Better late than never. A few months ago I had the opportunity to fly to Hong Kong thanks in part to a fantastic find from yuldeals, an abundance of reward miles and a sudden influx of time on my hands. … Continue reading
White hands down
I’ll be attending the vigil in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising and victims of police brutality Sunday night in Montréal. I’ll be attending because like many of you my eyes have been glued to my news feed this past week … Continue reading
Sadness. Laughter. Peace.
Rare are the moments where reading of an actor’s passing does much more to me other than illicit a half-shrug before I carry on with my day, but in the case of Robin Williams it stopped me straight in my … Continue reading
Translation of CSN’s open letter: Israel must end its military offensive in Gaza
Seeing too few non-cowardly statements from political parties and labour groups on the present crisis in Gaza, I thought it may be wise to translate the open letter penned by the Conféderation des Syndicats Nationaux dated July 24th, 2014, so … Continue reading
Photo contest: support “A Harlem Hellfighter” & ‘Why We Need Warrior Societies’
As a sign of gratitude for the enthusiasm so many folks showed for my photo sale, I’ve decided to give away the last print of “flipped, off” in a the first of what I hope will be many “pay it … Continue reading
#YesAllWomen: on shutting up and listening
[Trigger warning: sexual violence, misogyny] Men, we really are a miserable lot, aren’t we? Stubborn. Defensive. Unapologetic. Entitled to and possessive of all spaces, places and feelings. Overcome by an incessant need to stick our noses into all conversations to … Continue reading
Thanks, solidarity and perplexions
I’m writing these thoughts while sandwhiched between sullen passengers on a 13-hour flight over the dark, icy waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. These goliath trips zipping through the sky in metallic cylinders are rarely conducive to sleep, and so … Continue reading
2 days. 18 photos. Solidarid-art.
Last Tuesday, I put a call out on the interwebz for a little help. I needed to sell 50 photos in one week to keep my head above water during uneasy professional times: http://matness.storenvy.com With less than 48 hours to … Continue reading
50 photos. $100/each. 1 Week.
20 days ago, I lost my job. I was given no severance, no cause and no notice. I joined the ranks of some 2.6 million unemployed and underemployed Canadians. This has left me in a precarious financial situation while my … Continue reading
La petite vie des référendums
When I think about it, I was introduced to politics via the 1995 Québec referendum. I was a sniffly, hypersensitive bilingual fifth-grader attending a snooty multi-cultural private French grade school. From what I could tell, most of us 10-year-olds didn’t … Continue reading
Today is May Day. International Worker’s Day. Today, I got fired. I got fired less than a month after organising a successful Union drive at my workplace. I got fired with no notice, no cause, and no mercy. This is … Continue reading
NDP-Québec? Non merci.
There are two ideas that pop up every so often within my networks that make me cringe with despair. They are tired thoughts, trumpeted by otherwise sensible individuals who happen to think they have stumbled upon some revolutionary concept that … Continue reading