LIKES: plotting! leftists, polar bears (love ‘em or lose ‘em), the intersection of so... more
LIKES: plotting! leftists, polar bears (love ‘em or lose ‘em), the intersection of solid ecological analysis and political activism, people (they fascinate me), journalism (reading, writing, producing, critiquing), Evo Barksdale, reading (particularly while commuting), indigenous social movements, activist lawyers (Peter Rosenthal, Mike, my brother, etc.), absurdism, the fall of overt dictatorships in Latin America, Evo Morales, those risking their lives to expose genocides, honest investigative journalism, Tamil/Palestinian organizing, No One Is Illegal, Malcolm X, international resistance to neo-colonialism, student politics at non-CASA schools, peace, and above all – justice and those who fight for it.
DISLIKES: Capitalism, the Macarthyesque sectarianism of the left, Smug-Privileged-Bastard-Journalism (ex. everything that comes out of Conrad Black’s mouth), pretentious essay titles, elitism, when academia is not used to defend human dignity, the denial of holocausts wherever and whenever they are occurring, over-indulgence of adjectives/exclamation marks! / Emoticons lol ;p, Facebook addiction (which I am afflicted with), often having my food taste weird because I’m too rebellious to follow a recipe properly.
FEARS: Spawning a future David Frum, nationalism, certain geese, assassination attempts, botulism, that personality-altering feral cat disease, government monitoring, the end of The Wire - that shit's addictive, Simon’s hair-cuts, funding cuts to the CAF, that the YU Free Press won't exist when I come back to York for my Masters!, York disolving CUPE somehow...
THINGS I COVET: Attention spans – I would like to someday acquire one, other people’s orders in restaurants, people who make to-do-lists with some ability to follow through with most of the things on them, people who get to talk in the legislature.
PLACES I ENJOY LIVING: Havana, Halifax, Toronto, Quetzaltenango, San Jose, Whitehorse, Belmopan
PLACES I ENJOY LIVING LESS SO: Union(bashing)ville (served the most time there.) Guess a simpler way of saying that would be that for some reason my parents decided to live there – so I was there until university - made for a bizarre childhood politically.
PRESS I VAGUELY WORK WITH/FOR/HELP(ED) EDIT: The Ryerson/ York/ U of T Free Presses, Progressive Campus Press, Entremundos…
MEDIA I DIG: Rabble.ca, Briarpatch, Harper’s, The Walrus, The New Left Review, Znet/mag, The Guardian, The Independent, London Review of Books, NACLA, upsidedownworld, Al Jazeera, Robert Fisk, Christian Science Monitor, NY/LA Times, BBC, CBC (on some things), assorted blogs, etc.
CAMPUS PRESS I'M PARTIAL TO:The Carlton Leveller, The Trent Arthur, McGill Daily, Concordia Link, La Rotonde, The Free Presses