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    Feminism that’s ready for a fight

    In her new book, Nora Loreto tracks the rise and fall of Canada’s organized feminist movement, and observes how formal organizations were replaced with a mix of online personalities, bloggers, and service organizations. How do we once again build a feminist movement that can pose a serious challenge to neoliberal austerity and misogyny?

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    Working while Black

    Amid COVID-19 and a global uprising against police brutality, the already intense demands and pressures that Black women face at work have become crushing. Hawa Mire convened a roundtable on Black women’s labour during these times

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    Feminism against resource extraction

    By remaining silent during the invasion of Wet’suwet’en land, settler feminists in Canada have risked both complicity in this violence and irrelevance in a women’s movement that is global in scope.

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    unhaunted

    “you bear their names like heavy robes. say it. / bind your waist in white ribbon. history’s seams / are tearing. you learned violence as the sweetest love / but you learned from the wrong people.“ Poetry winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    The cost of a T-shirt

    In Honduras, women maquila workers are fighting back against the multinational garment companies that they say are endangering their health and safety.

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    From community organizing to electoral politics

    As we stare down a climate crisis and a hard-right political wave, women activists are setting out to transform electoral politics in Canada. But are the parties ready for them?

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    Our Hair Story

    “She doesn’t understand that she was born into a white supremacist society that devalues and underestimates Black women. Instead, she only knows that she doesn’t have ‘good hair.‘” Photography runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    “They take my labour, but not my family”

    The federal government is ending the Caregiver Program, which gave migrant caregivers a pathway to permanent residency. But caregivers are fighting back by demanding permanent residency upon arrival.

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    “We don’t need permission to be free”

    The Zapatistas have always been on the frontlines of the opposition to NAFTA. In March, thousands of women Zapatistas and activists gathered in Chiapas to share their struggles and victories in building a world beyond capitalism.

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    A broad vision for reproductive justice

    Thirty years after the Morgentaler decision, reproductive rights fall short of full reproductive justice – including the freedom to have and raise children in safe and healthy communities.

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    Working With Your Hands

    The only way to survive is to make a living wage and I can’t do that unless I sell my hands, my back, and my brain as a skilled labourer.

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    Our Past Is Prologue

    Letters between long-time friends Aina Kagis and Barb Byers on the labour movement past, present, and future.

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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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    Not in my backyard or anyone else’s

    Defending reproductive rights everywhere in the age of Trump.

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    Who Are We Marching For?

    Lessons from Vancouver’s Women’s March on Washington.

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    Toward a World of Many Worlds: The Women’s March in Saskatoon

    In the future, we may be able to point to the Women’s March on Washington in Saskatoon as the critical moment when all our scattered struggles came together as we realized how capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, imperialism, and heterosexism are interconnected.

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    Marx Was Right

    Marx predicted that capitalists will always try to push down wages and undercut working conditions. He was right, and the working class can push back if it builds power broadly and intersectionally.

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    Everything Goes Up But Pay

    Racialized women are at the forefront of labour’s most promising campaign.

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    Feminism’s White Default

    White supremacy continues to permeate feminist organizing in Canada.

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    Your Mama Wears CSA-Approved Safety Boots

    What does it say when the easiest part of the life of a mother in a neoliberal city is starting a new job in the trades?