Tags – Activism
Rethinking the politics of disability and accessibility
How would the world look – for everyone – in light of a larger social project oriented toward universal design, collective access, and the recognition of a diverse range of embodiment?
Experiments in reclaiming city space
How does one reclaim city space, even if just in the imagination?
Can a new campaign curb the fossil fuel industry?
Leading activists discuss the strengths and possible pitfalls of a burgeoning campus movement to have universities divest from the fossil fuel economy. Can the campaign succeed?
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.
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.
If the post office belongs to everyone, then this is a call to action, a collective opportunity in the making.
Our labour round table discusses social movements and electoral politics
What is the relation between organized labour, social movements, and electoral politics?
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.
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?
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.