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Winter 2016-17

Features

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    PUTTING “ALT-RIGHT’S” RACISM IN CONTEXT

    Ameil Joseph

    The use of the term alt-right is just another example of people learning to use socially palatable language when talking about supremacist projects.

  • 22

    SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING

    Melissa Keith

    Talk isn’t cheap when it leads to organizing. Labor Notes gives us tools that can help reverse the apathy, one worker at a time.

  • 29

    WE ARE WATCHING

    Lorraine Kakaza, Boledi Susan Moraba and Jorge Garcia-Orgales

    Activists Lorraine Kakaza and Boledi Susan Moraba are part of a growing movement that aims to change the way mining companies do business in South Africa.

  • 38

    THE LIVEABLE CITY

    Haseena Manek

    Launched less than a year ago, the Urban Worker Project and its successes are impossible to ignore.

  • 47 SHORT STORY

    A GUY IN THE UNION

    Denis Stokes Jr.

    Denis Stokes could take an insight such as Ohm’s law or the golden rule, and turn a truth over and over like a prism until he’d become one with its light.

Departments

  • 7

    NOTES

    Asbestos Banned * Viola Desmond on the Money * Hell’s History

  • 9 WEBWORK

    CHAOS & CLICKTIVISM

    Derek Blackadder

    20,000 Walmart workers in China organized against aggressive employer and state opposition using WeChat almost exclusively.

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Percentage of people in Canada who believe they “don’t have enough for basic essentials: 9
    Percentage of people in India who believe this: 8

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    CANADA’S STANDING ROCK(S)

    James Hutt

    Here at home, there are dozens of similar struggles playing out across the country. One question lies at the heart of each of them.

  • 15 PASSING THE TORCH

    A TRIBUTE TO DINAH GREENBERG (1959—2016)

    Lorraine Endicott

    If the space ran out before the stories did, she would simply say, “Don’t worry about it. We can fix it.”

  • 45 HAVE YOUR SAY

    McCOLLEGE CREDITS, SUPERSIZED!

    Erika Shaker

    McDonald’s latest foray into the Canadian education arena is a massive, province-wide partnership with Colleges Ontario.

  • 50 REVIEW

    BURNLEY “ROCKY” JONES: REVOLUTIONARY

    Review by El Jones

    Rocky Jones taught through storytelling, through improvisation, through the rhythms of what George Elliott Clarke recognizes as purely Africadian expression.

  • 52 COMMENTARY

    MOBILIZE NOW AGAINST FASCISM

    Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    We are now at an inflection point in history, like it or not.