Book Review: Policing Black Lives

By Daniel Tseghay Released in September by Fernwood Publishing, Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present clearly details a long and, arguably, actively forgotten, history. It’s a history of the repression and exploitation of black people in this… Read More

Book Review: Education Justice

By Larry Kuehn, Director of Research, BC Teachers’ Federation The appointment of Betty DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education aroused considerable opposition. Many of those challenging her were acting on the subtitle of Howard Ryan’s book, “organizing against the corporate juggernaut.” Education Justice is a rewarding… Read More

Book review: Unfree Labour

By Daniel Tseghay In 1947, when Jamaican agricultural workers were already making their way to Canada on short-term contracts, Canadian officials resisting the possibility of permanent residency on explicitly racist, and curiously paternalistic, grounds. “The admission to Canada of natives of the West Indies has… Read More

Book Review: The Package King

By Gerard Di Trolio United Parcel Service was founded nearly 108 years ago. In that time, both the American and world economies have gone through massive transformations. And throughout all of these changes, UPS has managed to capitalize on them and become one of the… Read More

Book review: Militant Minority

By Gerard Di Trolio Victoria city councillor Benjamin Isitt has written a detailed account of British Columbia’s radical left and labour movement in Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left 1948-1972. Isitt challenges many assumptions about the role of the… Read More