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Progressive politics, ideas & culture



March-April 2020

Halifax’s Books Beyond Bars

Supporting inmates through literature

Michal Stein

For 15 years, a group of volunteers has been lugging tote bags of books from their library in the north end of Halifax to the women’s side of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, or Burnside Jail, in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park. The group is Books Beyond Bars, an anti-capitalist, non-hierarchical collective that runs a […] More »

One Track Mind: The Agonist – Prisoners – Ideomotor

Natalie Zina Walschots

My relationship with The Agonist has not always been positive or enthusiastic. The melodic death metalcore band from Ottawa, Ont., have released a total of three full-length albums over the course of their career, and their previous efforts always struck me as a bit bland and showy, all sound and fury, the instrumentation almost an […] More »