Activism

Where will you draw the line?

Thursday’s annual Take Back the Night march featured the launch of the new Draw the Line campaign — a provincial effort to target bystanders in sexual assault prevention.Continue...

OPIRG presses on

The Kingston branch of the Ontario Public Interest Group (OPIRG) won’t give up on their mission to serve the community and the University despite their loss of funding, OPIRG Coordinator Kavita Bissoondial said.Continue...

Random act of kindness

Last month, 49-year-old Debbie Wooldridge boarded a train to Montreal to undergo gender reassignment surgery.Continue...

Don't listen to Kony campaign critics

When we’re looking at viral campaigns like Kony 2012, the priority should be to learn from them — whether its through a critical perspective or because you believe in it.Continue...

Activists stand trial

The trial for Kingston prison farm protesters began yesterday at the Frontenac County Court House.Continue...

Dissent declines

Protesters with the Occupy Kingston movement dwindled from over 100 to five yesterday.Continue...

Recognizing being white-passing as a privilege

I was born in Baghdad to Iraqi parents who fled war to Amman, Jordan. Although I grew up as part of a marginalized Iraqi community in Jordan, I was also part of the majority of the population, adapting to the Jordanian accent and identifying as both an Arab and a Muslim.Continue...

The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of celebrity activism

Celebrities are just like the rest of us—if you discount their privilege and ability to create meaningful change with enviable ease.Continue...

Whitewashing climate activism limits its success

Young climate activists represent the future of environmentalism in Canada and around the world. This activism must represent the diversity of those impacted by the climate crisis, not just a handful of white voices.Continue...

The anti-5G movement is a new form of fearmongering

Over the past few months, you may have noticed Kingston yard signs advertising the following: “NO SMALL CELL ANTENNAS! OUR KIDS LIVE HERE! STOP 5G!”Continue...

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