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Eyewitness to the DNC: spectacle and revolt
Occupy DNC - photo by Kevin Taghabon
Dissent and marches at the DNC were not shown on TV.
Held in the Wells Fargo Centre in downtown Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention peaked with the foreseen coronation of their...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Private college instructors battle corporate greed
ETEA local 11 instructors and supporters in New Westminster
Vancouver area instructors fight for a living wage
Instructors at two Vancouver area colleges are battling corporate greed in a fight for fair wages, and control over their...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Condo development on sacred Algonquin land
Trudeau claims to support a nation-to-nation relationship, but he is letting a Canadian corporation develop on unceded Alngonquin land
On May 10, 2016 Liberal Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett announced that Canada would adopt the United Nations Declaration...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Turkey: were there two coups?
A military coup and an authoritarian elected government are not the same thing
Turkey is an interesting country. In a place that, together with the 15 July coup attempt, has experienced five serious...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Black Lives Matter: Abdirahman Abdi mattered
Hundreds joined the vigil for Abdirahman Abdi after the police executed him in the streets
Those were the words written on a restaurant chalkboard in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Hintonburg on the evening of Tuesday...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Live boldly, unless you’re disabled?
Disabled people have better stories to tell than stereotypes portrayed by non-disabled people
Members of the disability community are outraged at the creation of the movie “Me Before You” released in May, many...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The community has its say
The challenge to anti-Black racism is growing, from Pride to the Anti-Racist Secretariat
The United Steelworkers along with many other unions organizes a float in the Pride Parade in Toronto. Labour has had...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Learning the history of Indigenous peoples
There's a growing campaign to bring truth and reconciliation to the education curriculum spoke with teachers in three provinces about the state of Indigenous history in the curriculum, and the growing campaign...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ghostbusters: popular culture, misogyny and racism
There's been a backlash against the women leading the film, especially the Black actor Leslie Jones
You wouldn’t think a reboot of a popular but anodyne film of 32 years ago, Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters, written by...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Turkey: No to the coup! Fight for democracy!
Erdogan's restrictions on democracy are no justification for a military coup
We have been living through an attempted coup for the past few hours. A group within the army have been...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
After Chilcot Report: let US Iraq war resisters stay
The Chilcot report vindicates the anti-war movement, but the Canadian government still refuses to support war resisters
The Chilcot Report, released on July 6 after seven years and various delays, vindicated many of the arguments the anti-war...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Black Lives Matter-Toronto is right
Black Lives Matter has challenged anti-Black racism, and now the press, police and mayor are on the attack
Black Lives Matter-Toronto have shown inspiring leadership in confronting anti-Black racism and encouraging a broader radicalization. Now the corporate press,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Historic breakthrough for the Left in Ireland
The ruling parties are losing their hold and the left is gaining on the Labour party
The recent elections in both the Republic of Ireland and North Ireland produced incredible results for the radical left and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Seven myths about Canada Post
Canada Post is scapegoating postal workers so it can privatize mail delivery
With another lockout or strike looming at Canada Post, management is once again relying on huge amounts of public misinformation...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
City of Mississauga driving part-time workers into poverty
After a 96% strike vote, Mississauga Library workers strike to defend part time workers spoke with Kunwal Farooqui, a striking library worker, who has worked in the Mississauga library system for 13 years:...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Mississauga library workers vote overwhelmingly to strike
Library workers are fighting for fairness and respect
The members of CUPE Local 1989, Mississauga Library Workers Union , voted overwhelmingly to strike. Amid massive turnout in three...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
15 plus: Quebec's fight for $15 an hour
A strike for the $15 minimum wage shut down Montreal's old port
The fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage, which has spread to hundreds of cities across North America, was...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
100 years since the slaughter on the Somme
Troops of the British Empire at the battle of the Somme, July 1916
On July 1st 1916, the battle of the Somme began and the pointless slaughter of the First World War reached a new intensity.
One hundred years ago on July 1 the army of the British Empire suffered its largest one day losses ever...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Anti-PEGIDA rally: refugees welcome, no to Islamophobia
On short notice 70 community members marched against the hate group
Bloor West Village community members marched to welcome refugees and say no to hate on Saturday June 25, following a...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Liberal gun runners
Trudeau has maintained Harper's arms deal, and added secrecy
Thanks largely to the sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia, begun under Harper but receiving the blessing of the Trudeau...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning is an emergency! Wynne: clean the river now!
"Toxic" spill at Queen's Park
Rapid response to fake toxic sludge at Queen's park exposes decades of environmental racism
The double standard at the heart of Canadian policy towards First Nations was on display last Thursday at Queen's Park...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Review: Free State of Jones
Unlike the history from above in movies about Lincoln, this tells history from below: of united struggle against slavery
This new movie about the Civil War and the institution of slavery is a very different take than Steven Spielberg’s...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Djingo Unchained: the rise of Trump
Trump lacks support from corporate America, so he is using racism to mobilize the vote
Perhaps it was a mistake for Donald Trump to go heavily into the golf business. In 2014 he bought Scotland’s...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
140 years ago: victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse led a land defence against the colonial troops of George Custer
Today is the 140th anniversary of one of the greatest battles of Indigenous resistance, the Battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn—where...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
After EU vote and Cameron goes: unite to shape revolt against establishment
The crisis can polarize to the right but also to the left
David Cameron has resigned, and the Leave vote in the EU referendum has hurled the Tory party, and the British...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)


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