On March 26 of this year The President of the United States Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013, commonly referred to as The Monsanto Protection Act. This new legislation allows companies that deal with...
Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, which she shares with Kailash Satyarthi, as recognition “for their struggle against oppression of young people and children in South Asia” (the Nobel committee chairman, Thorbjoern Jagland). “This award is...
Anyone who has ever caught and gutted their own fish knows that the entire ordeal can be fairly messy. Even more untidy are the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public conversations taking place regarding the acceptance of...
Many of us are familiar with the controversial case based out of Ferguson Missouri regarding the shooting and death of Michael Brown. On November 24, 2014 Officer Darren Wilson, the responding officer on August 9, 2014, was not indicted...
On November 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the National Housing Strategy to deal with what many describe as a Canadian housing crisis. NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh described the plan as “unambitious.” In an article written by the...
On March 2, Trent University officially welcomed the Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies into existence. Over 100 people piled into the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space in the Enweying Building to honour the life of Chanie Wenjack...
The Community Radio Fund of Canada distributed a million dollars in grants to community radio broadcasters across the country early this November in their latest funding endeavour, Radiometres. Your local community radio broadcast facility, Trent Radio (CFFF 92.7 FM),...
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society – Angela Davis In the past two weeks there has been a strong backlash against Beyoncé’s performance at the Superbowl Half-Time concert from the white, conservative media and...
How are you making a difference? This was one of the many topics covered during International Development Week (IDW), which ran from February 3 to 9. A national endeavour with events taking place in various provinces, International Development Week is...
The details of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP) were released on November 5. Initial research on the 6,194-page document suggests that the deal is more damaging than expected for Canadians. The conceit of the TPP is to better link the Americas...