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2017: a year of struggle
The year Trump became president was also a year of struggles against everything he represents
The following is a brief overview of some of the major struggles of the past year, seen through articles on...more)
In 2018 keep fighting for $15 and fairness
2018 will be a year of defending and extending $15 and fairness in the streets, workplaces, campuses and at the ballot box
This New Year’s workers across Ontario can celebrate the passing of Bill 148, which will give 1.7 million workers a...more)
Interview: the ongoing struggle in Catalonia
Despite severe repression against Catalonia’s October referendum in favour of independence, pro-independence parties won a majority of seats in regional...more)
Net neutrality repealed
Telecom giants are trying to restrict information, but this won't stop movements
Since its inception the internet has been touted as a tool with radical democratic potential. As with most technology, utopian...more)
Toronto protest challenges Islamophobes
Labour and community activists confronted Islamophobe speaker Pamela Geller
On a dark night in December, trade unionists from the rapid response team of the Toronto and York Region Labour...more)
How the truckers won: socialists in 1934 Minneapolis
The lesson of socialist organization in fostering rank-and-file worker militancy is more relevant than ever
The spectre of socialism is haunting the ruling class. The last year, while filled with much to despair about, has...more)
Tories double down on double talk
With a majority of people opposing them, Tories are reconceptualizing their policies to make their bigotry more appealing
I sincerely regret to report that Jason Kenney has won a seat in the Alberta legislature. Kenney, former Igor to...more)
Toronto talks climate reform, walks austerity
The "balanced budget" refuses to fund the climate plan
Immediate action is needed to make sure the City of Toronto implements its climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas...more)
Hondurans won’t give up their democracy
After the 2009 coup, the US and its allies are undermining this year's election to preserve an economy of extraction and inequality
Hondurans are suffering with what looks a lot like another attack on their democracy and independence. Juan Orlando Hernández, who...more)
Trump: year one
Trump personifies capitalist reaction, and its vulnerability to mass movements
Making sense of the Trump presidency is impossible without a systematic understanding of the forces of reaction and capitalism which...more)
No deportations to torture: let Harkat stay
Trudeau is continuing Harper's secret trials and threat to deport Mohamed Harkat to torture
On December 8, protesters outside Parliament Hill and speakers inside the Hill media room marked 15 years since the unjust...more)
Socialized medicine, 1917-2017
Movements over healthcare distribution can be part of revolutionizing the control over all of society
This year millions felt the Bern for single-payer healthcare in the US, and have continued to mobilize against Trumps’ attacks...more)
BC NDP government will build Site C dam in order to defend Liberal tax cuts
Indigenous rights and the environment to be bulldozed under by Site C approval
Today, in approving continued construction of the Site C dam , the BC NDP decided to proceed with an incredibly...more)
Trudeau's militarism won't help Kurdistan
Canadian corporations are hungry for oil, not for Kurdish autonomy
The Canadian military intervention against ISIS was portrayed as another example of bringing stability to the world. It was clothed...more)
QS convention and radical independence
QS has merged with Option national and is building towards next October's election
On December 1 to 3, around 600 delegates of Quebec solidaire (QS) gathered on the south shore of Montreal for...more)
Raise wages not emissions
Connecting the climate and labour movements can win a just transition for high-carbon workers and higher wages for low carbon workers
As Naomi Klein explained in This Changes Everything, “There’s a close correlation between low wages and high emissions…Exploited workers and...more)
The Spanish Civil War – a hidden history
Spain 1936 glimpse of workers' self-emancipation and lessons on fighting fascism
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. What happened in Spain in 1936 was a civil...more)
Review: Prophets of Rage (2017 LP)
An anti-Trump album
“No hatred. Fuck racists. Blank faces. Time’s changin’. One nation. Unification. The vibration. Unfuck the world!” These chants in the...more)
Workers solidarity against NAFTA
There's no "team Canada" approach to NAFTA, it harms workers regardless of borders
The NAFTA negotiations have been going on for months but without a strong movement on the ground in Canada. Decades...more)
Lessons of the Ontario college strike
Despite Wynne ending the strike, the legacy continues
Mere hours after 12,000 striking Ontario college faculty massively rejected a forced offer vote by the College Employer Council, Premier...more)
Independent review on Site C confirms: shut it down!
Site C benefits big business at the expense of First Nations treaty rights and the environment
Thanks to tireless dedication from Indigenous communities, ranchers and land protectors in the Peace River valley, social justice and environmental...more)
Ottawa shuts down far-right ‘ACT! for Canada’
A community mobilization shut down an Islamophobic film screening
On November 25 anti-racist, anti-fascist, community and labour activists gathered in front of the Ottawa Public Library to protest the...more)
$15 and Fairness celebrates historic victory and prepares for struggles ahead
The same mass organizing that won $15 and fairness needs to grow to defend and extend the gains
The $15 and Fairness has secured a decisive victory to improve the lives of working people, after three years of...more)
Kinder Morgan will be stopped
With Indigenous activists leading the way, the climate justice movement needs to keep pushing the NDP/Greens to stop the tar sands pipeline
Climate justice activists in BC celebrated the cancellation of the proposed Energy East Tar Sands pipeline this October. Although Justin...more)
$15 and Fairness challenges higher education participation in Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Why are colleges and universities members of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and what does this mean in our fight...more)

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