“Love will fix all”

Filed under Culture, Decolonization, Feminism, Global Politics, Multimedia, Race and Racism   ·   October 19th, 2017   ·   0 comments

When people tell me that Liberal-ized “LOVE” is the answer… that all we need is sole “love” to lick the well-deep wounds… I have this burning desire to respond: Will Love put my native tongue back into my bruised, post-9/11, numbing-cream™ filled mouth? Will it allow me to share my passions and heartaches with my […]

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

Originally published at Rebel Youth This article exposes the myths surrounding Temporary Foreign Workers, the hyper-exploitation and deplorable conditions migrants face, particularly in the agriculture sector. It includes a focus on RAMA – Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture, an anti-racist and decolonial organization that advocates for, supports and works to build community for migrant […]

Muslims’ and Malcolm’s rage

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

This piece was originally written for Malcolm X’s birthday. It’s Malcolm X’s birthday, and social media is soon to be bombarded with his speeches, images, and quotes, with a general theme of romanticized revolution. Although the content shared of Malcolm varies, a specific side of Malcolm is often depicted: the politically strong, passionate Afro-American that […]

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

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

Trigger warning: Suicide/self-harm/depression One: The Meeting It’s never like it is in the movies, is it. Except it was, wasn’t it? Just like a high-school rom-com gone wrong, everything went right, didn’t it? Except it didn’t… did it A High school history class turned hell, you turned around and asked me for… something. I can’t […]

Event preview: 50 Years of Naxalbari

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

50 Years of Naxalbari: The Key to the Indian Revolution Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Progressive Cultural Centre (Unit 126 – 7536 130th Street), Surrey Facebook event On May 25, 1967, the people of Naxalbari, a village in West Bengal state in India, decided that they had enough of an oppressive feudal […]

Event preview: Hands Off Syria

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

On Tuesday, April 11th, at 5:00pm, Stop War Coalition – Vancouver Coalition for Justice and Peace will gather in front of the US Consulate, on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations to host an emergency rally denouncing the US bombing of Syria as well as Canada’s […]