activism

The labour of social activism: what are we working for?

As we work for social justice, we must remember where our social movements came from and consider what they can realistically achieve. From Singapore to Canada, considering the colonial origins…
Breonna Taylor graphic

As Canadians post about Breonna Taylor, they often neglect opportunities to make change at home

This story discusses police killing Black people and police brutality. These elements may be difficult or traumatic for some folks to read. At the time of print, it has been…
Black Lives Matter art peopleless protest, people draw chalk around centennial square

WOC-led activism highlights racialized experiences and the BLM movement through art, community engagement

“Peopleless protest” aims to start dialogue about racism, but faced some backlash In response to George Floyd’s death from police brutality, a tight-knit group of young women of colour from…
Three Black Lives Matter organizers

UVic students lead massive 9 000-person Peace Rally for Black Lives at Centennial Square

Chants of “Vic Sees, Vic Hears” marked a rally for centering Black lives and voices who refuse to be beaten down by systemic racism For the second time in a…

Looking back on this year’s activism: What’s next?

Judging by the enthusiastic and liberal participation of rallies, protests, and direct action that has happened on campus and in the city this year, UVic students have certainly been stickin’…

Why disruptive protests are the protests we need

"Why do protests need to disrupt society? If there is one straight answer to this question, it is this: asking nicely does not work. The idea that those who have…

EDITORIAL | Activism shouldn’t take a summer holiday

As classes end and exam season wraps up, students head back home, jet off to Southeast Asia, or relocate for a four-month internship or co-op in a new city. The…

Orcas and objectors protest government’s pipeline

May 29 march draws hundreds to downtown Disgusted. Angry. Disappointed, but not surprised. Those are some of the words that Victorians used to describe how they felt after becoming surprise…

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”

Trudeau gets a gritty greeting from concerned Salish Sea residents at Kinder Morgan protest The rain wasn’t the only cause for a cold welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on…