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Ontario Rules Veganism A Human Right Legally Protected Against Discrimination

Hospitals will now have to provide vegan meals upon request, and students cannot be forced to dissect animals. Vegetarianism and veganism are two trends rapidly increasing in popularity. And now, thanks to a recent ruling, individuals in the province of Ontario, Canada, will have an even easier time sticking to their plant-based diet. The Vegan Herald reports that the Human …

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Vojko Volk – The Failure — and Future — of Democracy In Europe

There’s at least one reason we should be grateful to the Greek people for exposing the European Union’s democratic dysfunction this summer: Their recent referendum showed that majority rule is impossible in a multinational union. Creating the illusion of democratic decisions within the EU, even when there is no clear will among the member states, has returned like a boomerang …

The End of Higher Education as We Know It by HENRY A. GIROUX

The academy is entering a dangerous time. Academics now find themselves entering a time when a more comprehensive politics that deals with the rise of authoritarianism through a variety of related fundamentalisms–economic, religious, political, and educational–is being overlooked as a result of an emerging limited and depoliticizing politics of civility and trauma. This is not meant to suggest that dehumanizing …