Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.
PUTTING ALT-RIGHT'S RACISM IN CONTEXT
By Ameil Joseph Ph.D
Racism can be about the "racist," but often racism is sustained and subsumed within the language and practice of everyday life. This is not only about who to blame; it is about how we stop a historical form of racialized violence before it lays claim to everything and everyone.
TAKING TOLL OF A BAD IDEA
By Jonah Schein
I don't like road tolls for the same reason I don't like increased fares for transit riders, user fees, or flat taxes of any kind. I don't think tolls are fair — they force every driver to pay the same amount, regardless of whether they are rich or poor. Excuse me while I rant.
Union Exchange: Mass Incarceration is Modern Day Slavery
By Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists builds the case that labour must join the struggle to end the mass incarceration of racialized and Indigenous people across North America and throughout the world. We cannot truly combat anti-Black racism without doing so.
POWERING UP OUR POST OFFICE
By Mojdeh Cox
When I heard that the grassroots organization Friends of Public Services was going to host an event in my hometown all about delivering community power by tapping into Canada Post's full potential, I was intrigued. This is what I learned.
BEST OF THE UNION PRESS: FRED HAHN
By Fred Hahn
Dear Pride Toronto: I am writing to you as a long-time resident of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, a long-time Queer and Trans activist, and one of Canada's few openly gay union leaders. Please honour the commitments you made to Black Lives Matter.