December 2010 Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? This is a difficult question. I believe the answer is yes. When attempting to answer this question, there are three things we must consider. First, Canada’s relationship to the United States; second, the reasons given for the military occupation of Afghanistan; and third, public opinion. Canadian involvement in… Read More Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years
December 2010 Any self-respecting Torontonian knows three simple truths: 1) that he or she lives in the Centre of the Universe; 2) that the rest of Canada is merely jealous; and 3) that we’re closely becoming as hip and dirty (especially after 2009’s garbage strike) as our meaner American counterpart New York City. But 2010… Read More Why 2010 was Toronto’s worst year ever
October 2010 Islamophobia is not like a man who was stabbed on the street and whose wound is now healing. Islamophobia is a chronic and resilient disease, predating 9/11 and ingrained in Western society. Cases like Reverend Terry Jones of Florida and his Qur’an burning madness are often treated like random cases of violent hatred,… Read More Islamophobia in the U.S.
October 2010 “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES” was just one of many sensational and dramatic headlines to grace Canadian newspapers in the past year regarding Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Last October, 76 asylum seekers that had arrived on Canada’s western shore were detained for three months on suspicion of terrorism before finally being released, and… Read More “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES”: York panel discuss the Canadian response to Tamil asylum seekers
My blog about daily life in London, UK from April 2010 to July 2010.
July 2010 Throughout recent history, England has probably extended its reach to more countries than any other colonizing nation. In fact, at the height of its imperial regime, England controlled a quarter of the world’s population. Under the guise of science, anthropology, religious missions and military exploration, the English crown changed the history of hundreds… Read More The thing about museums: How English museums illustrate the problem with the contemporary historical exhibit
March 2010 Last month, the Ryerson Free Press published an excerpt of the Toronto Women’s Bookstore’s (TWB) letter to the community asking for financial support. “In the past,” it reads, “when feminist bookstores were closing down all across North America, the support of the community is what kept TWB alive. You are the reason that… Read More Toronto Women’s Bookstore may not survive the fiscal year