Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.
While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada taking their freedoms for granted.
Next time someone complains about “drunken Indians” or makes a “gas-sniffing” joke, remember how the legacy of systematic neglect, abuse, abduction, rape and genocide of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people persists today — and how we’re doing very little about it.
An open letter on the refugee crisis, from a Newfoundlander in Iraq.
Looking at the election platforms of our three major parties, it becomes clear there are issues that the politicians don’t want to talk about. Unfortunately, they are precisely the issues that most affect the livelihoods of Canadians.
“Human beings cannot be born with characteristics that may be unsuited to a particular place. Human beings are not cargo, nor collateral nor a Head Tax. Human beings shouldn’t be washed up on beaches trying to find a better life.”
Cecil the lion, trophy hunting, and humanity’s desire to dominate.
Does an outgoing regime, in its dying days, have the right to forfeit our collective future?
Same-sex marriage equality has been hailed as a victory. But how is equal participation in an oppressive institution a win?
In this chapter of a larger work in progress, Bill Flowers recounts his experiences living at a residential school in North West River run by the International Grenfell Association, where at the age of 13 he stayed in a dormitory among strangers in what was effectively a foreign environment and a significant culture shock. His story could not be complete without discussing this experience, one that has had such a profound impact on his life.
With an election this fall, 2015 is a big year for Canadian politics and democracy. But how much can really change, even if we do manage to vote Harper out of office?
The end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission marks no conclusion, but calls all Canadians to accept the challenge of confronting cultural difference and relearning their histories.
“In the same way that we cannot will the traffic-light to be green when we want to go, we cannot will people to be sexual beings when we desire it.”
If the skin of teenage girls makes you feel sexually uncomfortable, then you have a problem.
“The lunatics of 2015…will be digging no more trenches because those who are responsible for the health and well-being of the people of this province fail. We will work in an entirely different way.”
On Tuesday the Memorial University Faculty Association will vote on a motion asking its membership to support DivestMUN and pursue its own fossil fuel divestment actions.
On April 15, one day after NL Premier Paul Davis attended a climate summit in Quebec City that brought together most provincial and territorial leaders, Davis answered questions by phone about how Newfoundland and Labrador is responding to the climate crisis and the province’s “responsibility to be in oil”
The police response to the anti-austerity protests in Québec reveal a deeply troubling reality: Police have become a tool to repress resistance to inequality, protect the power and profit of a few and nullify democracy in the process
Last week the provincial government agreed to “officially” fly the Labrador flag at the Quebec-Labrador borders. Last fall, Labradorians took matters into their own hands and hoisted the flags themselves. This is one person’s story, a proud reflection of what it meant to be a Labradorian that day in September 2014 when the Labrador flag was flown against the government’s wishes, the day Labradorians said “Yes”.
While students and other segments of civil society take to the streets of Montreal and Québec City to oppose austerity, are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians prepared for the austerity measures headed our way?