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    The war on boycotts

    Jason Kenney is borrowing from Israel’s anti-BDS playbook to take down environmentalists who threaten Alberta’s oil industry

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    The theft of the present

    Winnipeg has been shaped by settler city planners and capitalists who sidelined Indigenous plans for decolonized urban development. Emily Leedham reviews Stolen City: Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg by Owen Toews.

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    Making love under Indian Acts

    How can we have reconciliation if we are terminating the people whom settlers have to reconcile with?

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    The leftist’s case against the carbon tax

    It’s a fundamentally libertarian policy – and one that tends to just piss people off, not invigorate them about the possibility of a just and sustainable future.

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    Land and labour

    Many people believe that there is an unbridgeable rift between left labour activism and Indigenous struggles. But recent events have made clear that “reconciliation” screeches to a halt as soon as it stands in the way of the accumulation of capital.

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    Making a killing

    Palestinian workers in illegal Israeli settlements are calling for boycotts of Israeli goods – even though it may mean they lose their jobs

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    Oil & water

    In Newfoundland and Labrador, workers look to transition out of oil and gas, into renewable energy. But as these industries charge forward, Inuit activists are also struggling to protect their land and water.

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    Strike surveillance

    During the York University strike of 2018, workers on the picket line found themselves being watched

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    Organizing the suburbs

    Why Chinese suburbanites in Toronto’s commuter belt voted for Doug Ford – and why the left has been losing its foothold in racialized working-class communities

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    “They take my labour, but not my family”

    The federal government is ending the Caregiver Program, which gave migrant caregivers a pathway to permanent residency. But caregivers are fighting back by demanding permanent residency upon arrival.

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    “To create other worlds inside this one”

    An interview with Writing in the Margins judges Gwen Benaway, Alicia Elliott, and Jalani Morgan

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    Resisting Uber’s rhetoric

    If we accept the premise that “algorithms” (not capitalists) are asserting control over the future of work, it will be difficult to hold anyone to account for the human costs of unchecked automation. Finn LeMaitre reviews Uberland by Alex Rosenblat.

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    Where is the unions’ inspiration in the fight against Doug Ford?

    Unions are some of the only progressive organizations with the power to bring production to a halt and to stop the flow of goods and services – and they need to use their power to fight Ford.

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    Busted

    Aaron Doncaster was fired from his job as a dishwasher at Calgary’s Hilton Garden Inn for organizing a union. But in Alberta, workers have new protection against union-busting bosses.

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    The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive

    A climate justice journalist heads to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to see how the industry is pushing its messages, and who is doing doing the heavy lifting.

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    Human rites

    Mainstream media is obsessed with figuring out who is really trans, forcing trans folks to prove their validity to cis people. The work of Briarpatch is to refocus the lens on trans issues that demand radical solidarity and action.

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    Ts just wanna have fun

    Trans activists in Montreal have been organizing to make the YMCAs of Québec more inclusive of gender-diverse people

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    Taking your transition into your own hands

    When doctors deny trans people the right hormones or surgery, trans people will find creative ways to transition on their own terms. Winner of the 2018 Andrea Walker Prize for writing on women’s and trans people’s health.

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    Be careful with each other

    Why are activists burning out, and what can be done to stop it?

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    Checking in with the oil crowd

    The conference guidebook for the 50th annual Global Petroleum Show tells me we’re here “CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY.” Excuse my skepticism.