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May 2016 New Releases, Featured Titles, and Events

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At Turning the Tide, we are celebrating May 1, International Workers’ Day all month long with specials on book about labour history and the current struggles of workers for better working conditions and workplace democracy. We recommend checking out this article from ROAR Magazine about the history of May Day which is also a chapter in the newly arrived book by Peter Linebaugh entitled “The Incomplete, True, and Wonderful History of May Day.

New Release Books

A selection of new arrivals at Turning the Tide for the Month of May. Selected new release hardcovers are 20% off.

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mexican-hooker-1 end-of-protest dog-walker

larose and-the-weak

May’s Featured Titles:

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 apfel big red songbook Incomplete True

may day STRIKE 16165143

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9781552664780_300_450_90 9781552665848_300_450_90 18757423


New Release Movies (DVD & BluRay)

A selection of our New Releases added weekly to our 2500+ film collection.


son-of-saul welcome to leith peanuts

killing-them-safely forbidden-room


With our new location at 615 Main St. and partnership with The Stand Community Organizing CentreTurning the Tide is fast becoming known as a vibrant hub of community activity. Events are being hosted, public and private meetings arranged, and community classes available. Check out some of these events (and other noteworthy happenings) in May 2016:

ECO LITEcological Literacy:

Reconnecting with the Land

first Saturday of each month @ the Stand

Would you like to learn more about the natural world around us? Would you like to study ecological literacy and philosophies with others? Elizabeth Bekolay leads these groups helping more people reconnect with the land for themselves and their loved ones. Read more

green burialGreen Burials

Can we be Green at the end of Our Lives?

Thursday May 5th 7pm @ the Stand

Taking low carbon living to its logical conclusion!

Legalities, Ecological comparison with alternatives,  Saskatchewan possibilities, Going back into the cycle of life

$5 donation

A draw for free plots. Read more

Artemis-Flies-Ingrid-Alesich-Facebook-1Artemis Flies to the Rescue

A Book for Kids on Climate Change

2 Book Readings with Author Ingrid Alesich

Saturday May 7th at 1 pm and 3pm at @ the Stand

Read more.

Potash-Corp-Profits-Occupation-Western-Sahara-FacebookPotash Corp, Profits, & Occupation

A Talk by Saharawi Activist Senia Abderhman

Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm at @ the Stand

Saharawi activist Senia Abderhman will speak about the connections between the illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, phosphate mining and Potash Corp in a public talk at The Stand – Community Organizing Centre.

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Jim-Harding-Book-LaunchReviving our Progressive Traditions in the Post-Harper Era

A Talk and Book Launch with Jim Harding

Saturday May 14th at 7:30 pm at @ the Stand


There will be an open discussion about moving beyond the Harper era. The book will be for sale at the event. All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Saskatoon Chapter of The Council of Canadians.

10356009_1711635195762440_4393155251624626866_nNumbers & Stories:

Free consulting hours for Non-Profits and Community Initiatives with Brian Hoessler

every Wednesday 1 – 3pm @ the Stand

What’s happening in the community?
What are the outcomes of our work?
How can we build on our efforts to create effective change?

In creating social change, action is important – so is knowledge.

Through a partnership with The Stand, Brian Hoessler of Strong Roots Consulting will be holding regular office hours in the space every Wednesday from 1-3pm.

Brian works with non-profits, social enterprises, and other change agents to help them answer those questions.

He’ll provide free advice and assistance on topics related to evaluation and community research, on a first-come basis. Read more 

Support Turning the Tide and The Stand Community Organizing Centre


The Stand T-shirts & 11th Street Memorabilia

Limited edition ethically sourced and printed bamboo/cotton blend The Stand T-shirts and Merry Mansion prints by local legend Dave Geary!

Merry Mansion 12″ by 12″ digital print $25.00

Merry Mansion 19″ by 25″ 2-colour silk-screened print $75.00

The Stand t-shirt $25.00

All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to The Stand. For more information about The Stand, or it’s co-working and meeting space, visit www.TheStandCentre.ca

Store Hours:

Mon – Wed  – 10am to 6pm

Thurs – Sat  – 10am to 8pm

Closed Stat Holidays

Contact us if you have any questions

New Books

The Nest
Labour of Liberation, A
Zero K
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
Mexican Hooker #1

New DVDs

Muscle Shoals
The Act of Killing
Welcome to Leith
The End of the Tour