Blog Archives

  • Lessons in colonialism from Idle No More Quebec: Part One

    This is the first installment in a series of interviews with Idle No More Québec co-founder and organizer, Melissa Molen-Dupuis, who was still recovering from the occupation. The edited phone interview was conducted by Canadian Dimension social media editor in the CKUT community radio studio in Montréal on October 8.

  • Two Tasks of Grassroots Media

    Some reflections on two central tasks – perhaps the two central tasks – of grassroots media.

  • Breaking: Magazine editorial member okay after tragic bus accident

    Canadian Dimension collective member David Hugill (@dwhugill) is okay. He was onboard a train that killed six people on a bus Tuesday morning.

  • Breaking: Memorial march as Canada rejects UN native women abuse review

    This comes days before the 8th annual Sisters in Spirit Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Native Women on October 4 in Montreal.

  • Review: The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance

    My review of The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance by Robin Tudge.

  • *Talking Radical Radio* Has Launched!

    Check out this launch announcement for my new podcasting/broadcasting project, Talking Radical Radio. This weekly, half-hour show brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. It uses in-depth interviews that will concentrate not on current events or the crisis of the moment, but on giving people involved in a broad range of social change work a chance to take a longer view as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.

  • Stories from the front line of the victorious abortion struggle in Canada

    Monday, January 28 is the anniversary of the deepest and most important victory the women’s movement in Canada has ever had. After almost 20 years of struggle, beginning with the Abortion Caravan in 1970, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the abortion law in a landmark decision citing women’s right to privacy — in effect women’s rights to control their own bodies.

  • Review: Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada

    My review of the collection Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada, edited by Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage.

  • Idle No More: A profound social movement that is already succeeding

    Idle No More builds on a proud history of Indigenous struggle for self-determination at a national and international level. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal, Section 35 in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are all the result of those struggles upon which Idle No More is building.

  • Review: Paved With Good Intentions

    My review of Paved With Good Intentions: Canada’s Development NGOs From Idealism to Imperialism by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja-Jay.

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