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    Charting a Labour Movement in Crisis

    A series of infographics.

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    Robots, Migration, and the Future of Work

    Technology and mobility should free us from drudgery, not throw us into competition for dead-end jobs.

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    To Profit from Prisons

    The worker response to the Saskatchewan Party’s piecemeal approach to dismantling the public sector.

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    The Peoples’ Social Forum

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

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    After Mondragon

    On the relevance of co-ops in the neoliberal era.

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    “Our only refuge”

    In the wake of the economic meltdown of 2008, what does unemployment teach us about who we are and what our lives mean?

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    This post office belongs to everyone

    If the post office belongs to everyone, then this is a call to action, a collective opportunity in the making.

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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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    Kwentong bayan: Labour of love

    In the Filipino language, Kwentong Bayan is the literal translation of “community stories;” and Labour of Love reflects the artists’ understanding that caregiving work – like community-based art work – is rooted in love, is valuable, and deserves respect.

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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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    “An irresistible force”

    Before dawn one Sunday in June 2010, nearly 1,000 people converged on the Port of Oakland in northern California. Following a well-devised plan, they marched to the dockside gates of SSA Marine, one of the world’s largest shipping corporations, and awaited the arrival of the Israeli cargo ship Zim Shenzhen.

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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?

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    Escalating a picket line

    Militancy and real solidarity are essential if workers are to gain leverage in labour disputes.

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    More than a hero

    She has long been honoured as a revolutionary martyr, but can her theories about capitalism and working-class organization guide us today? In a time of austerity and flaring social unrest, Ingo Schmidt reveals Luxemburg’s key insights for understanding our world – and organizing for a better one.

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    compass/check/pulse point

    Cynthia Dewi Oka’s first collection of poetry, nomad of salt and hard water (Dinah Press), drops anchor in the transoceanic struggle of bodies against borders

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    Baseball in December

    The end of contract supper starts out like a normal meal in a normal restaurant, but then Smiley hails the waiter and the five of us closest to him realize it’s on.