“Indians Wear Red”: Aboriginal Street Gangs in Winnipeg

They were kids when they started. Teenagers locked up in the youth detention centre, watching movies about American street gangs. Soon they realized that if they stood up for each other, and worked together, it was easier to… Read More

What goes around comes around: A living wage and worker solidarity

By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues There have been some rumblings from south of the boarder that people under 40 may not recognize and that may be only vaguely familiar with others: the sound of… Read More

Gathering seeks to expose settler colonialism and neoliberalism in Winnipeg

By Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land Winnipeg is home to a long history of struggles over urban space. These struggles often seem to have two dimensions: on the one hand, low-income communities fight against the effects of an unjust political-economic system,… Read More

Playing politics with poverty in Manitoba

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon It’s been a bad week for advocates working to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Recent child poverty statistics continue to show high rates for Manitoba and Monday’s throne speech gave… Read More

End of Immigration?

Manitoba Preview of  The End of Immigration Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Ellice Theatre at Ellice and Sherbrook By Lynne Fernandez Every year thousands of migrant workers come to Canada to do the work Canadians don’t want… Read More

Thinking Alternatives

This weekend the federal NDP will elect a new leader. Whoever party members choose to lead the NDP should take seriously Tony Judt’s 2010 book titled Ill Fares the Land. Judt argues that our inability to stop the destructive policies… Read More

Global Media Concentration Threatens Local Democracy

As we approach election day in Manitoba, anyone who appreciates democracy would welcome a informed discussion about the important issues. But don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen in our local print media. Pete Hudson explains… Read More