Antonia Zerbisias

Antonia Zerbisias is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and is the co-creator of #BeenRapedNeverReported.

 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:30am
How #BeenRapedNeverReported Became a Movement
I am not sure what it was that pushed me to tweet three deeply personal memories that I had never shared with anyone, let alone the millions on social media. But in the early evening of Thursday, October 30, that's what I did, almost casually tossing them off, as if I were snarking about the Oscars...
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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:56am
Ottawa’s Focus on Alberta Oilsands is Killing Manufacturing Jobs in Eastern Canada, Economists Say
You know that old saying, “When the U.S. sneezes, Canada catches a cold.” It still applies. The United States remains our biggest trading partner. What happens there affects everything from our tourism to our exports. But now, Canada is facing a bigger threat to its economic health.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:14am
Still Camping Out and Attempting to 'Occupy Wall Street'
Lacy MacAuley is on her mobile phone from Lower Manhattan, cold, tired and hoarse from chanting. “I’ve been leading the cheers,’’ she said Monday night, referring to the protests in the financial heart of America.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 10:52am
Is the Arab Spring Coming to America?
If thousands of protestors start camping out in the financial heart of America on Saturday, New Yorkers can blame Canada. That’s because the move to #OccupyWallStreet — as it’s known on Twitter — began with the Vancouver-based counter-culture magazine Adbusters in July.
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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 10:46am
Bad News About Water Quality — and Quantity
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart practically cowered under his desk last month when journalist Alex Prud’homme appeared. That’s because Prud’homme’s just-published The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century is 435 pages of bad news about how North Americans waste, contaminate and violate our water supplies.
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Friday, June 10, 2011 - 1:10pm
When Breaking the Law Is Justified
The recent bad news about climate change thundered through the scientific community like those twisters through the U.S. First, the International Energy Association (IEA) announced global greenhouse gas emissions hit record highs in 2010, threatening to catapult Earth over the 2C rise in temperature that, scientists predict, will lead to cataclysmic changes.
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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:33am
Drought, Depleted Food, a Recipe for Revolution
The world is just one poor grain harvest away from chaos, warns renowned environmentalist and agricultural economist Lester Brown. That’s the bad news. The even worse news is that a lot of the world’s farmland is already looking very dusty, and heavy rains threaten crops elsewhere.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 1:36pm
Native Activist Takes Oil Sands Protest to Toronto
Clayton Thomas-Muller, a 34-year-old Cree activist who works for indigenous rights and environmental justice, says Alberta’s oil sands patch is killing native communities — culturally and literally. In town for Friday night’s G20-related Shout Out for Global Justice at Massey Hall, Thomas-Muller says he has “come to call out Canada on the global stage on its failed energy and climate policy and to highlight its gross human rights record.
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Monday, June 14, 2010 - 8:23am
‘Alternative Summits’ Embody a Grass-Roots Strategy for Change
There will be no fences, no fake lakes, no photo opps. But the alternative summits, forums and “Days of Action” happening in Toronto during the G8 and G20 meetings later this month will be bringing in world leaders of a different sort to share information and strategies for world change. They aim to get the public interest — not the corporate interest — on the public agenda.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 10:23am
My Canada Includes War, Environmental Degradation and Lost Causes
In 1999, when I packed for a month in the Middle East, I made a point of bringing my Huron-made, deerskin fringed jacket. Nothing, I thought, screamed “I am not one of you” like that jacket, which was mostly too hot and too heavy for a month-long trip clambering over the desert rocks and ruins. Although I am not much into jewellery, I also wore a red maple leaf stick pin. I was a proud Canadian, smug and self-confident that my country was all mountains, moose, maple syrup and peacemaker in the valley. Boy, was that ever wrong.
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