activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

Jason Galea day ago
The Beginning of the End for the Plastic Drinking Straw
The video that is said to have started it all; the removal of a plastic straw from a turtle’s nose went viral in 2015, exposing the realities of the effects of plastics in our oceans. Disclaimer, this...
Lindsay Brucea day ago
Walk for Freedom
Thousands of people are set to step out this weekend across the globe, to Walk for Freedom. Supporting international anti-human trafficking charity, the A21 Campaign, silent protesters will take to th...
Mike Whaley2 days ago
No More War
So many wars, even world wars, and yet still more fighting. Death of millions through a tsunami of genocide, yet still more fighting. You think by now that people could coexist, and we could live in a...
Matthew Shepard: A Young Man, a Tragic Reminder
I vividly remember the first time I watched The Laramie Project. I'd been invited to a conference in support of the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Saskatchewan by a friend of mine, and knowing ...
Monsoor Ali8 days ago
Why Voting Is Still Important Even If You're Black and Fed Up
There is a very popular yet understandable misconception in this country regarding the effects of citizen voting. Because of the misunderstanding of how the Electoral College works, voting fraud, as w...
Peter Carriveau8 days ago
Democratic-Socialist Is the New Green
It is an exciting time in Progressive politics. It may not seem like it with the contentious atmosphere that emanates from the Trump administration, but with all of the bad, there has also been an awa...
H. T. 11 days ago
If I Die
Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. Over the course of three days, Stonewall Inn would bare witness to one of the most pivotal protests in the LGBT community. In the early morning o...
Traci E.14 days ago
The Time Is Now
The ground is stained red with gallons of blood spilled daily. There is a stench of death lurking in the air. With giant blades men tear flesh from bone in an animalistic manner, slicing each piece in...
Kira Zimney15 days ago
The Problem with Plastic
The problem with plastic, if you haven’t already begun to notice in the past few decades, or since you’ve been alive, is that it is everywhere. The problem that lies with that is that it will be every...
Hali Moore15 days ago
Medicare and the Millennial
As we age, we can expect a few things to happen. Hearing and eyesight tend to fade, we move a little slower, and we wear sweaters more often because we'll get cold a little easier. But what about the ...
Mobin Khan17 days ago
What Happens When Students Go to School?
“If I don’t make it, I love you, and I appreciated everything you did for me.” In the moments that she thought would be her last, high school freshman Sarah Crescitelli texted these words to her paren...
#CancelKavanough Will Be a Win for #MeToo
The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the US and acts as the final judge in all cases involving laws of congress and the constitution. Despite this, the completely un-diverse...
Elliot Harrisa month ago
Why We Need to Intervene in the Syrian Civil War, for the Sake of Humanity
'At least in heaven there's food.' A mother of a boy, no more than 5 years old exclaims; she has come to terms with her own son's death, she is waiting and longing for her son to pass, because at leas...
Cassandra a month ago
Maternity Leave in Today's Society
Thanksgiving weekend of 2017 my boyfriend of three years and I found out we were going to be welcoming a baby boy into the world. My pregnancy flew by and soon I was trying to figure out how long I go...
Chris Ricksa month ago
One Nation Under God
When you hear independence, liberty, and justice, what is the first image that pops into your head? For many, this is a simple question with a generic answer. Independence, being able to do what you w...
David Morrisona month ago
Resist, Part 1
Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals has been very influential in Western political circles in recent years. The book is all about putting together grassroots communities and suggests a range of ap...
7 Steps to Resist the Termination of TPS and All Other Political Adversities
*Content warning for mentions of sexual violence“A state of shock is not just what happens to us when something bad happens; [it’s] what happens to us when we lose our narrative, when we lose our stor...
LittleFish BigPond2 months ago
White People Need to Speak Up!
White people need to speak up. Racism is running rampant in our country and it has got to stop. I’ve heard the counterarguments, “My family didn’t own slaves,” and, “Slavery was a long time ago, get o...