Did you know that young labour leaders abound in Nova Scotia? In our UP! labour series, Rebecca Rose writes about Nova Scotia's young labour leaders, and what keeps the movement vibrant. Check out her article here.
There's also exciting climate justice work underway in Nova Scotia. In the latest from our Revolution 101 series, Robin Tress writes about the climate movement in Atlantic Canada, with important lessons for organizing. You can find her reflections on recent actions that have taken place in Halifax right here.
On May 22, the newly launched Tommy Douglas Institute is hosting the conference "Critical Pedagogy and the Citizen-Student: A Just Society is Possible" at George Brown College in Toronto. Presented by the Community Worker Program and sponsored by rabble, the day will include sessions and a keynote address by Judy Rebick. Read all about the inspiration for the conference, including Judy Rebick's writing on progressive mobilizations, in Thomas Ponniah's latest column. Find out more about the event and how to sign up here!
May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and after the year we've had on Canadian campuses, the timing could not be better. If we agree that rape culture is systemic, then we have to look at the actual system and its mechanisms, especially in Canadian universities. In an important piece, Julie Lalonde looks at what's needed to correct the system.
Revisiting the Harper government's health record The Canada Health Accord ceased functioning on March 31. The Harper government cut $36 billion from health care beginning after the 2015 election instead of renegotiating the terms of the Accord. By Justin Panos
How Hassan Yussuff won the CLC presidency Larry Savage, Director of the Brock University Centre for Labour Studies, discusses why Canada's labour movement opted for new leadership and the multiple factors at play. By Larry Savage
In Syria, life goes on despite everything Despite the Syrian conflict that brings car bombings, checkpoints and general unrest, quotidian life goes on in the shops, in the streets and in their homes. By Eva Bartlett
On Bud Osborn: A poet never dies Am Johal remembers poet and activist Bud Osborn whose contributions to Vancouver's DTES community and Canadian poetry landscape remain forever important. By Am Johal
What does a 'representative' sex worker look like? Is there such thing as a 'representative' sex worker? No. Therefore, legislators need to include all experiences and perspectives from sex workers when drafting new sex work legislation in Canada. By Celine Bisette
Governments deny radiation health risks We love electrical gadgets, but is the radiation they produce safe? Industry and government say yes -- unless radiation levels are high. But many studies raise doubts, and the stakes are high. By Ole Hendrickson
In praise of looking down In a video called "Look Up," spoken word poet, Gary Turk, extolls the virtues of ignoring the screen in your hand and enjoying the world, and the people, around you. I beg to differ. By Wayne MacPhail
Why women turn down interview requests Almost three-quarters of the experts commenting on issues in the mainstream media are men. Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions is interested in why women routinely refuse interview requests. By Redeye Collective
Overhaul Temporary Foreign Worker Program The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must be replaced, while temporary workers already in Canada should be eligible for open work permits so they can keep their current jobs or seek employment. By United Steelworkers