Category «Culture»

My Favourite Book of 2016

Many of you are sharing your favourite books from last year on Facebook, and that prompted me to share my favourite book from 2016 too: Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement by Jane McAlevey. I read it in the summer, and it’s not only my favourite book from last …

Migrant Dreams Exposes Capitalism’s Nightmare But Finds No Alternative

As foreshadowed by the opening shot of sprawling greenhouses in Leamington, the strength of Migrant Dreams is its documentation of the working conditions migrant farmworkers face in Ontario. The film represents an important advance in our understanding of these conditions, which include: inadequate training, long hours of work without overtime and/or holiday pay, wage theft, …

The Red Teamster

This poem was written by Chris while driving his truck. Then Stephanie illustrated it. We were inspired by a book we’re reading together about the strikes that rocked Minneapolis in 1934, “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs. Spanish translation below. *** The Red Teamster Behold him, the mighty Teamster Red Wielding that baseball bat Standing proud …