“The Cage”: Seeds of Star Treks to Come!

When I was a young person, I would watch Star Trek: The Next Generation every day at 5pm after school. I loved the characters and fantastical planets. Like any good science fiction, it made me think about different ways of being, different social configurations; science fiction made me realize that a lot of accepted conventions are merely that, and not natural.

Who is the United Conservative Party?

While Alberta is widely known as a deeply conservative province, the reality is somewhat messier than that. While it’s true that Albertans regularly elect conservative representatives to office, both on a federal and provincial level, and while many prominent conservative politicians call Alberta home, presupposing that Alberta conservatism is homogenous would be a mistake.

Spring Dreams of Bike Lanes

Early this snowy, windy, and rainy spring in Edmonton, the city began to install its long awaited downtown bike network, along with sections of the bike boulevard along 83rd Avenue in old Strathcona and the bike network improvement and renewal in Queen Alexandra.

Canada 150 Links

While some of us enjoy the privileges of this place, we also have a duty to educate ourselves about living responsibly on Indigenous land—an imperative for both white settlers and settlers of colour. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of some links to read on Canada 150.

Shadow Budgets

Shadow budgets aren’t the norm, and the calls the WRP are facing are exceptional. That said, I don’t believe that the expectation of a shadow budget is misplaced, as the times are exceptional.

Rigged in 1787!

There is no moral arc of the universe and if there was, it most definitely does not bend towards justice—that is a fairy-tale comfort. Whatever arc we are on we must build ourselves and struggle over; we must seize and force it into a just direction. Supporting structures of oppression won’t save us from them. Our struggles are not new, but the imperative is intensifying. Solidarity and struggle might save some of us, some of the time. We cried and mourned but now we fight. On every scale and in every way we are able.