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Day 1 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , June 27th, 2022


From Wednesday, June 22, through Friday, June 24, 2022, a combined effort by the Canadian Covid Care Alliance and Fearless Canada, brought three full days of testimonies that were stre…


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Introducing: “Disaster X”

Maximilian C. Forte , June 26th, 2022


Disaster X is a new publication, that is tied to this site: it is available on Substack. Here I just want to briefly introduce the material that already…


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“Nothing About Us Without Us!” Really?: The Unequal Value of Lives in Harm Reduction NGOs by Catherine Larocque

Catherine Larocque , March 25th, 2022


Canada, like most capitalist societies of the global North, faces “an unprecedented and devastating wave of overdoses” and overdose deaths (Wells, 2017), intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic (Governm…


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Protecting the Pandemic from the People: Perpetual Panic, Permanent Emergency

Maximilian C. Forte , December 26th, 2021


There are some suggestions that the Omicron variant could well end “the pandemic”. And that is a problem. It is a problem on two fronts. First, a variant that…


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The State of Emergency, Coercive Medicine, and Academia

Maximilian C. Forte , December 1st, 2021


“Two weeks to flatten the curve,” is what we heard across Canada1 just after March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization unilaterally declared a global “pandemic” according to…


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“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

Maximilian C. Forte , August 20th, 2021


On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which…


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Community-Based Research is Hard, and Worth It

Maya Cowan , August 12th, 2021


The Salt Spring Dollar I began studying the Salt Spring dollar (SSD), a community currency used on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, for my May-August MA fieldwork…


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On Quebec and its “Vaccine Passport”

Maximilian C. Forte , August 5th, 2021


Since the Government of Quebec under Premier François Legault decided to jump the gun today and announced the coming of “vaccine” certification on September 1st, possibly in response…


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The False Pandemic and the Great Reset: Day 1 of an Online Interdisciplinary Symposium

Maximilian C. Forte , July 30th, 2021


A brief note before the main content for this report: since last publishing to this site I have been occupied with preparing a long and detailed series of…


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COVID-19: THE SYSTEM, Part 2

Maximilian C. Forte , June 6th, 2021


In Part 1 we ended with the documentary’s discussion of the type of business model that has been created around COVID-19, or to match the title of the…


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COVID-19: THE SYSTEM, Part 1

Maximilian C. Forte , June 5th, 2021


On March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19’s spread was now a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, when here in Quebec a total…


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‘Race,’ ‘Diversity,’ and the University

Maximilian C. Forte , May 30th, 2021


If this was a good time for Canadian academia, you would not be able to tell from the blanket of almost absolute silence that has been pulled over…


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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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In the Journals – Incarceration, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism

allisontedesco , March 1st, 2021


Josh Shapiro: Fair Commutation Not Mass Incarceration by joepiette2 via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed…


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In the Journals – Policing Migration

allisontedesco , January 25th, 2021


A Macedonian police officer raises his baton toward migrants by Freedom House via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that…


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Working in a Fracture Zone: Learning to Research Mental Health from Multiple Cultures by Gerald P McKinley

Gerald P McKinley , December 16th, 2020


We are an ensemble cast. As such, it is perhaps appropriate that one of the first places where we all came together as a team had at one…


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Escape, Exposure, and Life on the Pacific Crest Trail

Emily Chambers , December 11th, 2020


An act of walking into the wilderness implies an act of walking out of somewhere or something. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which extends over the US states…


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MyKnet.org: Traces of digital decoloniality in an indigenous web-based environment

philbu , December 6th, 2020


This blog post is a shorter version of a paper presented at the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA20) conference in September 2020 (Book of Abstracts). Budka, P. (2020)….


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A Technology of Empowerment and Governance: The IUD/IUS and Sexual Health Care in Toronto, Canada

Allison Odger , November 5th, 2020


The intrauterine device (IUD) and the intrauterine system (IUS) have a long and complicated history. The IUD is a contraceptive device inserted into the uterus, which serves as…


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Pamela Klassen on her book, The Story of Radio Mind

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Interview by Georgia Ennis https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo28179073.html Georgia Ennis: At the center of your account are the travels and work of missionary Frederick Du Vernet,…


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Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2020


Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…


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Goodbye “American Greatness”

Maximilian C. Forte , April 29th, 2020


Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…


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Climate Propaganda for Corporate Profit: Bell Canada

Maximilian C. Forte , October 3rd, 2019


Strategically timed to appear immediately after a heady week of international climate emergency marches, including large ones in Canada, and after the same week in which Greta Thunberg…


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Trees Talk…and Sometimes They Also Tell Lies

Maximilian C. Forte , September 28th, 2019


Out on a limb in Grenada in August, I had the fine pleasure of sampling such a special sweet fruit of the “Spice Isle”. It is a fruit…


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