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Alex Cosh

Alex Cosh

343 posts

Alex Cosh is the news editor of The Maple.

Adam D.K. King

Adam D.K. King

166 posts

Adam D.K. King is an assistant professor in Labour Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Davide Mastracci

Davide Mastracci

130 posts

Davide Mastracci is the opinion editor at The Maple. He was previously the managing editor at Passage.

Nora Loreto

Nora Loreto

71 posts

Nora Loreto is the author of 'Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic.'

Robert Hiltz

49 posts

Robert Hiltz is a columnist at Passage based in Ottawa.

Jeremy Appel

Jeremy Appel

from Calgary, Alberta ∙ 36 posts

Jeremy Appel is an independent Edmonton-based journalist and the author of Kenneyism: Jason Kenney’s Pursuit of Power.

Taylor C. Noakes

Taylor C. Noakes

from Montreal, Quebec ∙ 25 posts

Taylor C. Noakes is an independent journalist and public historian from Montreal.

V.S. Wells

V.S. Wells

from Vancouver, British Columbia ∙ 25 posts

V. S. Wells is a writer and journalist originally from the U.K. They currently live on unceded Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh territory in Vancouver, B.C.

Taylor Scollon

Taylor Scollon

14 posts

Taylor Scollon is a writer based in Toronto.

Mila Ghorayeb

10 posts

Mila Ghorayeb is a law student and a columnist at The Maple. Mila’s work focuses on antiwar politics, ideology and critique of media.

Nur Dogan

Nur Dogan

10 posts

Nur Dogan is a Turkish-Canadian freelance journalist and photojournalist.

Mitchell Thompson

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 8 posts

Mitchell Thompson is a writer with PressProgress, an occasional radio producer and a researcher based in Toronto.

Cass Kislenko

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 8 posts

Cassandra Kislenko is a non-binary settler journalist working and writing on Treaty 13 territory in Tkaronto.

James Wilt

7 posts

James Wilt is a freelance journalist and graduate student based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cole Webber

6 posts

Cole Webber is a legal clinic worker in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto.

Paris Marx

Paris Marx

6 posts

Paris Marx is a tech critic and host of Tech Won’t Save Us. He writes the Disconnect newsletter and is the author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation.

Abram Lutes

4 posts

Abram is a M.A. student at the Institute of Political Economy, at Carleton University where he studies underdevelopment and right-wing populism.

Christo Aivalis

4 posts

Christo Aivalis is a political writer and commentator with a PhD in History. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Canadian Dimension.

Kelly Jarman

4 posts

Kelly Jarman works in Seoul where he teaches business English and standardized tests.

Rob Rousseau

4 posts

Rob Rousseau is a writer and podcaster. He lives with his family in Montreal.

Terra Loire Gillespie

4 posts

Terra Loire Gillespie is a human, digital strategist, and recovering political staffer residing in Toronto.

Dustin Godfrey

4 posts

Dustin is a freelance journalist and writer based out of the Vancouver, B.C. area. Their writing interests includes issues around justice, including housing, drug policy and policing.

Sam Smart

Sam Smart

from Vancouver, British Columbia ∙ 3 posts

Sam Smart is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist. She has a degree in English from UBC, where she served as blog and opinion editor at The Ubyssey.

Gabrielle Peters

from Vancouver, British Columbia ∙ 3 posts

Gabrielle Peters is a disabled writer and policy analyst living in social housing. She is a commissioner on the Vancouver City Planning Commission.

Jasmyne Eastmond

Jasmyne Eastmond

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 3 posts

Jasmyne Eastmond is a freelance writer currently based in Toronto. She has degrees from UBC and the University of Cambridge.

Emma Arkell

Emma Arkell

from Vancouver, British Columbia ∙ 3 posts

Emma Arkell (she/her) is a multimedia journalist based in Vancouver. Her work focuses on labour, social movements and cities, and can be found in PressProgress, Briarpatch and elsewhere.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

from Ontario ∙ 3 posts

Scott Martin is an independent journalist and podcaster. He hosts The Bend of History podcast and The Catch, a newsletter that analyzes Canadian news media from an anti-capitalist perspective.

Aaron Giovannone

3 posts

Aaron Giovannone is a writer and professor based in Calgary. He is the host and producer of Sweater Weather, a podcast about Canadian culture, politics and economics from a socialist perspective.

Dalya Al Masri

3 posts

Dalya Al Masri is a writer and journalist based in Vancouver.

Joël Laforest

3 posts

Joël Laforest studies urban geography and inequality in Calgary, Alberta, and produces the Alberta Advantage Podcast.

Jon Greenaway

3 posts

Jon Greenaway is a writer, researcher and academic from the North of England. He writes on horror, popular culture and the realities of life under contemporary capitalism.

Karen Geier

3 posts

Karen Geier is a writer based in Toronto who has been published in The Guardian, Vice, NY Magazine's The Cut, and more.

Michael Bueckert

3 posts

Michael Bueckert is Vice President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). He has a PhD in Sociology and Political Economy from Carleton University.

Pouyan Tabasinejad

3 posts

Pouyan Tabasinejad is an Iranian Canadian political activist. Currently, he is the Vice President of the Iranian Canadian Congress, a non-profit and non-partisan organization.

Tristan Wheeler

Tristan Wheeler

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 2 posts

Tristan Wheeler is a freelance writer based in Toronto. His work has been featured in The Capital Daily, Passage, POV Magazine and more.

Ashlynn Chand

Ashlynn Chand

from Edmonton, Alberta ∙ 2 posts

Ashlynn Chand is a freelance writer based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton. She has written for Ricochet, The Toronto Star, The Tyee, Jacobin, This Magazine, and more.

Simon Rolston

Simon Rolston

from Vancouver, British Columbia ∙ 2 posts

Simon Rolston lives in Vancouver and writes about criminal justice issues.

Abdul Malik

2 posts

Abdul Malik is a Toronto-born screenwriter and journalist who worked on the front lines of Canada's labour movement for years before co-writing Peace By Chocolate.

Alexis Zhou

2 posts

Alexis Zhou is a freelance writer based in Montreal.

Cam Cannon

2 posts

Cam Cannon is an Anishinaabe writer based in Winnipeg where they serve as news editor for the Manitoban.

Jon Milton

2 posts

Jon Milton is a journalist and freelancer's union member based in Montreal. His writing has appeared in Ricochet, Briarpatch, Rank and File, the Montreal Gazette, the Globe and Mail, and The Link.

Kate Korte

2 posts

Kate is a fourth-year Political Science student at the University of Victoria and a Senior Staff Writer for the university's independent student newspaper, the Martlet.

Kieran Delamont

2 posts

Kieran Delamont is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Maisonneuve, Broadview, TVO and others. He is based in Ottawa, until such time as he can move to the middle of nowhere

Matt Korda

2 posts

Matt Korda is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager for the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists.

Matthew Alexandris

2 posts

Matthew Alexandris is a freelance writer based in Markham.

Matthew Amha

2 posts

Matthew Amha is a Toronto-based journalist with the CBC who has reported on politics, international affairs, race, arts and more for the public broadcaster.

Matthew McCreadie

2 posts

Matthew McCreadie is a freelance writer based in Ontario.

Nazanin Zarepour

2 posts

Nazanin Zarepour is a writer and researcher based in Toronto. Her research focuses on political philosophy, the intersections of ideology, alternative post-colonial modernity and resistance movements

Seth Klein

2 posts

Seth Klein is an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program and the former BC director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Stavroula Pabst

2 posts

Stavroula Pabst is a writer, comedian and PhD student in Communications and Mass Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Athens, Greece.

Tara Alami

2 posts

Tara is a Palestinian organizer and writer from occupied Jerusalem and occupied Yafa.

Owen Schalk

2 posts

Owen Schalk is a writer from rural Manitoba. He is the author of Canada in Afghanistan: A story of military, diplomatic, political and media failure, 2003-2023.

Tyler Shipley

Tyler Shipley

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 1 post

Tyler Shipley is a Professor of Society, Culture and Commerce in the Department of Liberal Studies at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Spencer Nafekh-Blanchette

Spencer Nafekh-Blanchette

1 post

Spencer Nafekh's work explores the intersection of arts, culture and politics. He has an undergraduate degree from Concordia University, and is currently finalizing a journalism master's at Carleton.

Aaron Lakoff

1 post

Aaron Lakoff is an award-winning independent journalist, media-maker, and anarchist community organizer based in Montreal, Canada.

Aidan Simardone

1 post

Aidan Simardone is soon-to-be lawyer, currently completing his articles in immigration and refugee law. He writes critically on criminal, international and anti-terrorism law.

Alec Stromdahl

1 post

Alec Stromdahl is a labour lawyer practicing in Toronto.

Ali Terrenoire

1 post

Ali Terrenoire is an economist based in West Asia.

Anthony Plangger

1 post

Anthony Plangger is a law student and climate activist in Ottawa.

Ashley Darrow

1 post

Ashley Darrow is a writer, film critic and co-host of the podcast Horror Vanguard.

Bashir Mohamed

1 post

Bashir Mohamed is a freelance writer and researcher based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Bianca Mugyenyi

1 post

Bianca Mugyenyi is an author, activist and former Co-Executive Director of The Leap. She currently directs the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.

Brandon Doucet

1 post

Brandon is a dentist practicing in Newfoundland, with interest in surgery and public health.

Brendan Devlin

1 post

Brendan Devlin is a Master’s student in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Bruce Crown

1 post

Bruce Crown is an author from Toronto. He holds an HBA from the University of Toronto, and an M.Phil. from the University of Copenhagen.

Cheryl Gaster

1 post

Cheryl Gaster is a human rights mediator and trainer, retired human rights lawyer and member of Independent Jewish Voices.

Chuka Ejeckam

1 post

Chuka Ejeckam is a writer and researcher living in Toronto.

David Camfield

1 post

David Camfield is a longtime supporter of socialism from below currently involved in climate justice activism and the ecosocialist group Solidarity Winnipeg.

David Moscrop

1 post

David Moscrop is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and the author of Too Dumb for Democracy?

Doug Yearwood

1 post

Doug Yearwood is a PhD student at Queen's University, where he studies financialization and gentrification. Doug is on the executive of his union's local, and is a community organizer and a writer.

Eli Fox

1 post

Eli Fox is a writer and playwright living in Toronto. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies from McGill University.

Emma Jackson

1 post

Emma Jackson is an organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton and 350 Canada. She lives and works on Treaty 6 territory.

Eric Wickham

1 post

Eric Wickham is a writer and podcast editor in Toronto. He is the co-host of the Canadian media criticism podcast Big Shiny Takes.

Erika Beauchesne

1 post

Erika Beauchesne is the communications coordinator with Canadians for Tax Fairness.

Geoff Sharpe

Geoff Sharpe

1 post

Geoff Sharpe is the co-founder of Passage and the People’s Media Platform, a podcast and newsletter about how leftists are building podcasts, publications and other new media.

Hannan Mohamud

1 post

Hannan Mohamud is a law student and organizer interested in policy research.

Hilary Agro

1 post

Hilary Agro is a PhD candidate and anthropologist at the University of British Columbia.

Ibnul Chowdhury

1 post

Ibnul Chowdhury is an editor and a master’s student in international relations.

Jerrad Peters

1 post

Jerrad Peters lives and writes in Winnipeg. His articles have been published by The New York Times, the Winnipeg Free Press and the CBC.

Jo Roy

1 post

Jo Roy is an Abenaki writer and activist based in Tiotià:ke/Montréal.

John Loeppky

1 post

John Loeppky is a disabled freelance journalist and theatre artist living in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Jordan Foisy

1 post

Jordan Foisy is a writer, comedian, and hardened bus traveler from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Joshua K. McEvoy

1 post

Joshua K. McEvoy is a PhD candidate in political studies. His research focuses on just transition, social movements and the political economy of climate change.

Julie Han

1 post

Julie Han is a researcher and writer based in Tkaronto. She is completing her MA in Human Geography at the University of Toronto, focusing on work, debt, tech, logistics and transportation.

Kate Reeve

1 post

Kate Reeve is a Masters student at McGill University, studying the history of Mandate Palestine.

Kevin Metcalf

1 post

Kevin Metcalf is a landscaper, activist and polemicist based in Toronto. He writes at the intersection of national security, extremism and free expression issues.

Kevin Taghabon

1 post

Kevin Taghabon is a freelance journalist based in Toronto. His reporting includes on site coverage of political movements in Canada and the US over the past five years.

Kimball Cariou

1 post

Kimball Cariou is a member of the Communist Party's Central Executive Committee, and the former editor of People's Voice newspaper.

Kyle Farquharson

1 post

Kyle Farquharson is a writer and activist with a keen interest in Canadian and international politics. He is involved in the climate justice and feminist movements in Vancouver.

Lana Polansky

1 post

Lana Polansky is an art and labour writer residing in Montreal. Her writing focuses mainly on the games industry, with special attention to lesser-known works.

Laura Rose O’Connor

1 post

Laura Rose O'Connor is a freelance writer covering politics from a gendered and leftist lens. Her writings have appeared in Our Times Magazine, Rewire News, and ACTION Canada.

Liam Meisner

1 post

Liam Meisner is a freelance writer based in British Columbia with an interest in political movements in Latin America and the Middle East. He helps run the polling aggregator America Elects.

M.W. Bowman

1 post

M.W. Bowman is a freelance journalist and labour agitator from Vancouver. He is a member of the IWW FJU.

Maggie Reid

1 post

Maggie Reid has a PhD in Communications. She is a writer, producer and co-founder of Pink Moon Studio.

Meghan Bell

1 post

Meghan Bell’s fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada, and her critical essays have previously appeared in The Walrus and The Tyee.

Meryam Haddad

1 post

Born in Syria, Meryam Haddad immigrated to Canada with her family in 1993. She is a 32-year old immigrant, lesbian, ecosocialist, feminist, and abolitionist.

Michael Petrucelli

1 post

Michael Petrucelli is a bartender and writer based in South Carolina. He was once called the Sarah Palin of Marxism and wishes he had her platform.

Moss Robeson

1 post

Moss Robeson is an independent researcher from New York who has been investigating contemporary Ukrainian diaspora nationalist networks.

Nashwa Lina Khan

1 post

Nashwa Lina Khan is an interdisciplinary community based facilitator, instructor and researcher. She hosts the podcast Habibti Please.

Natalie Malatesta

1 post

Natalie Malatesta is a sex worker and student living in Montreal. They write under a pseudonym.

Nour Abi-Nakhoul

1 post

Nour lives as a settler in Tiohtià:ke. Her work has appeared in Xtra, Hazlitt and HuffPost, among other places.

Paula Ethans

1 post

Paula Ethans is a writer, organizer, and human rights lawyer from Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg), Canada.

Philip Zigman

1 post

Philip Zigman is a co-creator of RenovictionsTO.

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira

1 post

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira is an immigrant, an urbanist, an entrepreneur, and a software engineer.

Qiao Collective

1 post

Qiao Collective is a collective of diasporic Chinese writers, artists, and activists committed to opposing U.S. aggression on China and the Global South.

Rayne Fisher-Quann

1 post

Rayne Fisher-Quann is a Vancouver-based writer, organizer, and abolitionist.

Rebecca Hume

1 post

Rebecca Hume (she/they) is a settler living on Treaty 1 lands, the homeland of the Métis Nation. She is a freelance researcher and community organizer in so-called Winnipeg.

Rob Csernyik

1 post

Rob Csernyik has written for Corporate Knights, Maclean's, The Globe and Mail and Vice. He is also the editor of Great Canadian Longform.

Ryan David Allen

1 post

Ryan David Allen lives in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal).

Saad Ahmed

1 post

Saad Ahmed is a rural physician and lecturer at the University of Toronto. He has worked in many remote and rural settings, in ERs and inpatients wards. Views expressed are his own.

Sam Khanlari

1 post

Sam Khanlari is a Toronto-based writer and editor with a focus on Iranian affairs. His work has been featured by the Toronto Star, CBC News, and VICE.

Sandy Hudson

1 post

Sandy Hudson is one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter - Toronto. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Black Legal Action Centre and co-hosts the Sandy and Nora Talk Politics podcast.

Sara Birrell

1 post

Sara Birrell is a writer, student, and socialist from southern Saskatchewan.

Sarah Krichel

1 post

Sarah Krichel is a Toronto-based writer and editor. She was formerly the editor-in-chief of The Eyeopener.

Sean RM Willett

1 post

Sean RM Willett is a Calgary-based researcher interested in the politics and ideology behind digital infrastructure. He is a regular contributor to the Alberta Advantage podcast.

Shaun Shepherd

1 post

Shaun Shepherd is a health researcher and activist. He is currently studying law at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law in Toronto.

Shreya Kalra

1 post

Shreya Kalra is an independent journalist based in Toronto.

Sofia Osborne

1 post

Sofia Osborne is an environmental writer and reporter based in Vancouver and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Sophie Birks

1 post

Sophie Birks is a researcher, organizer and writer based in rural Quebec.

Steven Zhou

1 post

Steven Zhou is a freelance journalist based in Toronto focusing on discrimination, national security, and foreign policy issues.

Syed Hussan

1 post

Syed Hussan is the executive director of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and co-founder of #RememberJan29 project to mark the Quebec Mosque shootings.

Tanya Nayler

1 post

Tanya Nayler is a writer who lives in Ottawa.

Umair Muhammad

1 post

Umair Muhammad is the author of Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. He produces Oats for Breakfast: An Eco-Socialist Podcast.

El-Farouk Khaki

1 post

El-Farouk Khaki is a Refugee & Immigration lawyer acclaimed for his representation & advocacy of refugee claims based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and/or HIV/AIDS.

Azeezah Kanji

1 post

Azeezah Kanji is a legal academic and journalist.

Ghida Mawlawi

Ghida Mawlawi

1 post

Ghida Mawlawi is a policy analyst with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.

Thomas Woodley

Thomas Woodley

1 post

Thomas Woodley is the president of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.

Haaris Kafeel

1 post

Haaris Kafeel is a freelance writer and community advocate based in Ontario.

Brennan Doherty

from Toronto, Ontario ∙ 1 post

Brennan Doherty is a Toronto-based writer. His work appears in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The Local, TVO Today, and elsewhere.

Ali Al Ashoor

1 post

Ali Al Ashoor is a poet and journalist. He is the author of four books of poetry.

Tyson Singh ਟਾਈਸਨ ਸਿੰਘ

1 post

Tyson Singh ਟਾਈਸਨ ਸਿੰਘ is a Ph.D. candidate in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and outreach-based social worker in Vancouver’s DTES.

Liam Michaud

1 post

Liam Michaud is a Ph.D. candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at York University and has worked in harm reduction outreach off and on for 15 years.

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