This expanded version of the Monitor summer reading guide takes a break from frenetic social media feeds to assess the fluctuating political and economic reality from a place of relative stability: books. Rather than just telling us what they will be reading this summer, contributors ground longer arguments about the state of the world in recent Canadian and international non-fiction releases with a connection to the CCPA’s underlying mandate: to promote social, economic and environmental justice. You’ll also find summer reading tips from Octopus Books and RankandFile.ca, the latest research and commentary from CCPA researchers, and several excellent features—on environmental migration, progress in the Colombian peace talks, and the Habitat III conference—you won’t read anywhere else.
Here is a small sample of what you’ll find inside this issue. To receive the Monitor at home, please make a donation to the CCPA.
- Trinational solidarity needed in NAFTA renegotiations, argues Bruce Campbell
- Don’t call it appropriation—for Indigenous peoples, this is about cultural misrepresentation and miseducation, writes Alicia Elliott
- The long road to deinstitutionalization and desegretation of people with intellectual disabilities, by Natalie Spagnuolo and Kory Earle. A Plain Language version of this article is available here.
- With social democracy on the back foot, should the left leave Keynes behind? Michal Rozworski reviews two new books on the question.
- Five reasons progressives should be streaming The Handmaid’s Tale, by Emily Turk
Cover illustration by Meaghan Way