Category Archives: Not So Compassionate Conservatism

Drug smuggling: Venezuela’s latest problem

Eduardo Samán (in red shirt) drops a bombshell on VTV. So, you think Venezuela has always had a drug smuggling problem, and that it’s cocaine, marijuana, and other street drugs, being exported overseas with Venezuela as a trans-shipment point? Au … Continue reading

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Politicize the Fort Mac fire? Yes, PLEASE.

Alanis Obomsawin, more relevant now than ever. So, I hear all kinds of rumblings to the effect that we “shouldn’t politicize” the forest fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. That it’s “insensitive” to the people of the town, who … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Bernie supporters vs. Der Drumpf’s

Spot the difference!

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When rape culture calls itself Justice, and the papers defend it as such

Many years ago, when I was a j-school student, I got interviewed by the Globe and Mail, for an internship I didn’t get. At the time, it was cause for some chagrin: a plum big-city reporting job, missed! What made … Continue reading

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Calling bullshit on Birgitt Peterson

Remember this lady? The one who was misidentified as a Bernie Sanders supporter by an outright fascist who loves Der Drumpf? Well, here she is in her own words. See if you can spot what’s wrong with them: Ms. Peterson, … Continue reading

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Animals vs. Der Donald

Cute cats, daffy dogs, and a majestic eagle all agree: Donald Trump is a piece of shit and must be stopped. Oh, and that orangutan in Borneo? He’s still waiting to get his pelt back off Der Donald’s head.

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Dear racists: You can all shut up now.

A Syrian demonstrating against sexism, in Germany last month. Turns out he’s more representative of his people than the image of them that’s been making the rounds of racist talking head shows. The cold hard facts, from the UK Independent: … Continue reading

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The last and best word on sexual assaults in Germany

German women demonstrate against sexism and racism both. They’re getting it right, at least. The media, both there and here? Not so much. For the last two or three days, my newsfeed has been buzzing with stuff about the sexual … Continue reading

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Remember Montréal.

26 years ago, as a third-year university student and feminist volunteer at the Queen’s Women’s Centre, I felt murder breathing down my neck. Walking to class every day, the ever-present Kingston slush seeping cold and damp through the seams of … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: One for all the anti-choice fanatics

Yes, you, skulking out there in the shadows, spreading crapaganda and lies and glee about the deaths of three people. So “pro-life” that you can’t wait to dip your hands in innocent blood, eh? My man John’s got a word … Continue reading

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