Women articles


Profile of a Revolutionary: Assata Shakur

Profile of a Revolutionary: Assata Shakur

By Hadia Akhtar Khan Assata Shakur is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army who has been living as a political refugee in Cuba for the last 32 years. Falsely accused of killing a New Jersey State Trooper, she was imprisoned while under trial for 6 years before she escaped

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Are surveillance cameras making people safer? We asked residents of 3400 Eglinton East

By: Steve da Silva & Harshita Singh   Over the last year in Toronto, we’ve seen disbelief and anger swell amongst people as they’ve learned that the police in this city have “carded” some 1.2 million people between 2008-2013, with young black men being the most targeted group.  What has shocked people has been both the


My Name is a Form of Resistance

My name is a form of resistance Against the anglicization and exotification Of a body and a struggle You don’t even have the syllables to comprehend. My name is a form of resistance Because my mother named me for my Homeland. She named me to belong no matter where my feet would find me.   My name is

Art by Iranian artist Seema Sardarzehi.

From Pakistan to Turtle Island: #YesAllWomen

Op-Ed by Muriam Salman There has been widespread condemnation of the attack on a 25-year old pregnant woman as she stood in front of Lahore Courthouse, Pakistan on May 27. Farzana Parveen died after being hit with bricks and sticks by her father, brother, and former fiancé. The stoning coincided with news of Elliot Rogers


“THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IS BROKEN”: Union organizer claims she was fired for trying to unionize staffers and other ‘political reasons’

by Helena Epinat “The labour movement is broken.” Strong words from long-time union organiser Leanne Wilkins. Wilkins has been part of local 1000A, a local of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) for over 20 years. Wilkins was fired from her paid position in December 2013 for voicing her displeasure and exposing the hypocrisy


Welcome to Canada: Growing up Latino in Toronto

This is an interview by Camila Uribe-Rosales of BASICS with Oscar and R (who prefers to remain anonymous), two Latin American youth who migrated to Canada from El Salvador and Mexico, and their experiences in the Canadian education system. EARLY YEARS O: I was born in El Salvador. My parents migrated here.  I didn’t speak