To his critics, he was a brutal dictator, opponent of free speech, and a man determined to preserve his monopoly of power whatever the cost. To his sympathizers, the late Fidel Castro was a benevolent absolutist who ushered in...
Imagine battling for basic rights, entitled to many in Canada, every single day. Imagine facing barriers to education, making intellectual growth an extreme challenge. Imagine the affect this would have on both your personal well-being, and the society you...
I recall volunteering at the Brock Mission in Peterborough in August of 2014, washing dishes and chopping onions as the news breaks on the radio took on an increasingly dark tone. ISIS militia had attacked the city of Sinjar,...
"Real journalism is not concerned with the news, it is concerned with the truth," Chris Hedges articulated to a crowd of community members, professors, and students on November 20, 2017 at Peterborough’s Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. Hedges is acutely...
We have heard a lot about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) or Bakken Pipeline in the last month or so, and we can thank the efforts of the North Dakotan tribe of Standing Rock Sioux for bringing it to...
It is the time of the year where the world holds their breath and prays for a mild storm season along the equator. This year those prayers were not answered, and Hurricane Matthew has blazed a trail through Haiti,...
Only 77 high octane days of campaigning left until the election and only about 77 days until the drone strikes aside, the best president is leaving to be replaced with whoever emerges from the ashes left by the Clinton...
This month, Peterborough participated in the Precarious Festival, which showcased the precarious nature of the arts while facilitating larger discussions about income and poverty in Peterborough. Peterborough currently holds the highest unemployment rate in Canada, at 9.6 percent. Many...
As of October 26th, a refugee camp that housed close to 7,000 migrants attempting to gain entry to the United Kingdom was dismantled in Calais. Despite housing just a fraction of the 77,000 residents at the refugee camp in...
In the early hours of the morning on April 2, dozens of Israeli soldiers burst into a house near Ramallah and forcibly seized Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian parliamentarian and mother of two Trent alumni. Held without charges, Jarrar is...