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Volume 32, Number 5

Features

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    TELLING OUR OWN STORIES

    By Sima Sahar Zerehi

    The October conference organized by Solidarity Halifax, called “A People’s History of Nova Scotia,” was an inspiring, multi-generational tribute to activists who have gone before, including Black activist Rocky Jones (1941-2013).

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    COVER STORY: BREWING DISSENT

    By Melissa Keith

    In Halifax, resistance is brewing to the image of baristas (coffee servers) as unskilled, temporary job holders waiting for a “real” job, and the workers are unionizing.

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    OUR TIMES’ POETRY PRIZE WINNERS

    We’re proud to present the three winners of the Lena Wilson Endicott Poetry Contest.

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    YOUNG, JOBLESS AND GETTING ORGANIZED

    By Katie Arnup and Brynne Sinclair-Waters

    Young people in Ontario talk about challenges they face today, from unemployment to underemployment, to record student debt. A report from the forum Enough with Youth Un(der)employment!

Departments

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    LETTERS

    Dear Ning * Alice West a Role Model * Bangladesh — A Further Response * Kilometres, Please * A Mileage Lesson

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    NOTES

    Reconciliation Week * Unifor — A New Union * Stop the Killing * Thank You, Sean * Labour History Conference * Cathy Crowe at Ryerson * OSSTF First Nations Resource * Union-Style Video * Online at Our Times

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Estimated number of pieces of plastic trash floating in each square kilometre of ocean: 13,000

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    WEBWORK: TECH TIPS & TOOLS FOR CHANGE

    By Derek Blackadder

    The latest lineup of internet dos and don’ts from Our Times’ resident webhead.

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    REVIEW :  MAYAH’S LOT

    Review by Claudio D’Andrea

    If you care about social justice, environmental rights and young people, you’ll appreciate the recently released U.S. comic book, Mayah’s Lot.

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    COMMENTARY:  THE FRIED SQUIRRELS

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    Inspired by the Mondragon cooperative movement in Spain, the Fried Squirrels meet every Saturday morning in 27 cities across the country to join in common cause against attacks on the fabric of Canada.