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Lula’s imprisonment and the crisis in Brazil
The left needs to challenge the attack on Lula and the PTs accommodating politics that paved the way for it
On Saturday, April 7 ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT) turned himself into the...more)
Justice for Marielle Franco
Justice for Marielle means challenging the the racist, anti-poor, misogynist and homophobic politics of Brazil's right-wing government
On March 14, Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city councilor for the left-wing Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL)...more)
The Black left: left out and underestimated
The Black Portraitures conference brought scholars, activists and artists together to celebrate and strategize radical change
Celebrating the rigour and style of Blackness, and puncturing the prevailing ideologies and practices of racism, Black Portraitures IV: The...more)
Liberal opportunism, NDP cynicism, and the threat of Ford
If the NDP just attack Liberal opportunism instead of building the movements pushing them left, it only benefits Ford
The Liberals’ budget, tabled on March 28, highlighted a number of new spending promises: a drug and dental-care program for...more)
What’s Canada’s agenda in Mali?
Ongoing colonialism keeps people in Mali poor despite the vast wealth of their land
After promising early in their mandate to take Canada to war in Africa, the Liberals are now delivering. Defense Minister...more)
Justice for Janitors on our campuses
Workers and students deliver petitions demanding justice for janitors.
Day of action by workers and students demands respect and fair wages
Today at Langara College, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Vancouver Community College, University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBC-O)...more)
March for Our Lives and America’s foundations of violence
When millions march against gun violence, it can expose the capitalist and imperialist system fuelling violence
“One child is worth more than all the guns on earth.” A woman carried this sign through the streets of...more)
Doug Ford is not the answer to working class anger
With Ford appealing to anger at the Liberals, we need to campaign on the issues to push him back
On March 22 there was an op ed in the New York Times which asked the question, “Will Canada elect...more)
Indigenous-led protests will stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
From mass protests to legal challenges, the Indigenous led climate justice movement will stop Trudeau's pipeline
Nearly 200 people have been arrested for blocking the entrance of the Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, in some cases...more)
Capitalist restructuring and working class resistance
Kim Moody's book is an antidote to pessimism and an inspiration for struggle
Kim Moody’s latest book On New Terrain: How Capital is reshaping the battleground of class war is a refreshing and...more)
Why we strike: CUPE 3903 and the fight for dignity, equity, and job security in the neoliberal university
"York works because we do."
Following a wave of labour revolts in recent weeks by teachers and university workers in the Western world – from...more)
Interview: Avi Lewis and the leap for climate justice
Leap Manifesto co-author Avi Lewis discusses low carbon jobs and transformative change
Following his electrifying keynote at the Fight for $15 and Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting and with just 10 minutes to...more)
Doug Ford the drug dealer: breathing life into the mythologies of race, class and crime
Attacking Ford over drugs reinforces the very system he upholds
I oppose the politics of Doug Ford. I oppose his hostility to a $15 minimum wage, the sex-ed curriculum, and...more)
Fight for $15 strategizes road to the Ontario election and beyond
The campaign will push all candidates to reflect workers demands, and continue regardless of who is elected
On March 23-24, 2018, the Fight for $15 and Fairness movement organized their third annual provincial strategy meeting to look...more)
Interview: Soaring Eagle’s Camp Toronto
Camps across the country are demanding justice for Indigenous peoples
On a Sunday afternoon, March 4, a group of Indigenous youth and allies set up the Soaring Eagle’s camp in...more)
Carleton University workers striking to protect their pensions
The strike and growing solidarity to defend pensions has pushed the administration back to the bargaining table
Around 850 administrative, technical and library workers at Carleton University began picketing at campus entrances on March 5 as they...more)
Movie review: the Death of Stalin
The film shows the absurd scapegoating under Stalin, but doesn't explain the counter-revolution that created it
There can hardly be a less likely subject for a comedy than the death of Stalin and the power struggle...more)
World history meets my lungs
Change is in the air, with a divided working class and a new generation breathing life into struggle
Human beings are cooperative, sharing and caring beings. It is our nature to work together, to solve problems and share...more)
Unite to stop hate
Join events on March 21 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
I had the opportunity to take part in a conference in London put on by Stand Up to Racism, an...more)
Review: Black Panther
When Hollywood meets afro-futurism, the results are a mix of liberation politics and mass consumption
As the excitement of Black Panther begins to dissipate, it becomes increasingly important to dissect the film with sober minds...more)
1968 and the Japanese Student Movement
Through protests and occupations, students challenged capitalist education, police brutality and imperialism
Behind the barricades, 1968 was a time when the actual and the impossible were indiscernible. From late 1950s to 1970,...more)
Interview: Hassan Diab’s fight for justice
The falsely-accused and extradited Carlton professor finally won justice, and is fighting for others
Hassan Diab is a former Carleton University professor of sociology. In 2014, Canada fulfilled France’s extradition request and sent Professor...more)
Resistance returns to Iran
While Western right-wing forces try to co-opt opposition, the people themselves have the power to change
In the last days of 2017, the western media showed pictures of protests in Iran. Hundreds took to the streets...more)
Automation: will robots take our jobs?
Fears of automation are used to discipline workers, but its our labour that creates everything including technology
Automation is coming. The punditocracy, academics and headline writers all agree: society will be upended by mass automation. Increasing the...more)
Dehors Barrette: Quebec health workers fight austerity
Petitions and protests, encouraged by left party Quebec solidaire, are challenging healthcare austerity
On January 29, at 8am, a young nurse in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Emilie Ricard, published a Facebook photo of herself...more)

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