Politics and its Discontents: A Barbaric Practice

I have written before on the ugly and wholly indefensible slaughter of sharks so that their fins can be enjoyed as a delicacy, but now seems a good time to remind people of this barbaric practice. I just received a petition from Change.org calling on the Canadian government to ban the distribution, consumption and sale ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sammy Yatim: A Petition From Change.Org

A petition has been established at Change.org. seeking justice for Sammy Yatim. At last count it was closing in on 27,000 signatures. Here is how it reads: In the early hours of Saturday, July 27, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot dead by a Toronto Police officer as the 18-year old man stood alone in a ...

Dented Blue Mercedes: Trans Depathologization: the spark of change.

I watch a lot of news stories unfold, reading left-wing, centrist and right-wing media alike.  In the course of a news story, issues ignite, blaze hotly and then smoulder into memory.  After awhile, one develops some sense of when a campaign will spread like a prairie fire or when it will extinguish itself.  The quest ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Plea For Corporate Compassion

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