Special Issue

  • Blame It on the A-A-A-Alcohol

    Looking at the Gendered Dimensions of Alcohol Advertising

    Although it appears that alcohol advertisers have kept the same form over decades, the simplistic nature of the messages keeps the ads memorable.

  • Finding Solidarity with Pen and Paper

    Montreal Initiative Brings LGBTQ Community, Free or Otherwise, Together

    A correspondence program for queer inmates is breaking down barriers of isolation, one letter at a time.

  • Public (Non) Exposure

    Why Female Athletes Aren’t As Popular As They Should Be

    Hockey superstar Hayley Wickenheiser is known for her ability to skate up the ice and put the puck in the net. Soccer star Christine Sinclair grabs the attention of soccer fans with her speed on the field. These female athletes are household names to some sports fans, but they’re often overlooked by the majority of them.

  • Sex Ed Reform to Challenge Social Norms

    Can Quebec be as Bold as Ontario in Remaking its Sex Ed Curriculum?

    If striving to improve society makes a politician bold, then Quebec’s national assembly embodies mildness when it comes to education.

  • But What if I Don’t Like Undemocratic EU-Imposed Austerity?

    Anti-austerity Protests Unite Oppressed Majorities Throughout Europe

    Sadly, Europe is perhaps the most divided it ever has been since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The EU’s solution is largely more federalism and softly reforms at a time when many countries, including Greece, need radical change.

  • Finding Home in Foreign Lands

    The New Reality Greek Students Face, According to One Studying in Montreal

    A graduate student reconciles the realities of living and studying in Greece with her experience at Concordia.

  • Austerity in Britain

    The Disadvantaged Hit Hardest: Bankers Unscathed

    Dismantling the welfare state has often been justified on the classical Victorian distinction between the “deserving” and “undeserving” poor, the modern “shirkers” and the “strivers.” An example of “divide and rule” at its most crude and blatant.

  • A Short History of the Egyptian Youth Movement

    One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Egypt has surprised the world once again with all the events that have been taking place for the past few years in this Afro-Asiatic transcontinental country.

  • Jasmine Revolutions

    Remembering the Path to the Tunisian Democratic Vote

    By the end of 2010, young cyber-activists were denouncing the Tunisian dictatorship on various social networks.

  • Le Labo Décolonial: une initiative qui démocratise la connaissance

    La conscience collective du milieu étudiant bordelais s’éveille avec le documentaire Suédois Concerning Violence (2014) de Göran Hugo Olsson et forme Le Labo Décolonial, un groupe de réflexion et d’éducation populaire qui vise à débattre des questions de gestion de l’héritage post-colonial et d’émancipation citoyenne.