The War On Boycotts
Jason Kenney is borrowing from Israel’s anti-BDS playbook to take down environmentalists who threaten Alberta’s oil industry.
The Grunt Work Of Anti-fascism
Despite what the mainstream media likes to show, antifa isn’t all fighting and doxxing
Maxine’s great-grandmother, Ikuaalaaq, stands in the centre with her partner Atuat to her right. She stands with five of her eight children, from left to right: Kaludjak, Autut, Jack, Kiali, and Ulurksit. Missing from from the photo are three other children: Siksik, Timuti, and Leopold.
The Leftist's Case Against The Carbon Tax
It’s a fundamentally libertarian policy – and one that tends to just piss people off, not invigorate them about the possibility of a just and sustainable future.
Sending Josephine Home
Josephine Pelletier was shot to death by Calgary police in May. Her life and death shed light on the complicated interplay between colonialism, incarceration, and police brutality. This is her story.
Aaron Doncaster was fired from his job for organizing a union. But in Alberta, workers have new protection against union-busting bosses.
During the York University strike of 2018, workers on the picket line found themselves being watched
Making A Killing
Palestinian workers in illegal Israeli settlements are calling for BDS – even though it may mean they lose their jobs
'To Create Other Worlds Inside This One'
An interview with Writing in the Margins judges Gwen Benaway, Alicia Elliott, and Jalani Morgan
'They Take My Labour, But Not My Family'
The federal government is preparing to end the Caregiver Program – and caregivers are fighting back by demanding permanent residency upon arrival
TS Just Wanna Have Fun
“Okay, let’s do something about it.”
Something In The Water
The lasting violence of a Canadian mining giant in Guatemala
The Battle For Heron Gate
Organizing from the ground up to fight one of the largest eviction campaigns in the country
Checking In With The Oil Crowd
At the 50th annual Global Petroleum Show, are they planning a post-oil world, or digging into climate destruction?
Be Careful With Each Other
How activist groups can build trust, care, and sustainability in a world of capitalism and oppression
The Dangerous Illusion Of The Humane Prison
The right of trans prisoners in Canada to self-identify their gender is an important win. How can it be used to fuel – and not drain – our efforts towards a future without prisons?
Start-Up Nation, Apartheid State
The myth of “peaceful” R&D in Israel
Distinct Histories, Shared Solidarity
Black and Indigenous activists’ reflections on land, policing, and gender
'We Don't Need Permission To Be Free'
On January 1, 1994, the Zapatistas’ armed uprising seized several cities and towns in southern Mexico, on the same day that the NAFTA agreement took force. Now, as Trump threatens to rip up NAFTA and others seek to “modernize” it, it’s once again Indigenous peoples who will bear the fallout of neoliberal policies. In March of 2018, thousands of self-identified women Zapatistas and activists gathered in Chiapas to share their struggles and victories in building a world beyond capitalism.
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.Decades later, I am still learning to heal.
Tori Ball moved to Vancouver a year and a half ago from Kjipuktuk/ Halifax.
Remembering The 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.
Oil's Deep State
How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa.
Fighting For Space
How A Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction
Colonial Courts & Settler Justice
Colten Boushie, Haven Dubois, and the two-tiered justice system
The McGill Experiments
The McGill Experiments
The Honduran Election Crisis
Canadian capital stands to benefit from the fraudulent election of a far right-wing government that has brought down the full force of the military on Hondurans – particularly on activists like Berta Cáceres.
Silencing Opposition Of The Site C Dam
Protesters of the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley are facing a civil suit from bothBC Hydro and the B.C. government.
Pen Pal Solidarity
The Prisoner Correspondence Project connects LGBTQ2S inmates with pen pals on the outside.The relationships of care and empathy developed over years of exchanging letters are a form of radical solidarity that upends the control, surveillance, isolation, and erasure enforced by prisons.
A Thousand More Beds
The homeless shelter system in Canada’s largest city is in crisis. Toronto’s sky-high rental market,government cuts to social housing and assistance benefits, and a city council that voted against immediate respite during a recent cold snap are jeopardizing the lives of homeless people.But anti-poverty and housing activists are fighting the systemic abandonment of homeless people, andthey’re winning important gains.