Category Archives: If You REALLY Care

#NoDAPL is not over, people!

This battle has just begun. And no, what the US Army Corps of Engineers did yesterday, though it was the right thing to do, is NOT the end of the pipeline. The Sioux people of Standing Rock are not done … Continue reading

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Justice for Jo Cox, but the media are still spineless

So, the piece of Brexit-shit who murdered a pro-Remain British MP is finally behind bars for life. He won’t be getting out ever. He is officially recognized as an incorrigible menace to society. That’s the good news here. The bad … Continue reading

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Quotable: Bernie Sanders on fossil fuel dependency

Bernie didn’t mention this, but Der Drumpf is not just a hazard to the environment (in Standing Rock and beyond) by virtue of his idiotic climate-change denial (which, ha ha, the Chinese have already slapped him for); he is also … Continue reading

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Quotable: A gentle reminder from Tommy Douglas, our Greatest Canadian…

…which will be timely not only here, but south of the 49th Parallel and across the Atlantic and Pacific, too: It’s also a useful corrective for those who insist that the problem is that there are “too many definitions” of … Continue reading

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Dear climate-change denialists…

…you can take your head out of your ass anytime now. What you deny has been scientific fact for more than a century: As you can see, this news clipping (from New Zealand!) dates back to 1912. At the time, … Continue reading

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The normalized sexual violence of Oktoberfest

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Or in this case, the Löwenbräu. I have a terrible confession to make: I’ve never been to Oktoberfest. Not just because I never happened to be in Germany when Oktoberfest is on (because every time I … Continue reading

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No use trying to “Lean In” — the pay gap is real

Welp, looks like one more sexist canard just bit the dust. When even the Torygraph is reporting this, you KNOW the gender gap in pay is real…and it’s the product of rampant sexism: The research, from the University of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Why Robin Camp needs to go

If you ever wondered whether a so-called “independent judiciary” is really such a great thing as it’s cracked up to be, you might want to bear in mind how independent it really is not. And how it treats those of … Continue reading

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Who’s being excluded from Toronto Pride, again?

So, a gay (and rather white) police officer wrote an open letter today, complaining of his exclusion (as a cop, not as a gay man) from Toronto Pride, based on Black Lives Matter TO’s leadership role in the Pride weekend … Continue reading

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Clip ‘n’ Save: A short history of European Union referenda

Next time someone says Brexit will be binding, it might be a good idea to show them this: And please, do enjoy all the spluttering that ensues.

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