Author Archives: M Mauchline

The consequences of inequality, injustice and social exclusion: lessons from Toulouse, Paris, and the message of Jean-Marie Le Pen.

It would be far too easy to label the murderous actions of Mohammed Merah in southwestern France in early March 2012 as those of an indoctrinated terrorist. He shot three French soldiers dead from the seat of his motorcycle in … Continue reading

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The Olympics: humanity on display

As we approach the end of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the athletes, thankfully, have once again become the real story. More than just a competition focused on results, scattered amongst Sochi’s events are the sound bites, … Continue reading

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Bombay is going green!

The earth’s axis must have shifted back in June of this year. And in this case, that’s a good thing – a very good thing. A Mumbai-based architectural firm won the urban planning and design category of the Cycling Visionaries … Continue reading

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Beyond the headlines: Svein Tuft at the 2013 Tour de France

198 riders started the 100th edition of the Tour de France this year. Along with each rider comes a story. Given a chance, all would delve into the perseverance, dedication, sacrifice, and circumstance that landed the participants in cycling’s premier … Continue reading

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Truth, and winning at all costs.

Within the span of a week, Olympic speed skater Simon Cho has admitted to tampering with an opponent’s equipment, and cyclist Lance Armstrong’s history of denying use of performance-enhancing drugs has been undeniably laid to waste by the U.S. Anti-Doping … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around: Vancouver relives its cycling history

The recent Velo-city Global conference is an event I have been working with for the last eight months, and is a new undertaking for the City of Vancouver. In so far as this gathering of cycling infrastructure expertise, and the … Continue reading

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A First Nation’s call for help

On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the last of 22 new modular homes arrived in the Attawapiskat First Nation of northern Ontario. To the Canadian federal government, it signaled the trumpeted end of a crisis that began almost a full four … Continue reading

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