Fall 2018

FEATURES

COVER STORY
DIGITAL DREAMS, PART 1

Unions need to fight to rebuild our own ability to
publish, teach and engage using digital tools we control.
BY DAVID ROBBINS

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THE CHINA FACTOR

Exploring China's massive Belt and Road Initiative and a potential Canada-China Free Trade Agreement: how should we engage with a country soon to become the world's leading economy?

THE HUMAN COST OF CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
There is major opposition to the BRI in Pakistan's Balochistan province, where the Pakistani army is accused of massive human rights violations.
BY ASAD ISMI
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HAVE YOUR SAY
RANDCUFFED?

When all actions are governed by labour legislation, which unions dutifully obey and employers cynically manipulate, it becomes more and more obvious that legalized strikes are less and less effective.
BY AALYA AHMAD

DEPARTMENTS

NOTES

Ontario Workers Fight Back * Canada Bans Asbestos * Remembering Bromley Armstrong

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
AN IDEA TO CHANGE OUR WORLD

We have a roadmap to re-tool entire industries, retrain workers and, ultimately, to meet global climate targets. Let's use it.
BY JAMES HUTT

OUR TIMES TALLY

Ratio of citizens to CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras in China: 7 to 1
Estimated ratio by the year 2020: 2.3 to 1
BY SEAN CAIN

WEBWORK
HACK THE BOSS AND OTHER GOOD NEWS

Some New Zealand workers will soon be bossless. They will be taking direction, instead, from a chunk of software.
BY DEREK BLACKADDER

POETRY
BLOODY LONDON BUILDINGS
BY HASAAN SOBAAN

WORKING FOR A LIVING
I HAVE NO MUTE BUTTON AND I MUST SCREAM

Twenty-two of us began our training together. Week by week that group dwindled. Now there are just eight.
BY VIKTOR THORSON

REVIEW
PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT:
CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND REMEDIES

An in-depth study of the forms of work that have emerged and thrived in the last 30 years shows just how we got to this place of precarity.
REVIEW BY ROXANNE DUBOIS

COMMENTARY
AS THE WEATHER TURNS

The current viral strain of right-wing populism is difficult to stomach and hard to fight: What can we do to make a difference in such a divisive world?
BY ARCHANA RAMPURE

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