Jeff Shantz

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Jun 11, 2020
An RCMP cruiser on the UBC campus in 2014. Image: British Columbia Emergency Photography/Flickr

It's past time to take cops off campus

Jeff Shantz
Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.
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Apr 23, 2020
A New Jersey National Guard airman provides traffic control at a COVID-19 testing site in Holmdel, N.J., March 23, 2020. Image: The National Guard/Flickr

COVID crisis states: The authoritarianism pandemic

Jeff Shantz
Some governments are using the context of COVID-19 to make a range of moves that are explicitly authoritarian, exerting controls over communities that are struggling to get by.
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Apr 16, 2020
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image: NIAID/Flickr

Socialism or barbarism: At a COVID-19 crossroads

Jeff Shantz
The pandemic has shown that society organized around production for profit destroys nature and harms most of the world's population. But we are also seeing signs of socialistic alternatives.
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