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Which Canada are we talking about?

October 31, 2014

By Zachary Wolfraim: In light of this week’s horrible attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu there has been some commentary in the Canadian media declaring that this would not change Canada. The international media have suggested that Canada has lost its innocence but that reflects a lack of insight into evolving Canadian politics. While the importance … Continue reading “Which Canada are we talking about?”

Review: Lola Frost – Taking Risks

October 29, 2014

By Tally de Orellana: Individuals are guided in their choice between risk-avoiding and risk-accepting strategies by their worldviews – their culture.[1] Reader; think about ‘risk’. The idea will inevitably take your hand through the everyday sphere: whilst investigating new paths, investing in unfamiliar fields or smelling new flavours. As articulated in the quote, risk appears … Continue reading “Review: Lola Frost – Taking Risks”

A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis

October 23, 2014

By Joana Cook, Editor-in-Chief, Strife Today Canadians watched in horror as Ottawa was locked down when at least one gunman opened fire at the national Parliament, forcing politicians to barricade doors, journalists to dive for cover, all while streaming live across national and international media. When the dust settled, one reservist and one gunman lay dead … Continue reading “A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis”

The strife of finding oneself, or a trip through the House of the Dead: Review of The Charnel House

October 21, 2014

By Pablo de Orellana: In a foray into the relationship between art and conflict, editor Pablo de Orellana reviews The Charnel House, a poetic graphic novel  by painter Tom de Freston in collaboration with 37 leading contemporary poets, a book that takes readers through an agonising exploration of knowledge about oneself –and the problems of … Continue reading “The strife of finding oneself, or a trip through the House of the Dead: Review of The Charnel House”

‘Yes we can’: some considerations about Podemos

October 3, 2014

By Sophie Bustos: A new political force emerged in the May 2014 European elections. Being the third Spanish political force in the European Parliament, the far-left party Podemos proved that a new political struggle had just begun in Spain. Or, to put it more accurately, the political and social struggles annihilated by Franco’s dictatorship and … Continue reading “‘Yes we can’: some considerations about Podemos”

Why is everyone Hitler?

October 1, 2014

By Thomas Colley: Why do so many political leaders seem incapable of analogising undesirable behaviour to anyone other than Hitler and the Nazis? Conflict in Ukraine has seen the protagonists base their propaganda on demonising the other side as ‘Nazis’ and ‘fascists’. David Cameron recently compared the dilemmas of dealing with Putin with those of … Continue reading “Why is everyone Hitler?”


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