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A Tale of Three Bin Ladens

A year of juggling school and two jobs and other first world problems, a short and phenomenal stopover in Montreal, and all of a sudden I was back in the old country: touching down at Dubai’s ever-growing airport. My dad picked me up at the arrivals lounge, and after telling...

Whom to trust?

On a hot (it was always hot) afternoon between classes I was walking through the campus cafeteria to a pizza joint. Next thing I knew I was being ushered in to listen to a lady in a smart red suit from the Canadian embassy liaison talk about why I and...

The Dharma of Radicals

Dharma: I had planned to throw a concise definition on here about the word, but really, I don’t think it can be defined very easily. It has something to do with leading a flourishing life that is of virtue, the conscience and being just (and thanks to post-modernism all of...

Stories from the Gulf

I’ve had a short two weeks in the Gulf of Oman, shuttling between a couple of cities, including of course the old hang-out area known as Dubai. After getting lost a bunch of times in the new suburban neighbourhood my parents moved to, I took a look around and saw/heard...

Resisting Homogenization: At Home and On the Streets

The past few weeks have been trying on a number of accounts. Watching good friends getting beaten up and arrested by cops, watching a war machine in propaganda mode after murdering activists bringing aid to Gaza, and (on the positive side) seeing for the first time in Vancouver a massed...

Mossad Plays Ocean's 26

On 19 January, as the people of Dubai marvelled at the very rare instance of rain in the city, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was being given muscle relaxant before being smothered. His assassins were 26 operatives that were using fake passports to get around the city. The operation took place...

Cows in tunnels

This is a complicated post. This post is about the old colonial policy about divide and rule and how it impacted the world over centuries and continues to do so to this day. This post is about the fallout from the colonial masters, the tatters of cultures they left behind...

Personifying Friendship and Terror

The man on the left is Jalaluddin Haqqani. He was aided back in the 80s by the CIA in his battles with the Soviets in Afghanistan. He even helped form the post-war government back then. He visited the Reagan White House, and was claimed to be “goodness personified” by Charlie...

Drowning sheikhs

A bit less than a month ago, a rather special man sat on a flight back from London. He was more than a bit dejected. The European leaders that had flocked to his side had just wagged their fingers at him for the billions his little city owed their nations....

The Technocrats of India

I was meandering through a shop a few months ago – one of those hipster places that sells things that make you feel like you’re not really buying but sharing whatever the hell it is that’s caught your eye. My friend, who was similarly meandering about pointed to someone and...

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Line 9, scarier than jail

Yesterday marked the first day in court for three brave women who shut down Enbridge’s Line 9 tar sands pipeline. Since December, Line 9 and Line 7 have been shutdown...

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Communique: Enbridge pipeline & valve site sabotaged – again

We received a communique via email, claiming responsibility for a sabotage action against Enbridge’s “Line 9” tar sands pipeline. This would be mark the fourth time in less than two...

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Its going down magazine

Click here to support this project! The idea for It’s Going Down started over a year ago and developed out of conversations about the need for a high quality news...

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KINDER MORGAN DRILLING SHUTDOWN

On Sunday January 17th, Coast Salish Territories, 7 activists boarded a Kinder Morgan rig, drilling test holes for a proposed oil terminal for their Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. The...

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Enbridge pipeline & valve sabotaged

We received this anonymous commuiqué this morning. Spelling, capitalization and punctuation unedited. what better way to start a new year than by shutting down some fucking oil pipelines? sometime in...

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A Resolution

A new video manifesto from the folks from Woodbine: On the Eve of 2016, we need a resolution capable of confronting the crisis we face, and making a future worth...

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No New Animal Lab!

No New Animal Lab is a pressure campaign to stop UW and Skanska from building a new massive, underground animal research lab. This video is a collection of footage from...

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When Protesters Strike Back: 2015 edition

One of our favorite mashup artists “A Concerned Human” returns with their yearly mashup of riot porn “When Protesters Strike Back!” Previous editions: When Protesters Strike Back: Anti-Narita airport protests...

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Beyond War – A Tour of Rojava

From our friends at rojavaplan.com a look a Rojava inside the first libertarian commune in the middle east. “We’ve cobbled together a collection of footage to give a taste of...

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The Most Hated Woman in Israel

Natali Cohen Vaxberg is a multimedia performance artist working in Israel/Palestine. Her biting satirical work bashes Zionist logic of Jewish supremacy, Patriarchy and the nation-state. Holding this mirror to Israeli...

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