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Fighting racism and Islamophobia through the struggle for $15 and Fairness
The strike, and the support from students, helped Muslim workers challenge workplace racism
Alia Karim interviewed Malka Paracha, a Muslim worker and trade union activist at York University, about overcoming Islamophobia in her...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Beyond Bill 148: to beat the Big Business lobby we need to make the Fight $15 and Fairness an election issue
With a business backlash and a vacillating government, the $15 for $15 needs a concerted push forward
Since Bill 148, the Fair Wages, Better Workplaces Act , was first announced in May, there has been an intense...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Asylum for Haitian refugees, not Confederates
Canada welcomed Civil War racists but is blocking Haitians
On August 15, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville protests over the removal of the monument to Confederate general Robert...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Review: Wind River
The film draws attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women, but doesn't let them tell their own stories
First the good things about Taylor Sheridan's new movie "Wind River", which he directs and for which he wrote the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
NAFTA: no sugarcoating a bad deal
With Trudeau joining Trump to continue NAFTA, it is up to workers solidarity across borders to defend labour and environmental standards
Canada, Mexico and the US are doing mutual back patting as the new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Joel Harden on running for ONDP nomination in Ottawa-Centre
Joel Harden hopes to bring social movements into the ONDP
Joel Harden is a long time economic, labour, and social justice activist, as well as a former member of the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Guy Caron on running for NDP leader
NDP leadership candidate in a wide ranging interview on building the fight against the Liberals
Guy Caron is an NDP member of Parliament representing Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques in southeastern Quebec. Caron is currently running to be...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Teamsters Local 419: On strike for AT LEAST $15 and Fairness
Toronto airport workers need solidarity to defeat diabolical employer
On August 23, the more than 700 members of Teamsters Local 419 voted over 98% to reject the latest contract...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Fossil Capital and the roots of the climate crisis
Malm’s analysis proves that the roots of the fossil fuel economy leading to today’s climate crisis undoubtedly lie in the reorganization of labour for capitalist interests.
A review of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2015) by Andreas...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Join the Toronto Disability Pride March
All out for the Toronto Disability Pride March on Saturday September 23
It’s that time of year again, disabled and mad folks are taking to the streets of Toronto to remind the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The organized working class can beat the bigots
Organized labour is joining the fight against racism
Charlottesville had made the decision to remove a Confederate statue and brought on the wrath of the white supremacist movement...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
People's journalist
Sarah Jaffe talks about the need for political journalism
Sarah Jaffe is a fellow at the Nation Institute and a journalist reporting on labour and political movements in the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Red all over
A great book on the need to make the fight for climate justice a fight for socialism
A Redder Shade of Green: Intersection of Science and Socialism By Ian Angus Review by Valerie Lannon At 179 pages,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Victory in Vancouver against the Nazis
Thousands rally to stop anti-muslim, anti-immigrant groups in Vancouver
Faced with the threat of a Nazi rally in Vancouver, faith groups, Indigenous activists, cultural groups, and trade unions brought...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Berlin counter-protesters stop Nazi march
Despite police efforts, anti-fascist protesters stopped the Nazis from marching
At 11am on Saturday, August 19, 500 Neo-Nazis and 1500 counter protesters gathered outside the Spandau train Station in Berlin,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
BC NDP’s crawl to $15
Rebuild the BC Fight for $15 campaign to get to $15/hour immediately!
On Tuesday the new BC NDP government announced it was raising the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Commemorating the Christie Pits riot: what does interfaith have to do with it?
Like the Jews and Italians who fought side by side in 1933 against the fascists, we are stronger together
On the night of Wednesday August 16, 1933, two local softball teams, St. Peter’s and Harbord Playground, met to play...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Right-wing terrorism strikes Charlottesville
We need mass movements to confront the forces of hate
In an act of terrorism, a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of anti-racists in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Sarah Leonard on socialism in America
Editor at The Nation discusses the openness to radical politics
Sarah Leonard is a senior editor at The Nation and an active member of the Democratic Socialists of America (...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Thousands of Egyptian textile workers on strike
The Mahalla workers, who helped spark the Egyptian revolution, are on strike again
Thousands of textile workers are on strike in the Egyptian city of Mahalla. Workers at the government-owned Misr Spinning complex...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview: Linda Sarsour on building the movements against Trump
The co-chair of the Women's March on Washington discusses movement building in the era of Trump
Linda Sarsour is a prominent Palestinian-American political activist. Sarsour is perhaps best known for her work as one of the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Disabled people leading the resistance
Inspired by the disability activists in the US? Join Toronto Disability Pride March
Disability activists are back in the spotlight again thanks to Trump’s attacks on the Affordable Healthcare Act. The disability rights...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The Fight for $15 & Fairness isn’t over. It’s just gearing up
Facing attacks and complacency, we need to keep building the movement
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, has been referred to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Economic...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
BC NDP wavers on Kinder Morgan pipeline
With the NDP wavering, we need to build the September 9 rally to stop Kinder Morgan
With the election of the Green-NDP provincial government in BC, climate activists across the province celebrated what they hoped would...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Why we say: no platform for fascists
There can be no free speech for bigots intent on destroying free speech and unleashing violence
The climate of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant racism that
we see being stoked in Europe and in the US since the election...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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