The author & other publications

Samir Shaheen-Hussain has been involved in anti-authoritarian social justice movements – including Indigenous solidarity, anti-police brutality and migrant-justice organizing – for nearly two decades. He is a member of the Caring for Social Justice Collective, and has written or co-written about state violence and health care for several publications (see below). Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada was awarded both the Concordia University First Book Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction by the Quebec Writers’ Federation in November 2021.

Samir is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and works as a pediatric emergency physician in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal).

Publications

“Laissons les jeunes donner la leçon”
By: Joanne Liu & Samir Shaheen-Hussain
La Presse+ & La Presse
January 22, 2022 (also published by Profession Santé)

Young people offer a wake-up call and distress signal in the midst of a pandemic
By: Joanne Liu & Samir Shaheen-Hussain
CultMTL
January 22, 2022

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/it-s-time-to-ask-what-took-so-long-to-allow-indigenous-parents-on-quebec-medevac-flights-1.5000399

http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/f23a0da3-abe0-4363-a684-9fbae62a11f3__7C___0.html

http://mi.lapresse.ca/screens/631af78b-80bc-4f98-904c-be83621762da__7C___0.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/may/17/separating-sick-inuit-kids-from-their-parents-is-medical-colonialism-all-over-again

https://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/samir-shaheenhussain/la-remuneration-des-medecins-les-justifications-demystifiees-pour-le-bien-collectif_a_23423842/

https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/526489/des-mythes-justifient-les-hauts-revenus-des-medecins

L’accord dénoncé par des médecins: entrevue avec Dr Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Interviewed by Jean-François Guérin
TVA Nouvelles
February 26, 2018

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/samir-shaheenhussain/quebec-health-care-reform_b_16864728.html

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/samir-shaheenhussain/opposons-reformes-sante-solidaire_b_16772936.html

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/sante/499658/pour-une-medecine-imbue-de-justice-sociale

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/sante/505100/lorsque-les-politiques-de-sante-tuent

https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-kimberly-gloades-plight-points-to-broader-quebec-health-care-injustices

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/samir-shaheenhussain/police-killing-youth_b_8914048.html

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/457791/quand-la-violence-policiere-tue

http://www.briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/health-care-and-immigration

Les coupes aux soins de santé pour les réfugiéEs : la pointe de l’iceberg des injustices en matière de santé pour les migrants et les migrantes
Translation by Anne-Marie Gallant
Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme, No 12, Automne 2014

http://www.rabble.ca/news/2013/06/spoken-word-artists-opposition-to-refugee-health-cuts-interview-ikenna-onyegbula

http://www.rabble.ca/news/2012/07/confronting-jason-kenney-cuts-refugee-healthcare-interview-bashir-mohamed

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/sante/316295/moyens-de-pression-des-pharmaciens-inacceptable-prise-en-otage-des-plus-demunis

http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/story/police-killing-farshad-mohammadi-exposing-root-causes/9665

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/340245/mort-de-farshad-mohammadi-un-deces-plusieurs-causes

http://www.rabble.ca/news/2012/06/pediatrician-speaks-out-refugee-health-cuts-put-childrens-lives-risk

http://uppingtheanti.org/journal/article/10-no-justice-no-peace-a-roundtable-with-ex-cops-on-resisting-police-repres/

“No one is illegal: Everyone in Canada is entitled to health care”
Montreal Gazette
December 4, 2008

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/canada-myths-and-realities-by-samir-hussain/

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/unimaginable-futures-by-samir-hussain/

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/stigmatizing-dissent-by-samir-hussain/

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/controversy-by-clifton-arihwakehte/

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-are-we-calling-this-a-by-samir-hussain/

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/smallpox-weapons-of-genocide-to-instrument-of-manufacturing-consent-by-samir-hussain/