Political Action

Book Review
Jun 4, 2020
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (BP Miller/Unsplash)

The Olympics aren't inevitable

Michael Nicholas
Jules Boykoff, a prolific critic of the Olympic games, convincingly demonstrates that zeroing in on anti-Olympics organizing can help us understand how local movements interact with global issues.

Pandemic and politics: centring the grassroots

May 5, 2020
Our next discussion will focus on the issues of the food chain and food security, as well as how the pandemic affects racialized and Indigenous communities in a disproportionate way.
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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