Activism

The Wobblies’ Return

The Wobblies’ Return

A lovingly restored 1979 film excavates the lost history of American radicalism.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
9 min read
Art and Culture
Confession and Conspiracism in the Church of Social Justice

Confession and Conspiracism in the Church of Social Justice

“Indigenous peoples have been stewards of this planet since time immemorial,” tweeted Canadian Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault from the Glasgow Climate Change Conference earlier this month. “The fight against climate change is not possible without their knowledge and leadership.” It was an odd thing to post. In recent years, many

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
15 min read
Activism
The Creeping Orthodoxy of the Neurodiversity Movement

The Creeping Orthodoxy of the Neurodiversity Movement

It is no longer fashionable to talk about autism spectrum disorders among certain quarters of the ASD community without reference to “neurodiversity.” As an individual on the autism spectrum myself, I was once firmly planted in the neurodiversity camp. However, over time, my enthusiasm for the movement has waned, even

Bill Williams
Bill Williams
7 min read
Activism
The Canadian Historical Association’s Fake 'Consensus' on Canadian Genocide

The Canadian Historical Association’s Fake 'Consensus' on Canadian Genocide

Last month, the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) issued a public “Canada Day Statement”—described as having been “unanimously approved” by the group’s governing council—declaring that “existing historical scholarship” makes it “abundantly clear” that Canada’s treatment of Indigenous peoples amounts to “genocide.” The authors also claimed that there

Christopher Dummitt
Christopher Dummitt
9 min read
Activism
When You’re Diagnosed with Autism—by TikTok

When You’re Diagnosed with Autism—by TikTok

Do you ever seek reassurance, overspend, get angry over small things, fear abandonment, or pretend to be happy? If so, you might be suffering from anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, a wounded inner child, and something called “smiling depression”—at least according to the gurus of the video-sharing site TikTok, where the

Lucy Kross Wallace
Lucy Kross Wallace
8 min read
Activism
Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable

Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable

Most of you have never heard of Chanty Marostica. But in 2019, they were considered a rising star in the Canadian comedy industry. Originally based out of Winnipeg, Marostica is transgender and non-binary, and was hailed as a leader of the growing diversity movement in Canadian comedy. They’d won

Jessica Pigeau
Jessica Pigeau
34 min read
Activism
Rescuing the Radicalized Discourse on Sex and Gender: Part Two of a Three-Part Series

Rescuing the Radicalized Discourse on Sex and Gender: Part Two of a Three-Part Series

Our choice of words affects the way we think. That’s why we spend so much time fighting over which terms to use, whether it’s “undocumented immigrants” versus “illegal aliens,” “foetuses” versus “unborn babies,” or “militants” versus “terrorists.” In recent years, the question of word choice has figured prominently

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
17 min read
Activism
The Faith of Systemic Racism

The Faith of Systemic Racism

We hear constantly about the systemic racism coursing through America. Everything, we’re told, is shot through with hate. It does not matter if no white person ever has actually thought a hateful thought. The structure, or system, these innocents inhabit and profit from was designed by those who hated

Peter Savodnik
Peter Savodnik
6 min read
Activism