Dave Dean

Canada

A Robot Is About to Try and Hitchhike Across Canada

Will he make it across Canada? Or will someone bash him with a baseball bat?
Dave Dean
6.27.14
News

The Canadian Government Was Forced to Release Documents About Child Abuse

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled the federal government must release thousands of police documents concerning the case of six students who were "disciplined" in an electric chair at St. Anne’s residential school.
Dave Dean
1.21.14
Motherboard Blog

Doctors in British Columbia Are Now Allowed To Prescribe Heroin

A stable, supervised fix is better than scoring on the street.
Dave Dean
9.29.13
News

Doctors in British Columbia Can Now Prescribe Heroin

Clinical studies have shown that prescribing some hardcore addicts heroin can give their lives some much-needed stability. The only question is whether the government's knee-jerk antidrug policies will allow the effective treatment to go forward.
Dave Dean
9.27.13
News

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

Native women, children, and even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canada-US border on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota.
Dave Dean
8.26.13
News

Forcible Circumcision Turned This Man Into an Anti-Circumcision Activist

When Paul Tinari was eight years old and boarded at a church-run school in Montreal, Paul was forcefully held down on a desk and circumcised, because a priest had reason to believe Paul had—God forbid—masturbated. Now Paul is an anti-circumcision...
Dave Dean
8.3.13
News

The Canadian Government Is Withholding Documents Concerning the Torture of Children

Despite numerous testimonies stating that children who attended St. Anne's residential "Indian" school were sexually abused and sat in an electric chair, the Canadian government refuses to release 7,000 pages of investigative documents that seemingly...
Dave Dean
7.19.13
Motherboard Blog

It's Time To Start Taking Seriously MDMA as a PTSD Treatment

After years of battling with the government, a small clinical trial is underway in Vancouver.
Dave Dean
4.28.13
Stuff

Can MDMA Cure PTSD?

Last year, a study showed that MDMA works like a therapeutic catalyst. Patients’ scores when measuring common PTSD symptoms such as anxiety, paranoia, nightmares and depression, consistently dropped by over 75 percent. A new study in Vancouver is set...
Dave Dean
4.27.13
News

Ontario's Hells Angels Have a Hard-On for Sports Gambling

After over 20 people were arrested in connection to a Hells Angels-affiliated gambling ring in Ontario, cops are becoming more serious about cracking down on a growing league of organized betting circles. A buddy of mine was there to see the bust go...
Dave Dean
3.13.13