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    When we fight for one treaty, we fight for them all

    1492 Land Back Lane is about more than just one housing development. Six Nations has a treaty they must protect, and the precedent set by every broken treaty affects us all.

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    Health care toward liberation

    Amid the twin crises of neoliberal capitalism and COVID-19, two health-care workers ask: how do we practice health care in ways that increase people’s access to freedom?

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    Suppress the virus now!

    The Ontario government’s idea that we need to “learn to live with” COVID-19 is murderous abandonment of vulnerable people. Instead, the left should mobilize around a clear demand: our governments must adopt aggressive suppression of COVID-19.

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    Comic: No police at overdoses

    Police often show up at overdose scenes when someone calls 911 – despite the fact that police presence has not been requested nor is it warranted. This short comic illustrates some of the findings of a new report on Canada’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act.

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    Leaked draft of federal UNDRIP legislation fails to inspire on first look

    Is UNDRIP legislation just another way for settler governments to delay action and maintain the status quo, or can this legislation truly transform relationships for the better?

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    How Honda’s anti-union monitor works

    At a manufacturing plant in Ontario, Honda management maps out vulnerable “hot spots” on the shop floor as part of an effort to stop its workers from unionizing.

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    WE is actually we

    How WE Charity helps cleanse white Canada of white guilt

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    The history and politics of the Communist Party of Canada: an overview

    The CPC’s image may be radical, but its politics are tired Stalinist reformism 

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    Community without accountability at CCGSD

    Former staff are raising allegations against the former executive director at one of Canada’s biggest LGBTQ nonprofits, saying he made the workplace unpredictable and unhealthy. It raises the question: where does a community end, and a workplace begin?

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    Mental health professionals are not the solution to racist police violence

    While mental health interventions have been touted as an alternative to policing, the mental health field has a long history of perpetrating racist and colonial violence.

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    Why a progressive buyer should go for Torstar

    The second-largest chain of newspapers in Canada is about to be bought by a couple Conservative-donor businessmen. It’s time for progressive groups and individuals to make a bid for Torstar.

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    Police across Canada test out military equipment at private supplier ‘range day’

    Experts say rising police militarization is a consequence of mixing police and military vendors at equipment expos

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    It’s time to talk about police in our unions

    Toward an abolitionist approach to decent work for all

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    Beaver Lake Cree stand strong as Canada and Alberta attempt to derail tarsands legal challenge

    In appealing a court order to pay two-thirds of the cost of the legal challenge, Canada and Alberta went as far as to argue that, because they were recently able to repair the community water truck, Beaver Lake Cree are able to afford a multi-million dollar trial.

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    As millions suffer from the pandemic, who’s getting rich?

    Who’s making bank off COVID-19, and who’s fighting back? A summary of Resource Movement and Briarpatch’s webinar, “Pandemic Profiteers & the Movements Trying to Stop Them”

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    Disarming the people without disarming the state

    When you factor in the long history of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour using guns to defend their communities against police, the military, and white supremacists, gun regulation takes on a different meaning.

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    COVID-19 is raging through Quebec prisons

    Prisoners are locked in their cells 24 hours a day, with no running water and guards who refuse to wear PPE. Some are comparing federal prisons, where populations are older, to long-term care homes, the site of the province’s most severe outbreaks.

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    Collective action is essential

    From socially-distanced protests to virtual union drives, five vital signs of worker organizing during COVID-19

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    TD Scholars ask TD to cut ties with Coastal GasLink pipeline

    In this open letter, 33 recipients of TD’s Scholarship for Community Leadership ask that TD withdraw its support for the pipeline, which violates Wet’suwet’en sovereignty

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    Gord Hill’s anti-colonial, anti-fascist comics

    A collection of comics by Gord Hill, a Kwakwaka’wakw artist, writer, and anti-capitalist, published in print issues of Briarpatch from 2018-2020