• Blog

    Quebec interns want wages, and they want them now

    The student strike is alive and well in Quebec. This week, tens of thousands of Quebec students will walk out of their classes, demanding wages for all interns.

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    Decentralized and data-driven

    How CUPW is bringing union advocacy into the 21st century

  • Magazine

    How can farmers fight back against the new NAFTA?

    NAFTA 2.0 is chipping away at hard-won policies that guard Canadian farmers from price volatility and ensure high labour and environmental standards. The National Farmers Union is fighting back – at the level of both grassroots and policy.

  • Magazine

    In mourning

    Do we use our mourning to install cops in our holy places? Or do we use it to galvanize us to rise up against occupation, against land theft, against the corporations that would profit from our destitution and death?

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  • Magazine

    Saving Akikodjiwan

    Developers are building condos on top of sacred Algonquin Anishinabeg islands. Why are Indigenous sacred sites not given the same legal protections as settler ones?

  • Magazine

    Our Hair Story

    “She doesn’t understand that she was born into a white supremacist society that devalues and underestimates Black women. Instead, she only knows that she doesn’t have ‘good hair.‘” Photography runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    dis place

    “At eleven, I understood that our situation made me different from my classmates. There would be no Hogwarts for me. There was only the real world, where headlines blared about the dangers of ‘illegal immigrants,’ and we overheard whispers of another ICE raid at someone’s workplace.” Creative non-fiction runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    johnnie walker walks

    “my father can’t kill us because respectable brown man / because i’m his name / because service worker / because why kill me when he can / make me / kill myself?” Poetry runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.


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March/April 2019

Inside Indian-occupied Kashmir’s deadliest year in a decade. The fight to protect an Algonquin sacred site from a condo development. The resurgence of the Jewish left in Canada. Saving Canada’s supply management system. Tracking the Indigenous opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement along the proposed route of the pipeline. Winners of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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