Why I support rapid transit

The debate over the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been raging in London, Ontario for weeks, recently including a highly contentious public meeting as well as instances of online name-calling and attacks. For non-Londoners, it is important to note that a better plan for light rail was already rejected. Although it is easy to … Continue reading Why I support rapid transit

Women’s Strike 2017

I made a video about why I participated in the women's strike on March 8, focusing especially on the struggles of working women. It didn't get shared for the media outlet I made it for so I am sharing it here instead. It took me at least two hours to figure out how to make … Continue reading Women’s Strike 2017

Permaculture and activism, part 1

I am working on a presentation about permaculture as a social and environmental justice movement for this amazing conference Organizing Equality. For this presentation I have been doing some research about permaculture and activism and have come across some fantastic resources. First, check out this video of a Decolonizing Permaculture session at the Building Resilient … Continue reading Permaculture and activism, part 1

The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

It seems that everyone on Facebook is sharing the news that Cheerios is giving away wildflower seeds as part of their campaign to "bring back the bees". While planting pollinator-loving plants is important for both honey bees and wild bees this campaign by a Cheerios is a greenwash and by sharing it, you are helping them … Continue reading The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

The power of seeds

Buying a packet of seeds and planting them in the ground may seem like a fairly mundane act. But corporate control of seeds is one of the most important political, social, and environmental issues facing humanity. In many ways,  the attempts of corporations to copyright, patent and otherwise own seeds is a new forms of the enclosure … Continue reading The power of seeds

On activist fatigue

So much has happened since the Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20. As Trump signs multiple heinous "executive orders", millions of people have taken to the streets in the United States - and around the world - in protest, solidarity, and resistance.  There is so much to say right now about these amazing social … Continue reading On activist fatigue

Radical Roundup – Week of January 9

What a week! As people and movements get ready to confront a Trump presidency, here are some of my favourite reads this week. A call for Marxist Identity Politics by activist Albert L. Terry, that highlights how crucial it is for Marxists - and other radical activists - to take race not only seriously but to put … Continue reading Radical Roundup – Week of January 9