner & Ken Snelgrove | May 18, 2017

Faculty members call for MUN administrators and government to renew their commitment to the public university.

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Memorial University President Gary Kachanoski and V-P Academic and Provost Noreen Golfman prepare to leave a May 11 Board of Regents meeting at MUN after students entered and occupied the room to protest proposed tuition and other fee hikes for select students. Photo by Daniel Smith.

Intersectional feminism does not uphold capitalism

By: | May 16, 2017

MUN Provost Dr. Noreen Golfman is waving the feminist flag while perpetuating class oppression.

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Demonstrators at an anti-Trump rally in London, January 30, 2017. Photo by Alisdare Hickson / Flickr.

Is Trump a fascist?

By: | May 13, 2017

With the vast resources of propaganda and surveillance now available to our rulers, there’s no need to imprison citizens’ bodies when it’s so much easier to “imprison” their minds, writes Ed Finn.

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MUN tuition and the myth of meritocracy

By: | May 11, 2017

Ahead of Thursday’s decision by Memorial University’s Board of Regents to raise tuition for select students, the school’s provost revealed the fiction on which administrators hold the belief they’re not hurting students.

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The rise of nativism in NL politics

By: | May 11, 2017

Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea.

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