Tags – Activism

  • Beyond the wheelchair

    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?

  • Imagining black vancouver

    Experiments in reclaiming city space

    How does one reclaim city space, even if just in the imagination?

  • Tarsands divestment and its discontents

    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 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.