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Alphabet workers go wall-to-wall

ON JANUARY 4, 2021, workers at Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, announced through an op-ed in the New York Times that they had formed the Alphabet Workers Union, as part of the Communications Workers of America. Here's what happened next.

Canada and the COVID-19 waiver

An unethical position that needs to change.

The Oil Blotter: Postmedia & Big Oil’s symbiosis

With some notable exceptions, like the Globe and Mail's feature on the enormous cost of remediating Alberta's abandoned oil wells, Canada's corporate press hasn't paid much critical attention to this powerful industrial sector. Why not?

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Katie Raso

Katie (she/they) is the Senior Editor of the Monitor and Behind the Numbers. They write about disability and accessibility, civic engagement, and media. Find them on Twitter at @ktrascal.

Gavin Fridell

Gavin Fridell (he/him) is Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

Kevin Philipupillai

Kevin Philipupillai (he/him) is a journalism student at Carleton University. He was previously a radio producer with AMI, a non-profit broadcaster serving Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

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