I am anti-war. I’m not a pacifist, exactly. I believe there is some power in nonviolent resistance, and I believe in both individual and group rights to self-defense against oppressive forces. I support the troops — I believe veterans deserve to be compensated and cared for. But I don’t believe that governments have the moral authority to decide — based on their own financial and political interests — whose death is justifiable.
Once, as a child, I remember waking up in a power outage. My room, bereft of the street light filtering in through the tiny basement window, was the darkest I had ever seen. Read More
Couples who work regular nine-to-five jobs have it hard enough trying to find time for each other. But for people working shifts, finding time for both rest and relationship can seem near impossible. Read More
This holiday season is supposed to be one where witches get to come out to play. But around the world, many real witches are still hiding in the broom closet. In Canada, the number of people who openly identify with a pagan faith has been steadily on the rise. Read More
Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that. The proposed legislation is now one step closer to becoming the province’s first successful attempt at legislating animal rights. Read More
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In the news recently have been some exceptional stories about people who are going out of their way to make a difference in the lives of abuse survivors. But the most powerful thing that anyone can do is offer victims hope to find their way out. Read More
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have been bringing attention to the importance of genetic testing in determining breast cancer risks for years now, particularly since she announced her positive result and double mastectomy in 2013. Read More