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    What’s wrong with “Milking prison labour”?

    Some clarifications about Briarpatch’s recent article about the reopening of the Kingston prison farms, and the work of Evolve Our Prison Farms.

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    Free transit is just the beginning

    It’s no coincidence that struggles over public transit are erupting across the Americas. Free transit is about an end to austerity, a refusal of police power, and a demand for decommodified and universal public services.

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    There’s no such thing as a politically neutral public space

    The #TakeBackTPL struggle to evict transphobia from our public library wasn’t about “free speech” – it was about reclaiming the commons

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    Fighting antisemitism today

    Why did IfNotNow Toronto have to defend their antisemitism training against other Jews? The answer lies in the left and the right’s competing definitions of antisemitism.

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    The Indigenous nation exposing the lie of Canada’s “world class” oil spill response

    A 2016 diesel spill exposed holes in Canada’s touted “world class” oil spill response regime. At a sentencing hearing today, Canada gave the company a slap on the wrist; but the Heiltsuk nation is fighting for real justice.

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    The Canadian state seems like an immovable object. But Indigenous women are an unstoppable force.

    It’s been barely two weeks since the federal government released the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. And yet, amid an admission of genocide, the colonial project continues apace; its existence met with celebration for another year.

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    The #UniteAgainstRacism campaign – what it is and why we launched it

    Across the globe, right-wing politics are gaining ground by demonizing migrants and Others. These politics become particularly pronounced in election years. With the federal election approaching, we knew Canada was not immune.

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    Are any of Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas relevant for us today?

    One hundred years after the murder of the Polish-German revolutionary socialist, are any of her ideas still useful for leftists?

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    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

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    It’s not that hard to be trans-inclusive

    When Regina dance studio FadaDance’s FadaMan class was critiqued for excluding trans masculine people, FadaDance could have doubled down on defending a space for cis-men. Instead, they listened and changed it.

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    The far right, the hard right, and our fight against them

    What’s the difference between the hard right and the far right, and how do we limit their growth in Canada?

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    All the ways that Canadian journalists serve the ruling class

    Over the last few years, ostensibly neutral Canadian journalists have eagerly stepped up to bat for fascist presidents, far-right blogs, and spy organizations.

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    We don’t need to be friends to be comrades

    To ask activist groups to take on responsibility for members’ emotional well-being is to saddle them with an impossible burden – something that makes activist burnout more likely.

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    We will take this party back

    To those who oppose us, young NDP organizers calling for Erin Weir’s resignation, I say: How dare you discourage young people from demanding a better party?

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    With new headquarters, Conexus is losing its way

    But it’s not too late to stop the commercial construction in Wascana Park

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    To be a warrior

    What it really means when Indigenous protesters say “Bring back our children.” An interview with Chasity Delorme and Prescott Demas from Camp: Justice For Our Stolen Children.

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    Seeing a strike on the big screen

    Sorry To Bother You shows why we need anti-capitalist art that’s both radical and popular.

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    Dismantle the AFN – before it causes any more damage to Indigenous sovereignty

    No matter who’s elected national chief, the AFN is fundamentally flawed, and beyond being saved by reforms.

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    Will Sask NDP support oil industry or Indigenous land rights?

    Indigenous peoples and activists are expected to “wait and see” after Meili hires longtime oil industry manager as Chief of Staff.