July/August 2017 cover

Canada 150 Confronted

Indigenous resurgence is the best defense against Windigo. How women’s labour got organized in 1930s industrial Montreal. Trudeau’s foreign policy. The Canadian government’s internal position on historic treaties. A land protector and a journalist talk activism and freedom of the press. A history of mental health and collective care. How to embolden the left in Canada. Two reviews of children’s books on residential schools, and more!

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    150 Years of Resistance

    Insurrections, protests, occupations, and revolts against Canada

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    Not Here To Party: Canada 150 Confronted

    A Canada 150 intervention. Letter from the Editor.

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    Cannibal 150: Exposing the Canadian Windigo

    Indigenous peoples have been battling Windigo – a haunting, cannibalistic beast – for far longer than 150 years. Windigo is at the core of the Canadian government and society, and the best defence against it is Indigenous resurgence.

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    The Midinette Spring

    Industrial Montreal was a hotbed of cheap, easily exploited women’s labour. “You’ll never organize girls,” labour leaders were warned. But Rose Pesotta was determined to try “a woman’s approach” to unionizing.

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    Pretty Faces, Grisly Interests

    In Latin America, Canada’s reach goes beyond mining, and includes political support for right-wing regimes and chilled relationships with progressive governments. Is Trudeau changing or maintaining this foreign policy?

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    The Truth About Treaties

    Hundreds of documents accessed through an Access to Information request show the Canadian government’s internal position on historic treaties. Negotiations in bad faith: confirmed.

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    150 Years Of Mad Love

    Mad people’s history holds up a mirror to the exalted Canadian story of universal health care, revealing a movement led by people finding and providing care for themselves and each other.

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    What Will It Take to Embolden and Strengthen the Left?

    The Courage coalition wants to transform the social and economic configuration of Canada. In an interview, two members discuss the efforts to focus, embolden, and strengthen the left.

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    Two Kids’ Books About Residential Schools Reviewed by a 10-Year-Old

    Two books about residential schools are reviewed by 10-year-old Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose.

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    Front Line Freedom

    A warrior and a journalist speak about the path ahead for Indigenous resistance.