No COVID Evictions

As Toronto evicts thousands of people from their homes during a pandemic, our cover story – a six-page comic by artist and Keep Your Rent organizer Paterson Hodgson – looks at the housing struggle that will determine the fate of Toronto. Plus, stories about Black Lives Matter in rural Canada; an investigation into the colonial practices of public housing in the Northwest Territories; an explainer on Gender-Based Environmental Violence; voices from the front lines of the Anishinaabe moose-hunting moratorium; and a look at the history of the Winnipeg police union.

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    A Battle For The Soul of Toronto

    As COVID fanned the flames of Toronto’s preexisting housing crisis, the Keep Your Rent posters on every block were a reminder that, all around me, there were people fighting for the soul of the city I grew up in. 

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    Black Lives Matter in Rural Canada, Too

    When we imagine rural Canada as white, we erase the history, present, and future of rural Black life – from Black Loyalist settlers to justice for modern migrant farm workers.

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    Parasitic Solidarity

    Unions are meant to defend their working-class members against unfair criticism and wrongful termination. But in Winnipeg, the police union is working to obstruct accountability for police officers who kill and abuse people.

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    No COVID Evictions

    A six-page comic about Keep Your Rent’s tenant organizing in Toronto during eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    This House Is Not a Home

    The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation was created with a colonial mandate that was meant to keep Indigenous Peoples in the North from being sovereign nations. Nearly half a century later, not much has changed.

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    What is Gender-Based Environmental Violence?

    When humans degrade the land, Indigenous women, girls, and trans and Two-Spirit people are the most severely affected. This isn’t an accident; it’s an integral part of settler-colonialism.

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    The Anishinabeg’s Call to Protect the Moose

    For the Anishinabe people of the Ottawa River Watershed, preserving the species is intertwined with food sovereignty and land rights. Land defenders promise to be back at the blockades in September 2021, enforcing the moose-hunting moratorium if the government won’t. 

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    History of a Prison

    As Lorna Poplak’s new book “The Don: The Story of Toronto’s Infamous Jail” shows, it’s impossible for a history of a prison to disappear the continuity between one institution and the carceral whole.