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With Justin Piché. “No-one is disposable: Decarcerating in the time of COVID-19”, Sick of the System. Between the Lines. 2020.

With Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. “Toward Black and Indigenous Futures” in Until We Are Free: An Edited Collection by Black Lives Matter Toronto. Syrus Ware, Sandra Hudson, Rodney Diverlus (Eds). University of Regina Press, 2020.

“Do Black Sex Workers’ Lives Matter? Whitewashed Anti-Slavery, Racial Justice, and Abolition” in Red Light Labour: Regulation, Agency, and Resistance, E. M. Durisin, C. Bruckert, & Van der Meulen, E.  (Eds.), University of British Columbia Press, 2018.

“Recognition, exploitation, or both? Round-table on labour and harm reduction” in Critical Approaches to Harm Reduction: Conflict, Institutionalization, (De-) Politicization, and Direct Action. Editors Christopher Smith and Zack Marshall, Nova Science Publishers, 2016. Chapter by Robyn Maynard, Liam Michaud, and Nora Butler Burke.

With Shirene Eslami. “L’antiracisme et l’anticolonialisme au coeur des luttes anti-autoritaires”in Nous sommes ingouvernables : Les anarchistes au Québec aujourd’hui . Eds. Anna Kruzynski, Émilie Breton, Francis Dupuis-Déri, Marc-André Cyr, Rémy Bellemare-Caron.  Lux Editeur, 2013.

“4 Waves of Resistance Roundtable”, in Undoing Border Imperialism in Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia, AK Press 2013.

What is Prison Abolition in Canada?  Free Them All!  Building the World We Want. With Pascale Diverlus, design by Sahra Soudi.

Building the World We Want: A Roadmap to Police Free Futures.  Building the World We Want. Design by Sahra Soudi.

website (contributor).

Stella Constellation Magazine, Human Rights Edition, Issue 12, Fall 2012.

Anarchists in the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army: Ashanti Alston and Ojore Lutalo. Zine (digitized).

Lorenzo Kom’Boa Ervin: Organizing Outside the System from the Black Panther Party to Now. Zine (digitized).

The Toolbox: What Works for Sex Workers. Contributions “Sex Workers of Colour” and “Migrant Sex Workers”. Eds. POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work, Educate, Resist) and AIDS Committee of Ottawa.

Trippin! , Harm reduction-based drug resource created for non-profit Head & Hands,  2010.

Refuse To Be Abused: Using The Law To Fight Back – A youth guide to combating racial profiling, Created for Head & Hands, 2010.

Migrant or Local…We’re Vocal – by young moms from diverse backgrounds”. Volume 2, Editor & project co-ordinator, Head & Hands, 2008.

“Migrant or Local…We’re Vocal – by young moms from diverse backgrounds”. Volume 1, Editor & project co-ordinator, Head & Hands, 2007.

“A Truthful Interaction”Maisonneuve Magazine, Fall 2020.  With Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

“The Struggle Against Anti-Blackness in Canada”Roar, July 3, 2020.

“Black communities need support, not a coronavirus police state”.  Vice. April 9, 2020. With Andrea J. Ritchie.

“Ongoing state violence against Black people has its roots in a culture of anti-Blackness”. Quill and Quire. Fall 2017.

“Canadian Education is Steeped in Anti-Black Racism”The Walrus, Fall 2017. (book excerpt)

“No, Canada isn’t the beacon of racial tolerance that it’s made out to be”, This Magazine, Fall 2017. (book excerpt)

“Policing Black Lives: The Colour Line”, Briarpatch,  Fall 2017. (book excerpt)

“White rage and white fear in the Age of Trump”Maisonneuve Magazine.  Spring 2017

“Black Writing Matters” in Montreal Review of Books, Spring 2017.

Roundtable: “Sex work politics and prison abolition ,” Upping the Anti , Issue #18. By Niloofar Golkar, featuring Robyn Maynard, Chanelle Gallant, Elene Lam and Monica Forrester. Fall 2016

#Blacksexworkerslivesmatter: White-Washed ‘Anti-Slavery’ And The Appropriation Of Black Suffering, The Feminist Wire, September 9, 2015 (republished by INCITE! Women of colour against violence and

Carceral Feminism: The Failure Of Sex Work Prohibition. FUSE Magazine – Issue 35 Volume 3, July 2012.

“Trafficking, the ‘Foreign-Stripper Problem’ and Migrant Sex Workers’ Rights in Canada”, “Vagabonds, Nightwalkers, and Prostitutes: A Timeline of Sex Workers Rights in Canada”, “Interview with Jamie Lee Hamilton”  in  ConStellation Magazine, Human Rights Edition, Issue 12, Fall 2012.

“You’re Not Helping! How Canadian Peacekeeping Efforts Hurt Women Abroad”. Shameless! Magazine. Fall Issue 2011.

“Criminal (In)Justice: State violence and the criminalization of Indigenous women in Canada: An Interview with Gillian Balfour.Briarpatch, March/April 2011.

“Building Prisons, Creating Prisoners.” The Dominion, Issue 74, December 2010.

“Fighting Colonialism, Racism, and Imperialism: Fundamentals to a Decent Feminism.” Canadian Dimension, Nov/Dec 2010.

“Dignity and Solidarity: Community Support Work and Movement Building.” Briarpatch, Nov/Dec 2010.

“Globalizing Labour Rights, Regardless of Status.The Dominion, Issue 68, June 2010.

“Double Punishment for Villanueva.” The Dominion, Issue 69, June 2010.

“Sex Work, Migration, and Anti-trafficking.” Upping the Anti Issue #10, reprinted with permission in Briarpatch, July/August 2010.

Opinion: “Six months later, the public reckoning over policing and incarceration is ongoing.” Robyn Maynard. Toronto Star. February 17, 2021.

Opinion: “It’s long-past time to talk about the policing of Black women in Canada.” Robyn Maynard. Toronto Star. May 29, 2020.

Opinion: “Canada is failing another child refugee facing deportation to a country he does not know.” Robyn Maynard. Toronto Star. August 14, 2019.

Opinion: “Over-policing in black communities is a Canadian crisis, too.” Robyn Maynard. The Washington Post. April 24, 2018.

Opinion: “Do Black migrants lives matter at the U.S.-Canada border?” Robyn Maynard. The Toronto Star. January 23, 2018.

Opinion: “Racialized minorities in Montreal continue to suffer.” Robyn Maynard and Will Prospoer. The Montreal Gazette, May 30, 2017.

“Opinion: Realities faced by black Canadians are a national shame.”  The Montreal Gazette, October 30, 2016.

Opinion: “Let death of Abdirahman Abdi be last of its kind.” Toronto Star, July 31, 2016.

“The Police Killing of Farshad Mohammadi.” The Montreal Gazette, January 14,  with Samir Shaheen-Hussain and Anne-Marie Gallante. 2012.

« Mort de Farshad Mohammadi – Un décès, plusieurs causes?», Le Devoir, January 14. with Samir Shaheen-Hussain and Anne-Marie Gallante. 2012

Police Abolition/Black Revolt, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall, 41. 2020 (for access via, click here, e-mail author for PDF if desired)

“Black life and death across the U.S.-Canada border:Border violence, Black fugitive belonging and a Turtle Island view of Black liberation” in  Critical Ethnic Studies Journal Spring, 5.1. Special Issue: Solidarities of Non-Alignment. (for access via, click here, e-mail author for PDF if desired)

“Trans-Atlantic affinities: On the global reverberations of Black (feminist) struggle”,  Scholar and Feminist (S&F) Journa1, Issue 15.3: “Unraveling Criminalizing Webs, Building Police-Free Futures” 2019. 

“Déni de justice: de la rue à la prison”, in Revues droits et libertés,  Ligue des droits et libertés, Vol. 37, No.2, Winter 2018.

“Reading Black Resistance through Afrofuturism: Notes on Post-Apocalyptic Blackness and Black Rebel Cyborgs in Canada” in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, special issue “Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures”, Spring, 39,  (PDF here)

“Canada: Racial and Gender Justice for Sex Workers” in World Policy Journal,  by Robyn Maynard and Anna-Louise Crago. Volume 34, Winter 2017.

“Initiatives face au profilage racial”Revues droits et libertés,  Ligue des droits et libertés, Vol. 35, No. 2. Winter 2017.

“Fighting Wrongs with Wrongs? How Canadian Anti-Trafficking Crusades Have Failed Sex Workers, Migrants, and Indigenous Communities.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2015.

Accommodate This! A feminist and anti-racist response to the ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ hearings in Quebec.” Canadian Women’s Studies, Volume 27, Nos. 2, 3. by Robyn Maynard & Sophie Le-Phat Ho. Spring/Summer 2009.