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On violence and vengeance: Rhymes for Young Ghouls and the horrific history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Originally posted on Decolonization:
by Sean Carleton ** Editor’s note: If you have not seen the movie Rhymes for Young Ghouls, this article likely contains spoilers. ** Download the PDF version of this article here. ? Written and directed by…

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It’s just war

#97341689 / gettyimages.com   “If you conduct a war, you shouldn’t be in charge of narrating it.” -Thomas Hayden I recently came across a moving post at Wolfessblog that brought to my attention a homage already underway for the 50th … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #35

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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It ain’t Arawak Day

#184225162 / gettyimages.com Hear ye, hear ye! If you are a federal employee, mailman or banker, Columbus Day is your day to kick back, crack open a cold one and pour one out for Cristoforo Columbo, the Genoese explorer who … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #34

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Dear America,

I am writing this letter to the American people to let each and every one of you know how much your contributions and sacrifices have meant to global peace efforts. Your sons and daughters have provided the cannon fodder, er, … Continue reading

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A collective sigh

#167295497 / gettyimages.com “Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” -Angela Davis It’s rapidly approaching the autumn season in the land of the free and the home of the brave. The time of year when the leaves change colors, … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #33

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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The concrete roots of capitalism’s magical thinking

Originally posted on Systemic Disorder:
Most people don’t actually like capitalism. Dislike of the jobs we head to each day is quite the norm. Resentment of the power of the corporations we deal with in our daily lives crosses all…

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