Author: umair-muhammad

Umair Muhammad is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at York University. He is the author of Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism.

  • To Freeze the Thames

    Geo-Science, Social Risk and Climate Struggles Is advanced-industrial capitalism capable of finding solutions for the environmental devastation it causes? Or are the logics of capitalism and environmental sustainability inherently and irreconcilably at odds? This session of the Capitalism Workshop explores the economics and politics surrounding natural geo-engineering – re-wilding agricultural land, freed up by compulsory veganism … Watch video »

  • Politicizing Public Transit in Toronto

    Analysis of public transit in Toronto. Is it too political, or not political enough? Keep reading »

  • Confronting Injustice

    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism Toronto — 22 April 2016. A new generation of activists working for economic and environmental justice, and against war and poverty, confronts critical questions. Why is the world so unjust and crisis-prone? What kind of world should we fight for? How can we win? In this panoramic yet accessible … Watch video »

  • Confronting Injustice, Choosing Social Activism

    Bold and imaginative activism is difficult to find precisely at a time when we need it most. However, it is not the case that activism in general is in short supply; one finds, in fact, that activist ideals and vocabulary have securely made their way into everyday life. However, this leaves society fundamentally unchanged when … Keep reading »

  • This Changes Everything

    Toronto — 11 January 2015. Capitalism vs the Climate The Lima Conference should have been a milestone that marked out how governments will take urgent action to tackle climate change and to support vulnerable people across the world to adapt to its locked in impacts. But it was a failure and ran up against a political-economic … Watch video »