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    Drug War Capitalism

    Anyone seeking to understand capitalism’s evolving capacity to consolidate and extend its power must come to terms with the drug war.

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    Toward a New Common Sense

    To build the political left we must help to reshape the assumptions people have about the world.

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    Forget Andrew Coyne, Alberta still needs to raise the minimum wage

    The struggle for a higher minimum wage isn’t just about poverty reduction – it’s about building worker power.

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    Capitalism Sucks and Must Be Crushed

    Comic artist Stephanie McMillan uses clear examples to explain how the capitalist system is fast murdering the planet.

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    The New Wave of Food Co-ops

    An intergenerational movement of food co-ops is emerging across Canada to create the roots of a co-operative food system.

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    When Hipsters Dream of the 1890s

    Fashion and dispossession in East Vancouver.

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    The Canadian Cult of the Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurship holds no answers for the problems faced by young people today.

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    Gabor Maté: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick

    Two physicians discuss the political economy of human well-being.

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    “How Do I Get to Work There Too?”

    Most of what Canadians read and hear about the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) originates in Canada and comes from politicians, employers, and professional commentators. Alex Felipe offers a view from the Philippines and calls for a new internationalism.

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    The Peoples’ Social Forum

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

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    The trouble with twitter

    Twitter performs a magic trick with public perception, disappearing the material costs and conditions of tweeting.
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    Generation War or Generational Justice?

    Generational justice will be key to any escape from the sinkhole of 3 decades of neoliberalism.

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    Good ancestors

    How can we become the ancestors future generations demand that we be?

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    From the ground up (part two)

    What is the relation between organized labour, social movements, and electoral politics?

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    Passion capitalism on campus

    Last year, Ryerson University, where I teach, won a Passion Capitalist Award. When I first saw this posted on the university website, I thought the Ryerson public relations machine might be dabbling in satire. Sadly, this was real.

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    Against nostalgia

    Of the dozens of generally crappy jobs I’ve held since my teens, only two have been at union shops. That’s two more union jobs than most people under 35 have had.

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    The politics of precarity

    The Urban Worker Strategy proposes a sweeping suite of overdue federal policies that respond to the plight of temps, freelancers, interns, part-timers and other flexworkers who flit from gig to gig, shift to shift, contract to contract, with no guarantee of income or future work, let alone access to benefits or pensions.

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    Making Maritimers mobile

    We often think of rural decline as part of the natural course of economic history, but the state of things on the East Coast has, in a sense, been thoroughly planned.

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    From the ground up

    During the economic expansion that followed WWII, organized labour won significant gains in exchange for embracing capitalism. Long since the crises of the 1970s, and decades into organized labour’s decline, major labour organizations still talk as if a return to that postwar compromise is possible. What can be done – what is being done – to challenge this orientation?

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    The lineage of care

    How will I take care of my parents when they need me to return to them some of the care they gave me when I was young?