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  • Maryam Adrangi

    Maryam Adrangi

    Maryam Adrangi is a researcher, writer, and organizer involved in struggles for environmental justice, Indigenous sovereignty and anti-war. She is an anti-capitalist who believes in you.

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  • Afuwa


    Afuwa is a visual artist, youth art facilitator, and writer who uses myth and constructions of identity to question just about everything.

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  • Shaina Agbayani

    Shaina Agbayani

    Shaina Agbayani is a queerest filipinx conjurer of rootcare and pagsibol, grateful to be based in Dish With One Spoon treaty territory.

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  • Asam Ahmad

    Asam Ahmad

    Asam Ahmad is a poor, working-class writer, poet, and community organizer. His writing appears in CounterPunch, Black Girl Dangerous, Youngist, and Colorlines. His Tumblr is asamaccchhhmad.tumblr.com and his Twitter is @asamwrites. He lives in Toronto.

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  • Laurel Albina

    Laurel Albina

    Laurel Albina is a Canadian-born Palestinian-American writer and labour organizer. Her writing is influenced by her parents’ emigrations to Canada as a result of conflict and war. She lives in East Vancouver, B.C. with her partner and children.

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  • estefania alfonso falcon

    estefania alfonso falcon

    estefania alfonso falcon (they/he/she), a.k.a. yes, is a radical genderfluid queer cubanx migrant, poet, tattoo artist, and educator living between k’jipuktuk (Halifax) in Mi’kma’ki and Ouentironk (Lake Simcoe).

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  • Siku Allooloo

    Siku Allooloo

    Siku Allooloo is an Inuit/Taino writer from Denendeh (Northwest Territories). Her work incorporates inherited legacies of resistance, continuity, and creative expression to support the revitalization and empowerment of Indigenous communities. Siku holds a BA in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies from the University of Victoria.

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  • Hani al Moulia

    Hani al Moulia

    Hani al Moulia is a freelance photographer and student in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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  • Zainab Amadahy

    Zainab Amadahy

    Zainab Amadahy is a mother, writer and activist. Her publications include the novel The Moons of Palmares (Sister Vision Press, 1998) and an essay in the anthology Strong Women Stories (Sumach Press, 2003). She also co-authored “Indigenous Peoples and Black People in Canada: Settlers or Allies?” in Breaching the Colonial Contract (Springer, 2010).

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  • Reuel Amdur

    Reuel Amdur

    Reuel Amdur is a social worker and freelancer living in Val-des-Monts, Quebec.

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  • Courtney Arlt

    Courtney Arlt

    Courtney Arlt is an Indigenous woman from the Peepeekisis Cree nation on Treaty 4 territory. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Regina studying Human Justice and a mother of three.

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  • Hannah Askew

    Hannah Askew

    Hannah Askew is an instructor in the Aboriginal Justice Studies Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver.

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  • David P. Ball

    David P. Ball

    David P. Ball is a photojournalist living in Vancouver B.C., on Coast Salish territory. He lived in Lebanon during the 2006 war.

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  • Althea Balmes

    Althea Balmes

    Althea Balmes is a visual storyteller and community organizer with Filipino youth. She combines art, culture, and world politics to present stories of her birthplace, the Philippines, and the issues faced by the global Filipino diaspora.

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  • Manahil Bandukwala

    Manahil Bandukwala

    Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani writer and artist. See her work on her website, manahils.com, or follow her on Twitter @manaaaahil.

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  • Nikolas Barry-Shaw

    Nikolas Barry-Shaw

    Nikolas Barry-Shaw is an independent researcher living in Montreal. He is a member of Haiti Action Montreal and the Canada Haiti Action Network, but is better known for his stellar defensive play on the basketball court. He is working on his jumpshot.

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  • Andrea Bear Nicholas

    Andrea Bear Nicholas

    Andrea Bear Nicholas is Maliseet from Nekwotkok (Tobique First Nation) and holder of the Endowed Chair of Studies of Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B., since 1993.  She has written on colonialism, Native women, education, Maliseet history, treaties, oral traditions, linguicide and immersion education. 

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  • Hilary Beaumont

    Hilary Beaumont

    Hilary Beaumont is a freelance journalist and OpenFile curation editor from Halifax.

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  • Umer Beigh

    Umer Beigh

    Umer Beigh is a journalist from Indian-administered Kashmir. He is a graduate of the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

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  • Chris Benjamin

    Chris Benjamin

    Chris Benjamin is a freelance writer based in Halifax. He has written fiction and features for VoicePrint Canada, Rattling Books, This Magazine, the Toronto Star, Z Magazine and others.

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  • Hilary Bergen

    Hilary Bergen

    Hilary Bergen is a writer, editor, performance artist, and PhD student living in Montreal. Her current research interests include speculative realism, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and technologies of the moving body, dance, and performance studies, popular feminist cultures, and the aesthetic category of the “cute.” Her work has been featured in Artciencia Journal, Matrix, and Whether Magazine.

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  • Craig Berggold

    Craig Berggold

    Craig Berggold is a media artist and photographer. His films and videos have been broadcast on television and exhibited in festivals, art galleries and cinemas around the world.

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  • Pedro Bigolin Neto

    Pedro Bigolin Neto

    Pedro Bigolin Neto is an earthling wondering how cosmic dust unfolded into complex systems. Concerning human systems, he currently studies land conflicts through legal and decolonial perspectives. He believes the deep and needed changes will come from the borders.

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  • Sheldon Birnie

    Sheldon Birnie

    Sheldon Birnie is a reporter for The Herald, a community weekly, and the editor of the quarterly Manitoba Eco-Journal. He lives in Winnipeg and plays country music on the weekends.

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  • Sara Birrell

    Sara Birrell

    Sara Birrell is a writer and student from southern Saskatchewan.

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  • Dave Bleakney

    Dave Bleakney

    Dave Bleakney is a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the national union representative for education (Anglophone). On matters of anti-capitalism, the dude abides.

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  • Lindsay Blewett

    Lindsay Blewett

    Lindsay Blewett is a sex worker and a PhD candidate in gender, feminist, and women’s studies at York University.

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  • Terry Boehm

    Terry Boehm

    Terry Boehm is a grain farmer in the Allan/Colonsay districts of Saskatchewan and president of the National Farmers Union.

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  • Danielle Boissoneau

    Danielle Boissoneau

    Danielle Boissoneau is Anishnaabe kwe from the shorelines of the Great Lakes. She strategically creates opportunities to laugh, resist, and grow. Beyond the confines of colonial capitalism, Danielle enjoys the chance to take care of heirloom seeds and work toward recreating Indigenous food systems. Danielle is from the Old Turtle Clan.

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  • Steven Borowiec

    Steven Borowiec

    Steven Borowiec holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto. Since graduating and realizing he had no marketable skills, he has lived in South Korea where he works as a writer and editor. He has written on Korea for the Guardian, the Toronto Star, Adbusters and other publications.

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  • Justin Brake

    Justin Brake

    Justin Brake is an editor and reporter with The Independent who lives in Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, on the traditional unceded territory of the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq. He currently faces civil and criminal charges for reporting from the Indigenous-led occupation of Muskrat Falls in Labrador in 2016.

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  • Jacq Brasseur

    Jacq Brasseur

    Jacq Brasseur is originally from Yellowknife, NT and was born to two lifetime membership holders of the Saskatchewan NDP. Based in Regina, Jacq learns and writes about politics, feminism, and queer issues at www.jacqbrass.com/essays, and tweets at @jacqbrass.

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  • Elaine Brière

    Elaine Brière

    Elaine Brière is a Vancouver-based documentary photographer, filmmaker and writer.

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  • Mark Brooks

    Mark Brooks

    Mark Brooks is an independent journalist based in Montreal. He posts commentary and interviews on environmental and economics issues at markbrooks.ca.

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  • Enda Brophy

    Enda Brophy

    Enda Brophy teaches in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

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  • Lorne Brown

    Lorne Brown

    Lorne Brown is an author, a founder of the Waffle Movement, and retired professor of political science at the University of Regina.

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  • Michael Bueckert

    Michael Bueckert

    Michael Bueckert is a PhD candidate in sociology and political economy at Carleton University.

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  • Dave Bush

    Dave Bush

    Dave Bush is involved in Solidarity Halifax, an anti-capitalist, membership-based organ­ization. Bush is completing an MA in labour studies at McMaster University.

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  • Fathima Cader

    Fathima Cader

    Fathima Cader is a writer and student at law.

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  • James Cairns

    James Cairns

    James Cairns teaches in the contemporary studies program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, ON, and is a member of the Toronto New Socialists.

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  • David Camfield

    David Camfield

    David Camfield is a supporter of socialism from below whose book We Can Do Better: Ideas for Changing Society was published in 2017. His website is prairiered.ca.

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  • Joshua Campbell

    Joshua Campbell

    Joshua Campbell is a high-school teacher, freelance journalist, and proud husband and father who lives in Regina, SK. He has a passion for investigative stories related to social justice, the environment, and Indigenous peoples.

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  • Tenille K. Campbell

    Tenille K. Campbell

    Tenille K. Campbell is a Dene/Métis storyteller and photographer from English River First Nation, author of #IndianLovePoems, and is often found with coffee in hand, daydreaming about the next story.

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  • Joe Catron

    Joe Catron

    Joe Catron is a U.S. activist and writer based in Gaza, Palestine, with a background in American antiwar, environment, labour, and tenant campaigns. He works with Palestinian groups and international solidarity networks, particularly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and prisoners’ movements. He blogs at joecatron.wordpress.com and tweets at @jncatron.

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  • Chris Benjamin

    Chris Benjamin

    Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist, fiction writer and columnist. He is the author of Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada and the novel Drive-by Saviours.

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  • Stefan Christoff

    Stefan Christoff

    Stefan Christoff (@spirodon) is a Montreal-based writer, musician, and community organizer.

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  • Matt Cicero

    Matt Cicero

    Matt Cicero is a writer, artist, activist, and a ritual abuse survivor. He has been involved in Indigenous solidarity organizing, and prison and police abolition. He blogs at stonesandsticksandwords.wordpress.com. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  • D. Henry Claflin

    D. Henry Claflin

    D. Henry Claflin is a writer and editor at the Toronto-based nonprofit Free The Children.

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  • Marc Colbourne

    Marc Colbourne

    Marc Colbourne is a new writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. Originally from Newfoundland, he has also lived and worked in Cuba, Bolivia and Guatemala. Through his writing he hopes to entertain, inform and connect readers to important social issues.

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  • Peter Cole

    Peter Cole

    Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb. He is currently working on a book that compares the modern histories of work, technological change, race relations, and longshore unionism in the ports of Durban and the San Francisco Bay area.

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  • Shoal Collective

    Shoal Collective

    Amy Hall, Eliza Egret, and Tom Anderson are part of Shoal, a collective writing group for social justice and a world beyond capitalism. Their writing on Palestine can be found at corporateoccupation.org. You can follow them on Twitter CorpOccupation and ShoalCollective.

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  • Ken Collier

    Ken Collier

    Ken Collier is a retired professor of social work living in Red Deer, Alberta. He is active with the Council of Canadians and Friends of Medicare (Alberta) and writes for progressive activist and research publications.

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  • Sandra Cuffe

    Sandra Cuffe

    Sandra Cuffe is a freelance journalist reporting on Indigenous, environmental, and human rights issues in Canada and Central America.

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  • Abigail Curlew

    Abigail Curlew

    Abigail Curlew is a PhD student of the sociology of surveillance at Carleton University, a freelance journalist, and an activist. She writes to bring attention to surveillance issues in technology, media, and politics in order to inform the public of the threat of ubiquitous watching.”

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  • Sofia Cutler

    Sofia Cutler

    Sofia Cutler is a recent graduate of McGill’s master’s program in English. She currently works at the Museum of Jewish Montreal where she is curating an exhibition on the history of the garment industry.

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  • Cortney Dakin

    Cortney Dakin

    Cortney Dakin is a Two-Spirited Didikai Métis spoken word artist and community organizer in London, Ontario.

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  • Carol Rose Daniels

    Carol Rose Daniels

    Carol Rose Daniels is the Saskatchewan author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary. Her first book of poetry, Hiraeth, will be released in early 2018 by Inanna Publications. Carol is also a Cree and Dene artist who works with storytelling, singing, drumming, and visual art. Previously, she worked as a television and radio journalist for over 30 years at APTN, CTV, and CBC.

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  • Claudia Dávila

    Claudia Dávila

    Claudia Dávila draws comics and illustrates children’s books, focusing on her new graphic novel “Luz Sees the Light.” She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

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  • Angela Day

    Angela Day

    Angela Day is a writer, activist and educator rooted in the East Coast. She recently finished an MA in international development.

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  • Stephanie Dearing

    Stephanie Dearing

    Writer, mother, amateur photographer and environmentalist, Stephanie Dearing lives in Guelph.

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  • Susana Deranger

    Susana Deranger

    Susana Deranger is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and has been an activist and an educator involved in First Nations and human rights for a great part of her life. Susana lives in Regina, Saskatchewan and is a mother of four children and a grandmother of four grandchildren.

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  • Saima Desai

    Saima Desai

    Saima Desai is the editor of Briarpatch Magazine.

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  • Evelyn Deshane

    Evelyn Deshane

    Evelyn Deshane has appeared in Plenitude Magazine and the Rusty Toque, and is forthcoming in Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe. Evelyn (pronounced Eve-a-lyn) received an MA from Trent University and is currently studying for a PhD at Waterloo University. For more information, see evedeshane.wordpress.com

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  • Annette Aurelie Desmarais

    Annette Aurelie Desmarais

    Annette Aurélie Desmarais teaches in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina. She is the author of La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants, co-published in 2007 by Fernwood Publishing and Pluto Books.

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  • Cynthia Dewi Oka

    Cynthia Dewi Oka

    Hailing from Bali, Indonesia, and Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Ter­r­itories, Cynthia Dewi Oka is a New Jersey-based poet, editor, activist, mom, and the author of Nomad of Salt and Hard Water.

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  • Jessica DeWitt

    Jessica DeWitt

    Jessica DeWitt is a historian of Canadian and American environmental history. She specializes in park history.

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  • Simran Dhunna

    Simran Dhunna

    Simran Dhunna is a Toronto-based labour and climate justice organizer with the Fight for $15 and Fairness and Climate Justice Toronto. She is currently pursuing her master of public health in epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and is interested in social policy, the intersections between migrant and climate justice, and the political economy of health.

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  • Yutaka Dirks

    Yutaka Dirks

    Yutaka Dirks is a tenant rights organizer, journalist and writer whose work can be found in Alberta Views, THIS, rabble.ca, Ricepaper Magazine, the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and elsewhere.

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  • Chris Dixon

    Chris Dixon

    Chris Dixon is originally from Alaska and a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator. He lives in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory, where he is a member of the Punch Up collective.

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  • Ryan Dodington

    Ryan Dodington

    Ryan Dodington is an export of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, who aspires to visit every corner of Canada. He currently lives, works and writes in Regina, SK.

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  • Isabeau Doucet

    Isabeau Doucet

    Isabeau Doucet is a freelance reporter, TV producer, writer, and video journalist who spent a year in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake investigating stories for Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, the Nation, and Haiti Liberté, among others.

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  • Rebecca Ellis

    Rebecca Ellis

    Rebecca Ellis is a community activist who is currently completing her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario. She teaches part-time in the Sustainable Food Systems program at St. Lawrence College and loves spending time in her community garden plot with her two children.

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  • Yves Engler

    Yves Engler

    Yves Engler has published four books including The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Fernwood, 2009) and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid (Fernwood, 2010).

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  • Fadi Ennab

    Fadi Ennab

    Fadi Ennab is a researcher, lecturer, and trainer on issues related to migrants, and an advocate for social justice. Fadi has an MA in sociology from the University of Manitoba. He migrated to Winnipeg from the Middle East more than a decade ago.

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  • Simon Enoch

    Simon Enoch

    Simon Enoch is the director of the Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He holds a PhD in communication & culture from Ryerson and York University.

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  • Sara Falconer

    Sara Falconer

    Sara Falconer is a freelance journalist and communications consultant. As a member of the Toronto Anarchist Black Cross Federation, she helps produce 4strugglemag.org, an online and print zine of writings and analysis by and for political prisoners and their supporters.

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  • Lynette Fischer

    Lynette Fischer

    Lynette Fischer is a PhD candidate in social anthropology at York University, as well as a member of the Global Labour Research Centre. Her interests intersect at labour and its rights, and citizenship and its exclusions.

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  • Teuila Fuatai

    Teuila Fuatai

    Teuila Fuatai is a freelance journalist based in Toronto and writes about social justice issues, workers’ rights, and developments in the labour movement. She is originally from New Zealand, and was the labour beat reporter for rabble.ca this year.

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  • Gavin Gardiner

    Gavin Gardiner

    Gavin Gardiner is a karaoke aficionado with a history in the student and labour movements. He currently works as the Senior Government Official for the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in southwestern Yukon and has also worked with Indigenous communities in Uganda, Boliva and Norway.

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  • Karl Gardner

    Karl Gardner

    Karl Gardner is an organizer, educator, and student in Toronto. He’s a member of No One Is Illegal – Toronto and is involved in Indigenous solidarity efforts in the city. Once in a while he works on his PhD at York University.

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  • Amanda Gebhard

    Amanda Gebhard

    Amanda Gebhard is an educator and graduate student living in northern Saskatchewan. She is passionate about anti-oppressive education, unlearning racism, and Prairie sunsets.

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  • Catherine Gendron

    Catherine Gendron

    Catherine Gendron is a community organizer, labour organizer, and climate justice activist based in Saskatoon.

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  • Tara Gereaux

    Tara Gereaux

    Tara Gereaux’s writing has appeared in several literary journals. She has an MFA in creative writing and an MA in professional communication, and currently works as a senior policy analyst in First Nations and Métis health and wellness.

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  • Ashleigh Giffen

    Ashleigh Giffen

    Ashleigh Giffen is an Anishinaabe/Pueblo/Icelandic creator. She studies Indigenous studies and creative writing at UBC Okanagan, on Syilx territories. She is a multidisciplinary artist and hopes to ignite readers through lenses of Indigeneity and dreamstate.

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  • Hayley Goodchild

    Hayley Goodchild

    Hayley Goodchild is a PhD student in history at McMaster University. Her research and activist interests include food sovereignty, agriculture and the environment.

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  • Todd Gordon

    Todd Gordon

    Todd Gordon is an assistant professor of law and society at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. He is the author of Imperialist Canada and Cops, Crime, and Capitalism: The Law-and-Order Agenda in Canada.

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  • andi grace

    andi grace

    andi grace is a poet, author, anti-oppressive community educator, folk herbalist, reproductive justice rabble rouser and abortion advocate, community organizer, online tarot card reader, and community-supported witch. they love wild roses and walking their goats in the mountains behind their house. Find all their work online.

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  • Tim Groves

    Tim Groves

    Tim Groves is a Toronto-based investigative journalist and researcher.

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  • MaryCarl Guiao

    MaryCarl Guiao

    MaryCarl Guiao is an organizer with Migrante Ontario and host and producer of Migrant Matters radio on CFRU 93.3 fm in Guelph.

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  • Erik Haensel

    Erik Haensel

    Erik Haensel lives in Vancouver, where he is engaged in community building and media deconstruction. He is a voracious bookworm who is currently working on his first novel.

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  • Alissa Hamilton

    Alissa Hamilton

    Alissa Hamilton is a Woodcock-Foundation-funded Food and Society Policy Fellow and the author of the forthcoming book Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice (Yale University Press), due out in May 2009. She lives in Toronto.

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  • D’Arcy Hande

    D’Arcy Hande

    D’Arcy Hande, a retired archivist and historian, has keenly followed the uranium industry’s activity in Saskatchewan since the Saskatchewan Party government launched the Uranium Development Partnership in 2008. A long-time opponent of the promotion of nuclear power as sustainable energy, he paid close attention to the negotiation of the collaboration agreement between Cameco and Areva and the Village of Pinehouse, and interviewed many of the agreement’s foremost opponents in Pinehouse. In June 2013, he joined 38 other plaintiffs in challenging the agreement at the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench.

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  • Sasha Hanson Pastran

    Sasha Hanson Pastran

    Sasha Hanson Pastran is an activist-academic-policy wonk who was born in Nicaragua, grew up in Saskatoon, and currently calls Ottawa home. She focused her graduate research on global mining conflicts, with a deep dive into Brazilian mining policies and practices.

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  • Jenn Hardy

    Jenn Hardy

    Jenn Hardy is a Montreal-based freelance writer.

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  • Erum Hasan

    Erum Hasan

    Erum Hasan works for a social justice organization in Ottawa.

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  • Bonnie Heilman

    Bonnie Heilman

    Bonnie Heilman runs Kinship Community Development out of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory. She was a co-organizer of the Just Transitions Summit and is a student in the master of fine arts in writing program at the University of Saskatchewan.

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  • Luis Hernandez Navarro

    Luis Hernandez Navarro

    Luis Hernández Navarro is Assistant Editor at La Jornada, one of Mexico’s national newspapers. He has co-edited, contributed to and authored 12 books on agriculture, peasants and indigenous peoples in Mexico.

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  • Gord Hill

    Gord Hill

    Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation on the Pacific Northwest Coast and has been active in Indigenous resistance and anti-capitalist movements for many years. He is also a writer, artist and public speaker.  His book The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book was published last year by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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  • Erica Hiroko

    Erica Hiroko

    Erica Hiroko is an emerging Japanese/Chinese-Canadian writer and a graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She dreams about publishing a a novel or collection of short stories.

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  • Cathy Holtslander

    Cathy Holtslander

    Cathy Holtslander works as the Director of Research and Policy for the National Farmers Union in Saskatoon. She and her partner Lyle Orchard also farm, growing certified organic grain near Mont Nebo, SK.

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  • Megan Hope

    Megan Hope

    Megan Hope is a health-care worker interested in social justice. She has been active in the campaign to stop Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s cutbacks of social services, and is a member of the Davenport-Perth Stop the Cuts Committee.

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  • Alex Hundert

    Alex Hundert

    Alex Hundert will be released on March 26, 2013 after serving nine months in the Central North Correctional Centre on charges related to the G20 protests in Toronto. He looks forward to rejoining community and continuing to organize against oppression in this settler-colonial society. Alex maintains a blog called Narrative Resistance.

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  • Syed Hussan

    Syed Hussan

    Syed Hussan is a Toronto based activist. You can follow him on Twitter at @hussansk.

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  • Ian Hussey

    Ian Hussey

    Ian Hussey is a PhD candidate in sociology at York University. He was the co-founding national co-ordinator of the Canadian Student Fair Trade Network from 2004 to 2008 and has been on the advisory board of United Students for Fair Trade since 2006.

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  • Penelope Hutchison

    Penelope Hutchison

    Penelope Hutchison is a professional researcher, analyst and writer living in Vancouver.

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  • Erin Innes

    Erin Innes

    Erin Innes is a writer, activist, and organic farmer. She lives in a small rural community on the Pacific coast.

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  • Kayla Isomura

    Kayla Isomura

    Kayla Isomura is a Vancouver-based photographer, currently exploring themes of intergenerational trauma and racialized identity. With a background in journalism, her interest in storytelling through multimedia has been deeply influenced by her roots as a fourth-generation Japanese and Chinese Canadian.

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  • Maxine Issiqut Sakuut Angoo

    Maxine Issiqut Sakuut Angoo

    Maxine Issiqut Sakuut Angoo is a proud Inuk woman who grew up in Whale Cove, Nunavut, a small community of 350 people. She was raised by her grandparents, Jack and Makki Angoo. She now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her two daughters, Melody and Sivui.

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  • Kate Jacobson

    Kate Jacobson

    Kate Jacobson is an organizer living in Calgary. She currently researches post-war British industrial disputes, organizes tenants, and is the host and sound engineer of the Alberta Advantage podcast.

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  • Meral Jamal

    Meral Jamal

    Meral Jamal was born and raised in a family of 20 in the United Arab Emirates. She is a journalism student at Carleton University in Ottawa, and spent a summer in the Yukon as part of Stories North, an initiative by Carleton professor Kanina Holmes to get journalism students involved in experiential learning.

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  • Fiona Jeffries

    Fiona Jeffries

    Fiona Jeffries is an academic working in the autonomist tradition. Her book, Nothing to Lose but Our Fear: Resistance in Dangerous Times, was published by Between the Lines in Canada and Zed Books in the U.K. You can find her at @fionajeffries.

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  • Megan Jensen

    Megan Jensen

    Megan Jensen works in communications for a First Nations health organization, and in her free time, does contract copywriting, public relations, and event coordination work. She believes in the power of story as a tool to advance women’s health equity.

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  • Yasmin Jiwani

    Yasmin Jiwani

    Yasmin Jiwani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She is also a co-founder of RACE (Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity).

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  • Chelsea Jones

    Chelsea Jones

    Chelsea Jones is a Canadian freelance journalist based in Kathmandu. Her work focuses on development journalism, especially pertaining to women and people with disabilities in the global south.

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  • Daniel Joseph

    Daniel Joseph

    Daniel Joseph is a senior lecturer of digital sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he researches the political economy of game apps, platforms, and digital labour. He’s an organizer with Game Workers Unite.

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  • Malalai Joya

    Malalai Joya

    Malalai Joya is an activist, writer and the youngest elected MP in Afghanistan.

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  • Khadijah Kanji

    Khadijah Kanji

    Khadijah Kanji holds a masters in social work. She works in research, programming, and public education on issues of Islamophobia, racism, transphobia/homophobia and other areas of social justice.

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  • Daniel Sarah Karasik

    Daniel Sarah Karasik

    A Toronto-based writer, Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) organizes with IfNotNow and Artists For Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty, among other groups.

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  • Alia Karim

    Alia Karim

    Alia Karim is a PhD candidate in the faculty of environmental studies at York University. Her research interests include Marxist political economy, Canadian labour unions, Indigenous–settler alliances, labour–community coalitions, ecosocialism, and urban agriculture.

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  • Sumayya Kassamali

    Sumayya Kassamali

    Sumayya Kassamali is a PhD student in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York, where her research interests lie in religion, ritual, imagination and insurgency, with a focus on Islam and the Middle East. She is currently organizing on campus with Students for Justice in Palestine, and has previously organized with No One is Illegal in both Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories) and Toronto.

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  • Navjot Kaur

    Navjot Kaur

    Navjot Kaur is an educator based on Treaty 6, Alberta. She collaborates on a wide variety of projects, spaces, and content with communities on the margins. Her work focuses on building educational spaces for action through organizing. Follow her @NavKaur_yeg.

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  • Kaitlin Kazmierowski

    Kaitlin Kazmierowski

    Kaitlin Kazmierowski works as a food policy planner and programmer in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Food occupies roughly 87 per cent of her daily thoughts.

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  • Kim Kelly

    Kim Kelly

    Kim Kelly is a writer, radical organizer, and labour activist based in New York City. She authors a biweekly labour column for Teen Vogue, has contributed to the New York Times, the Guardian, the New Republic, Rolling Stone, NPR, and others, and is currently the heavy metal editor at Noisey, VICE’s music and culture vertical.

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  • Jennifer Kennedy

    Jennifer Kennedy

    Jennifer Kennedy is a freelance journalist based in Central America.

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  • Kaley Kennedy

    Kaley Kennedy

    Kaley Kennedy is a writer and organizer who is involved in Solidarity Halifax, an anti-capitalist, membership-based organ­ization.

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  • Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh

    Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh

    Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh is a member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin. He lives in the territory of the Anishinaabe and Rotinonshón:ni in southern Ontario, where he is a PhD candidate working in Indigenous critical theory and settler colonial studies.

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  • Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

    Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

    Jillian Kestler-D’Amours is a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker originally from Montreal, and currently based in occupied East Jerusalem. More of her work can be found at jilldamours.wordpress.com.

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  • Lital Khaikin

    Lital Khaikin

    Lital Khaikin writes in and outside of Montreal. She is the author of Outplace (Solar Luxuriance, 2017) and a flight of objects that seemed real (forthcoming). Her writing can be found at 3:AM Magazine, continent., Queen Mob’s Tea House, Berfrois, Black Sun Lit, the Brooklyn Rail, and REDEFINE Magazine. She also runs a small literary press called The Green Violin.

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  • Bee Khaleeli

    Bee Khaleeli

    Bee Khaleeli is a Montreal-based student and writer with extensive experience in sexual violence prevention and support work, particularly in university settings. They are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and gender studies at McGill.

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  • Kota Kimura

    Kota Kimura

    Kota Kimura is an organizer based in Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in environmental anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan.

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  • A.T. Kingsmith

    A.T. Kingsmith

    A.T. Kingsmith teaches in the politics department at York University in Toronto. He writes about digital surveillance, social movements, and the political economy of anxiety. As the chair of the Digital Issues Committee at Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, he works on digital defence tactics and strategies with community activists, union organizers, journalists, and academics.

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  • Jane Kirby

    Jane Kirby

    Jane Kirby is a writer and aerialist who has been involved with several feminist and social justice organizations. She is the author of the book Fired Up About Reproductive Rights and currently lives near Kingston, ON, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.

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  • Anna Kirkpatrick

    Anna Kirkpatrick

    Anna Kirkpatrick lives in the West Kootenay region of B.C. She divides her time between library work, gardening and activism.

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  • Peter Kulchyski

    Peter Kulchyski

    Peter Kulchyski is a professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba and an Aboriginal rights activist with the Winnipeg Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement. He has written and edited numerous books and both scholarly and popular articles.

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  • Devlin Kuyek

    Devlin Kuyek

    Devlin Kuyek is a researcher with the international organization GRAIN and a special advisor to the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. He is the author of Good Crop/Bad Crop: Seed politics and the future of food in Canada (Between the Lines, 2007).

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  • Melina Laboucan-Massimo

    Melina Laboucan-Massimo

    Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation. She has worked with a range of organizations including Redwire Media Society, the Indigenous Media Arts Group and the Indigenous Environmental Network. She currently works as a tarsands climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace.

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  • Joseph Laforest

    Joseph Laforest

    Joseph Laforest grew up in Calgary’s sprawling suburbs, and studied philosophy and geography. He currently researches income polarization at the University of Calgary and organizes local reading groups.

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  • Erin Laing

    Erin Laing

    Erin Laing is a gardener, midwifery student and doula. She is an advocate for peace through food security, gentle birth, community and compassion.

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  • Aaron Lakoff

    Aaron Lakoff

    Aaron Lakoff is a DJ, community organizer, and independent journalist who is attempting to map the constellations between reggae, soul music, and a world without bosses or borders. He is a long time member of the CKUT community radio news collective, and has reported from Palestine, Haiti, Mexico, and across occupied Turtle Island.

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  • Justin Langille

    Justin Langille

    Justin Langille is a Vancouver-based photojournalist who is always interested in collaborating with other West Coast writers.

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  • Damien Lee

    Damien Lee

    Damien Lee is a PhD student in the University of Manitoba’s Native Studies program in Winnipeg, where he is studying the resurgence of Anishinabe traditions of belonging and citizenship. He was adopted into the Anishinabe nation along the northwestern shore of Lake Superior at age 1.  

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  • Emily Leedham

    Emily Leedham

    Emily Leedham is a labour journalist and organizer based in Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is currently a member of the Fight for $15 & Fairness Manitoba organizing committee and the West Broadway Tenants’ Committee.

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  • Finn LeMaitre

    Finn LeMaitre

    Finn LeMaitre is a freelance writer and a student.

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  • Charles Z. Levkoe

    Charles Z. Levkoe

    Charles Z. Levkoe has worked in both urban and rural food initiatives. His experiences in the area of food politics and community food security span the last decade in partnership with numerous non-profit organizations and local networks. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in geography working with community food initiatives across Canada.

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  • Elisha Lim

    Elisha Lim

    Elisha Lim is a graphic novelist and author of the book 100 Butches (Alyson Books, 2010). Her comics have appeared in Xtra!, Shameless and No More Potlucks.

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  • John Loeppky

    John Loeppky

    John Loeppky is an artist, student media editor, freelance writer, and former athlete. He is currently completing his MFA at the University of Regina with a focus on disability, identity, and solo performance.

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  • Rosie Long Decter

    Rosie Long Decter

    Rosie Long Decter is a musician and writer based in Montreal. She works as Marketing and Publicity Assistant at Vallum: Contemporary Poetry and loves to talk about TV and taste, preferably at the same time.

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  • Nickita Longman

    Nickita Longman

    Nickita Longman is from the George Gordon First Nation on Treaty 4 but has spent most of her life in Regina. Nickita graduated from the First Nations University of Canada with a BA in English in 2013. She is the Indigenous program coordinator for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, a freelance writer, and a Briarpatch board member.

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  • Ian Lordon

    Ian Lordon

    Ian Lordon is the communications and outreach officer for Beyond Factory Farming, a national organization promoting socially responsible livestock production in Canada.

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  • Nora Loreto

    Nora Loreto

    Nora Loreto is a writer, musician, and activist based in Quebec City. She works for the Canadian Association of Labour Media.

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  • Jill MacIntyre

    Jill MacIntyre

    Jill MacIntyre is a soon-to-be masters student in geography from Prince Edward Island who’s passionate about climate justice, food sovereignty, and the ocean.

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  • André Magnan

    André Magnan

    André Magnan is an assistant professor in the department of sociology and social studies at the University of Regina. His research interests include the political economy of the global food system, the Canadian Wheat Board, and food regimes.

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  • Samantha Magnus

    Samantha Magnus

    When she isn’t moonlighting for magazines, Samantha Magnus hosts news radio at the University of Victoria and leads fitness classes.

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  • Abdul Malik

    Abdul Malik

    Abdul Malik is a photographer and writer based out of Edmonton. His work has been featured in publications across the world. You can find more of his work at abdulymalik.photo, and through his podcast, Kino Lefter.

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  • Sarah Mann

    Sarah Mann

    Sarah Mann is a writer, artist, scholar, and activist from Sudbury, ON. She is a member of Maybe Too Loaded, a community-based, mixed-media arts collective, and of the editorial team at Working It, a zine by and for sex workers. Her work often focuses on poor people’s cultures, mental illness, sex work, and feminism. Sarah’s writing can be found in Briarpatch, This Magazine, rabble.ca, Tits and Sass, Digital Studies/Le champe numérique, and Canadian Theatre Review.

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  • Kanahus Manuel

    Kanahus Manuel

    Kanahus Manuel is Secwepemc and Ktunaxa, a member of the Secwepemc Women Warrior Society, a mother of four, and a traditional Secwepemc birthkeeper and handpoke tattoo artist. She was born into a high-profile political family known for bringing their fight for their traditional territories into the international spotlight. Kanahus’ activism also includes prison justice work, including advocacy for the freedom and exoneration of Orlando Watley.

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  • Berta Martinez

    Berta Martinez

    Berta Martinez is a writer, organizer and radical mami who loves Detroit, Michigan.

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  • Steven Henry Martin

    Steven Henry Martin

    Steven Henry Martin is a social worker and writer out of Peterborough, Ontario.

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  • Brandy-Lee Maxie

    Brandy-Lee Maxie

    Brandy-Lee Maxie is a Nakota Assiniboine mother of three from the White Bear First Nations. She is an entrepreneur, an artist, and a journalist/storyteller, but will also put her life on hold to live in a resistance camp from time to time.

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  • Robyn Maynard

    Robyn Maynard

    Robyn Maynard is a Black feminist writer, grassroots community organizer, and intellectual based in Montreal. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, World Policy Journal, and Canadian Woman Studies.

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  • Katie Mazer

    Katie Mazer

    Katie Mazer is a graduate student and education worker at the University of Toronto. She was born and raised on P.E.I. and still calls the Island home.

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  • Aric McBay

    Aric McBay

    Aric McBay is an organizer, farmer, and author; his latest book is Full Spectrum Resistance (2019). Find more at www.aricmcbay.org.

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  • Mary Jane Logan McCallum

    Mary Jane Logan McCallum

    Mary Jane Logan McCallum is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Winnipeg. She studies and teaches modern Indigenous history and Indigenous–state relations in ways that reflect on the distinct nature of colonialism in Canadian history. Her current project examines Indigenous histories of tuberculosis, 1930–1970.

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  • Tyler McCreary

    Tyler McCreary

    Tyler McCreary is a graduate student in geography at York university. He currently resides in northern B.C. on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.

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  • Rushdia Mehreen

    Rushdia Mehreen

    Rushdia Mehreen is an organizer based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territories. For over a decade she has been involved in various social justice struggles, including Palestine/anti-colonial solidarity, the Quebec student movement, migrant justice, and anti-racist organizing. Currently a college teacher in a precarious capacity, she tweets sporadically at @rushmew.

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  • Ryan Meili

    Ryan Meili

    Ryan Meili is a politically active physician (and physically active politician). He has worked in rural Mozambique, inner-city Saskatoon and in communities throughout rural Saskatchewan. In 2009 he finished a close second in the race to replace Lorne Calvert as leader of the Saskatchean New Democratic Party.

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  • Julia Métraux

    Julia Métraux

    Julia Métraux is a writer and a student at The New School. She is a former member of Independent Jewish Voices. Her work has appeared in the Tempest, Alma, and JSource, among others.

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  • Ossie Michelin

    Ossie Michelin

    Ossie Michelin is a freelance Inuk journalist based out of North West River, Labrador, and Montreal. Ossie works in print, photography, radio, and video. The son of a trapper and descended from a long line of storytellers, he brings insights on the Indigenous world and North with a capital “N.”

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  • Michelle Miller

    Michelle Miller

    Michelle Miller is a queer writer, educator, activist and enthusiastic dance-party goer. Her first book was entitled Branding Miss G_: Third Wave Feminists and the Media_ (Sumach Press, 2008). She lives in Vancouver but longs for Ontario, winters and all.

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  • Jon Milton

    Jon Milton

    Jon Milton is a student, journalist, and union member based in Montreal. His writing and video work has appeared in the Montreal Gazette, rabble, the Media Co-op, and the Link, where he has also worked in the positions of opinions and managing editor. His work is primarily focused on grassroots social movements and the mechanics of institutional power.

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  • Dave Oswald Mitchell

    Dave Oswald Mitchell

    Dave Oswald Mitchell is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher. He co-edited the book Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (OR Books, 2012) and edited Briarpatch Magazine from 2005 to 2010.

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  • Tracey Mitchell

    Tracey Mitchell

    Tracey Mitchell is the Prairie Region manager for Next Up. She also works as a peer support mentor for her peers with mental health and/or addiction challenges. She serves on the national board of the Council of Canadians, and is an active member of Climate Justice Saskatoon.

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    Tracey Mitchell

    At 34.8, Tracey Mitchell’s age is also the median age in Saskatoon, the youngest city in Canada, where she currently lives. Tracey is the Prairie Region Manager for Next Up Leadership. Like many millennials, she also has a second job, working in peer support for mental health and addiction challenges. She serves on the national board of the Council of Canadians, and is a member of Climate Justice Saskatoon and Bus Riders of Saskatoon.

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  • Matt Moir

    Matt Moir

    Matt Moir has written and reported in Canada for the CBC, CTV News and Sun Media. He now freelances for magazines and websites all over the world. Matt lives in Beijing.

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  • Jennifer Moore

    Jennifer Moore

    Jennifer Moore is a Canadian independent journalist reporting from Ecuador.

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  • Trina Moyles

    Trina Moyles

    Trina Moyles is a Canadian writer and freelance journalist. Her writing focuses on social and environmental issues in rural communities in East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past three years, she’s been working on a book called Women Who Dig, about the lives of women farmers from seven countries in the Americas, East Africa and Asia. Visit her website: www.trinamoyles.com.

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  • Bianca Mugyenyi

    Bianca Mugyenyi

    Bianca Mugyenyi is programming and campaigns director at Concordia University’s Centre for Gender Advocacy. She is the co-author of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay.

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  • Gwendolyn Muir

    Gwendolyn Muir

    Gwendolyn Muir is an organizer based in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territories. She grew up in the farming region of Montérégie, on Wabanahkik lands split by the ever-maintained US – Canada border. You can get in touch with her at [email protected]

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  • Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay

    Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay

    An immigrant who made Tio’tia:ke (Montréal) home, Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay is a family doctor in Eeyou Istchee (the Cree territories of James Bay). He is co-coordinator of the Canadian chapter of the People’s Health Movement, and a volunteer physician for the Montreal programs of Médecins du Monde.

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  • Ali Mustafa

    Ali Mustafa

    Ali Mustafa is a freelance writer, photographer, and multimedia journalist.

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  • Matt Myers

    Matt Myers

    Matt Myers is a Labour Party activist and author of Student Revolt: Voices of the Austerity Generation (Pluto Press, October 2017).

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  • Russel Samuel Myers Ross

    Russel Samuel Myers Ross

    Russell Samuel Myers Ross belongs to the Tsilhqot’in Nation. He holds a master’s in Indigenous governance from the University of Victoria, and is now a sessional instructor at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake.

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  • Serena Nadir

    Serena Nadir

    Serena Nadir is a high-school teacher in Toronto, a member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, and a board member of the Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund.

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  • Katherine Nastovski

    Katherine Nastovski

    Katherine Nastovski is an activist and organizer living in Toronto. She is a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903, and is active in Labour for Palestine. She is currently working on a PhD at York University on Labour Internationalism in Canada.

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  • Stuart Neatby

    Stuart Neatby

    Stuart Neatby is a journalist and Maritimer based in Vancouver. He is a recent graduate of Langara College’s journalism program and is working on a series of stories for the Vancouver Sun about the growth of the international student industry in Canada. Stuart is a former labour organizer and hotel worker.

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  • Calvin Neufeld

    Calvin Neufeld

    Calvin Neufeld is a co-founder of Evolve Our Prison Farms. He is an advocate of life and quality of life for oppressed species, sexual and gender minorities, racial minorities, the physically, mentally, and economically disadvantaged, and absolutely everybody else. www.calvinneufeld.com.

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    Calvin Neufeld

    Calvin Neufeld is a vegan transsexual living off-grid in rural Ontario with his wife and their two pugs. He is a member of Ontario’s Trans Health Lobby Group and works part-time for Rainbow Health Ontario, a government-funded initiative with a mandate to promote better access to services and to enhance the health of Ontario’s LGBT communities.

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  • Lindsay Nixon

    Lindsay Nixon

    Lindsay Nixon is a nehiyaw-saulteaux-Métis curator, writer, community organizer, researcher, and MA candidate in Concordia University’s art history department. They are the co-founder of the Indigenous Arts Council, and the Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance. Blogs at aabitagiizhig.com. Tweets @notvanishing.

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  • Alexa Norton

    Alexa Norton

    Alexa Norton is a feminist, writer, and graduate student researching the social determinants of women’s health. Based in Vancouver, she works in academic health publishing and drug policy research, and is an ardent supporter of decriminalization.

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  • Clare O’Connor

    Clare O’Connor

    Clare O’Connor is a Los Angeles-based writer and activist with roots in Toronto. She served on the editorial committee of Upping the anti: a journal of theory and action (2008-2012) and is an editor of the forthcoming project Keywords for Radicals.

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  • Deanna Ogle

    Deanna Ogle

    Deanna Ogle works for a feminist legal organization in Vancouver. In her spare time she volunteers for a local women’s drop-in centre.

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  • Nicholas Olson

    Nicholas Olson

    Nicholas Olson is the author of A Love Hat Relationship, a photobook of collectable prairie hats; and a series of illustrated zines with accompanying audiobook narrations. More can be found at ballsofrice.com. He lives in Treaty 4 Territory.

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  • Isaac K. Oommen

    Isaac K. Oommen

    Isaac K. Oommen is a freelance journalist and writer, originally from Dubai. He traveled extensively through the Middle East and south Asia before settling in Vancouver. He blogs for submedia.tv and the Vancouver Media Co-Op.

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  • Dawn Paley

    Dawn Paley

    Dawn Paley is a a journalist and researcher based in Puebla, México. Her first book is titled Drug War Capitalism (AK Press, 2014).

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  • Eve Parker Finley

    Eve Parker Finley

    Eve Parker Finley is a 24-year-old equity educator, musician, and activist trans woman living in Montreal.

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  • Rachel Penner

    Rachel Penner

    Rachel Penner contemplates life with her cat in Regina, Saskatchewan, and entertains herself by dancing, singing, and playing with words.

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  • Jonathan Petrychyn

    Jonathan Petrychyn

    Jonathan Petrychyn is a SSHRC doctoral fellow and PhD candidate (ABD) at York and Ryerson Universities in Toronto. You can find updates at jonpetrychyn.ca.

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  • Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose

    Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose

    Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose is a self-led learner and reading enthusiast. At 10 years old, Tanson loves dance, books, video games, and his family. Tanson is a member of the Sakimay First Nation and older sibling to Morgan and Marin.

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  • Justin Podur

    Justin Podur

    Justin Podur is an associate professor of environmental studies at York University where he teaches landscape ecology and geographic information systems. He blogs on international politics at podur.org

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  • Samantha Ponting

    Samantha Ponting

    Samantha Ponting is an organizer, writer, and editor living in Vancouver, B.C., on the unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam First Nations. She currently works in communications for a public-sector labour union.

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  • Clare Powell

    Clare Powell

    Clare Powell has clocked more than three decades as an active contributor to Briarpatch, filling almost every role we have, including writer, editor, board member, envelope stuffer, and podcast host. After retiring from a long career in the labour movement in 1999, Clare remains active as an anti-nuclear activist, Briarpatch volunteer, and host of Eclectic Café on CJTR Community Radio 91.3 FM, where he kicks back to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.

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  • Anna Pringle

    Anna Pringle

    Anna Pringle is is a writer, artist, and activist based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Her current research project focuses on energy security, colonial violence, and tarsands expansion since the early 2000s. Follow her on Twitter @anna_pringle, and support Keepers of the Athabasca by attending events, donating, and following their work at www.keepersofthewater.ca.

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  • Annette Przygoda

    Annette Przygoda

    Annette Przygoda is a political scientist, researcher and lecturer who has been wrestling with and researching immigration issues since she came to Canada five years ago.

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  • Anna Reitman

    Anna Reitman

    Anna Reitman has worked as an adult educator and administrator in Canada, Uganda and Afghanistan.

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  • Ashley Renders

    Ashley Renders

    Ashley Renders is a freelance journalist, producer, and editor based in Toronto. She has covered big debates shaping the natural resources industry for major publications, including the National Post, VICE News, and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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  • Joelle Renstrom

    Joelle Renstrom

    Joelle Renstrom lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches literature, writing and communications. Her work has appeared in Carousel, the Allegheny Review, Sycamore Review, the New York Inquirer and Sonic Clash.

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  • Sophia Reuss

    Sophia Reuss

    Sophia Reuss lives in New York City. She also works as an editor for rabble.ca.

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  • Patrick Lynn Rivers

    Patrick Lynn Rivers

    Patrick Lynn Rivers is a political scientist who co-directs Afield (www.afield.ca), a design research practice based in Cape Town, Chicago, and Montréal.

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  • Anna Bianca Roach

    Anna Bianca Roach

    Anna Bianca Roach is a freelance journalist who covers social movements, gender, and labour from a leftist perspective. You can find more about her and her work at www.annabiancaroach.com.

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  • Shantala Robinson

    Shantala Robinson

    Shantala Robinson is an illustrator and designer based in Vancouver. Her illustrations blend traditional artistic elements from many different cultures.

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  • Megan Rohrer

    Megan Rohrer

    Megan Rohrer is a pastor living in San Francisco who serves four Lutheran congregations and one Episcopal congregation.

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  • Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

    Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

    Maya Rolbin-Ghanie is an activist and freelance writer based in Montreal.

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  • Hans Rollman

    Hans Rollman

    Hans Rollmann is a writer, editor, and broadcaster based in St. John’s, NL. He’s an editor with TheIndependent.ca, a contributing editor with PopMatters, and program director at CHMR-FM, a community radio station. He has a background in labour organizing, student activism, and archaeology.

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  • Julio Salgado

    Julio Salgado

    Julio Salgado is the creator of the online comic strip “Liberty For All.” His activist artwork has become a staple of the DREAM Act movement. He is a recent California State University, Long Beach graduate with a BA in journalism and blogs at notasfromthebeach.blogspot.com.

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  • Don Sawyer

    Don Sawyer

    Don Sawyer is an educator, writer and international development worker who lives with his wife, Jan, in Salmon Arm, B.C. Don recently retired from Okanagan College, where he taught adult education, served as the college’s ABE Department Chair and was Director of the International Development Centre.

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  • Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider is interning with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women during the final semester of her master’s program in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont.

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    Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider is interning with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women during the final semester of her master’s program in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont.

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  • Alan Sears

    Alan Sears

    Alan Sears is a writer and activist who teaches sociology at Ryerson. He is an editorial associate of New Socialist webzine and the co-author (with James Cairms) of The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century (University of Toronto Press). His new book is The Next New Left: A History of the Future (Fernwood Publishing).

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  • Halena Seiferling

    Halena Seiferling

    Halena Seiferling is from Regina and recently completed a Masters of Public Policy degree in Vancouver. She has been active in human rights, electoral reform, climate justice, and Palestinian solidarity organizing.

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  • Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw is a research scientist and professor with a primary interest in the origin of neurological diseases. He is also a political commentator, wannabe investigative journalist, social activist, Olympic gadfly, former reserve army officer, father of two, and author of the book Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games.

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  • Brittany Shoot

    Brittany Shoot

    Brittany Shoot is a writer, editor and critic based in Copenhagen and Boston.

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  • Farah Shroff

    Farah Shroff

    Farah Shroff loves poetry, yoga, social justice, children and being a mother.

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  • Ben Sichel

    Ben Sichel

    Ben Sichel is a high-school teacher and member of the Dartmouth local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

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  • Jo Simalaya Alcampo

    Jo Simalaya Alcampo

    Jo SiMalaya Alcampo was born in Maynila, the capital of the Philippines, and raised in Scarborough. She currently volunteers with Caregiver Connections, Education and Support Organization (CCESO), a group for Filipina live-in caregivers, and is a member of the Kapwa Collective, a mutual support group of Filipino Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers.

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  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is of Mississauga Nishnaabeg ancestry and is the author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence. She is the editor of Lightening the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades, all published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing in Winnipeg.

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  • Michael Skinner

    Michael Skinner

    Michael Skinner is a musician, composer, and human rights activist. For a decade he was a National Education Facilitator for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Since 2006, he has been a researcher at the York Centre for International and Security Studies at York University Toronto.

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  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Michael Smith is a community organizer who has worked on organic farms for several years in Ontario and Quebec. He loves cooking, especially with fresh, local, organic heirloom tomatoes.

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  • Naava Smolash

    Naava Smolash

    Naava Smolash is a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. She holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University focused on race theory, and is the author of “The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture.”

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  • Nikko Snyder

    Nikko Snyder

    Nikko Snyder pursues small-scale farming, filmmaking, writing and food activism from her home in rural Saskatchewan. She recently spent three months working on an organic farm in B.C. in exchange for room and board.

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  • Melanie Sommerville

    Melanie Sommerville

    Melanie Sommerville is a doctoral student in geography at UBC, where her research focuses on farmland investment in Canada and globally. Melanie has a long history of involvement in community food security issues and an uncommon passion for matters of agricultural policy and politics.

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  • Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon is a freelance editor and writer based near Durham, Ontario. She can be reached through her website at freelanceeditor.ca.

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    Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon is a freelance editor and writer based near Durham, Ontario. She can be reached through her website at freelanceeditor.ca.

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  • Kalin Stacey

    Kalin Stacey

    Kalin Stacey is an Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist based in Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been active with both OPIRG-Toronto and Waterloo PIRG, where he continues to work with several action groups.

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  • Emma Steen

    Emma Steen

    Emma Steen got her BA in art history from NSCAD University and will begin her master’s in contemporary art history with a focus in Indigenous art history and visual culture at OCAD University this fall. Emma is currently working with the Inuit Art Foundation in Toronto.

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  • Jon Steinman

    Jon Steinman

    Jon Steinman is the producer/host of Deconstructing Dinner, a weekly radio show and podcast heard on 32 radio stations across the country.

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  • Airin Stephens

    Airin Stephens

    Airin Stephens is a high-school teacher in the inner city in Toronto, where she is slowly turning the schoolyard into raised beds for growing food.

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  • Andrew Stevens

    Andrew Stevens

    Andrew Stevens is the co-host of Rank and File Radio rankandfile.ca on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston and an assistant professor at the University of Regina.

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  • Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart grew up on a small cattle farm in southeast Saskatchewan, studied biology and geography, and surveyed native prairie plants for oilfield project reviews, before turning to activism and journalism. She is the 2017 Magazines Canada Grands Prix Fellow.

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  • Savannah Stewart

    Savannah Stewart

    Savannah Stewart is a student in journalism and creative writing at Concordia University. She is the coordinating editor at The Link, Concordia’s independent student-run publication, and a born and raised Montrealer. She tweets at @Sav_Eden_S.

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  • Alexandra Stiver

    Alexandra Stiver

    Alexandra Stiver is a social scientist interested in the intersection of business, digital technologies, and community, both online and offline. Her professional experience and research include business anthropology, qualitative methods, and social media strategy. She tweets @cansti.

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  • Angel Sutjipto

    Angel Sutjipto

    Angel Sutjipto (she/they) was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. They’ve been playing limbo with U.S. immigration authorities since 2003 and are over it.

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  • Mick Sweetman

    Mick Sweetman

    Mick Sweetman is a community journalist whose work has appeared in publications like This Magazine, Canadian Dimension, and rabble.ca. He hosts “The Scope News” on CJRU 1280AM in Toronto and coordinates student journalists at The Dialog at George Brown College. He tweets at @MickSweetman.

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  • Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

    Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

    Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy was born and raised in the Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) region of the Robinson-Superior Treaty area. She is Anishinaabe of mixed ancestry and is a poet, writer, and PhD student of Indigenous studies at Trent University.

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  • Jonathan Taggart

    Jonathan Taggart

    Jonathan Taggart is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and a founding member of the Boreal Collective, a Canadian assemblage of documentary photographers.  His work currently focuses on raising awareness of the challenges facing British Columbia’s Indigenous populations, both urban and rural. His April 2009 photo essay in Briarpatch, “Salt & Earth,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism.

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  • Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

    Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

    Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is an emerging filmmaker, actor, writer, and activist. Elle-Máijá is a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s acting program, and recently completed her bachelor’s degree in First Nations Studies at the University of British Columbia.

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  • Doug Taylor

    Doug Taylor

    Doug Taylor is a retired communications officer with the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union. He is collaborating with Lorne Brown on a book commemorating the 50th anniversary of medicare in Saskatchewan. Doug also blogs at medicare50years.blogspot.com.

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    G. T

    G.T. is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor and a contributor to the Feminist Review blog. Her writing has appeared in Travelmag and Long Story Short, and her poetry has been featured in Sol Magazine.

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  • Justine Townsend

    Justine Townsend

    Justine Townsend spent the last two summers living on Haida Gwaii where she conducted her Masters research focusing on Haida perspectives in land-use planning.

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  • Emily van der Meulen

    Emily van der Meulen

    Emily van der Meulen is a labour organizer and board member of Maggie’s: the Toronto Prostitutes’ Community Service Project. She lives in Toronto.

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  • Mandy Van Deven

    Mandy Van Deven

    Mandy Van Deven is a freelance writer and founder of the Feminist Review blog. Her writing has appeared in AlterNet, Bitch, ColorLines, and Curve. She currently resides in Calcutta, India.

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  • Aimée van Drimmelen

    Aimée van Drimmelen

    Aimée van Drimmelen is left handed, plays harmonica and lives by the ocean. Her ink drawings, hand lettering and graphic design work have found homes with a variety of clients in publishing, music and design.

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  • Alex Verman

    Alex Verman

    Alex Verman is a political writer and thinker whose work focuses on community, identity, and narrative. Alex lives and works in territories currently occupied by the city of Toronto.

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  • Chelsea Vowel

    Chelsea Vowel

    Chelsea Vowel is Métis from the Plains Cree-speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alta. Mother to four girls, she has a B.Ed. and a bachelor of law and currently lives in Montreal. She teaches Inuit youth under child protection and blogs as âpihtawikosisân. Passionate about law, culture, and language, she tries to deconstruct harmful myths with the hope that there can be a restructuring and renewal of the relationship between Canadians and Indigenous peoples.

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  • Joanne Wadden

    Joanne Wadden

    Joanne Wadden recently completed a Masters in Sociology at York University. Her final paper focused on the academic work of indigenous scholars in regards to identity, subjectivity and the politics of recognition.

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  • Brad Walchuk

    Brad Walchuk

    Brad Walchuk lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and works as a staff representative for CUPE Local 3906, representing roughly 3,000 precariously employed academic workers at McMaster University. He holds an MA in political science from Brock University, where he still occasionally teaches in the department of labour studies.

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  • Harsha Walia

    Harsha Walia

    Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist and writer based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. She is active in a variety of social movements, particularly migrant justice, anti-racism, Indigenous solidarity, Palestine solidarity and anti-imperialist struggles. In her organizing over the past decade, she has prioritized support for Indigenous communities. Her writings have appeared in alternative and mainstream magazines, journals and newspapers.

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  • Sanna Wani

    Sanna Wani

    Sanna Wani is a Kashmiri person and poet around Tkaronto, studying the anthropology of Islam. Her words are in canthius, Peach Mag, and The Puritan. She loves daisies.

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  • Trevor Waurechen

    Trevor Waurechen

    Trevor Waurechen is an illustrator and comics author. Currently living in his third Canadian province, his work deals with the subtleties of human interaction.

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  • Barret Weber

    Barret Weber

    Barret Weber is a member of Friends of Medicare and is a union member in CUPE 3911 with Athabasca University.

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  • Calvin White

    Calvin White

    Calvin White is a B.C. essayist and mental health counsellor. His poetry book, We run faster with the deer, was published by Turnstone Press in 2001.

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  • Olivia Wilkins

    Olivia Wilkins

    Olivia Wilkins is a research scientist and editor, living and working in New York City.

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  • James Wilt

    James Wilt

    James Wilt is a freelance journalist and master’s student based in Winnipeg. He has also written for The Narwhal, VICE Canada, Canadian Dimension, and the National Observer, and is working on a book about public transit. He tweets at @james_m_wilt.

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  • Meagan Wohlberg

    Meagan Wohlberg

    Meagan Wohlberg is an award-winning journalist based out of Fort Smith, NWT (Thebacha, Denendeh). The former editor of the Northern Journal, Meagan is now a freelance writer, researcher, and grassroots communications consultant.

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  • Jessica C.Y. Wong

    Jessica C.Y. Wong

    Jessica C.Y. Wong studied carbon cycling in streams for her MSc research at the University of Toronto and now works as a freelance writer.

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    Indymedia Montreal 2016 Convergence Working Group

    The Indymedia Montreal 2016 Convergence Working Group is an international caucus of media organizers who convened around the August meetings of the World Social Forum and the World Forum of Free Media in Montreal. The working group also initiated an action protesting the mass denial of Global South visas for forum participants by the Canadian government. Contact: [email protected]

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  • Armine Yalnizyan

    Armine Yalnizyan

    Armine Yalnizyan is a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a contributor to the Progressive Economics Forum.

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  • Mirusha Yogarajah

    Mirusha Yogarajah

    Mirusha Yogarajah is a Tamil kid who writes to heal. She likes Bananagrams, cheese plates, and her friends.

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  • Valerie Zink

    Valerie Zink

    Valerie Zink is a photographer and community organizer living in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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