Al Jazeera Magazine: The fight for the soul of San Francisco

It is an iconic city famed for its radicalism, but can its spirit of protest now be galvanised to tackle the technocracy changing its character and pricing long-time residents out? By Isabeau Doucet – 5 December 3013. Published in the…

A proposed charter of secular values has sparked protest from citizens who feel it unfairly targets ethnic minorities http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/4321/in-quebec-some-religious-symbols-are-more-equal-than-others  Who would have though that the most divisive issue to hit Quebec since the 2012 students’ strike that brought down the…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/death-toll-canadian-oil-train-disaster About 40 people remain missing police say after being able to approach near to where the explosion happened Isabeau Doucet in Lac-Mégantic and agencies The Guardian, Tuesday 9 July 2013 The death toll in the oil train derailment in…

Video Slideshow: Kanaval in Cap Haitian and Milot, Haiti

Here’s a video slideshow of Haiti’s national Kanaval, held in the northern city of Cap Haitian in mid February 2013. I took a tap tap north from Cite Soleil and another from Cap Haitian to the town of Milot, took…