Swords Into Ploughshares

Simon Black, lead organizer with Labour Against the Arms Trade, speaks to Sam Gindin, former research director of the Canadian Auto Workers, about the promise of repurposing the Canadian arms industry’s resources for socially useful production – and winning a just transition for arms industry workers.

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Christmas Time and a Half

Dan Darrah on grocery store workers, and all the things said and unsaid while on the clock: "a clandestine circle of renters, debtors / speaking about today’s time and a half..." A new poem.

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Family and Future

Sinead Petrasek on how the sanctity of the family is invoked often to protect white supremacy and settler dominance – and the critical role of socialist organizing, past and present, in the struggle against such oppression.

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Life-making or Death-making?

Susan Ferguson on how the pandemic has laid bare the social reproduction labour that keeps capitalism churning, the fundamental violence of the capitalist system itself, and emerging possibilities for fighting back.

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Head Hits Concrete

Mike Gouldhawke on capitalism, colonialism, and how we can use Marx’s concept of value as a tool for understanding and changing our current social conditions.

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