THE BEAT GOES ON

ACORN CANADA WAS AT IT AGAIN MAY 4: practicing people power. Supporters turned out to picket at 30 MPs’ offices in 13 cities from Halifax to Vancouver. The groups were small, just seven in Montreal, four in Halifax, less in other places. The actions had no immediate impact. But the longterm impact is how revolutions get made.

LAWYERING UP

WE CAN’T LET THE LAW FRIGHTEN US OFF. Irina Ceric never has. Nor have any of the other lawyers who work with her in the Movement Defense Committee in Toronto. In fact, the collective lawyers find ways to use the law to give legal support to activists charged with being lawbreakers.

ALL DUE RESPECT

HEALTH CARE WORKERS WANT REAL RESPECT. The kind that goes beyond words. The kind that comes with better COVID protections at work and pay that matches the risks they take to keep going in to work at all. Unions representing 175,000 health care workers in Ontario have a new “Respect us. Protect us. Pay us.” campaign to get that kind of concrete respect.