Winter 2022-2023

Features

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    REMEMBER | RESIST | REDRAW

    THE GRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTIVE

    A radical history poster project by the Graphic History Collective and their collaborators illuminates the past so we can dream the future.

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    SOUTH ASIAN CANADIAN FARMWORKERS RISING

    COVER STORY

    INTERVIEW BY DR. ANUSHAY MALIK

    Harji Sangra shares what it was like to be part of the groundbreaking farmworkers’ movement in 1980s British Columbia.

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    UNION ZINDABAD! SOUTH ASIAN CANADIAN LABOUR HISTORY

    EXCERPT  

    DONNA SACUTA, BAILEY GARDEN AND DR. ANUSHAY MALIK

    Despite coercion and violence, the Canadian Farmworkers Union persevered, winning union certifications and shining a spotlight on the dark corner where farmworkers had been shunted by government and an unaware public.

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    LABOUR MILITANCY & A HISTORY OF THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IN CANADA

    MELISSA KEITH

    Canadian governments have used back-to-work legislation almost 150 times since the 1970s.

Departments

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    UPFRONT

    Mozart Mimms Remembers

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    THE STEPHEN ENDICOTT WORKERS’ HISTORY AWARD

    Our Times is looking for submissions about workers’ history, and there will be a prize for the winning entry!

  • 11 WEBWORK

    A WALKING TOUR THROUGH LABOUR HISTORY SITES

    DEREK BLACKADDER

    Labour history? Don’t get me started. A history geek and a union nerd is me.

  • 13 CLIMATE/JUSTICE

    A PLANETARY COP-OUT

    JAMES HUTT

    Media stunts and young people’s direct action haven’t forced governments to take climate change seriously. Luckily, the climate movement’s strategy has evolved.

  • 15 HAVE YOUR SAY

    FESTIVAL 1978

    MIRIAM EDELSON

    The 11th World Festival for Youth and Students in Cuba was a lifechanging event for the 18,500 young people from 145 countries who attended.

  • 41 REVIEWS

    BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: CARRY IT ON

    EVELYN C. WHITE

    The riveting documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On shines with the joy of the musician as activist.

  • 43 REVIEWS

    SMELTER WARS

    MARC ZWELLING

    As good historians do, writer Ron Verzuh lets the trade unionists in Smelter Wars tell their own story.

  • 44 REVIEWS

    OUR MEMBERS BE UNLIMITED

    RYAN HAYES

    Sam Wallman’s intricately detailed comic provides unique insights on the state of the labour movement.

  • 46 POETRY

    1954 THE KNIFE SHARPENER’S BELL

    BRIAN PURDY

  • 48 ON TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

    WHAT DOES RECONCILIATION LOOK LIKE?

    DENISE HAMPDEN

    You cannot have reconciliation without reparations. How we can make reparations a reality.