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February-March 2011

Features

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    FOUR WOMEN AND A COALITION

    By Kristin Schwartz

    “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.

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    EXCERPT: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

    By Jessica Yee

    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.

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    FIRST NATIONS WOMEN RISING

    By Janet Nicol

    “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?”

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    WHY WE NEED GUN CONTROL

    By Wendy Cukier

    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.

Departments

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    WEBWORK: SOLIDARITY RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

    By Derek Blackadder

    The need for organizing across both national and organizational borders is something the women’s movement has always recognized.

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Chance that a teenage girl in Britain would “consider plastic surgery to change her appearance”: 1 in 2

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    WORKING FOR A LIVING: A BABY AND A BAD BOSS

    By Connie Lukey Anderson

    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.

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    POETRY

    By Sharron Proulx-Turner

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    REVIEW: MADE IN DAGENHAM

    Review by Rachel E. Beattie

    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.

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    REVIEW: A LEGACY OF LOVE

    Review by Judith Meyrick

    Up until her death in 2009 at the age of 101, Muriel Duckworth never stopped campaigning: for peace, for social justice, for the environment.

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    COMMENTARY: HONEY BEES & WOMEN’S WAGES

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    One of the most compelling feminist movements, for me, is ecofeminism.