“Less Lethal” Oppression: Gentler Than Bullets, But Still Deadly

January 30, 2020

Last July, Warren B. Kanders stepped down from his role as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His resignation was a response to protests regarding the sale of tear gas by his company, Safariland. Their ire was roused by reports that the tear gas had been used against migrants,...

Extinction Rebellion Is Not a Cult

November 01, 2019

Yoga gurus and cult leaders – I’ve seen a few. Four weeks ago, I unknowingly joined an alleged New-Age cult on the New Zealand coast, together with a giant kraken and some neatly dressed pensioners who would make any book club proud. They were among the 200 people of all ages preparing for a...

Climate Emergency: Rise of a Civil Disobedience Movement

May 04, 2019

What has prompted more than a million young individuals around the world to mobilize into a civil march for action on climate change? “We have a climate emergency” was the overwhelming chant echoing through the streets of Waterloo, in Canada’s Ontario province, on March 15. An estimated...