Spring 2020

Features

  • 16

    LEVEL UP

    Ryan Hayes

    Unprecedented attention is now focused on unionizing the video game industry, and women are integral to the movement.

  • 24

    BREAKING BREAD

    Hassena Manek

    “Folks think that labour is all about strikes,” activist Gogi Bhandal says. They need to know how much labour does in the community.

Departments

  • 6

    Upfront

    Foodora Workers’ Historic Win • Affordable Housing for All • Paid Domestic Violence Leave • Jesse Wente • Our Times Online • Kickstarter Workers Unionize • COVID-19

  • 11

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    Sean Cain

    Rank of the military as the profession that women believe is the most difficult for them to advance in: 1. Rank of politics: 2

  • 13 CLIMATE JUSTICE

    HOW NOT TO BUILD PUBLIC TRANSIT

    James Hutt

    Shrouded in corporate secrecy, Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit expansions have quickly become the city’s most expensive mistake.

  • 14 WEBWORK

    MAX YOUR SECURITY AND BUILD A WEBSITE

    Derek Blackadder

    A website will anchor your campaign, and save it if your social media presence is compromised.

  • 29 UNION EXCHANGE

    A PEOPLE’S COALITION FOR JUTSICE AND SURVIVAL

    Melissa Keith

    “Why is it only the environmentally destructive practices that we’re allowed to participate in?” asks Sherry Pictou, former chief of the L’sitkuk Nation.

  • 33 EXCERPT

    A KNAPSACK FULL OF DREAMS: MEMOIRS OF A STREET NURSE

    Cathy Crowe

    Many of the men and women living in Toronto’s Tent City were labourers; drywallers, roofers, and steelworkers.

  • 36 HAVE YOUR SAY

    ACTIVISTS WITH TO-DO LISTS

    Tiffany Balducci

    How to make a difference without burning out is not something we often discuss in activist spaces. But we need to.

  • 38 HAVE YOUR SAY

    GIG WORKERS AND TAX CHEATS

    Marion Pollack

    Darlene and Connie belong to a growing number of senior women forced to take on gig work to survive.

  • 40 POETRY

    PLANTING LIGHT

    Giovanna Riccio

  • 42 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    HOW MAY I HELP YOU?

    Janna Klostermann

    I lamented when a woman said, “Look at that tall thing; she can’t even butter a goddamn bagel.”

  • 45 REVIEW

    1919: A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE

    Shannon Devine

    From the moment you pick up this book you get the impression you’re holding something special.

  • 47 COMMENTARY

    BORDERLANDS

    Archana Rampure

    What price passports and borders in the future?