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  • Upcoming events

    Posted on August 30th, 2010

    Hey everyone. It’s a cold, dark and rainy morning here in Winnipeg, but we’re persevering. Bad weather aside, I figured I’d let everyone know about a few Fernwood events we’ve got lined up.First off is Chris Benjamin, author of Drive-by Saviours (forthcoming from Roseway Publishing).…

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  • New Book Day!

    Posted on August 27th, 2010

    It’s Friday, the sun is shining, the humidex is tolerable and we just got five boxes of brand new books from the printers! Needless to say, the Fernwood offices are delighted.Mr. Big; Missing Women, Missing News;Rumours of a Moral Economy; About Canada: Health Care, Class Dynamics of…

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  • Digital Hate Stems from the Physical World

    Posted on August 19th, 2010

    New York City’s The Village Voice just ran an article on Monday highlighting the ridiculous, contradictory and racist vitriol being raised  over a proposed Mosque being built near Ground Zero.Author Foster Kramer is quick to point out that perhaps the 68% of Americans who oppose the Mosque being built,…

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  • Subscribe!

    Posted on August 17th, 2010

    Hey there fellow bloggers, or blog followers - whoever you are, we’d love it if you’d subscribe to our RSS feed. That is, if you’re into that sort of thing. Basically it’ll make it much easier for you to get your daily dose of Fernwood. So…

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  • Missing Women, Missing News

    Posted on August 11th, 2010

    The families of Robert Pickton’s victims are calling for a public inquiry into the authorities’ mis-handling of the case. In addition to the recent decision to stay the 20 additional murder charges against Pickton, it has recently been discovered that the Vancouver Police and RCMP stayed charges of attempted murder…

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  • Public Service, Private Profits Book Launch - June 8, 2010

    Posted on August 11th, 2010 in Book Launches

    Renowned Economist John Loxley spoke to a packed house at Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse about the dangers of P3s, or Public-Private Partnerships. If you aren’t sure what P3s are, then you should stop reading this and start reading John’s book. In short, P3s are when…

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  • Loxley in the News

    Posted on August 11th, 2010

    John Loxley, author of Pubic Service, Private Profits, must be on speed-dial for many reporters right now. Since the launch of his book, it seems almost every newspaper article written in Canada about P3s has a quote from John, which is great! Check these out:Winnipeg Free Press; The…

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  • A Conversation with Author Chris Benjamin (Drive-by Saviours)

    Posted on August 11th, 2010

    Chris Benjamin is the author of Drive-by Saviours, the forthcoming novel from our fiction imprint, Roseway Publishing. We spoke to Chris about his craft, his inspiration and incorporating social justice issues into works of fiction.What first attracted you to writing?I’m not sure whether it was reading or…

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  • Maternity Rolls Book Launch - June 7, 2010

    Posted on August 6th, 2010 in Book Launches

    Author Heather Kuttai stopped by McNally Robinson to celebrate the release of her groundbreaking book, Maternity Rolls. Heather’s appearance was part of her cross-Canadian book tour and Winnipeggers gave her a welcome most warm.Hearing Heather speak was quite an experience; it was impossible not to get absorbed in…

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  • Elder Daniel N. Paul on Truth and Reconciliation

    Posted on July 27th, 2010

    In June, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) held its first National Event in Winnipeg. The aim of the event, and of the commission itself, was to raise awareness to all Canadians about the government policy of cultural destruction that was the Indian Residential School system, and to…

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