Wings of Fire

Wings of Fire

In a few days she’ll be back, wrapped inside a thunderstorm and with wings made of fire. She’ll visit me in that garden where we first met — under the tree with no name and leaves heavy with iron. And together we’ll drink the venom that bleeds from the tree, and which turns Eden into … Continue reading

Labour Movement Asks Youth for Help

Labour Movement Asks Youth for Help

Originally Published March 18, 2014. Santiago Escobar is driving back from St. Catharines to Toronto. Riding shotgun is his friend and union colleague, Pablo Godoy, the national representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). They’re returning home from Brock University, where they spent the last 10 hours talking with 300 students … Continue reading

Terry Glavin to the Canadian Left: ‘Put ‘Em Up! These Are Fightin’ Words!’ – A Lesson in What Journalism Isn’t

Terry Glavin to the Canadian Left: ‘Put ‘Em Up! These Are Fightin’ Words!’ – A Lesson in What Journalism Isn’t

The first paragraph of Terry Glavin’s op-ed piece in the Ottawa Citizen titled ‘Venezuela and the Canadian Left,’ reads something like the opening scene in the 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which takes off like a rocket, as a drug-addled journalist and his attorney zoom through the desert in a convertible towards … Continue reading