Our first ever colour issue includes critical stories on the Peoples’ Social Forum, queer mothering, gay sex on public transit, Indigenous land struggles (Tsilhqot’in in B.C. and Mi’kmaq in New Brunswick), Canadian radicals and the Spanish Civil War (with children’s illustrations from the war), and a photo essay on a Burmese migrant village built on a dump in Thailand. Plus, a book review on solidarity journalism from former editor Dave Oswald Mitchell.

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    Where is this going?

    Building social power is not about securing a politician’s ear.

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    What it means to love mothers

    What would it mean to live in a society that embraced mothers as whole people, that created communities of care and commitment beyond the nuclear family?

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    Queering the metro in Mexico City

    Our era of government-sanctioned gay tourism exists alongside homophobic violence and state crackdowns on the queer commons. Josh Mentanko explores the erotics of mass transit in Mexico City and the fault lines between government agendas and gay practices.

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    The Peoples’ Social Forum

    What is the historic gathering of activists and organizers meant to achieve?

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    “Better than Burma”

    A photo essay on a migrant village built in a dump in Thailand.

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    Rejecting a gold mine and saving the land

    The Tsilhqot’in Nation’s successful efforts to stop a copper and gold mine at Fish Lake.

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    Canadian radicals and the Spanish Republic

    While Prime Minister Mackenzie King visited with Adolf Hitler in the summer of 1937, Canadian radicals of every stripe were volunteering to support and fight for working-class liberation in the Spanish Civil War. Among these were the Communist physician Norman Bethune and the former Nova Scotia steelworker Alexander A. MacLeod. With the help of children’s illustrations, they co-founded a transatlantic effort to care for the war’s orphans and child refugees.

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    The battles in New Brunswick

    A grassroots Mi’kmaq resurgence is bypassing Indian Act leaders to protect the land and confront the colonial power that operates through the revolving door between government and industry.

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    The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

    A shining model of what journalism as a practice of solidarity can look like.

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    Talking about residential schools today

    We must embrace instead of dismiss uncomfortable knowledge that calls into question the framework of virtuous educators and troubled Indigenous students.