Opinions

  • Nah’msayin?

    A Cyclist With a Question

    I’m so sick of having close calls. I’m so sick of having friends have close calls.

  • Why Divesting From Fossil Fuels at Concordia is Crucial

    While Concordia continues to produce research on the cataclysmic effects of climate change, our investments in fossil fuels show a financial interest in the degradation of our global future.

  • The Importance of Electoral Reform in Canada

    What kind of values do we want reflected in our voting system?

  • Editorial

    The Cautionary Tale of Burritoville

    The Link asks that an independent and full debriefing on how and why Burritoville failed, so that we can learn from our mistakes and maintain accountability.

  • Nah’m Sayin? Singing the Praises of Air Travel

    Flying fucking sucks, y’all.

  • Oil, Gas & Social Movements in Gaspésie

    It’s Gaspésie, where you can still drink water directly from most rivers, that oil and gas companies have painted a target.

  • The Stories We Tell

    Changing the Narrative at the World Social Forum in Montreal

    The World Social Forum 2016 was an opportunity to change the narrative. There’s a lot of bad news being told on the radio, on the television, in the newspapers. Yet somehow, there is a lack of reflection on how our actions are generating these situations—and how a change in those actions can make us part of the solution.

  • Understanding Systemic Racism in Quebec

    How Quebec’s Human Rights Commission and Justice System Fail to Protect Victims of Police Racism

    Police racism goes beyond the disproportionate likelihood for people of colour to be killed by police. Police also engage in violent, unnecessary arrests of people of colour; and communities of colour have significantly higher police presence than white communities. Finally, the Human Rights Commission and justice system have failed to adequately protect communities of colour from systemic racism.

  • Concordia, Canada, and the Climate

    Through the actions of its students, Concordia has become a leader in sustainability. The same can’t be said of decision-makers in the provincial or national governments

  • Democratizing Decision-Making at the CSU

    An unsustainable structure means that power dynamics are highly unequal, and certain voices are prioritized over others. In order to make the CSU sustainable, those hierarchies need to be flattened and power needs to be distributed horizontally.