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  • Striking in a Time of Austerity

    A piece I wrote on the strike by staff at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, originally published in The Bullet: Socialist Project E-Bulletin. In the brief period since the piece was published a tentative agreement has been reached, though the ratification vote is not until next week and the lines remain up. [[EDIT Oct 12: Members of OPSEU 677 Unit 2 rejected the tentative agreement today by a vote of 76.8%, and the strike continues.]]

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  • Review: Vimy Ridge

    A review of a recent collection of essays about Vimy Ridge, and a bit of a rant about the disciplinary norms of military history.

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  • Video: Naomi Klein, Chief Arthur Manuel, Avi Lewis on Canadian Movements

    Videos of journalist Avi Lewis moderating a discussion between Chief Arthur Manuel of the Secwepemc Nation and writer Naomi Klein about social movements within the Canadian state.

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  • Review: States of Race

    A review of States of Race, a new collection of work by Canadian critical race feminists edited by Sherene Razack, Malinda Smith, and Sunera Thobani.

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  • A Cool Anti-Poverty Conference

    In gathering information for an article (or perhaps several articles) that I wish to write, someone that I hope to interview drew my attention to a cool anti-poverty conference attempting to bridge academic and community spaces…

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  • Review: Shame and Sexuality

    A sort-of review of a book on shame that approaches the issue through psychoanalytic theory and visual cultural criticism, by a reviewer who is interested in figuring out ways to better think and write about the power of shame as an element of oppressive social regulation.

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  • Supporting the Strikers at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

    I spent a bit of time yesterday morning at the picket line of the support staff who work at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), who are members of Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) Local 677. The strike has been going on since August 16, after almost a year of negotiations trying to reach a first contract. Yesterday was a day of solidarity…

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  • Bad Movies and Capitalism

    When it comes to bad movies, I frequently place a big portion of the blame squarely at the feet of capitalism — and I don’t just mean individual movies that are bad, but also broader problems that are quite common among mainstream feature films, including ones that I like. Yet that exists in tension with my sense of the feature film as a media form that is extremely capitalist…

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  • Review: Crack Capitalism

    A review of the latest book by John Holloway, author of Change The World Without Taking Power.

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  • The Banality of Burglary

    We returned from our recent trip to southern Ontario to find that someone had broken into our house. It could have been a lot worse — damage was limited to the front door and its sidelights, they only took a few small items, our cat was unharmed, and so far at least the insurance company is being decent about it all…

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