Uncovering a fanciful, theatrical relic

In 1918, when Naramata boasted Canada’s first national theatre, its founder wrote The God of Gods, the first Canadian play staged with all indigenous characters–now recovered by editor Kalin Wright (left). REVIEW

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Bogus solidarity with the poor

October 05th, 2018

Graham Riches’ Food Banks Nations. Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food (Earthscan/Routledge $39.95) has been described as a critique of domestic hunger in the rich (OECD) world. Riches outlines the moral vacuum at the centre of neoliberalism “driven by the corporate capture (Big Food/Big Ag) of food charity (US style food banking with Canada’s support) and its false promises of solidarity with the poor.” He presents a human rights counter-narrative to the feeding of ‘left-over’ food to ‘left behind’ people and explores the role of civil society to hold indifferent governments to account. 9781138739758

 

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