Outsourcing our jobs | Toronto Star →
The Star printed my letter in response to this editorial by Haroon Siddiqi. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/04/21/stop_importing_temporary_workers_into_canada_siddiqui.html Axe the temporary workers program, Opinion April 21 There is only one reason why states ever tighten or loosen the ridiculous rules of entry for the ridiculous lines in the sand known as borders: the whims...
Logic and the case against Stiglitz | Toronto Star →
Stiglitz spoke at the NDP conference and said some more nonsense about how policy can fix things. I attack his logic here.
Toronto Star: Editorial betrays a Western bias →
I wrote this letter in response to this editorial column: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/02/02/arab_spring_inspired_hopes_that_egypts_turmoil_and_syrias_agony_cant_crush_editorial.html This is the first letter the Star printed for me with the words “Down with the State” on it. My life is now complete. Everything good that happens to me from now on is bonus.
Enough of this pleading with our oppressors not to oppress us so much. Let’s...– Kaleb Matson (via paranoialampsandfreedom)
Anarchy: What it is and What it isn't. →
This is well written short introduction to anarchy for those interested. Down with the state!!
Toronto Star: Don't look to the state for... →
I wrote this letter to the Star in response to the following article by Oilvia Ward: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1310794—global-affairs-trends-to-watch-in-2013
Toronto Star: An early start to indoctrination →
Written in response to the opinion below. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1298841—early-learning-is-a-better-bargain-than-universities-goar
Star off-base on coverage of Ford →
In response to a column by the Star’s Rick Salutin on Mayor Rob Ford’s removal from office, I wrote this letter.
Don't look to the state to solve our traffic... →
The Star printed my letter in response to an article on telecommuting as a solution to gridlock.
In response to this op-ed by Bob Hepburn, I wrote... →
At a conference entitled, “The Common Good: Who Decides?”, 350 elites gathered to discuss the rising crisis of confidence in so-called democracy. Well, if our intrepid leaders must ask a question, which democracy answers by its very name, then we may already know the source of the crisis. Democracy means rule by the people, so there is no question of who decides, only how these...
The Star: PM's passing grade disputed →
The Star prints my letter about Stephen Harper.
Ghandi was an anarchist! →
Toronto Star - Police stops are not helping →
This is the second time I’ve felt I had to respond to a letter by Ross Quantz. Will he never learn?
Toronto Star - The politics behind Batman →
The fact that the Star printed my egregious error of grammar has tested my faith in their editors.
Toronto Star - Our democracy deficit →
Scroll down. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought this article was provocative.
Anarcho Capitalism people...the way forward is... →
Know your rights when dealing with the police,... →
The recent behaviour of Quebec police in the face of the most important social movement in modern Canadian history has been shameful. It has reminded me even more powerfully than the G20 debacle did that we live in a police-state. The reemergence of bill C-30, the portions of bill C-38 relating to arrest and detention by foreign police, etc are all more evidence. We need to remain vigilant now...
56% of Americans Favor Legalizing, Regulating... →
Reclaim our independence (Toronto Star prints my... →
I think the Toronto Star is sick of printing my...
Once again Harper’s government plays the wind-up toy for America’s diplomatic maneuverings. Again the Canadian people must demean themselves on the international stage, to serve the interests of private bankers instead of our own national needs and international obligations. The World Bank and IMF are controlled by the rich countries (mostly America) and although they are ostensibly...
I'm just gonna put all my letters on here whether...
Salvatore Amonte offers refreshing insight into the meanings of labour, value, and wealth. He points to some of the fundamental problems with the way we organize society and the economy. Ultimately they are unresolved conflicts within the basic premises of capitalism and the false democracy we strive under. Under capitalism there can be no meaningful labour, but mostly wage slavery that...
You know what Indonesia needs? A #slutwalk!! →
RE: "If not a lost cause, then what?", Mar...
Dimanno got this one utterly wrong and the letter writers compounded her mistake. They enumerate the West’s losses in blood and treasure, but it is never acknowledged how much Afghanistan has lost. The analysis is also completely divorced from history. According to Dimanno, the “U.S., Canada and NATO engineered” Afghanistan’s rapid advancement from 19th century practices under the Taliban, with...
A letter the Toronto Star did not print.
Recently the Toronto Star’s Editor Emeritus Haroon Siddiqui called for Canada to lobby for the bombing of Syria, as way to support protesters there in their quest to remove Bashar Al-Assad from power. I sent a letter decrying this warmongering, but it was unfortunately not printed. If you do give it a read, please tell me what you think. “How blithely Siddiqui bangs the drums of war...
The Star - Taxes can stimulate growth →
I was responding to a great article by David Olive about how corporations’ “Tax Freedom Day” (the day of the year when you have earned enough money to completely cover your tax bill) is far earlier in the year than normal working men and women.
The Star - A Teen's Ode To Inner Beauty →
17 year old Paul Gomille wrote a letter about women not having to dress in revealing clothing to be beautiful. He asked his principal if he could read it in front of a group of students at his high school. She asked him to remove some lines because she felt they were paternalistic. Paul chose not to omit the lines when he read the letter and was suspended for two days. The Star picked up the...
The Star - Zakaria papers over U.S. intentions →
CNN analyst Fareed Zakaria wrote an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star, about America’s future role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which I felt was extremely biased.
The Star - Minimum Terms Don't Work →
The Star - So much for civil liberties. →
The Star - Understanding Occupy's message →
The Star - Veiled intentions →
The Star - Africentric schools a step backward →
TheStar - Raising money for essentials →
Harper's remark on 'Islamicism'
After the Star published my letter I decided to start airing my views on other interesting articles. I was happy to see they printed my short letter in response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments on the threats facing Canada. In an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge Harper said, “the major threat is still Islamicism”. This caused a predictable uproar...
Pay our respects in peace.
Reading the Toronto Star’s letters to the editor after Jack Layton’s funeral, I was surprisingly angered upon reading this letter: A Fitting Farewell for Jack, published Monday, August 29, 2011. How many of the thousands paying their respects to Jack actually voted NDP in the last election? How many two-faced mourners should now be ashamed of their lack of respect for Jack and the...