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An insurgent left can achieve electoral success — even in Canada
Jean Swanson presenting a new tax assessment to Chip Wilson outside the lululemon founder’s $75 million compound in Pt. Grey.
Jean Swanson's vibrant left wing election campaign shows what is possible
Vancouver’s political revolution has begun. In less than three months a dynamic movement coalesced around Jean Swanson , an incorruptible...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
‘Reverse racism’ is backward thinking
Masuma Khan successfully defended herself against a racist backlash for drawing attention to Canada's colonial history
Masuma Khan is the sort of person I’d like to meet. At 22 she is already a well-known activist and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Journalistic Sources Protection Act passes in Parliament
Parliament has strengthened press freedom, but Trudeau's support for Bill C-51 is still a barrier
Canada’s media has for years been littered with examples of neglect or willful misconduct on the part of the state...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Why students should support faculty
students join picket line in support of faculty
I am a student at Humber in the Child and Youth Accelerated program. I decided to return to school after...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
1917: lessons for socialists from the Russian Revolution
October 1917 showed that revolutionary combination of self-emancipation and organization
Today, young people in particular are more open to ideas about socialism than any time in recent history, with an...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
1917: how the revolution was lost
External invasions and internal counter-revolution reversed the gains of the revolution and imposed Stalnism
There should be no doubt that the Russian Revolution was lost. It was overturned by the Stalinist counter revolution in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
1917: gains of the revolution
The Russian Revolution made unprecedented gains for women's liberation, sexual liberation, national liberation and peace
The Russian Revolution brought numerous gains that were made when the masses of workers were able to take control of...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
1917: how the revolution was won
As the centenary of the revolution approaches, we look back at the lessons
The overthrow of the Russian Tsar in February 1917 was the spontaneous result of the anger of the Russian masses...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Egypt’s rainbow raids
To distract from austerity, the military regime is cracking down on the LGBT community
The Egyptian security services have arrested dozens of “queer suspects” amid an ongoing crackdown on the country’s LGBTQ’s community, which...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Jagmeet Singh’s victory: race, class, and criticism
Singh's victory can inspire racialized activists to lead movements for liberation
Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party—an undeniable victory for racialized and young grassroots organizers in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Anti-racist actions across the country
Anti-racist mobilizations are driving the bigots off the street
On Saturday September 30, anti-racist protesters mobilized in cities across Canada to oppose rallies organized by the racist, anti-immigrant Storm...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
After Energy East, stop Kinder Morgan
Victory against one tar sands pipeline shows how to challenge others
Amidst widespread climate disasters, a ray of hope: the Energy East pipeline, which threatened to pump more than a million...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Interview with Standing Rock activists Jessica Monette and Craig Case
A year after the height of the Standing Rock protests, two activists reflect on their experiences
Thousands of Indigenous water protectors and allies travelled this time last year to the Standing Rock Reservation to oppose the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
What caused the NDP loss in Quebec?
The NDP lost seats last election because they refused to fight austerity
In 2015, the federal NDP tried to explain its defeat by blaming the debate over the Niqab – the facial...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Self-determination for Catalonia
The brutal crackdown from the Spanish state shows how capitalism is intertwined with national oppression
The forces of the Spanish state have begun brutal repression of Catalan citizens attempting to vote in the October 1...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Momentum grows for just transition
Transitioning off of the oil economy can create tens of thousands of jobs
In a stunning move the 5.7 million strong Trades Union Congress in the United Kingdom passed a resolution on climate...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Barcelona: Eyewitness report
Throughout Barcelona there are posters with the outlines of faces with a red streak over the mouth above the word...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Tories undermine Status of Women Committee with anti-choice appointee
The Tories under Sheer are continuing Harper's tradition of attacking choice, appointing bigot Rachael Harder
Any idea that new Tory leader Andrew Scheer would steer a more moderate course toward election was put to rest...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ontario college faculty: organizing and bargaining hard
With a strike mandate and organizing drive, unionized and non-unionized college workers are fighting austerity
Faculty in Ontario’s 24 colleges reach two critical junctures in the coming week that will impact faculty jobs and student...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Review: Our Revolution, A Future To Believe in
While you might feel the Bern reading his political issues, it cools off in the second half policy discussion
When I share with others that I’ve read Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In by Bernie Sanders, I can...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Beyond $15: An interview with Jonathan Rosenblum
Fight for $15 campaigner and author shares lessons from the struggle
Kevin Brice-Lall interviewed Jonathan Rosenblum, author of Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists and the Revival of the Labor Movement...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Senator Beyak and government racism
Beyak epitomizes Tory racism, but Trudeau is better only in rhetoric
In April 2017 we reported on Tory Senator Lynn Beyak’s remarks in the Senate where she claimed that residential schools...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick struggle is part of a larger fight happening in the United States around police violence and racism
Last year, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests against police officers killing African American youth and facing no...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Monumental mistakes
Challenging colonial statues does not erase history, it illuminates the past so we can build a better future
The old saying that history is written by the victors is made evident in the monuments that adorn—or rather, that...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Hurricanes, fossil fuels and capitalism
The latest 'natural disasters' show the urgency of system change to stop climate change
In the Florida Keys town of Marathon, as the sea drained away from the bay, a woman screamed from her...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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