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Join This Magazine and Rabble for Occupy Now Event!

This Magazine Staff

Join This Magazine and rabble.ca 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 »

Enter to win new books from forward-thinking academics!

Lisa Whittington-Hill

This Magazine has partnered with Lorimer to offer lucky This Magazine readers the chance to win one of the following great Lorimer titles. Simply email [email protected] with the subject line “Lorimer” by January 31st and you’ll be entered into our monthly draw. Quiet No More examines the meaning and promise of Idle No More, the […] More »

Friday FTW: May Day roundup

Catherine McIntyre

Labour rights were in the spotlight this week after a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing 400 employees—a timely tragedy for International Workers’ Day, or May Day, as it’s known. May 1 is an official holiday in 80 countries (Canada not included) and it’s celebrated with varying degrees of unrest just about everywhere else. May […] More »

The silver lining of the darkening economic clouds

Michelle Ervin

Forecasts of a coming economic storm may not be far off in light of the recent frenzied trading of frightened investors. Although this would bring further turmoil on a global scale, it would also create a perfect storm for profound change. The Euro zone has so far been unable to extract itself from a debt […] More »
May-June 2012

Among the rebels

Lia Grainger

Lia Grainger spent more than two months among the dissidents of Occupy. Nine camps, and dozens of interviews later, the Toronto reporter reflects on the movement’s message, its future, and why she’s convinced Canada needs more Occupy—and we need it now There is no camping on the White House lawn. On the Wednesday before American […] More »

Can we define Occupy?

Kyle Dupont

My Occupy thesis: In my quest to follow the Occupy movement this summer, I realized it’s imperative to first understand what Occupy is and who it represents. We have all seen the signs and heard the slogans about the 99 percent, but is everyone involved and do they even care? Given, it’s rather a complicated […] More »

May Day: a catalyst for the Occupy movement

Kyle Dupont

More than 1,500 people gathered at Nathan Phillips Square yesterday to rally and march down Queen Street for May Day—and to rejuvenate the Occupy movement . The co-event was organized as part of International Workers’ Day, in a joint effort between No One Is Illegal, Occupy Toronto and the May 1 movement, which is a […] More »

Welcome to Toronto … Are you up for a Protest?

Kyle Dupont

I’m the new intern at This Magazine and throughout the summer I will be following the potential resurgence of the Occupy movement in Toronto. You can expect to find weekly updates surrounding different protests, individuals and ideas in our blog section every Wednesday. I guess this is the point when I should let you know […] More »