Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.
EQUAL PAY DAY: Standing Up for Equality
By Jan Borowy & Fay Faraday
In the 1970s and '80s, women in the labour movement fought to end pay discrimination and close the gender pay gap. Still, today, thousands of women in their unions and community organizations find the fight for pay equity and women's economic equality is far from over.
MOBILIZE NOW AGAINST FASCISM
By Stephen Elliott-Buckley
The conditions of our world today are more like the rise of fascism in the 1930s than we may realize. Here are 5 survive-and-thrive mobilization tips. Seek justice like never before.
PUTTING ALT-RIGHT'S RACISM IN CONTEXT
By Ameil Joseph Ph.D
Racism can be about the "racist," but often racism is sustained and subsumed within the language and practice of everyday life. This is not only about who to blame; it is about how we stop a historical form of racialized violence before it lays claim to everything and everyone.
TAKING TOLL OF A BAD IDEA
By Jonah Schein
I don't like road tolls for the same reason I don't like increased fares for transit riders, user fees, or flat taxes of any kind. I don't think tolls are fair — they force every driver to pay the same amount, regardless of whether they are rich or poor. Excuse me while I rant.
Union Exchange: Mass Incarceration is Modern Day Slavery
By Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists builds the case that labour must join the struggle to end the mass incarceration of racialized and Indigenous people across North America and throughout the world. We cannot truly combat anti-Black racism without doing so.