Derrick O'Keefe

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Derrick O'Keefe is a writer and social justice activist in Vancouver, B.C. He served as's editor from 2012 to 2013 and from 2007 to 2009. Derrick is the author of the new Verso book, Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? and the co-writer of Afghan MP Malalai Joya's political memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. Topics covered on this blog will include the war in Afghanistan and foreign policy, Canadian politics, media analysis, climate justice and ecology. You can follow him at
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Idle No More co-founder Sheelah McLean on Canada Day and Sovereignty Summer

The founders of Idle No More. (Photo:

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Sheelah McLean is one of four women who initiated Idle No More last year, helping to spark a social movement that spread and changed the political conversation in Canada. In part inspired by Idle No More, over the past ten days has run a series of articles reflecting on Canadian identity and issues of Indigenous rights and sovereignty.



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