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Am Johal's blog

Vancouver Am Johal is an independent writer whose work has appeared in Seven Oaks Magazine, Znet, Georgia Straight, Electronic Intifada, Arena Magazine, Inter Press Service, Worldpress.org, rabble.ca and many others. He has an MA in International Economic Relations from the Institute for Social and European Studies.

Blog - Am Johal's blog August 17
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Am Johal | With the rise of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's popularity, Authoritarian Surveillance Democracy, where rights can be suspended at any time for any reason, is on the rise too.
Blog - Am Johal's blog May 13
Am Johal | Am Johal remembers poet and activist Bud Osborn whose contributions to Vancouver's DTES community and Canadian poetry landscape remain forever important.
Blog - Am Johal's blog December 26
Am Johal | Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike has inspired a new generation of activists. This movement isn't going away. The Harper government's downfall will be remembered as one of its own making.
Blog - Am Johal's blog July 18
Am Johal | Ryan Meili is a family doctor in the West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon. He recently published his first book 'A Healthy Society: how a focus on health can revive Canadian democracy.'
Blog - Am Johal's blog July 7
Miloon Kothari
Am Johal | Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Miloon Kothari, is back in Vancouver and will be reflecting on how governments have failed to act on his recommendations.
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Am Johal | Daniel Tutt from the Unity Productions Foundations shares his views on combating Islamophobia in the United States.
Blog - Am Johal's blog April 16
Ken Lyotier | United We Can founder Ken Lyotier shared these words at a tribute for Jim Green on Saturday, April 14 at the Orpheum in Vancouver - Green lost his battle with lung cancer earlier this year.
Blog - Am Johal's blog August 27
Am Johal | Today, Jack allowed us to cry together, to feel together, to mourn together -- to think of another world together.
Blog - Am Johal's blog January 16
Am Johal | Former Vancouver City Councillor Bob Williams describes the fight for tenants to be able to run for City Council in Vancouver in the 60s.
Blog - Am Johal's blog January 2
Am Johal | Two books on Stephen Harper help us deconstruct the rise of the Conservative Party.
Blog - Am Johal's blog November 29
Am Johal | The Wikileaks information bomb is going to rewrite the field of international relations as secret U.S. documents leaked.
Blog - Am Johal's blog November 22
Am Johal | B.C. continues to have inadequate policies in place to address the crisis of in custody deaths in the province. SFU criminologist David MacAlister weighs in on the debate.
Blog - Am Johal's blog November 4
Am Johal | The resignation of Gordon Campbell couldn't have happened too soon.
Blog - Am Johal's blog October 7
Am Johal | A conversation with writer Michael Barnholden, author of "Reading the Riot Act."
Blog - Am Johal's blog October 4
Am Johal | Irwin Oostindie weighs in on B.C. arts cuts.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 29
Am Johal | Is 'home grown' terrorism really a threat or just media hype?
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 27
Am Johal | B.C.'s devastating axe to the arts is under fire by organizations around the province.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 22
Am Johal | SFU Professor Doug McArthur gives his thoughts on the B.C. economy.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 21
Am Johal | Am Johal interviewed acclaimed Israeli writer, Gideon Levy, on tour in Canada this week.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 20
Seth Klein
Am Johal | A look into the B.C. government's claims on what they are doing on social housing.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 18
Am Johal | B.C. arts groups are fighting back against the B.C. government's hatchet job on culture.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 15
Am Johal | The B.C. government's hatchet job on the arts sector has been met with overwhelming opposition across the province.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 11
Am Johal | Milan's Mayday has over 120,000 people attend its festivities.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 10
Am Johal | Interview with with Alliance for Arts and Culture's Amir Ali Alibhai on the B.C. Government's hatchet job on the arts.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 8
Am Johal | B.C. is taking a sledgehammer to arts funding, leaving the viability of small organizations in peril.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 8
Am Johal | B.C. arts funding has been decimated through gaming cuts and a post-Olympic hatchet job to the arts that is unprecedented in the province's history.
Blog - Am Johal's blog September 4
Am Johal | A post-Olympic hatchet job to arts funding by B.C.'s Liberal government has many organizations on the brink of collapse.
Blog - Am Johal's blog August 27
Am Johal | The debate over the long form census continues. If the Conservatives choose a voluntary survey and access information through other means, what will the civil liberties implications be?
Blog - Am Johal's blog August 23
Am Johal | Dr. Clyde Hertzman is an internationally recognized scholar in early childhood development at UBC.
Blog - Am Johal's blog August 19
Am Johal | A group of Arab Israeli NGOs send a letter in protest of Canadian funding cuts to Arab-Israeli NGO, Mada Al-Carmel.

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