Joseph Leivdal

Joseph Leivdal is a student of Communication and Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He became concerned with social justice during time spent at Occupy Vancouver, and has since been involved as an organizer in various activist projects in Vancouver. He writes on politics, social movements, and critical theory.

Why I joined the fracking protest at Burnaby's Chevron refinery

On Friday May 30, I went to the Chevron Refinery in Burnaby to show my support for the three activists who had secured their necks to a gate with D-locks. The police were getting ready to cut the...

An open letter to bros who defend UBC rape chants

I used to laugh at rape jokes too. But it's no longer funny.