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

Weeknd Video: Working While Black

On May 28 Working While Black in Nova Scotia hosted a symposium looking at questions: Is there such thing as employment equity? Is racism profitable? How is racism in the workplace making us sick? Speakers and topics: -Marlene Ruck-Simmonds (Intergenerational Trauma, Working in Racist Environments… Read More

How to Start Talking about Race in Your Union

By Alexandra Bradbury Tensions over whether unions should join, oppose, or sit out the Black Lives Matter movement are drawing long-overdue attention to the simmering racial divides inside labor. “Our brother killed our sister’s son,” AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka said last summer after police officer… Read More