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International left movements meet to spark bold change in Canada
Courage to Leap panel
Over 500 people gather at Courage to Leap forum to tackle the question of how the left can win with bold demands
Radical ideas are the life raft of the modern left. A 2016 Harvard University survey published in the Washington Post...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Courage to LEAP
The Leap Manifesto organizers are bringing the lessons of Corbyn and Sanders to Canada
The LEAP Manifesto was developed through a participatory process in which over 60 activists including a significant number of Indigenous...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Alanis Obomsawin: filming Indigenous strengths
The legendary film maker has spent 50 years giving voice to Indigenous struggles
Clad completely in red to show support for “missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys and disabled”, the legendary documentary...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Review: American Fall by Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag continue to be a powerful and popular voice with radical politics
With a cover featuring the Oval Office covered in stacks of money in the shape of a skull, it’s not...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Don't buy Notley's whine
Notley wine boycott will not help workers, but neither will buying wine
Don’t believe Alberta Premier Notley when she claims she is standing up for workers and their jobs. On February 6...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Stop Trudeau's pipeline
Protesters at Trudeau town hall in BC
The BC NDP has slowed down the hated Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. We need to keep up the pressure.
Ever since the BC NDP government’s approval of the hated Site C dam project, many climate justice activists have felt...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Parkdale strikes against Nuspor Investments
Dozens of activists and community members turned out in support of the rent strike against Nuspor Investments in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood.
"I live with two kids. It's so cold," Aziza said as bitter winds cut sharply through the crowd outside the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Speak White: Robert LePage remembers Quebec
The solo play about Quebec's Quiet Revolution is now available as a book
Je me souviens. The Quebec license plate is the backdrop to renowned theatre-maker Robert LePage’s study of memory, “887.” We...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Carillion crash
The crash is yet another failure of neoliberal gospel, and capitalist practice
In October 2014 the business press reported: “Carillion Canada fined $900,000 for not properly clearing QEW during two storms.” What...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The rise and pathetic fall of Patrick Brown
His inner circle knew, his caucus knew and the Queen’s Park press corps knew, but all kept it quiet
Oh Patrick Brown, we hardly knew ye. Well, in fact we know more than enough. Two young women have brought...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
National Day of Action brings mass support to Tim Hortons workers
From coast to coast people are saying "Roll up the Min to Win"
On Friday, January 19 the Fight For $15 and Fairness and labour movement allies launched actions at 50 Tim Hortons...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Québec solidaire and the NDP
The NDP decision to run candidates in the Quebec election undermines the success and solidarity of Quebec solidaire
For nearly 20 years, progressives, social democrats and anti-capitalists have struggled to build a viable electoral left in Quebec. In...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Why does the NDP keep betraying Indigenous peoples?
As a social democratic party aspiring to lead a colonial capitalist state, raising and dashing hopes is built into the NDP
“I am not the first person to stand before you and disappoint indigenous people.” This was how BC Premier Horgan...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Unifor-CLC split demands unity from below
Workers need unity from below, not splits from above
“We hadn’t set up a new organization in order to be cannibals in the Canadian labour movement.”
— Bob White, first...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Tim Hortons: Canadian capitalism, ‘small business’ and resistance
The Fight for $15 and fairness is exposing Canadian capitalism, driving a wedge into the business community and supporting workers
When the heirs to billionaire Tim Hortons founders cut paid breaks and benefits for the minimum wage employees at their...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Province-wide actions support Tim Hortons workers against abusive bosses
Solidarity rally at Tim Hortons in Cobourg
The second week of Ontario’s minimum wage hike brought with it large pickets against Tim Hortons bosses and owners across...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Solidarity with Tim Hortons Workers
Since the introduction of the new $14 minimum wage on January 1st, workers across the province have been subjected to...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Workers are under attack: Where is the ONDP?
The Liberals are able to opportunistically present themselves as defending workers because the ONDP have ceded the ground
On January 1, Ontario's workers saw the minimum wage jump from $11.60 to $14 an hour. For the province's low-wage...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
#MeToo and the fight against Trump
The toppling of Weinstein and challenge to Trump is part of the broader fight against women's oppression and the system that breeds it
This month is the one year anniversary of two earth-shaking events: the inauguration of US president Donald Trump – the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario college faculty: organize/strike/win
The arbitration ruling reaffirms the victory of the strike, despite the Liberals undermining it
After a five-week strike, an arbitrator has awarded Ontario college faculty gains on every demand put forward in bargaining, despite...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Review: The 9 Hour Movement: How civil disobedience made unions legal
Unions were not granted by benevolent governments, but won by workers in struggle
"Our power does not come from what is written in law, but from our ability to bring our collective power...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
2017: a year of struggle
The year Trump became president was also a year of struggles against everything he represents
The following is a brief overview of some of the major struggles of the past year, seen through articles on...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
In 2018 keep fighting for $15 and fairness
2018 will be a year of defending and extending $15 and fairness in the streets, workplaces, campuses and at the ballot box
This New Year’s workers across Ontario can celebrate the passing of Bill 148, which will give 1.7 million workers a...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: the ongoing struggle in Catalonia
Despite severe repression against Catalonia’s October referendum in favour of independence, pro-independence parties won a majority of seats in regional...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Net neutrality repealed
Telecom giants are trying to restrict information, but this won't stop movements
Since its inception the internet has been touted as a tool with radical democratic potential. As with most technology, utopian...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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