What motivated me to start producing a magazine in the basement of my rented house in Winnipeg in the fall of 1963? I was 27 years old at the time, and knew nothing at all about how to run a business, let alone publish a magazine. I had no money, nor did I know anyone who did. Even worse, I barely knew anyone who might want to write for a magazine.
For the moment to become a sustained movement it will have to develop a stronger analysis and better organizational capacity, but the breadth and depth of the social support it has already generated show an enormous hunger for social change pointed towards social justice.
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Canadians vie for it, want it, and when they play hockey, they demand it. Gold. For most Canadians it’s a medal they would like to see hanging around Sidney Crosby’s neck. But that gold, silver, nickel or bronze comes from somewhere, and invariably, when it is produced there is a cost, and not just the money required to purchase the bling.
Over its 50 years, Canadian Dimension featured some of Canada’s most well-known and thought provoking feminists, activists and scholars, the majority of whom straddled the line between academia and activism. This was fitting for a magazine that has made such a dedicated effort to mobilize knowledge in ways that activists can use in their struggles.
From the Archives: “On June 23, it was official. Harper, a politician with roots on the trapline and not in the boardrooms, had used legislative procedural tactics to defeat the accord.”
Everything you need to know about Toronto’s awful mayor. (more)
We have come too far as Indigenous peoples to give up who we are. We have always been kind and we will share the wealth and abundance of our homelands with our relatives from across the pond. Instead of lessons on how to survive the harsh winters of our lands, today we are offering lessons on how to be resilient and to overcome the oppression from the archaic oil sector and in our own government who have lost their minds with power. (more)
When Preston Manning founded the Reform Party in 1989 he said that if it hadn’t achieved power in 20 years he would dissolve it and make room for something else. It actually happened sooner than that, of course. Manning wasn’t married to any political party, even his own. He was committed to changing the world. (more)
The willingness of much of the Canadian media to go along with the Conservative narrative about Stephen Harper’s “moderation” has allowed the prime minister to wage a discreet class war against working people without attracting too much attention. (more)
Episode 214 (May 3rd) — On Mayday Noam Chomsky urges activists to focus their attention not simply on the economy and the environment, but how the market system underlies the fiscal and environmental crisis. Clayton Thomas Muller discusses the diverse strategies of First People’s against colonial structures that destroy their livelihoods and their environment. Nae Burrows describes the successful living-wage campaign in British Columbia.
- Up in Smoke, a review of Annalee Newitz by Drew Nelles – Globe and Mail
- Who says Bill c-377 is Constitutional by Bruce Campbell – Blacklocks.ca
- Socialism for the 21st Century: Interview with Michael Lebowitz – Socialist Project
- Ignoring the cost of climate change is bad for busniess by Eric Reguly – Globe and Mail
- The Rail Riders’ Riot: Dirty Thirties’ On-to-Ottawa-Trek by Michael Dupuis – Winnipeg Free Press
- All Signs Point to Deepening Opposition to the Fossil Fuel Industry Assault in B.C. by Roger Annis – Socialist Project
- ShitHarperdid keeps apathy in its crosshairs by Harrison Samphir – Rabble.ca
- After the Canadian Jewish Congress by Dan Freeman-Maloy
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