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    Silenced

    Revisiting a book published in 1989 shows us that racialized women’s domestic labour continues to be legislated exploitation.

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    The Indigenous Nurses Who Decolonized Health Care

    Few Indigenous labour history studies, especially in the post-fur trade era, focus on Indigenous women’s work, but labour functioned as a colonial tool to strip Indigenous people of title and status. Indigenous women faced the worst moral and social regulation, racism, and sexism at work, and so Indigenous women’s labour became a site of resistance to patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism. The history of Indigenous nurses’ organizing was especially revolutionary.

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    Challenging the Mail Gaze

    Are we paying enough attention to the postal workers’ fight for a robust and public postal service?

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    Writing Across Borders

    Briarpatch editor Tanya Andrusieczko caught up with our sixth annual writing contest judges to talk history, habits, politics, and writing.

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    If Black Women Were Free: Part 2

    Accounting for the history of transformative justice and determining how it can best be put into practice in non-Black spaces.

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    Extractive Logics

    The capitalist extractive industrial logic sees water and land as collateral. In social justice logic, water and land are life.

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    Visions of the Future

    At the heart of all social movements is imagination. Can the genre of visionary fiction be a conduit for organizing and radically re-envisioning a just future?

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    Of Miners and Land Defenders

    When the Canadian mining corporation B2Gold set up shop in a small Nicaraguan town with the government’s blessing, a local group of land defenders began to organize.

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    If Black Women Were Free: Part 1

    What is transformative justice, and how can it be used in organizing spaces to respond to sexual violence?

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    Politics in Suburbia

    How does suburban sprawl alter geographies of protest and dissent?

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    The Intellectual Labour of Social Movements

    While the intellectual processes of movement building are often associated with charismatic leaders and catchy sloganeering, the knowledge building that changes our social world is driven by the struggles of ordinary people.

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    Land and the Food that Grows On It

    Out of a history of colonial food weaponization emerges a thriving movement of Indigenous food sovereignty.

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    Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle

    In the tradition of word projects, Keywords for Radicals engages with the ways in which language interacts with struggle.

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    Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    Davis calls for this generation to fight for full substantive freedoms, so that future generations will not be left addressing the same issues.

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    Abolition Architecture

    Architect Tings Chak on imagining and designing a world without prisons.

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    Why the Left Needs Experts

    If social justice movements are to succeed, they have to be right.

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    Tracking HudBay

    The film Flin Flon Flim Flam documents a bloody and violent trail of HudBay’s resource extraction practices.

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    You Know Something I Don’t Know

    How can social movements draw on established resources and on the wisdom of their members to propel an ethical redistribution of power?

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    Safeguarding Against Abuse

    Medical and social attitudes toward people with disabilities commonly – and dangerously – assume that bodily difference means a compromised quality of life. These attitudes translate into systemic discrimination that intensifies the vulnerability of people with disabilities. What, if anything, does Bill C-14, the legislation on medical assistance in dying (MAID), do to safeguard against abuse of vulnerabilities?

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    Pinkwashing Settler Colonialism

    Settler colonial states like Israel and Canada use homonationalism to position gay-friendly narratives and legislation as the justification of occupation and oppression.