wmtc greatest hits

Best of wmtc by year, beginning with 2007. (Blog began in 2004.)

2013:

marxism 2012 program notes: from each according to their ability: the role of socialists in disability movement

can money buy happiness? yes. no. sometimes. maybe.

unpaid labour used to be called slavery. now it's an internship.

bangladesh factory fire: consumers are not the problem, or the solution

in which i enjoy my first day as a librarian, and explain something about library work

my journey to palestinian solidarity and the myth of the self-hating jew, part 1

my journey to palestinian solidarity and the myth of the self-hating jew, part 2

my journey to palestinian solidarity and the myth of the self-hating jew, part 3 and final

a kiss on the wrist: the absence of same-sex love on star trek as a measure of how far we've come

the tv detective mystery, where women are crazy and ex-husbands don't kill

personal update, our new (rental) house, and why we'll never own a home

hedges: "when harper passes right-to-work, you must go on a massive general strike, or you're finished"

what i'm reading: man's search for meaning by viktor frankl

self-checkout is unpaid labour, gift cards are interest-free loans, and let's stop using both

dirty wars: an important movie, marred by nationalism

murdoch mysteries, abortion on tv, and maybe an anti-war reference, too

plus:

Our trip to Spain in May

and

My "what i'm reading" posts for the year

2012:

what we talk about when we talk about jeremy lin

why unions? would you rather have input into your working conditions, or not?


what are people supposed to do? or why we need socialism

marxism 2011 program notes: keynes vs. marx: can capitalism be reformed?


healthy eating costs more. fact or fiction?

a very important act you can take to "support the troops" and help a family in need, and a follow-up: what a dog can do: ptsd service dog fundraising update

what i'm reading / marxism 2012 program notes: "too many people?" population, immigration, and the environment

in defense of drugs: anti-depressant medication saves and improves lives


why is "entitled" a dirty word? some thoughts on what we are all entitled to

marxism 2012 program notes: how abortion rights were won in canada


now it can be told: why i have hated my job for the last four years


she said let's discuss abortion. i told her to fuck off.

voting for obama because of the supreme court? please check your math


2011:

resistance is not futile: resistance is everything

how to save the public library

"all we know is we are going to get our freedom" (Report on forum on revolution in Egypt.)

my police complaint saga comes to a close

stephen harper dismantles canada's refugee system; jason kenney attacks canadian democracy

books on books, part 1: robert darnton, the case for books

books on books, part 2: contested will by james shapiro

books on books, part 3: reading matters: what the research reveals about reading, libraries and community


thou shalt be thin: obesity hysteria and the eating disorder epidemic

the only good bargaining is collective bargaining

"we work to buy things that are built to die so that we must work to buy more things that will break"

war is peace, freedom is slavery, and bp is listening: more tales of corporate propaganda
(My pick for best post of the year.)

on the dangers of centrism

occupy movement: some answers to cynics and detractors

beyond occupy: out of the parks and into our lives

how can we live without polar bears? bbc's planet earth gets political

2010:

on becoming a writer, part four, final, for now

the harper attack on canadian democracy, the long version (I didn't write most of this, but it's a very important post!)

where is the outrage? and other thoughts on canadian disengagement

save a little outrage for the real criminals (vancouver)

intellectual freedom in the library: part 1 and part 2

a simple lesson: how to tell the difference between hatred of a people and criticism of a nation's policies

therapists needed to treat quebecers' fear of headscarves

"discover canada": the harper government's vision of canada and of immigrants

report on george galloway in federal court: part 1, part 2, and part 3

we will not stfu: another look at nancy ruth, reproductive rights and the harper agenda

thoughts on george rekers: rent-boys, homophobia and self-hatred

choosing canada: how can self-imposed exile not be seen as resistance?

thoughts on her majesty's loyal opposition, such as it is

on giving up, believing, and what it means to be a fan

becoming canadian: today we take the final step

an all-or-nothing trap: the impossibility of moral purity

reproductive justice and the limits of polls: part 1 and part 2, women speak the fuck up

not all crimes are equal: humans and our rights are more valuable than windows (toronto)

open letter to g20 survivor: there is such a thing as being a victim

july 20 1985

"they didn't build a wall": is israel an apartheid state? a south african perspective: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5

once upon a baseball game: the corporate takeover of our brains continues

thoughts on roger ebert and transcending circumstance

it is so time to be over 9/11

science proves that men and women are from the same planet

2009:

thoughts on privilege

blog for choice day: providing a safe haven

jeremy hinzman appeal hearing through a campaigner's eyes

why not let them stay? current conservative arguments demolished

an atheist defends theists: part one, part two

genocide is more important than traffic

we all must support striking city workers

internal documents show harper govt obsessed with war resisters

from the archives: on being childfree

non-recyclable plastics and the dilemma of organic lettuce

you can't find inner peace in a bottle (of iced tea)

have you hugged a man today?

are my hands clean, and can i stand to get them a little cleaner

"the gray area": in which i am detained, harassed and threatened at the border

why i can't watch the olympics anymore

on becoming a writer: part one, part two, part three

2008:

involuntary military service is a form of slavery

ken epp shows his hand: it's all about the unborn

either margaret wente needs a fact-checker or the entire united states is a backwater

why i won't watch the beijing olympics

on raising consciousness and wanting a new cell phone

moral illogic: supporting peace, but not war resistance

on liberals, conservatives, good blogosphere citizens and free speech

a 9/11 discussion: part one, part two, part three, part four

2007:

blog for choice

on supposedly liberal people supporting hillary clinton

vagina

number 42

ashley was not treated, she was abused

better living through canada

on luck

apathy, laziness, fear? or something else?

the tyranny of the subconscious

reality check: violence against women

invasion of the brain snatchers

why the new home run record does not need an asterik, or, why i don't care about steroids in baseball

ignatieff's apology ain't worth the paper it's printed on

cheap shopping vs health care

a little ancient history: queers on tv

abuse = abuse, murder = murder

thoughts on the bouchard-taylor xenophobia commission

the omnivore's amnesia