Why We Shouldn’t Have a Referendum on Electoral Reform in Canada

The Conservative Party is doing its best to inflame the public into calling for a referendum on the issue of electoral reform. It may seem obvious that if the goal is to ensure better representation for Canada’s diverse public, why not just ask that public what it wants? Here are three reasons why this is problematic. Continue reading

Welcome to Apartheid America

It’s one of the most abundant replenishable resources on planet Earth, and it is essential to the survival of every living thing. You would think that basic truth would be enough to ensure a right to clean drinking water at least in our modern, wealthy, progressive democracies that fly around the world with paternalistic visions of human rights. Continue reading

Let’s Teach Sociology in Public School

Our public schools are the primary site of social reconstruction. Children enter school and are socialized according to the rules of society, and the privileged ones go on to be ‘good’ adults who have children and begin reconstructing the society at another primary site: the home.
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Rise Like Lions! Resisting Activist Apathy

A few years ago I attended a free screening  of a film which exposed the horrors of the food industry. The event was organized by volunteers through a program called Cinema Politica which makes a library of educational documentaries available for small community organizations to screen.  Continue reading

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Our readers’ favourite posts from 2015. An eclectic mix of posts that ranges from the serious to the absurd. Enjoy a trip back through the months of the Richtig Haus experience.

An honourable mention in the 11th spot goes to the Fictitious News post “Nick Jonas, Unintentional Serial Killer“.

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