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We need to talk about Azov

We need to talk about Azov

OTTAWA—I didn’t want to write about this topic, but every time I try to get out, white supremacy just pulls me back in.  There has been a lot of Russian disinformation accompanying their invasion of Ukraine, an accoutrement to the ground war. Russia’s pretext to the...

Amid the tide of whitelash, we remain unmoored

Amid the tide of whitelash, we remain unmoored

OTTAWA—#MakeOttawaBoringAgain is closer to a reality after a weekend of arrests and removals of convoy occupiers. Only, we didn’t win anything. In fact, we lost.  We are lost.  As the waters recede, what is left is a white supremacist, authoritarian movement that has...

Emergencies Act invocation sets a dangerous precedent

Emergencies Act invocation sets a dangerous precedent

OTTAWA—I listened to Ram Ranch by Grant MacDonald, so you don’t have to. When our leaders tapped out of this occupation, it became the swan song for a resistance that is brewing in Ottawa that preceded the Trudeau government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act.  On...

Those who can’t hear must feel

Those who can’t hear must feel

https://twitter.com/johnibbitson/status/1437836037082976267?lang=en https://twitter.com/wickdchiq/status/1489371301202567168?s=20&t=26uyScJVAHyBTw8RT5zKcg OTTAWA—It’s so rare for political pundits to be right—just look at Stephen Maher. Or John Ibbitson. Or Jesse...

Ignoring economic violence

Ignoring economic violence

OTTAWA—The Republicans of the North have never met a point they didn’t bludgeon, nor a fact they didn’t massage into terror. It’s understandable that the Conservatives want to jump on the inflation bandwagon, since people are feeling the pinch of rising grocery...

Why Mia Amor Mottley matters so much

Why Mia Amor Mottley matters so much

Originally published in the National Observer on December 8, 2021.  It is the combination of power, defiance, intelligence and compassion that made the prime minister of the world’s newest republic, Mia Amor Mottley, a lightning rod that highlighted the...