Society

Social issues, social causes, social justice, and human rights – these things matter. They are a product of our collective past, and they define our present and future. Don’t hide away from the current news cycle, no matter how grim. Learn, discuss, act, change.

The problem with double standards in reactions to #metoo

It’s mid-December, and the #metoo movement, launched into the public eye by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, is still going strong. Earlier this week, Salma Hayek joined over 30 other women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault with her chilling piece for The New York Times. For …

The Stolen Land

This morning I woke up to the news that the U.S. administration will severely cut the size of two national monuments in Utah – the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, – thus putting over two million acres of protected land at risk of being sold to private interests, including …

Homeless America

The United States is a land of stark contrasts but there are few places in the country where these are as apparent as in California. Whether it’s the sprawling tent cities right next to the newest, coolest start-up HQ in San Francisco or lush neighbourhoods morphing into blocks of shuttered businesses in …