Politics

Election 41

We are always in the difficult position of balancing our principles and values with the constraints and parameters of the situation we find ourselves in; if you can’t tell, I’m a strategic voter.

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I have finally tweeted

Twitter meets Sherwin meets the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Did you know that everyone has a declared right to form and join a trade union? It’s part of Article 23.

Four cops surround a man on the ground just prior to killing him in the Vancouver airport.

The Robert Dziekanski case

The officers failed to properly assess and respond to the situation effectively. Then they used too much force. Then they failed to administer CPR. Then the officers lied. Then their superiors and media relations officers lied…

"Fucking 'humans' with their fucking 'newspapers

Struggling to form an analysis: is liberalism dead?

I generally have ideas about things. I tend towards being opinionated. I have a view of the world that is robust enough that I can fit a surprisingly large amount of new stuff into it without much trouble. But lately I’ve been feeling confused and outmatched by a world of politics that is…

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Water is connected to everything

Okay I get that some folks think that everything is connected to everything. Some moments I think that too. But that flattens the universe. And mostly hippies think that. Go deeper. Some connections matter than others. Even people that believe in astrology believe that our connection to stars is more important than our connection to…

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Discourse analysis of the National Post media surrounding Pickton

Soon I am embarking on a discourse analysis of the National Post’s coverage of the Robert Pickton murders. This is my second foray into a discourse analysis of a major media outlet. The first was on the Calgary Herald and I was interested in their analysis and value judgments of climate change issues. This time…

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