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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>)
Doug Ford is not the answer to working class anger
With Ford appealing to anger at the Liberals, we need to campaign on the issues to push him back
On March 22 there was an op ed in the New York Times which asked the question, “Will Canada elect...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Indigenous-led protests will stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
From mass protests to legal challenges, the Indigenous led climate justice movement will stop Trudeau's pipeline
Nearly 200 people have been arrested for blocking the entrance of the Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, in some cases...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Capitalist restructuring and working class resistance
Kim Moody's book is an antidote to pessimism and an inspiration for struggle
Kim Moody’s latest book On New Terrain: How Capital is reshaping the battleground of class war is a refreshing and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Why we strike: CUPE 3903 and the fight for dignity, equity, and job security in the neoliberal university
"York works because we do."
Following a wave of labour revolts in recent weeks by teachers and university workers in the Western world – from...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Avi Lewis and the leap for climate justice
Leap Manifesto co-author Avi Lewis discusses low carbon jobs and transformative change
Following his electrifying keynote at the Fight for $15 and Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting and with just 10 minutes to...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Doug Ford the drug dealer: breathing life into the mythologies of race, class and crime
Attacking Ford over drugs reinforces the very system he upholds
I oppose the politics of Doug Ford. I oppose his hostility to a $15 minimum wage, the sex-ed curriculum, and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Fight for $15 strategizes road to the Ontario election and beyond
The campaign will push all candidates to reflect workers demands, and continue regardless of who is elected
On March 23-24, 2018, the Fight for $15 and Fairness movement organized their third annual provincial strategy meeting to look...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Soaring Eagle’s Camp Toronto
Camps across the country are demanding justice for Indigenous peoples
On a Sunday afternoon, March 4, a group of Indigenous youth and allies set up the Soaring Eagle’s camp in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Carleton University workers striking to protect their pensions
The strike and growing solidarity to defend pensions has pushed the administration back to the bargaining table
Around 850 administrative, technical and library workers at Carleton University began picketing at campus entrances on March 5 as they...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Movie review: the Death of Stalin
The film shows the absurd scapegoating under Stalin, but doesn't explain the counter-revolution that created it
There can hardly be a less likely subject for a comedy than the death of Stalin and the power struggle...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
World history meets my lungs
Change is in the air, with a divided working class and a new generation breathing life into struggle
Human beings are cooperative, sharing and caring beings. It is our nature to work together, to solve problems and share...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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