ELIZABETH LEIER

Freelance Journalist/Writer Portfolio

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PORTFOLIO OF WORK

 

DEBUNKING CANADA’S FALSE NARRATIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS - ROAR MAGAZINE

To put a halt to the Canadian government’s imperialist and neoliberal agenda, we need to critically assess its misleading “progressive” character.

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CANADIAN MEDIA SHOW THEIR BIAS IN DOWNPLAYING ISRAELI VIOLENCE - RICOCHET

Coverage from major outlets has consistently failed to explain historical context and the uneven power dynamics in the region.

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The prevalence of gendered violence effectively means that women’s safety is undermined whether in public or private spaces.

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Assange’s first extradition hearing took place in London over several weeks from February to September 2020.

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Québec is currently experiencing a wave of denunciations of sexual assault and harassment, exposing the misogyny, sexism and routine sexual violence experienced by most women.

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As the COVID-19 crisis has amplified existing inequalities and accentuated the asymmetry of political and economic power in Québec and Canada.

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Québec premier François Legault often speaks of “two Québecs” in his near-daily press briefings on the COVID-19 crisis. To be sure, however, we should also speak of two Montréals: one that is home to the (predominantly white) middle- and upper-classes, and the other, to poverty-stricken neighbourhoods which are currently experiencing the worst of the crisis.

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The risks of allowing this industry to consolidate intimate ties with state institutions are immense and should be of urgent concern to all those who value a free and democratic society.

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As we consider the immense dangers that surround a prospective war with Iran, it is of vital importance to denounce the lies and fabrications currently peddled to justify it.

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The disinformation surrounding the Syrian civil war appears to have been lifted from the Iraq/Afghanistan playbook.

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The people who stand to gain the most from leaders like Corbyn and Sanders are being fed increasingly ruthless lies about these candidates by the elites who fear their progressive policies. T

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The case to extradite Julian Assange to the United States seems to have little to do with Canadians at first glance, however, the truth is that this unprecedented challenge to press and democratic freedom concerns all of us.

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Despite efforts to craft a climate-friendly public image, Canada’s continued support for the fossil fuel industry highlights the hypocrisy of the current government.

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Il y a quelques mois, le compte Twitter de WikiLeaks ainsi que celui dédié à la campagne pour défendre son fondateur Julian Assange annonçaient le risque imminent de son expulsion de l’ambassade équatorienne où il était réfugié depuis juin 2012.

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Though Québec, Canada, has the tendency to portray itself as a progressive and open society, the popular obsession with curtailing the rights of marginalized groups clearly undermines this image.

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BIO

I started writing during the 2012 student strike in Québec. As an active participant in the student movement, I was driven to write about the institutional repression, police abuse and collective solidarity I witnessed. 

I'm now completing a Master's in political science, focusing my research on the intersection of global climate justice and international law. Though I enjoy academic research and writing, I welcome the freedom that comes with writing for critical media . I regularly contribute to Canadian Dimension and Truth-out.org, as well as other progressive and critical outlets. My main interests are social justice, politics, technology and the environment. 

 

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