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June-July 2008

Features

  • 13

    THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTIONARY

    By John W. Eleen

    My anti-fascism sentiments turned to pro-socialist convictions about the same time my father got involved in the great On-to-Ottawa Trek.

  • 18

    COVER STORY: THE REAL AFRICA

    By Judith Marshall

    Our participation in a week-long globalization school took us into the heart of Africa’s contradictions. A labour travelogue.

  • 26

    THANK YOU TO OUR 2007 DONORS

    We couldn’t do it without you.

  • 28

    TALKING ABOUT ORGANIZING:  FACEBOOK FACTS

    By Derek Blackadder

    Are sites like Facebook really adding anything to our ability to organize? The pros and cons of using the latest fad.

  • 35

    WORKING FOR A LIVING: A BLESSED RAGE FOR ORDER

    By Beckie Garber-Conrad

    My one-time husband had a theology book in his library called A Blessed Rage for Order. I never read it, but it aptly describes what drives my enthusiasm for my work as an editor.

Departments

  • 5

    LETTERS

    Solidarity Matters in Manufacturing

  • 6

    NOTES

    Labour Film Festival * Ontario Against Privatization
    ILO Decent Work Award * Migrant Worker Victory
    Bankruptcy Protection

  • 9

    WEBWORK

    Flickr (no “e”) is way more than just a place to store your picket-line photos, though it can do that for sure and for free.

  • 11

    HAVE YOUR SAY: RISING UP

    By Jeff Armstrong

    We, the workers at General Motors in Oshawa, are proud Canadians who refuse to let corporations or right-wing governments destroy our culture.

  • 25

    POETRY

    By Barbara Janusz

  • 38

    REVIEW: ON THE GLOBAL WATERFRONT

    Review by Carole Pearson

    The real story in this book is not really about the longshore workers known as the Charleston 5, but rather about a deeper analysis of racism and politics in the American South.

  • 40

    COMMENTARY:  THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW

    By Randy Robinson

    In the last few weeks I’ve spent time with workers who do the same jobs as many of their co-workers, but for much less pay.