Tags – Activism

  • Science and liberation

    Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business

    In the midst of the Harper government’s war on science, we must reconsider how science is done today, how it might it be done in a better society, and what its role is in the struggle for a just and sustainable world.

  • Walking for justice

    Gladys Radek won’t stop until there is justice for Indigenous women

    Following the loss of her 22-year-old niece, Gladys Radek has set out on a series of coast-to-coast treks seeking justice for the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada.

  • This post office belongs to everyone

    If the post office belongs to everyone, then this is a call to action, a collective opportunity in the making.

  • From the ground up (part two)

    Our labour round table discusses social movements and electoral politics

    What is the relation between organized labour, social movements, and electoral politics?

  • The politics of precarity

    Can the Urban Worker Strategy address precarious employment for all?

    The Urban Worker Strategy proposes a sweeping suite of overdue federal policies that respond to the plight of temps, freelancers, interns, part-timers and other flexworkers who flit from gig to gig, shift to shift, contract to contract, with no guarantee of income or future work, let alone access to benefits or pensions.

  • From the ground up

    A national round table on working-class power

    During the economic expansion that followed WWII, organized labour won significant gains in exchange for embracing capitalism. Long since the crises of the 1970s, and decades into organized labour’s decline, major labour organizations still talk as if a return to that postwar compromise is possible. What can be done – what is being done – to challenge this orientation?

  • Courting collaboration

    How the uranium industry bought the Village of Pinehouse, and what residents are doing to take it back

    Pinehouse residents Fred Pederson, John Smerek, and Dale Smith all feel like they have been wearing targets on their backs since their names appeared in a lawsuit filed in June.

  • “An irresistible force”

    Longshore unions and the fight for freedom and justice in Palestine

    Before dawn one Sunday in June 2010, nearly 1,000 people converged on the Port of Oakland in northern California. Following a well-devised plan, they marched to the dockside gates of SSA Marine, one of the world’s largest shipping corporations, and awaited the arrival of the Israeli cargo ship Zim Shenzhen.

  • The gentry have landed

    Hipsters, progressives, and the battle for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

    Capital and community are colliding in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as developers and politicians dispossess low-income residents of one of their only assets: their neighbourhood.

  • Hunger’s empire

    The insistent threat of the hunger strike

    What does it mean for Guantanamo Bay prisoners to assert their essential human dignity, and to seek justice, by choosing to starve? From freedom fighters under the British Raj to Chief Theresa Spence and the detainees of Guantanamo, physician Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay explores the insistent threat of the hunger strike.