Examining the shortcomings of capitalism We will begin with the premise that everyone has the inherent right to own property in a capitalist society. Ownership of land, resources, technology, and intellectual property is a very detrimental component of capitalism for...
Before you read this I would like to leave the disclaimer that I count Corey Leblanc as one of my friends at Trent University and that I respect the efficient tenacity on display while running his campaign thus far. But...
Apartheid is a crime against humanity which involves inhuman acts committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention...
All the talk of Ron Thom’s architecture in this week’s Arthur and around campus has got me thinking of the next architectural project to take place at Trent: the student centre. When it’s built, it will (hopefully) be a student-operated...
The assailant who killed a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, in October of last year, was widely reported to have been inspired by Islamic State, as was the hostage-taker in Sydney Australia, in December. Although neither of them committed the...
Dear Trent University, It seems like only yesterday when we got together, but, with so many years gone by now, our romance only grows stronger. I have been singing your praises on 92.7 FM all this time and… well, perhaps...
Priceless heirlooms, expressions of love, symbols of prosperity, even the minerals used to produce our everyday products—society values gold for many reasons. But what is the true price of gold? Throughout world history, gold has been used as a measure...
As soon as you open the door to The Centre for Gender and Social Justice (formerly the Trent Women’s Centre), you can easily tap into the many ways that gender justice intersects with all other forms of anti-oppression. Our...
To start this off, Nata’s Café was a great place. Great brownies, free Wi-Fi to study with, good coffee & tea, and overall a very nice place to gather for the residents of Peterborough as well as Trent and...
Re: A Call for Love With varying rates of success, Arthur has been publishing the occasional satire piece this semester. Ana Maria Zapata’s “A Call for Love” (Arthur Issue 19) is by far the most compelling. Satire is not merely...