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Online violence

Girls are learning to expect and accept abuse as a normal part of their online experience. One in five have either left or significantly reduced their use of a social…

Bill The Billionaires

Bill the billionaires

Let us be blunt, the World Economic Forum (WEF) happening in Davos this month will not solve the inequality crisis because its participants – the ultra-rich and powerful 1 percent…

A Warm Day In September

A warm day in September

Last Friday was a beautiful fall day. The air was crisp and the sun was hot as I marched with friends and around 10,000 Nova Scotians who understand that we,…

Solidarity

Solidarity

A multitude of images of burning rainforest have circulated across social media over the last week with the hashtag #PrayfortheAmazon. A familiar refrain in these tweets and posts has been:…

Do no harm

IMAGINE growing up feeling and identifying in ways that society does not expect you to. Imagine having to hide your identity or else be easy prey for bullies. Having to…

Win it like Megan Rapinoe

MODERN sports are difficult to imagine without their Westphalian baggage, the self-limiting national affinities of players and fans. In more mature societies, respect to the national flag is getting conditioned…

Climate Risks

Climate risks

Rising global temperatures are intensifying the effects of extreme weather events across the United States and around the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, and severe storms are becoming the…

Canada goes right

Recently, Canadian politicians have taken a rebar-hard, right-wing turn in pursuit of victory. This fact may come as unsettling news to scores of progressives at home and abroad who remain…