How 4chan Radicalizes White Men Online

Filed under Feminism, Global Politics, Race and Racism   ·   March 27th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Content warning: racism, misogyny, animal cruelty 4chan is an imageboard where users post anonymously. It’s a simple premise, but within that ephemerality they’ve still made their mark on the web. They’ve been known to pull off stunts ranging from leaking celebrity nudes to calling in bomb threats, and from stealing jokes on Reddit to lighting […]

Inside the BDS court case against the AMS

Filed under Campus, Global Politics   ·   March 25th, 2017   ·   1 comment

On Monday March 6, 2017, Toronto-based lawyer Alexi Wood appeared in the BC Supreme Court to defend the Alma Mater Society (AMS) against a lawsuit brought forth by a UBC Commerce student, Logan Presch. The litigation involved the proposed Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) referendum question that was put to the AMS by the student […]

All-Gender Washrooms: A Trans* Issue and Beyond

Filed under Campus, Trans Issues   ·   March 24th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Content warning: Transphobia None of the authors of this post are transgender or gender-variant. For that reason, we are cognizant of the privilege we have to advocate for transgender rights as allies who do not face the repercussions that transgender, or gender-variant people continue to face today. Many transgender and gender-variant people have advocated for […]

Open letter against transmisogyny and anti-sex work rhetoric in Vancouver

Filed under Feminism, Trans Issues, Vancouver Politics   ·   March 21st, 2017   ·   1 comment

In the spirit of anti-hate and a truly intersectional politics, we the undersigned express our solidarity with trans women and sex workers by denouncing discourses and practices that engender a culture of discrimination towards trans women and sex workers, prevent their access to health and social services, and otherwise expose trans women and sex workers […]

An Open Critique of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Filed under Feminism, Global Politics, Queer Issues   ·   March 20th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Dear Mrs. Trudeau, By now, the reality of your Women’s Day Instagram post, where you showcase your husband’s activism, has reached hundreds of thousands of people, and the backlash has been swift and brutal. It is not my intention to approach this with anger, or contempt; but rather with this letter I attempt to educate […]

Event preview: Women resist!

Filed under Events   ·   March 10th, 2017   ·   0 comments

On March 11th from 6–9pm, the Canadian chapter of the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) along with a number of its allied and member organizations will be hosting “Indigenous and Working Class Women Resist State-Sanctioned Violence”, an evening of performances, speakers, sharing, and food at the Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (1803 E 1st Ave), […]

Speech Given at Portal Park, February 5th, 2017, at the Stand Against the Ban Rally

Filed under Decolonization, Global Politics, Race and Racism   ·   March 8th, 2017   ·   0 comments

As-salamu alaykum, peace be upon you all, friends, comrades. Today I stand here in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in Quebec. I stand here with the victims of Trump’s ban, and with all the victims of Trump’s America. I stand here in solidarity with all those who live their lives in fear, […]

How Your Partying Alienates Your Friends Who Live With Disabilities or Chronic Health Issues

Filed under Disability Justice & Mental Health   ·   March 4th, 2017   ·   0 comments

I’m the type of person who gets great joy from  spending time with friends, it’s a way to relax and decompress particularly after a long week. In theory, I like the idea of partying, and going out dancing as a way of letting loose. But because of the way parties are or what going out […]

12 tangible things people can do right now to help stop BC’s opioid crisis

Filed under Activism, Vancouver Politics   ·   February 20th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Last year, the British Columbia Coroner’s office reported that 914 people in BC passed away as a result of the opioid crisis. Today, those numbers are continuing to climb. In 2016, fentanyl was detected in more than a third of overdose deaths in British Columbia. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate narcotic that is 50 to […]