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Time for a war on the real drug dealers: Big Pharma
Capitalism profits off our health
For many, awareness of the unbridled greed of the pharmaceutical industry began a year ago with their introduction to Martin...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Working for cool capitalists
hipster capitalists are still capitalists
It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m cutting the tops off of strawberries. The gleaming countertop reflects back an image of me...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Disability activists block Westminster Bridge
Disabled People Against Cuts are fighting austerity
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil tonight, Wednesday, disabled activists blocked Westminster Bridge in London...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Trudeau: widespread selfies and hidden imperialism
Trudeau is posing for photos while quietly sending troops to guard mining profits in Africa
While the Prime Minister was spending his time photo-bombing families on beaches in western Canada, the defence minister Harjit Sajan...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Canada’s killer elite
Trudeau has brought change...to make it easier to sell weapons
While the docile media swooned over our shirtless Prime Minister, his government was quietly endorsing changes to the export rules...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
No to intervention in Syria by Turkey and all other states!
Turkish tanks invade Syria
Socialists in Turkey and Syria denounce Turkish invasion
Turkish and Syrian socialists have issued a joint statement on August 31: While the big powers and their allies attempt...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The police, anti-Black racism and capitalism
End Police Brutality
Disarm and then abolish the police
On Sunday, July 24, Ottawa police killed Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man with mental health issues. The circumstances were...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Support postal workers
I heart posties!
The postal workers need your support
It’s not clear what the outcome will be of negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW, the Canadian Union of Postal...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
What we wear: it's a woman's right to choose
Australian Surf and Rescue
The Burkini "debate" exposes sexism and Islamophobia
Almost exactly a year ago, socialist.ca wrote the following in response to a protest by Ontario women asserting their right...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Justice for Abdirahman Abdi
Rallies across Canada call for justice for Abdirahman Abdi
On July 24, Abdirahman Abdi, a Black Muslim Somali man living with autism and mental illness, was beaten to death...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Trudeau Liberals fail to defend civil liberties
Stop Secret Trials in Canada
Liberals continue Tory attack on civil liberties
In May, a Federal Court Justice ruled the National Security Certificate against Mahmoud Jaballah to be unreasonable, almost 20 years...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Solidarity grows at the World Social Forum
The World Social Forum built solidarity across Canada, Quebec and the world
The World Social Forum (WSF) brought thousands of activists to Montreal in early August. The event started in Porto Allegre,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The ABCs of Socialism is a good start
The ABCs of socialism
The ABCs of Socialism is a good introduction to some questions but leaves out others
Book review: The ABCs of Socialism , Edited by Bhaskar Sunkara, Illustrated by Phil Wrigglesworth, Verso Books, 2016 The ABCs...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Canada’s Lost Promise
Children of the Broken Treaty
A book inspired by the short but remarkable life of Shannen Koostachin in Attawapiskat
Review of Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream by Charlie Angus. University of Regina...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
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
Socialist.ca 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>)

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