The Graphic History Collective has published a new comic about the Ontario Days of Action: the major protests and strikes against the right-wing Harris government in the 1990s and a major turning point for labour and social justice movements in Ontario. The new comic is another great addition to the Graphic History Collective’s growing list of easy-to-read but enlightening and inspiring ten-page publications. They are also great for organizing and educating: like kickstarting a reading group.
Orion Kerezstesi illustrations trace the fall of the controversial Ontario NDP government of 1990-95, the subsequent devastating divisions between major unions, and the story of the Days of Action.
The story includes an essential and thoughtful introduction by David Camfield, a labour studies professor at the University of Manitoba, who was involved in the Days of Action as a CUPE activist, and author of the recent book, Canadian Labour in Crisis: Reinventing the Workers’ Movement (reviewed here by RankandFile.ca).
The story was written and researched by Sean Carleton, a founding member of the Graphic History Collective and Doug Nesbitt, one of the editors at RankandFile.ca.
For more about the team who put it together (all union members!), as well as a handy bibliography, check out the website.