TUNDÈ BALOGUN PULLS NO PUNCHES. He says things a lot of people don’t like to hear. He uses words that shock. For Tundè, it is the only way to break through to confront—and defeat—the reality of anti-Black racism in Nova Scotia.
ED ARVELIN DROVE 848 KILOMETERS TO WALK THE LINE. All the way from Dryden, Ontario to Regina Saskatchewan. It’s what union solidarity means to the Region 7 vice-president of OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union). He’s not alone.
THEY DID IT WITHOUT NAKED LIBRARIANS. The Millennium Library in Winnipeg will soon add social workers, a crisis support centre, and free snacks and drinks to it’s services. The decision was a response to significant public pressure—but nothing like the kind used by protesters in the recent Hollywood movie The Public.
WE DON’T COUNT ON CAPITALISM WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN. That’s just one of the singular insights Linda McGuaig offers up in her latest book The Sport & Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth.
ALL HE GOT WAS $2.01. Everett Richardson had worked 10 days to get it. Ten days on on a deepsea dragger on the North Atlantic off Nova Scotia, on the open deck, in February, 10 days—and that was all he got!
WE ARE ALL MEANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE. We’re all led to believe Mountain Equipment (MEC) is a real co-op. It isn’t. But, pro-union votes by workers at two of the company’s stores may make the company claim a little more legit. Not that MEC ever cared.