Thursday, January 26, 2017

New column day

Here, on the hope that this past weekend's protests will be just the start of an activist response to Donald Trump and his corporatist and authoritarian allies.

For further reading...
- Robert Booth and Alexandra Topping reported on last weekend's rallies from a global perspective. Tanara Yelland discussed the march on the ground in Washington, while Caroline Mortimer commented on the protest in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia and Morgan Modjeski wrote about the one in Saskatoon. And Kate McInturff rightly criticized far too many commentators for downplaying the significance of a widespread, international and women-based protest.
- On the subject of areas crying out for further activism, Human Rights Watch highlighted Russia's steps to minimize domestic violence and its perpetrators. And Adam Bienkov wrote about Theresa May's plans to make the UK in to even more of a haven for corporate tax avoidance, while Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan and Zach Dubinsky again reported on Canada's own poor track record in that area.
- Finally, I again mention SaskForward as a prime opportunity to start shaping what Saskatchewan's popular agenda will look like in the years to come.

1 comment:

  1. Let us hope it is indeed the start of an activist response--that is, a genuinely progressive activist response, rather than just a Democratic one.

    I'm not sure what the point is of linking Human Rights Watch stories. HRW is basically a CIA asset, so when it says "Russia did bad thing" that gives us no information at all. It's much like when a police officer says the guy he shot was attacking him at the time--it could be true, it could be false, but the fact that the police officer said it gives us no new information on the subject because his claims would be exactly the same no matter what the actual facts might be.