We are proud to reproduce on our cover the first of a
new series of works by Kent Monkman.
Inside this issue, Mohawk activist and artist Ellen
Gabriel speaks with CD’s Sean Carleton about the legacy
of Oka and the future of Indigenous struggles. A
member of the Kanehsatà:ke community — Turtle Clan,
Ellen was the official spokesperson chosen by the
People of the Longhouse during the “Oka Crisis.”
Phillipe Gauthier’s outstanding article forces us to
consider his unassailable contention that renewable
sources of clean energy cannot fully replace dirty
energy sources of greenhouse gas emissions to the
extent required to sustain current North American
Jill Eisen considers the impact of artificial intelligence
technology on the future of jobs and work
places. The evidence is complicated but worrisome,
to say the very least.
The Winnipeg General Strike 100 year Anniversary
is less than a year away. Dimension covered the 50th
year anniversary in 1969 including what we consider
to be among the best ever treatments of the WGS by
economic historian, H. Clare Pentland. We reproduce
that classic essay here and update it with pieces by
historian James Naylor and artist Noam Gonick.
We are delighted to announce that with this issue
Chris Dixon joins CD’s superlative line up of columnists.
Chris is chronicler of radical political movements
across North America and author of the book
Another Politics, Today’s Transformative Movements.
Have a good read.