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Ford has no mandate for cuts
Ford only won by appealing to anger against austerity, which can be directed at Ford's cuts
Ford proclaimed a “strong, stable majority government,” but the Ontario election results don’t represent a surge to the right. Instead...more)
Prepare to fight the Tories
Poster for June 16 rally for decent work
Build the protest in Toronto on June 16
Doug Ford’s hard-right Tories have won a majority, receiving 40% of the popular vote. While the NDP has made significant...more)
Four labour lessons from the Harris years
Protest early and protest often, starting June 16
The prospect of a Tory majority is looming. The last time the Tories took power under Harris, we responded with...more)
What would you do with $12 billion?
People and the planet, or profits and climate chaos?
Trudeau’s government has committed to buying the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline and to spending whatever it costs to try to...more)
Ontario Liberals show their true colours
Wynne's appeal for "neither left nor right" only benefits Ford
With less than a week to go before the provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne conceded that 15 years of Liberal...more)
Trans Mountain pipeline and Canadian capitalism
Trudeau has revealed the Canadian state's long history of support for oil extraction
Facing mounting opposition from the Indigenous-led climate justice movement, Justin Trudeau has committed to paying $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan...more)
The Irish Vote is A Victory for All of Us!
The victory of the movement to repeal the Irish anti-abortion amendment shows that our collective power can win against the forces of reaction
My mother left Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway, when she was five years old...more)
Ontario leaders’ debate: why the silence on $15 and Fairness?
No party mentioned the major campaign, but all for different reasons
The legislated raise in the minimum wage has been a huge victory for workers across Ontario, but none of the...more)
Interview: autoworkers vs Wynne
The Liberals are excluding groups of workers from the gains of Bill 148, but the union leadership isn't fighting back
One of the backdrops to the election in Ontario, is the changes that were made this year to the Employment...more)
Ontario election debate exposes depth of Tory bankruptcy
Ford tried to use his folksy populism to distract from his policies of privatization and austerity
According to Doug Ford, if we are wondering who to vote for we should just ask our boss. He made...more)
Ontario Tories raise bogus anti-Semitism charges against NDP
The Tories have launched a smear campaign while ignoring their own ties with the far right
As his Tories lose their early lead in the polls, Doug Ford has launched a below-the-belt attack on the surging...more)
BC NDP retreats from opposing Kinder Morgan
With the NDP scaling back its election promise, it's up to the climate justice movement to stop the pipeline
The BC NDP seems determined to unravel their opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline bit by bit. At a media...more)
Climate justice movement exposes Liberal complicity with Kinder Morgan
If the Liberals have $10 billion to support Kinder Morgan, why not spend it on climate jobs?
Last Wednesday Canada’s Finance Minster, Bill Morneau, reaffirmed his government’s commitment to oil company profits by promising to compensate Kinder...more)
Asini Vern Harper: Red Power leader
The Cree activist challenged the government, built settler solidarity and supported traditional counselling
One of the high points of the Red Power movement was the Native People’s Caravan of 1974. Several hundred Indigenous...more)
The Nakba, Canada and why we support Palestinians: an Interview with Hammam Farah
The Association of Progressive Palestinian Canadians is calling for an arms embargo on Israel
On Saturday, May 12 hundreds gathered in Toronto for a rally for Gaza and to commemorate 70 years since the...more)
Mike Harris: Der Taxfighter
From the vault: the last time the Tories governed Ontario (reprint from June 14, 1995)
~ Originally published June 14, 1995 The day before the Ontario election, finally admitting the probability of victory for Mike...more)
The case against climate geoengineering
From blocking the suns rays to trying to control storms, geoengineering "solutions" do nothing to stop capitalist climate change
There are full-blown climate change deniers, including Scott Pruitt, the head of the US Environmental “Protection” Agency. Then there are...more)
Marxism 2018: join the resistance
The two day conference in Toronto highlighted multiple struggles
“Capitalism is equal to cannibalism, I was taught,” said Indigenous leader Crystal Sinclair of Idle No More to a packed...more)
The Bear in the room: Russia and the new Cold War
Neither Washington nor Moscow
The attempts by the Canadian government and its NATO allies to ramp up a new Cold War, casting Russia as...more)
Mourn the dead, fight for the living
Injured workers are fighting WSIB cuts and demanding Workers' Compensation as a right
Every year, the Day of Mourning on April 28 is reserved to remember the many workers who have been killed,...more)
Teachers Rising!
Teacher strikes are challenging austerity in the same states that elected Trump
The West Virginia teachers’ strike has ignited a wave of mass resistance among US teachers. West Virginia teachers defied the...more)
Doug Ford vs the climate
Instead of defeating the carbon tax from the right we need mass alternatives from the left
“Carbon tax is a terrible, terrible tax. I don’t even know why they put the word carbon in front of...more)
Movie review: the Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck shows the social context and intellectual collaboration that gave rise to Marxism
The Young Karl Marx is a film directed by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. It was first screened at the Berlin...more)
Ford’s fallacies: a guide to right-wing populist rhetoric
Ford hides behind populist rhetoric, but polarizing on class issues can expose him
Doug Ford is using populist rhetoric to push his platform of austerity and social conservatism. It’s painful to witness, but...more)
The fire last time: 1968 in the US and France
The historic year included a general strike in France and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the US
This year is the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968. Many of the young people who are active in...more)

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