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Rally for decent work challenges Ford’s anti-worker agenda
The mass rally shows the mood to defend and extend workers gains, regardless of Ford's victory
People filled the streets in Toronto north of the Ministry of Labour, marching to Queen’s Park, on June 16. Participants...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Movie Review: The Rankin File, Legacy of a Radical
In the lead up to Vancouver's mayoral election, the lessons of Harry Rankin offer inspiration
There could not be a more apt time in Vancouver election history to make a movie about Harry Rankin’s life...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Join Jean Swanson in fighting for the city we need
Swanson's campaign is about building a movement for the 99%
It’s that time of year in Vancouver when warm weather is here, and municipal political parties have begun to announce...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
On June 16 tell Ford: “Hands off our $15 minimum wage”
Emboldened by Doug Ford’s electoral victory, the 1% are coming for low-wage workers. The morning after the election the Financial...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Doug Ford’s Tories: record setting sleaze
The Tories are already in scandals before their first day in office
Ontario voters should be used to governments pulled down by scandals. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative Party are different. They aren’t...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Victory for socialist Joel Harden in Ottawa
Roughly two hundred supporters and volunteers gathered in a converted warehouse space in central Ottawa on election night June 7...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
G7: Trudeau, Trump, and the charade in Charlevoix
The 1% are hiding from public view to further the burning of the planet
Leaders from seven of the world’s most prosperous countries are retreating together in the idyllic town of La Malbaie, in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ford has no mandate for cuts
Ford only won by appealing to anger against austerity, which can be directed at Ford's cuts
Ford proclaimed a “strong, stable majority government,” but the Ontario election results don’t represent a surge to the right. Instead...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Prepare to fight the Tories
Poster for June 16 rally for decent work
Build the protest in Toronto on June 16
Doug Ford’s hard-right Tories have won a majority, receiving 40% of the popular vote. While the NDP has made significant...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Four labour lessons from the Harris years
Protest early and protest often, starting June 16
The prospect of a Tory majority is looming. The last time the Tories took power under Harris, we responded with...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
What would you do with $12 billion?
People and the planet, or profits and climate chaos?
Trudeau’s government has committed to buying the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline and to spending whatever it costs to try to...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario Liberals show their true colours
Wynne's appeal for "neither left nor right" only benefits Ford
With less than a week to go before the provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne conceded that 15 years of Liberal...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Trans Mountain pipeline and Canadian capitalism
Trudeau has revealed the Canadian state's long history of support for oil extraction
Facing mounting opposition from the Indigenous-led climate justice movement, Justin Trudeau has committed to paying $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The Irish Vote is A Victory for All of Us!
The victory of the movement to repeal the Irish anti-abortion amendment shows that our collective power can win against the forces of reaction
My mother left Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway, when she was five years old...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario leaders’ debate: why the silence on $15 and Fairness?
No party mentioned the major campaign, but all for different reasons
The legislated raise in the minimum wage has been a huge victory for workers across Ontario, but none of the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: autoworkers vs Wynne
The Liberals are excluding groups of workers from the gains of Bill 148, but the union leadership isn't fighting back
One of the backdrops to the election in Ontario, is the changes that were made this year to the Employment...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario election debate exposes depth of Tory bankruptcy
Ford tried to use his folksy populism to distract from his policies of privatization and austerity
According to Doug Ford, if we are wondering who to vote for we should just ask our boss. He made...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario Tories raise bogus anti-Semitism charges against NDP
The Tories have launched a smear campaign while ignoring their own ties with the far right
As his Tories lose their early lead in the polls, Doug Ford has launched a below-the-belt attack on the surging...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
BC NDP retreats from opposing Kinder Morgan
With the NDP scaling back its election promise, it's up to the climate justice movement to stop the pipeline
The BC NDP seems determined to unravel their opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline bit by bit. At a media...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Climate justice movement exposes Liberal complicity with Kinder Morgan
If the Liberals have $10 billion to support Kinder Morgan, why not spend it on climate jobs?
Last Wednesday Canada’s Finance Minster, Bill Morneau, reaffirmed his government’s commitment to oil company profits by promising to compensate Kinder...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Asini Vern Harper: Red Power leader
The Cree activist challenged the government, built settler solidarity and supported traditional counselling
One of the high points of the Red Power movement was the Native People’s Caravan of 1974. Several hundred Indigenous...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The Nakba, Canada and why we support Palestinians: an Interview with Hammam Farah
The Association of Progressive Palestinian Canadians is calling for an arms embargo on Israel
On Saturday, May 12 hundreds gathered in Toronto for a rally for Gaza and to commemorate 70 years since the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Mike Harris: Der Taxfighter
From the vault: the last time the Tories governed Ontario (reprint from June 14, 1995)
~ Originally published June 14, 1995 The day before the Ontario election, finally admitting the probability of victory for Mike...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The case against climate geoengineering
From blocking the suns rays to trying to control storms, geoengineering "solutions" do nothing to stop capitalist climate change
There are full-blown climate change deniers, including Scott Pruitt, the head of the US Environmental “Protection” Agency. Then there are...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Marxism 2018: join the resistance
The two day conference in Toronto highlighted multiple struggles
“Capitalism is equal to cannibalism, I was taught,” said Indigenous leader Crystal Sinclair of Idle No More to a packed...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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