Politics and its Discontents: Amen

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Politics and its Discontents: More Reasons To Boycott U.S Travel

I have no regrets about my recent decision to boycott travel to the United States as long as the Trump regime, dominated as it is by paranoid exclusions and hate-mongering policies, continues in office. An item on last night’s NBC News amply demonstrates that for some people, border crossings are becoming risks not worth taking. ...

Politics and its Discontents: In Case You Hadn’t Noticed

Meanwhile, Star letter writers offer their suggestions: Re: Chaos, fear and anger, Jan. 29 Canadians outraged at Trump’s ban on Muslims and refugees can take concrete action by contacting the United States embassy in Ottawa and pledging not to travel to the U.S. until the ban is overturned. We can’t vote south of the border, ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Power That Resides Within All Of Us

We live a world where far too many decisions are heavily influenced, if not determined, by economic considerations. The cost of everything, and the value of nothing, seems to be today’s ruling ethos, to the point where we regularly seem to be little more than cogs in a giant mercantile wheel. That can be a ...

Politics and its Discontents: My Pledge

There is so much that I feel tempted to write about this morning, but I hope this post reflects a little of what is going on in the world these days. On Sunday, I posted what follows on my Facebook page. It was something I wasn’t especially keen to do, as the post makes clear, ...