Jesse McLaren

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Nov 17, 2017
Close up of doctor taking blood pressure.  Image: World Bank Photo Collective/flickr

Medicalizing high blood pressure

Jesse McLaren
New guidelines have labeled millions more people as hypertensive, but will this help prevent the social, economic and ecological causes of cardiovascular disease?
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Dec 13, 2015

Photo essay: Holiday carolling for $15 and fairness

Jesse McLaren
Holiday carollers brought holiday cheer to retail workers and called on Premier Wynne to make her new year's resolution to support $15 minimum wage and fair working conditions.
News
Nov 25, 2015

Canada needs real action for climate justice

Jesse McLaren
Is it possible to achieve climate justice, support Indigenous communities, welcome migrants, stop Islamophobia and defend civil liberties? It's 100 per cent possible.
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Jan 26, 2015

Makayla, cancer and colonialism

Jesse McLaren
Rather than blaming a family for their tragedy, we should be collectively working to improve determinants of health, so that we can treat and prevent cancer and stop the cancerous system driving it.
Blog
Jan 9, 2015

Ten crimes of John A. Macdonald

Jesse McLaren
January 11 is a day to remember Canada’s first Crime Minister, to celebrate the struggles that resisted his policies, and to keep building movements challenging his legacy.
Blog
Dec 23, 2014

Celebrating the Christmas Truce of 1914

Jesse McLaren
The centenary of the Christmas truce reminds us of the real roots of war, the potential resistance from rank-and-file soldiers, and the importance of an organized anti-war movement.
Blog
Dec 18, 2014

Breaking the code about the Second World War

Jesse McLaren
By reviving the life of Alan Turing -- a cryptographer persecuted for being gay -- 'The Imitation Game' breaks the code about the Second World War.
Blog
Oct 27, 2014

Harper's crocodile tears for fallen soldiers

Jesse McLaren
Harper claims his "thoughts and prayers" are with the soldiers killed last week, but he is sending more troops to die in Iraq while cutting their pensions amidst rising suicides.

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