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What does it mean to welcome Omar Khadr? University students and the lesson of hospitality


Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Earlier this year, professor and public intellectual, Dr. David L. Clark, invited the President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, Dr. Patrick Deane, to support offering Canadian citizen Omar Khadr a spot in the … Continue reading

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The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr


Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who spent the first ten years of his life moving back and forth between Canada and Pakistan. In 1996 at the age of ten, he moved with … Continue reading

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The Brutal Reign of the Corporate State

Across the globe, punishing states have emerged from the seamless union of transnational corporate power with state-based machinery of permanent warfare—and have produced devastating social and environmental consequences. As Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco astutely observe in Days of Destruction, … Continue reading

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TEDTalks: Crime & Punishment Lectures

The TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) nonprofit organization has partnered with Netflix to issue a series of curated TEDTalk collections that showcase some of its best lectures around themes such as Defying Disease and The Capitalism Paradox.  The Crime & … Continue reading

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Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence Chronicling the escalating backlash of the punishing state against dissent and peaceful protest associated with the Occupy movement, Henry Girouxexamines how a combination of ruthless violence, crisis in governance, culture of depravity, … Continue reading

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