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Join This Magazine and Rabble for Occupy Now Event!

This Magazine Staff

Join This Magazine and on November 4 in Toronto for a discussion on Occupy. Together with moderator Judy Rebick, our panellists will look at Occupy now. Three years after the movement took over our national conversation, what has changed? Our panellists include: Lia Grainger, a This Magazine reporter who visited nine camps across Canada […] More »

FTW Friday: This Week in Protests

Vincent Colistro

“The protesters should fall in love with hard and patient work – they are the beginning, not the end. Their basic message is: the taboo is broken; we do not live in the best possible world; we are allowed, obliged even, to think about alternatives.” -Slavoj Zizek As we all move slowly into the second […] More »

WTF Wednesday: Canada Day is for fireworks, not the truth

Hillary Di Menna

July 1 is about cottages, fireworks, beer, and the long weekend. As a white person born and raised in Canada, I was taught to believe that Canada Day was a nice summer tradition. Of course, as a kid growing up in the early ’90s, there was no obvious reason to think otherwise. By and large, […] More »

Why blockades are now indigenous to Indigenous issues in Canada

Tim Querengesser

Today, the snow-crusted supply road that winds north of Attawapiskat to the Victor diamond mine has a new blockade, right where the last one was only recently dismantled. Blockades are yet again costing mine-owner De Beers, as well as Canadians, mineral revenues, royalties, and taxes. Unfortunately in Canada, blockade stories typically begin and end like this. […] More »