Corrupt prosecutors behind Brazil’s 2016 right-wing coup selected as finalists for UBC’s $100,000 Allard Prize

Filed under Campus, Global Politics   ·   September 26th, 2017   ·   0 comments

“…By contrast, much of Brazilian civil society and grassroots political movements view the Car Wash Task Force as a tool of an oligarchic elite, represented by the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMBD), that sought power by “judicial” means after having lost the 2014 election to Rousseff’s Worker’s Party (PT).8 Protests opposing the Task force number in the hundreds of thousands9, while an attempted rally in its defense only attracted a little more than half a dozen people.10 Brazilians reject the hypocrisy of the Task Force’s ‘crusade against corruption’, which played a key role in undemocratically installing the notoriously corrupt Michel Temer as President.”

Trump-style politics at UBC: Why you should proobbbbabbly vote in the upcoming AMS By-election this week

Filed under Campus   ·   September 18th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Aah free speech. Two deliciously click-baity words that roll in and out of your mouth like Warheads candy the morning after Halloween. If only “free speech” as is commonly used nowadays by libertarians, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the “alt-right” actually refers to the legal definition of freedom of expression. Otherwise members of these groups would […]

The Balmoral Hotel: One of the Many Effects of Decades of Neoliberalism in Vancouver

Filed under Activism, Capitalism & Class, Vancouver Politics   ·   June 23rd, 2017   ·   1 comment

“Money doesn’t solve everyone’s problems, community does,” proclaims Balmoral resident Amanda Germann.

   

Okanagan Fruit Leaves Sour Taste: Temporary Foreign Workers in Agriculture Fighting Back

Filed under Capitalism & Class, Race and Racism, Vancouver Politics   ·   June 16th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Muslims’ and Malcolm’s rage

Filed under Race and Racism   ·   June 13th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Rubbed Raw: Depression and Suicide, from the Eyes of a Lover

Filed under Culture, Disability Justice & Mental Health   ·   June 3rd, 2017   ·   0 comments

Event preview: 50 Years of Naxalbari

Filed under Events   ·   May 26th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Event preview: Hands Off Syria

Filed under Events   ·   April 9th, 2017   ·   0 comments

BDS court case verdict and the surrounding campus politics

Filed under Campus, Decolonization, Global Politics   ·   April 5th, 2017   ·   1 comment