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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.

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    The students of Nicaragua’s April uprising

    Autoconvocados – self-organized student protesters – are mobilizing against the repressive Ortega government. But their movement threatens to fall into the hands of nationalists and pro-capitalists.

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    Queers to the front

    Queen City Pride has chosen a straight, cis man to lead this year’s pride parade. Here’s why it’s insulting to Regina’s queer and trans communities.

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    Dear Erin Weir, what are you doing?

    Doubling down in the face of harassment allegations isn’t helping anyone.

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    Who will commemorate the Nakba in Canada?

    Trudeau recently celebrated the birthday of Israel while remaining silent on the 700,000 Palestinians that were driven out of their homes. Why is the Canadian government so dead-set on ignoring Israel’s past and present human rights abuses?

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    Who will publish eulogies for the victims of Barrick Gold?

    On Peter Munk’s dark legacy

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    Canada’s right-wing rage machine vs. Nora Loreto

    Tracking the work of a loosely coordinated right-wing network that spurred on an enormous public reaction

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    How do we intervene in the Ontario elections?

    Five Ontario activists on how to change the message and build resistance before and after the 2018 election.

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    Not One More Deportation

    We must stop Lucy Francineth Granados’ deportation, and overhaul the sadistic and arbitrary case-by-case regularization system.

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    Camped out for Justice

    Colten Boushie. Tina Fontaine. Countless others. “Something’s gotta change. Something more than fake promises and words.”

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    We can’t talk about reconciliation while we’re still justifying killing Indigenous people

    Colten Boushie’s killing and Gerald Stanley’s acquittal make it clear: justice has nothing to do with lip service, and everything to do with tangible action.

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    Making Sense of the Unifor–CLC Split

    A disaffiliation that threatens union power in a vulnerable time.

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    Working With Your Hands

    The only way to survive is to make a living wage and I can’t do that unless I sell my hands, my back, and my brain as a skilled labourer.

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    Do Activists Really Need Theory?

    Theory can help activists stay involved in social change work.

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    What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia

    The attack on freedom of the radical left press that we should pay attention to.

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    The End of the Line

    The government ditched the STC without lining up alternatives, counting on private companies to step up. This isn’t how it went for other Crown sales.

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    A Win For Tenants

    Tenants in Toronto have long been exploited by landlords imposing skyrocketing rent increases. Organizers have just secured a victory – and there’s more to come.

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    Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    The Saskatchewan government has circumvented the decision of the Northern teacher education program.

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    Who Are We Marching For?

    Lessons from Vancouver’s Women’s March on Washington.

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    Toward a World of Many Worlds: The Women’s March in Saskatoon

    In the future, we may be able to point to the Women’s March on Washington in Saskatoon as the critical moment when all our scattered struggles came together as we realized how capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, imperialism, and heterosexism are interconnected.