It was in the early hours of the morning that I finally went to sleep, but not before witnessing the election result that would bring in the current U.S. president. I messaged the words ‘are you okay?’ to my friend Rose in the U.S., who had as it turned out gone to sleep early. For them it would be a very different morning. For me it already was. From the second my friend had read the message they understood what had happened. While this was not the good news they had hoped for they thanked me nonetheless because it had been the gentlest way of finding out how the election had gone. Or at least a gentler way than turning on the cacophony of reports on TV. For so many of my fellow Canadians the events and conditions—both social and political—in the United States seem overwhelming. Our neighbors have always…
I have a confession—I am moderately addicted to reading negative stories about President Trump. I think it’s because I loathe him as a human being and because negative stories about him support my internal narrative. In this, I think, I am far from alone. Before I go on, I would like to say that I know several intelligent and kind people who are Trump supporters. To blindly assign negative labels to all his supporters is unfair. I’ve found, for the people I know anyway, that their support is more a reflection of their frustration with the economy and perceived corruption in Washington than any crazy alt-right ideology. But I digress. While following stories on Trump, I began to notice curious similarities in his environmental policies and our own government’s here in Newfoundland and Labrador. To be honest, this didn’t surprise me at all. Our government’s policies rightly belong in the…
The university should be a publicly funded place to imagine a better world.
One of Newfoundland’s most famous intellectuals argues the U.S. President’s election in 2016 offers valuable insight into American politics and society before it’s too late.
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.
When assholism becomes desirable.
With Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary mimicking some of Donald Trump’s campaign tactics, nothing should be taken for granted.
The act of solidarity comes less than a week after the Quebec Mosque Shooting and American President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Solidarity actions with Muslim Canadians being organized in St. John’s and cities across Canada on Friday.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.
Jan. 21 event being held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.
What does a real victory look like for those opposed to megaprojects?
What we need to know about neoliberalism. (Part 2 of 3)
What we need to know about toxic neoliberalism. (Part 1 of 3)
Worry about what’s happening in N.L. and in Canada.
A massive change is underway in the west, and a fresh struggle for the soul of the middle class and the nations we call home is upon us.
The focus on xenophobia as the source of Britain’s exit from the EU and the appeal of Donald Trump conveniently ignores the link many Brits and Americans see between our prevailing globalist ideology and extensive job losses and underemployment.
The hatred that the leading Republican candidate has been inciting during his bid to run in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election harkens back to another dark period of America’s past.
In an interview with the Telegraph-Journal, former Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams says that he welcomes constructive criticism about the Lower Churchill project, but does not think the intrinsic value of the project can be undermined. “The basic principles are still sound: we’re tied to oil here; we get off oil; we go on hydro; we have a fixed rate over time; we break the gridlock from Quebec; we have another route, we provide power into Atlantic Canada; we have a partnership in Nova Scotia and eventually some of that power will flow through to New Brunswick.” Williams is preparing to join Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani at a SPARK motivational event in Saint John on Tuesday, but when pressed on the topic he ‘still considers the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project his legacy for the future prosperity of Atlantic Canada’. “There are always a million reasons to say why not,” Williams…
Danny Williams, Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani will share the stage at Harbour Centre in Saint John, NB on Oct. 6. It was only a matter of time… The show is being put off by Spark Canada, and presented by Lexus. The event website says the intention of the speak-show is to get leaders from around the word together to share their stories of hardship, leadership and persistence with students eager to learn and executives interested in learning how to better lead and grow companies, etc… It’s described as a “high-impact event that is designed to push through a cultural shift towards encouraging people from all walks of life to try, risk, and dare to be different.” Tickets range from $199.50 to $301.50. What? Did you expect it be free? That’s not how you get ahead in this world…