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When Ann Hansen was arrested in 1983 along with the four other members of the radical anarchist group known as the Squamish Five, her long-time commitment to prison abolition suddenly became much more personal.
Edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen and Chris Bruckert, this new collection published by the University of British Columbia Press advocates for social and economic justice within a sex-work-as-work framework.
The left is supposed to be opposed to colonialism and at least skeptical of nationalism. However, Left, Right shows that, for decades now, this hasn’t been the case in Canada.
How does a parent cope after the death of a child? Each essay in Always With Me: Parents Talk about the Death of a Child reveals the experiences of parents who have lived through the devastation and upheaval of their child’s death.
GAYBCs is a cheeky, progressive adult alphabet book that celebrates and illuminates LGBTQ terminology.
What would happen if someone picked up a classic ABC book, crossed out the words, and replaced them with LGBTQ terms?
WEL CUM ABO ARD
KNO SMO KIN
BUC KLE UPP
Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP!
Join the authors of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, Andrew Crosby and Jeff Monaghan, for a discussion of how to use Access to Information (ATI) or Freedom of Information (FOI) processes to research or investigate the practices of powerful (and often secreti
Over the past few years, public attention focused on the Jian Ghomeshi trial, the failings of Judge Greg Lenehan in the Halifax taxi driver case, and the judicial disciplinary proceedings against former Justice Robin Camp have placed the sexual assault trial process under significant scrutiny.
Over the past thirty years corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada.
Octopus Books Community Classroom was created to promote conversations and the exchange of ideas in support of emancipation and activism. This fall, we have a few community classrooms planned with a wide range of topics. The ones confirmed are listed below.
Author, futurist, and serial entrepreneur Sylvain Rochon will illustrate how robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will be capable of replacing human workers within the next 25 years. Sylvain will explain the differences between the AI-assisted human work we see today and the AI of tomorrow.
Big Lonely Doug weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient f
In this community classroom, Chelby Marie Daigle will be mining her own personal experience of being the target of Islamophobia in a "feminist" workspace and a workplace focused on countering racism, to explore how Islamophobia is manifesting in spaces that claim to be socially inclusive.
Dave Welsh is a Canadian lawyer and the Country Director for the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour - Congress of Industrial Organizations) Solidarity Center in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Please join us Thursday, July 19th from 4:00-6:00pm in 201D St. Patrick’s, Carleton University for the Ottawa launch of The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War, written by Dr.
Uzma Jalaluddin, a high school teacher, writes Samosas and Maple Syrup, a regular column about modern Muslim life for the Toronto Star. She’s also been a guest on the TV show Cityline, speaking on the Muslim experience.
Please join Wayne Ng for the official launch of his book, Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu. Wayne will be discussing the novel and signing copies.
Rooted in history, inspired by legend.
Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews, Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited. In 2012 he was named an Officer of
Women in Criminal Justice: True Cases by and About Canadian Woman and the Law is the fourth book in Durvile’s True Cases series.
Dr. Doaa Saddek, senior evaluator at the Federal Government and Chair of the Professional Learning Committee at the Canadian Evaluation Society, will interview the editors Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen, and Caroline Andrew in a “talk show” format.