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.