This Is Real Science

This Is Real Science

Robert Egan

Not too long ago, I was right as rain – no, I was more right than an Antarctic ice shelf that had collapsed, sailed across the Indian ocean, evaporated as it approached Africa, then braved the winds of fortune to form a single storm cloud in the middle of the Sahara that hovered above the outstretched tongue of a traveler who alone knew the secret to world peace but was dying of thirst. The only obstacles that stood between me and this path to ultimate righteousness were a book filled with a dead guru's lectures and the person who sold it to me. The book was called Life Comes from Life and found its way into my hands because of my dog.

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The Unending Pursuit: An Analysis of Freedom as Depicted in Michelle Cliff’s Free Enterprise

The Unending Pursuit: An Analysis of Freedom as Depicted in Michelle Cliff’s Free Enterprise

Frances Chen 

The term “freedom” is deeply imbued with idealism. Its allure rests on a sense of universality; the fact that liberty is ultimately beneficial to everyone. Though for peoples of African, Asian and Native descent living throughout the Americas in the preceding centuries, the word carried an ironic ring, as it was often on the lips of their enslavers. African-Americans, in particular, were acutely aware that “liberation [was] not achieved, but handed down” (Cliff 137).

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PSA: Canadian Legislation

PSA: Canadian Legislation

A sexist and racist bill is almost law and no one is reporting it. 

Bill S-215 was introduced in the Senate and is sponsored by the Aboriginal People’s committee chair, Lillian Dyck. This bill would amend the criminal code’s sentencing guidelines for convictions under sections 235, 236 and 239, which are murder, manslaughter and attempted murder, respectively. If the victim of those crimes was a female Indian, Metis or Inuit individual, it would be counted as an aggravating factor under the new law.

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