Winter 2019-2020

Features

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    SAVE THIS HOUSE

    MELISSA KEITH

    Is political will and timing on the side of a Green New Deal for Canada? There is a strong demand for change, but people often don’t know where to start, says Patricia Chong.

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    PRECARIOUS WORK & THE POLITICS OF TIME

    MARK P. THOMAS, SHELLEY CONDRATTO, MERCEDES STEEDMAN, AND DANIELLE LANDRY

    Workers in precarious jobs frequently face impossible choices: continue being exploited or speak up and risk job loss.

Departments

  • 6

    Upfront

    Overcoming Fear: A Workers’ Toolkit • Sawmill Explosions Review • Labour Films Awarded • LGBTQ2S+ Workers & Inclusion • BC Implements Indigenous Rights Bill • Serving Migrant Workers

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    2020: THE YEAR FOR (FREE) TRANSIT

    JAMES HUTT

    The complete electrification of all buses in the next 10 to 20 years would quickly shrink the second-largest source of emissions in Canada.

  • 14

    Tally

    SEAN CAIN

    Chance that a child who entered primary school in 2019 will work in a job that doesn’t exist yet: 2 in 3

  • 15 WebWork

    A WEBHEAD WINTER WHATSITS

    DEREK BLACKADDER

    The commercial email service we used until recently went belly-up. It would have cost a small fortune to “recover” our data.

  • 18 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    THE FLAGGING LIFE

    CATHERINE KENWELL

    I’ve seen people actually hold their heads in their hands when I flag them to stop.

  • 31 Poetry

    shooed out

    PAULO DA COSTA

  • 40 WORKING FOR A LIVING

    THE ANGEL OF OMAHA

    BRIAN MICHAEL BARBEITO

    All the things you don’t want. Deceit. Blood. Injuries. Addiction. Ground zero in the North American Opiate Crisis.

  • 42 Excerpt

    TAKING OUR PLACE: STORIES FROM LEADERS OF CANADA’S NURSES UNION MOVEMENT

    ANN SILVERSIDES

    The high times carry the low, I’ve always felt that if people have the facts, there can be a positive outcome.

  • 44 Reviews

    HUSTLING VERSE

    KATHRYN PAYNE

    A brilliantly diverse, stunningly smart, brutally honest, and deliciously dirty poetry collection.

  • 46

    MADE IN BANGLADESH

    RACHEL E. BEATTIE

    Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain delves into the complex lives of women whose skilled labour is integral to the world of fast fashion.

  • 48 Commentary

    A Time of Monsters

    ARCHANA RAMPURE

    The old right-left paradigm does not hold under the anxieties currently driving people.