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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>)
The Bear in the room: Russia and the new Cold War
Neither Washington nor Moscow
The attempts by the Canadian government and its NATO allies to ramp up a new Cold War, casting Russia as...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Mourn the dead, fight for the living
Injured workers are fighting WSIB cuts and demanding Workers' Compensation as a right
Every year, the Day of Mourning on April 28 is reserved to remember the many workers who have been killed,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Teachers Rising!
Teacher strikes are challenging austerity in the same states that elected Trump
The West Virginia teachers’ strike has ignited a wave of mass resistance among US teachers. West Virginia teachers defied the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Doug Ford vs the climate
Instead of defeating the carbon tax from the right we need mass alternatives from the left
“Carbon tax is a terrible, terrible tax. I don’t even know why they put the word carbon in front of...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Movie review: the Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck shows the social context and intellectual collaboration that gave rise to Marxism
The Young Karl Marx is a film directed by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. It was first screened at the Berlin...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ford’s fallacies: a guide to right-wing populist rhetoric
Ford hides behind populist rhetoric, but polarizing on class issues can expose him
Doug Ford is using populist rhetoric to push his platform of austerity and social conservatism. It’s painful to witness, but...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The fire last time: 1968 in the US and France
The historic year included a general strike in France and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the US
This year is the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968. Many of the young people who are active in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Lula’s imprisonment and the crisis in Brazil
The left needs to challenge the attack on Lula and the PTs accommodating politics that paved the way for it
On Saturday, April 7 ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT) turned himself into the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Justice for Marielle Franco
Justice for Marielle means challenging the the racist, anti-poor, misogynist and homophobic politics of Brazil's right-wing government
On March 14, Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city councilor for the left-wing Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL)...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The Black left: left out and underestimated
The Black Portraitures conference brought scholars, activists and artists together to celebrate and strategize radical change
Celebrating the rigour and style of Blackness, and puncturing the prevailing ideologies and practices of racism, Black Portraitures IV: The...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Liberal opportunism, NDP cynicism, and the threat of Ford
If the NDP just attack Liberal opportunism instead of building the movements pushing them left, it only benefits Ford
The Liberals’ budget, tabled on March 28, highlighted a number of new spending promises: a drug and dental-care program for...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
What’s Canada’s agenda in Mali?
Ongoing colonialism keeps people in Mali poor despite the vast wealth of their land
After promising early in their mandate to take Canada to war in Africa, the Liberals are now delivering. Defense Minister...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Justice for Janitors on our campuses
Workers and students deliver petitions demanding justice for janitors.
Day of action by workers and students demands respect and fair wages
Today at Langara College, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Vancouver Community College, University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBC-O)...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
March for Our Lives and America’s foundations of violence
When millions march against gun violence, it can expose the capitalist and imperialist system fuelling violence
“One child is worth more than all the guns on earth.” A woman carried this sign through the streets of...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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