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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Sharon Batt

Sharon Batt is a writer and adjunct professor in the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University. She was active in the breast cancer movement during the 1990s and is currently completing a book on patients’ groups and funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

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Sharon Batt

Branding the Barricades

What happens when social justice meets boardroom goals? April 2015
In 1970 “a scrappy band of peace activists” in Vancouver formed the Don’t Make a Wave Committee, soon to be known as Greenpeace. For co-founder Bob Hunter, the aim was to “‘mindbomb’ the world to form a new ‘global consciousness.’” The next year the intrepid group chartered a fishing boat and set off to an island west of Alaska to stop American nuclear weapons…