Political Action

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.
Apr 9, 2020
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Life as a tenant during the COVID-19 crisis

Doreen Nicoll
The Ontario government promises there will be no new evictions during the pandemic, but landlords can still make life even more uncertain and uncomfortable as tenants try to shelter in place.
Apr 3, 2020
People line up to be assessed for COVID-19 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)

COVID-19: The ultimate identity politics?

COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.


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