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    Uncontainable

    How do we build a transformative mass movement against pandemic-era injustice?

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    a simile is more honest than a metaphor thank you no questions at this time

    suffering isn’t bravery those two things are different let someone / say it. to absorb an injustice because you need to to survive’s / not courage don’t let them say that.

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    Stitching together a movement

    At its best, Briarpatch stitches together the fragments of a progressive community across so-called Canada, quilting a powerful movement for collective liberation.

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    Exorcise Amazon

    Amazon has made a name for itself in pioneering new strategies for worker exploitation. The best way to fight back is to build worker power from below.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Why you should (and shouldn’t) be invested in Regina’s municipal election

    From police brutality to accessibility to climate change – change starts at the local level. That’s why the Sask Dispatch put together a package of articles weighing in on the municipal election. So what’s at stake on November 9?

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    Delivering justice

    Three months after Foodora couriers won the right to unionize – a historic win for app-based workers – Foodora announced it was leaving Canada. Five worker leaders talk about the highs and lows of the campaign, and what’s next for Foodsters United.

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    How Honda’s anti-union monitor works

    At a manufacturing plant in Ontario, Honda management maps out vulnerable “hot spots” on the shop floor as part of an effort to stop its workers from unionizing.

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    Organizing through loss in the heart of oil country

    The story of climate justice organizing in Alberta, at the heart of the tarsands, is the story of a group of young activists learning what it means to lose, and keep on fighting

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    Is voting really “harm reduction”?

    People who say “voting is harm reduction” wrongly assume that in the lead-up to elections, all we can do is vote for the least-bad candidate or party.

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    Getting It Together

    What are collectives, and how can they bring us closer to building sustainable, healthy social movements?

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    A Thousand More Beds

    The homeless shelter system in Canada’s largest city is in crisis – but anti-poverty and housing activists are fighting the systemic abandonment of homeless people, and they’re winning important gains.

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    Casino Workers Beat The House

    In B.C.’s biggest private-sector organizing drive in nine years, workers took on Canada’s casino giant.

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    States of Emergency

    In this Andrea Walker Memorial Fund winning piece, Lindsay Nixon explores what makes the colonial world risky for Indigenous peoples with HIV.

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    You Know Something I Don’t Know

    How can social movements draw on established resources and on the wisdom of their members to propel an ethical redistribution of power?

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    For the Long Haul

    How can we improve our social movement cultures and our relationships with each other while learning from the past and creating for the future?

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    Meeting People Where They’re At

    An organizer’s role is to connect with new people, not alienate them.

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    What to Do About the Federal Election

    Radical perspectives on the federal election.

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    Election Day in Alberta – and Beyond

    Electoral politics and grassroots movement building are often at odds; significant change in Alberta will hinge on independent organizing.

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    Organizing to Win the World

    How can radical organizers and activists overcome barriers to serious strategic organizing?

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    Addressing Self-righteousness on the Activist Left

    Self-righteousness is a barrier to effective organizing and it undermines the left.