Criminalizing Conscience

Perhaps in retrospect we’ll appreciate the sinister humour in the Harper government’s response to global warming of sending a chill throughout the activist community, but at present the tactic is too ominous for anything but gravest concern. Security documents released in January show both the RCMP and CSIS now classifies any Canadian who protests against the resource-based economy, especially oil...

Wealth and Privilege

By any global index, we lucky cardholders of first-world citizenship are among history’s most satiated actors. And while there is still gross inequity in modern life, we take for granted treasures of security and access never dreamed of by our predecessors: year-round fresh food, high-speed transportation, publicly-funded arts, the worldwide libraries of the internet. Moreover, we anticipate our situation to...