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.

Dr. Williams4 months ago
Divided We Fail
In this the 21st century we still have to remember lessons learned from history are valuable tools to secure the future. Too often, though, mankind hasn't learned many of the lessons that history is s...
Steph Ferguson4 months ago
School Shootings: A Widespread Epidemic
The article, "Teaching In An Age Of School Shootings" by Jeneen Interlandi, discusses the effects, controversies, and viewpoints of the teacher's experience in an age where schools are being threatene...
CD Turner5 months ago
An Open Letter to School Shooters
Dear you. Just you. No names, no recognition, no separation of yourself from the others. Just... dear you. Was it their happiness that offended you? Perhaps their innocence? Maybe they weren't so inno...
Maxine Harrison5 months ago
Breaking Up Bricky?
From Black History Month through to December this year, the black female owned organisation, Blacktress, have teamed up with Tristan Bates Theatre to bring a series of performances portraying stories ...
Black America: Why I Vote
Emancipation came down to two votes—two. Two votes that no black person in this country could cast. We had to depend on the goodwill and determination of a group of men to vote for what is right and n...
Why Can Clothing Increase Toxic Waste?
That’s true. The more we buy clothing, the more we indirectly pollute the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arctic Ocean. It is true to say that people don’t want to giving up spending m...
Aimes Israel5 months ago
We Need to Talk About What Happened in Squirrel Hill
I feel numb. I don't know how this happened, but I know why. We as a people have experienced violence and persecution for centuries that has never left. In fact, I don't think it ever will. People wil...
Jason Gale5 months ago
Failure by Design. Plastic Resin Codes
Today's recycling industry is facing a lot of new challenges. New scrap import regulations imposed by China and reported recycling contamination rates ranging from 3% to 26% across the country have ca...
Off with Their Heads
On the July 14, 1789, the peasants of France rioted, culminating into first the public death of their Governor Marquis, followed shortly by that of a local Mayor. Over the next month, the riots and at...
Jason Gale5 months 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 Bruce5 months 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 Whaley5 months 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...
Christina St-Jean5 months ago
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 Ali5 months 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 Carriveau5 months 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. 6 months 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.6 months 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 Zimney6 months 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...