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The Best of, 2.0

By Jenn Watt, ed., November 30, 2007, $12.95

In time for the relaunch of‘s website comes The Best of, 2.0, the second collection of the most notable original news, analysis, commentary, reviews and interviews over the past year.

Content ranging from Dawn Moore’s critique of Robert Dziekanski’s taser-related death to Matt Silburn’s interview with Native leader Shawn Brant to Gavin Fridell’s report on free-trade fueled “banana wars” fill the 120-page volume.

From the introduction:

“The best of, 2.0, brings together a diverse mix of writers and activist who embody Gramsci’s maxim, ‘pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.’ That is, they bring a critical perspective to their writing, while at the same time identifying with — and often participating in — movements for social change.

In this collection of articles published at in 2007 and 2008, you’ll find stories of aboriginal peoples’ fight for land and rights, analysis of poverty and addiction on the city streets, critiques of mainstream art, reviews of progressive books and interviews with some of the more inspirational activists today.”

Alex Samur

Alex Samur

Alexandra Samur was’s managing editor from 2010 to 2012, books and blogs editor from 2007 to 2012. Alex’s career in independent media spans more than a decade and includes stints...