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New Freedom of Information documents show the City of Toronto’s efforts to control the media narrative around encampment evictions last summer – inflating the number of fires in encampments and using media exclusion zones.
In Newmarket, Asian massage workers have been engaged in a battle with the town council, which is intent on shutting down their businesses by claiming that the workers are both disreputable criminals and sex trafficking victims.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Pacific Gateway and Hilton Metrotown hotels laid off their workers – then refused to hire them back. Hotel workers are fighting for their jobs, and for the future of the hotel industry after the pandemic.
From drug users in Vancouver to opium poppy growers in Mexico, activists say safe and legal drugs will save lives. Plus: lessons for the climate justice movement from the University of Toronto fossil fuel divestment campaign. How police unions win more money and weapons by presenting officers as "embattled heroes." Strategies for building feminist, anti-racist unions. A reading list on Indigenous persistance, and more.