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.
In the Filipino language, Kwentong Bayan is the literal translation of “community stories;” and Labour of Love reflects the artists’ understanding that caregiving work – like community-based art work – is rooted in love, is valuable, and deserves respect.
How a well-planned crisis is funnelling workers westward
We often think of rural decline as part of the natural course of economic history, but the state of things on the East Coast has, in a sense, been thoroughly planned.
Marcello Di Cintio and Shani Mootoo on politics and prose
*Art in its many forms slices through ideology and approaches truth better than any argument, probably because, in the end, art tries to find the heart of the matter rather than the brain of it.
Notes on the outsourcing of family obligations
How will I take care of my parents when they need me to return to them some of the care they gave me when I was young?
Dignity is, ultimately, why we are on the political left. It is connected to the energy by which we can reckon with domination rather than crumple in its grasp. It is why we have each other.
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.
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.
Letters from survivors of sexual violence
Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence from the forthcoming AK Press anthology
Surviving the sixties scoop
What was it like to be caught in the Sixties Scoop, when thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and placed in settler households?