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    Bending the arc of movement history toward a just transition

    This is some of the history of the just transition movement, traced across Turtle Island through three decades of struggle.

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    “We can only glimpse our future reflected in our past”

    Generations from today, a group of young activists sends a letter to a historian of the 21st century, hoping that she will be able to settle an argument about tactics. Her letter gives us a glimpse of what life is like in the 22nd century – after a just transition.

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    Are any of Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas relevant for us today?

    One hundred years after the murder of the Polish-German revolutionary socialist, are any of her ideas still useful for leftists?

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    If only they knew what we know now

    I often wondered how many other young folks of Japanese ancestry had their history torn from them because of Canada’s history of Japanese internment – a pondering that eventually turned into this photography series, The Suitcase Project. Photography winner of of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Remembering the 1919 Drumheller strike

    “Hell’s Hole,” “the Devil’s Row,” and “the Western Front” – these were the nicknames for the coal mines of the Drumheller valley. In 1919, around 6,500 Drumheller coal miners walked off the job after voting to join the radical and militant One Big Union. Nearly a hundred years later, the 1919 Drumheller strike remains one of the most famous examples of workers’ power on the Prairies.

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    Uprooted

    Through the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the Canadian government took thousands of First Nations children from their families and placed them in white foster homes. I was one of them. Alienated from my language, culture, and community, I was taught to hate my people.

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    Running the Fascists Out of Town

    A history of anti-racist organizing in Canada lives on in today’s radical antifascist activism

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    Policing Black Lives: The Colour Line

    The history of segregated labour in Canada’s Jim-Crow era

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    The Bonnot Gang

    Reviews of The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists by Richard Parry and Without a Glimmer of Remorse by Pino Cacucci reveal compelling insights into the history of French illegalists.

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    White Woman’s Burden

    Excerpt from Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History, published by Verso in 1992, 2015.