Five ways to mobilize for social change during a pandemic..

These recent weeks of state and corporate responses to the coronavirus pandemic have made inequalities and the need for structural change all the more evident.

In Canada, it quickly became apparent that the promise of mortgage deferrals for struggling homeowners really amounted to ultimately paying more for your home and the banks profiting yet again from your labour.

There is also the contrast of the Trudeau government’s coronavirus relief package allocating $305 million to Indigenous communities, while it considers a $15 billion “bailout” for transnational oil and gas corporations.

And there’s the exemption from social isolation measures for the man camps so that the building of the Coastal GasLink gas pipeline, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the Site C hydroelectric dam on Indigenous lands can continue without free, prior and informed consent.

So how do we challenge this from home?

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