Jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist abandoned by Harper government

Freedom of the press under attack across the globe

Tariq Sohail On June 23, 2014 an Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Fahmy and his two colleagues to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges. Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian journalist, was covering the Arab Spring in Egypt before he was arrested. The Egyptian government accuses the three journalists of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, spreading “false news,” and […]

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Graphic: Bram Keast

Things every man should understand about #YesAllWomen

Elliot Rodger was not an anomaly

Trigger warning: sexual assault, domestic violence, violence against women “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them” – Margaret Atwood In the wake of Elliot Rodger’s May 23 California shooting rampage, which left seven people dead (including the shooter) and 13 injured, the Internet has been […]

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Campus strategies for combating sexual assault

The U of M has valuable resources, but more can be done

Liz Shewchuk and Britney Truman The following article primarily draws from the research of Dr. Antonia Abbey of Wayne State University. Sexual assault is extremely prevalent on university and college campuses. Over 50 per cent of women on university and college campuses have experienced some form of sexual assault. That means that one out of […]

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Illustration: Samantha Secter

Debunking colonialism with Jennifer Keith

Acknowledging truth of residential schools a step toward healing

Jennifer Keith, volunteer staff Last week in Edmonton, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) held its last national event. The event was an opportunity for survivors of residential schools to share their truths about the schools and their legacy. It was also a chance to witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal people […]

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Canada should rethink tough-on-crime strategy

Crime prevention proven to be more effective

Tariq Sohail, volunteer staff You would think all Republican primary candidates would take a tough-on-crime approach as part of their policy platform. But you would be wrong. Former congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, once a believer in the tough-on-crime approach, now argues that increased spending on incarceration is unnecessary, and spending on […]

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UMSU General Election 2014 candidates

Letters to the editor

Re: The death of student activism

As the dust settles from the recent UMSU election, it is apparent that it was not an election based on the serious issues that face students and challenge the quality of their education. Rather, it brought to the surface nothing more than trivial issues that overshadowed the purpose of our university student union, blocking the […]

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Graphic: Aichelle Sayuno

Monetary policy, debt, and unions

Unions could solve some key problems for Canada’s economy

Kevin Linklater, staff Following the global financial crisis of 2008-09, the Canadian economy was held up as a model in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Canada escaped the worst of the crisis; the banks were strong and the housing market continued to grow in strides. Four years on, however, the overall performance […]

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