Fighting fascism in feminism
I was first introduced to the power of far-right ideologies within feminism through the work of so-called feminists who were dead set on criminalizing sex work, even if it cost women their lives. Back in 2004, I was new to sex work organizing, spurred by the massacre of street-based sex workers on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Abolish long-term care
The COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on the horrific conditions in long-term care facilities. The institutions are a perfect storm for outbreaks: poor ventilation, understaffing, insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), a lack of regulation, and years of underfunding.
Prisoners use drugs. Stop trying to stop them
In 1985, Canada began drug testing the urine of federal prisoners. Prison officials had tried to stop people from smuggling drugs into prisons by banning Christmas presents and even deploying teams of gerbils to sniff out anxious visitors.
The city vs. Big Tech
The battle against Big Tech has now decisively emerged as a new front in the fight for the right to the city