Category Archives: Global Politics

“Critical Muslim Voices and The Elections”: A Conversation with Hasan Alam

Filed under Activism, Campus, Decolonization, Global Politics, Race and Racism, Vancouver Politics   ·   October 9th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Hasan Alam is a lawyer, activist and a founding member of Critical Muslim Voices. A few weeks ago I got the chance to sit down with him and talk about Critical Muslim Voices, what the upcoming federal election means for Muslims, the Islamophobic rhetoric surrounding the elections, and the presence of CSIS (the Canadian Security […]

Angélica Choc at UBC: “We come carrying more than 500 years of resistance”

Filed under Capitalism & Class, Decolonization, Environmentalism, Feminism, Global Politics   ·   September 23rd, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Angélica Choc is a Mayan Q’eqchi’ woman from the community of La Union, in the Guatemalan municipality of El Estor. Adolfo Ich Chamán, her husband and an outspoken critic of the Canadian-owned nickel mine operating in the area, was brutally murdered on the 27th of September, 2009. The security manager of the mine was arrested […]

Refusing to be a Pawn: A Review of La Prenda

Filed under Culture, Feminism, Global Politics   ·   September 11th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Showtime of La Prenda: 4:45pm, Sunday September 13 The Cinematheque This review contains discussions of rape, kidnapping, murder, and genocide “There is too much violence against women in Guatemala,” Astrid Elías Macario tells us from Los Angeles. “Many of these women stay quiet […]

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Review: NN

Filed under Culture, Events, Global Politics   ·   September 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Final Showtime of NN: 5:00pm, Saturday September 12th Goldcorp Center for Arts, SFU Woodward’s This Peruvian film, written and directed by Héctor Gálvez, opens with a spectacular shot of the Andes Mountains, with a forensic team digging for bodies of the disappeared. The film […]

Introducing the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2015

Filed under Culture, Decolonization, Environmentalism, Global Politics   ·   September 2nd, 2015   ·   0 comments
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The Talon – UBC’s alternative student press – is back from our summer hiatus!  This year brings in a fresh start, with new ideas, exciting content, and a set of amazing incoming editors! We will be publishing again in a couple of days. We’re proud to kick the year off by announcing our media partnership […]

Beginning to Win: Amsterdam, Red Squares and the Student Struggle

Filed under Activism, Campus, Capitalism & Class, Global Politics   ·   May 4th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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“Yeah, fuck the neoliberal narrative!” These are the words that introduced us to Dutch student activist Judith Baten, one of the main organizers of the student movement, the Nieuwe Universiteit, at the University of Amsterdam. Regardless of the fact that she had been averaging 2 hours of sleep for the last week, Baten was full […]

Social Justice Synonyms #22: “Gypped/Gypsy”

Filed under Global Politics, Race and Racism, Social Justice Synonyms, Uncategorized   ·   April 14th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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The word “Gypsy” is the misnomer that subsumes all harmful stereotypes of the Romani people, one that has long connoted illegality and irregularity.

UBC SPHR Press Release: UBC’s AMS Officially Opposes Campus Boycott and Divest Campaign

Filed under Activism, Campus, Decolonization, Global Politics, Race and Racism   ·   March 27th, 2015   ·   1 comment
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Vancouver, BC – On March 4, 2015, the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) student union, the AMS, voted to officially oppose the boycott and divestment campaign put forth by on-campus student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR). The campaign seeks to implement the BDS movement at the student union level at the university that […]

Zionists are not your enemy
How divestment activists at UBC can win over Jewish students and fight oppression more effectively

Filed under Campus, Global Politics, Race and Racism   ·   March 26th, 2015   ·   2 comments
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One needs to repeat that what in Zionism served the no doubt fully justified ends of Jewish tradition, saving the Jews as a people from homelessness and anti-Semitism, and restoring them to nationhood, also collaborated with those aspects of the dominant Western culture (in which Zionism exclusively and institutionally lived) making it possible for Europeans […]

How BDS Won at Concordia University

Filed under Activism, Campus, Global Politics   ·   March 25th, 2015   ·   5 comments
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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is not about hate, although that hasn’t stopped UBC Hillel from spending more than $4000 on posters and incessant Facebook ads. BDS is about the human rights of Palestinians, and about stopping the companies which participate in the oppression of Palestinians – those which provide “security” services, armaments, […]