FOUR WOMEN AND A COALITION
“You have to keep the faith, have a long-term view, and be strategic,” says Tam Goossen, community co-chair of the Good Jobs for All Coalition. Winnie Ng, Carolyn Egan, Judy Vashti Persad and Goossen speak about building solidarity between community and union activists.
EXCERPT: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
The women in my community, in many Indigenous communities around the world, started what we would now call “feminism.” So, let’s be honest. Feminism was not invented from a movement of the 1960s.
FIRST NATIONS WOMEN RISING
“We need to ask what our collective responsibility is,” says Darla Leard, a Metis and a Canadian Labour Congress representative for the Prairie region. “How can we support Aboriginal women and the community?”
WHY WE NEED GUN CONTROL
Saying you’re concerned about violence against women while not supporting controls on rifles and shotguns puts you in a very inconsistent position, because firearms are one of the principal ways in which women in this country are killed by their intimate partners.
WEBWORK: SOLIDARITY RESOURCES FOR WOMEN
The need for organizing across both national and organizational borders is something the women’s movement has always recognized.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Chance that a teenage girl in Britain would “consider plastic surgery to change her appearance”: 1 in 2
WORKING FOR A LIVING: A BABY AND A BAD BOSS
We were sitting in Tim Horton’s having coffee when my boss informed me that I wouldn’t be coming back next week after all.
REVIEW: MADE IN DAGENHAM
In 1968 a group of female machinists at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant in England went on strike for equal pay. Their story is the inspiration behind the film Made in Dagenham.
REVIEW: A LEGACY OF LOVE
Up until her death in 2009 at the age of 101, Muriel Duckworth never stopped campaigning: for peace, for social justice, for the environment.
COMMENTARY: HONEY BEES & WOMEN’S WAGES
One of the most compelling feminist movements, for me, is ecofeminism.