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    Where there’s smoke, there’s no fire

    New Freedom of Information documents show the City of Toronto’s efforts to control the media narrative around encampment evictions last summer – inflating the number of fires in encampments and using media exclusion zones.

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    No more pandemic platitudes

    In her new COVID How-Not-To manual, Nora Loreto takes a month-by-month look at the first year of the pandemic – and the pro-business politicians and docile press that led to its mismanagement.

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    Research for transforming the world

    An interview with Chris Dixon on doing research with social movements.

  • Magazine

    On creativity and commerce

    How do we avoid a world in which human creativity and knowledge becomes just another occasion for commerce?

  • Magazine

    The HuffPost Canada union is dead. Long live the HuffPost Canada union.

    My newsroom unionized. We were shut down two weeks later. Here’s why it was still worth it.

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    Tough conversations about Canada’s labour movement

    Where can we speak honestly about the weaknesses of the labour movement, offering constructive criticism and debating paths forward, without making the movement vulnerable to bad-faith attacks by neoliberal columnists and far-right ghouls? 

  • The Sask Dispatch is looking for solutions journalism stories

    We’re looking for stories about the practical solutions Saskatchewan people are building in response to social and environmental issues. Pitches are due May 9, 2021.

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    International solidarity won’t be “cancelled”

    When right-wing media takes aim at Dr. Norman Bethune, it’s part of a resurgent red scare in Canada. Amid rising Canada-China tensions, Bethune shows us a model of working-class solidarity with Chinese people.

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    Why a progressive buyer should go for Torstar

    The second-largest chain of newspapers in Canada is about to be bought by a couple Conservative-donor businessmen. It’s time for progressive groups and individuals to make a bid for Torstar.

  • Magazine

    Why the left must defend free speech

    Free speech isn’t a cause the left can afford to leave to liberals or the right. And when “no platform” is called for, we shouldn’t appeal to authorities to do it.  

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    Bringing back the beat

    In mainstream media, labour journalism has been replaced by financial reporting and business sections. But journalism students are raising the labour beat from the grave.

  • Magazine

    To avoid climate disaster, we need local media

    The climate crisis is the biggest story of our time, but it’s a story that’s extremely difficult to tell. And as corporate owners shutter local newspapers, we’re losing our best tool in understanding what climate change looks like on the ground, and our best method to empower people to fight back.

  • Magazine

    There’s no journalism on a dead planet

    Corporate media owners are killing local newspapers – which is making it difficult for everyday people to understand the on-the-ground impacts of the climate crisis.

  • Magazine

    Fund the media you want to see in the world

    The right, in general, understands the effectiveness of media manipulation. But does the left understand the importance of funding media? And do we put money into the media we want to see exist?

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    Revolutionary dreamwork

    Today’s left wins when we challenge the right’s cruel and exclusionary imagination with more just, more beautiful world-making projects of our own.

  • Magazine

    Fatal encounters

    Cops may kill fewer people in Canada than in the U.S., but it’s clear that the same racism and lack of accountability underpins police shootings as in the U.S. The only difference is that, in Canada, it’s accompanied by less transparency and a paucity of data.

  • Magazine

    The grunt work of antifascism

    Despite what the mainstream media likes to show, anti-fascism isn’t all fighting and doxxing. And that media narrative is stopping us from building a broader anti-fascist culture.

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    All the ways that Canadian journalists serve the ruling class

    Over the last few years, ostensibly neutral Canadian journalists have eagerly stepped up to bat for fascist presidents, far-right blogs, and spy organizations.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Introducing the Sask Dispatch

    We’re trying out a low-cost, low-risk way to produce and publish more journalism about Saskatchewan.

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    We Interrupt This Program

    A new book explores Indigenous interventions into settler media, combining acceptance with refusal. Greg Macdougall reviews We Interrupt This Program by Miranda Brady and John Kelly.