Jon Milton

  • Montreal’s Gentrification, Neighbourhood by Neighbourhood

    A Look at Three Developing Areas

    Many of Montreal’s neighbourhoods are gentrifying. Some areas are far along in the process, and others are just beginning to accelerate.

  • What is Fascism, Anyway?

    We Spoke to Scholars to Define the Contentious Term

    Scholars Mark Bray and Alexander Reid Ross help to define the ideology behind fascism.

  • Why are Concordia Departments Spreading Fraser Institute Events?

    The Fraser Institute is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad for Promoting Them

    It’s seriously problematic for departments at a university to be sharing information with students about an event being held by the Fraser Institute—especially if the departments didn’t even bother clarifying that the Fraser Institute is a corporate disinformation tool.

  • Some Thoughts on Prison Abolition

    Today, the prison system in Canada is about more than just cops, walls, and razor wire. It is a network of interlocking institutions that profit from locking people in cages.

  • Montreal Students Hold One-Day Strike on International Interns’ Day

    Concordia Student Union, AVEQ, Show Support

    The movement against unpaid internships took on a new set of tactics Friday, as students and interns in Montreal staged a one-day strike demanding remuneration for all internships in the province. Striking students and their supporters staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Labour.

  • Concordia Teaching Unions Say No to Enforcing Bill 62

    University Also Releases Statement Valuing Diversity

    Professors’ unions at Concordia say they aren’t enforcing Bill 62, the provincial law which bans people wearing face coverings from receiving public services.

  • There’s No Such Thing as Green Fascism

    Quebec’s Environmental Movement Needs to Take a Stand Against the Far-Right

    The struggle against climate change must be intersectional to address the magnitude of the problems we face.

  • Labour Organizing for Tomorrow

    Developing Forms of Labour Organization that Respond to the Crisis of Work

    This generation is a generation of crisis, and at the individual level, these intersecting crises manifest themselves through a force that everyone must interact with: work.

  • Hitchhiking Across Canada

    A Reminder of the Random Generosity and Kindness that People are Capable of

    There we were, standing on the side of the road.

  • Montreal Anarchist Film Festival Kicks Off

    Giving the Spotlight to Radical Films

    If you ask Chris Robe, he’ll tell you that there’s been a strong anarchist tendency in video-making since the late 1960s.

  • Norman Nawrocki Explores Migrant Justice Through His New Album

    Album Launch Prompts Conversations for Change

    Nawrocki is a poet and an author, having released 14 books in the past 30 years. He’s also a spoken-word artist and a violinist, and he and his bands have released 55 albums over the same period of time. In between putting out a constant stream of new art, Nawrocki also finds the time to teach a class at Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs.

  • After Quebec City, Make Racists Afraid Again

    This is not a game, it’s not some theoretical argument about free speech.

  • Reclaiming Our History on Canada’s 150th

    An Introduction to the Peoples’ History of Canada Column

    2017 presents us with a unique opportunity to reclaim our history, to learn from it, and to use those lessons to build a better future.

  • Quebec’s Student Movement Fights Against Student Poverty

    Groups Like ASSÉ and Comité unitaire sur le travail etudiant Trying to Reform the Student System

    Students in Quebec today face a series of micro-economic crises that, together, create widespread student poverty and precarity.

  • Protesters Block Train Tracks in Solidarity with Standing Rock

    Pointe-St-Charles Residents Answer Call for Day of Action

    Around a dozen people shut down the train tracks in Pointe-St-Charles on Tuesday, as a motion of solidarity with the Indigenous-led struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Approximately 50 more protesters listened to speeches in nearby Parc de la Congregation as the rails were blocked.

  • Hundreds Protest in Montreal in Solidarity With Standing Rock

    Protesters Shut Accounts in Pipeline-Funding Banks

    Behind a row of Indigenous drummers and throat singers, around 700 people protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Montreal on Monday afternoon. They had gathered to show solidarity with the Indigenous-led struggle.

  • Anti-Gentrification Groups Push For Community-Centred Spaces

    Building Alternatives to Gentrification in Montreal’s South-West

    In the 1970’s, the Lachine Canal closed, and the factories began to close with it. This created the context for the gentrification that is shaking the area today. The high-rise condos that tower over Griffintown, the expensive cafes that line Notre-Dame St., and the changing demographic of the borough are all bearing its symptoms.

  • Divest McGill Confronts University in Forum

    McGill University Holds Public Forum on Sustainability, Divestment

    This was the first of three public consultations on sustainability held by McGill University last Friday. The consultations come as a direct result of a sit-in carried out by Divest McGill in the James Administration building last spring.

  • Caribou Legs Runs for the Missing

    Gwich’in Man Journeys Across Canada for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    Caribou Legs has spent the last few months running across Canada to honour and raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Having begun in Vancouver in May, he stopped in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 9 for a conference at Concordia.

  • Oil, Gas & Social Movements in Gaspésie

    It’s Gaspésie, where you can still drink water directly from most rivers, that oil and gas companies have painted a target.