Author: Tyler Shipley

Tyler Shipley is professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and he has written for academic journals and local and mainstream media across North America and Europe. His recent book is Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras. He is the editor of Left Hook journal.

  • Canada and Honduras: Election Fraud is Only the Latest Outrage in Eight Year Nightmare

    The dictatorship that rules Honduras is in the process of stealing another election, and the Canadian government is doing precisely what it has done the last two times the Honduran dictatorship stole an election: nothing. Actually, to say Canada is doing nothing is far too generous. In fact, Canada has been arguably the biggest supporter … Keep reading »

  • The New (Canadian) Imperialism, in Honduras – An interview with Tyler Shipley

    Tanner Mirrlees interviews Tyler Shipley about Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras (Between the Lines, 2017). They discuss pertinent topics such as: the meaning of Canadian imperialism, the Canadian State’s coercive and persuasive power, the gap between Canadian foreign policy words and deeds, Canada’s foreign policy ideologies, the Canadian news media, pedagogy, … Keep reading »

  • Endless War? The Middle East and Canada’s New Militarism

    In 2003, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq on false pretenses and left the country in ruins almost a decade later, creating the conditions for ISIL’s ascension in the region. Now the U.S. is spearheading a campaign to return to Iraq and enter Syria to fight off ISIL. Canada has heeded its neighbour’s call … Watch video »

  • Another NHL Lockout: An Alternative View

    Sport has always been a matter of deep social significance. In contemporary society there are few individuals who do not, directly or indirectly, encounter elements of sport in their daily social lives. Some may be actively involved as participants in some kind of sporting activity. Others may be spectators at sporting events or consume sport … Keep reading »

  • Soccer, Imperialism, and Resistance in Honduras

    Never let them tell you it’s ‘just a game.’ Much is on the line, as the Canadian and Honduran national soccer teams prepare for their World Cup Qualifying match on June 12 in Toronto, but the real stories that animate this match are taking place a long way from BMO Field. Just ask Honduras’ most … Keep reading »

  • Harper in Honduras: Left Solidarity and the Future of Coup Resistance

    It must have been a struggle for Honduran coup-President Porfirio ‘Pepe’ Lobo to keep a straight face during his recent press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on August 12, 2011. After all, even Lobo’s supporters have never gone so far as to claim – as Harper inexplicably did – that the man who … Keep reading »

  • Pro-sports, Anti-Olympics: Reclaiming the games, From the Games

    One of the first photographs I ever posed for was of my dad and me skating on our frozen backyard in Winnipeg. I wasn’t even a year old but I was already engaged in an activity that would frame my moral and ideological compass for the better part of three decades (and counting.) Hockey has … Keep reading »

  • Honduras: The Coup That Never Happened

    “When the media goes quiet, the walls speak.” — graffiti in Tegucigalpa. What strikes a visitor to the Honduran capital most immediately in this moment is the degree to which the social and political conflict that has erupted since the golpe de estado (coup d’etat) on June 28th is actually written on the walls, the … Keep reading »

  • Demanding the Impossible: Struggles for the Future of Post-Secondary Education

    There is growing acknowledgement emerging from student and faculty associations across Canada that there is a crisis in post-secondary education and a need for real change in the structure of university funding. This has manifested as a proliferation of student and worker unrest across the country and, indeed, the world; in 2008 and early 2009, … Keep reading »