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Volume 31, Number 2

Features

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    PASSING THE TORCH: REMEMBERING FRANK KENNEDY (1928-2012)

    By Joey Hartman

    International Longshore & Warehouse Union member Frank Kennedy was an iconic figure in the B.C. labour movement and an activist to the end.

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    PASSING THE TORCH: REMEMBERING MADELEINE PARENT (1918-2012)

    By Laurell Ritchie

    Legendary labour leader, social activist and feminist Madeleine Parent was a weaver of solidarities.

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    COVER STORY: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTIVISM!

    By Rachel E. Beattie

    “You have much more control over your voice and representation when you’re making your own films and videos,” says Teresa Marshall, communications coordinator for the global union federation Public Services International. Along with the PSI, unions in Canada are making films and videos to reach members, prospective members, and the community.

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    INJURED WORKERS SPEAKERS SCHOOL

    By Oscar Vigil

    “When I came here I found out that I can express myself and someone listens,” says Mariamu Williamson, one of a growing number of injured workers who are taking part in an innovative project called the Injured Workers Speakers School.

Departments

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    LETTERS

    Keeping Water Public * Women’s Issue Fan * Referencing Tommy Douglas * The Titanic & Justice Denied * Response to Allemang Article

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    NOTES

    Dr. Seuss Too Political * Kathleen Flanagan’s Photos * Agricultural Workers Book * Supporting Quebec Students

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    WEBWORK: SMART PHONES AND WORKERS

    By Derek Blackadder

    Smartphones are the Rodney Dangerfield of the commtech world. They get no respect, despite being in everyone’s purse, on everyone’s belt.

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Chance that a violent workplace incident with a female victim in Canada is ever reported to the police: 1 in 5

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    JOBS, ENVIRONMENT, JUSTICE: MAKING WORKERS’ HEALTH A PUBLIC CONCERN

    By Mae Burrows and Donald Gutstein

    For workers to gain the power they need in order to be able to protect themselves from exposure to unsafe work, occupational health issues must be brought into the public arena.

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    POETRY

    By Keith Inman

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    REVIEW: SEARCHING FOR HOME

    Review by Nrinder N.K. Nann

    As soon as I read the bio on the wall, I knew I would enjoy artist Camille Turner’s creative challenge to standard notions of Canadian identity. A review of the art show “Camille Turner & Rick Hill: The Boilermakers & Ironworkers Union.”

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    COMMENTARY: THIS IS (CLASS) WAR

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    The middle class is shrinking, incomes are polarizing, and political radicalism is on the rise.