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Toronto Library workers: strike threat and community support pushes concessions off the table
Building from their 2012 strike, library workers mobilized their members and supporters to resist austerity
Toronto Library workers in CUPE 4948 stared down all the concessions that Mayor John Tory was attempting to extract in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Justice for Gilary Massa!
Maternity leave under attack: unite, fight back!
About 100 people joined the downtown Toronto rally and march on Mother’s Day, May 8, to support Gilary Massa. The...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
The Leap Manifesto and oil workers
The strike by US oil workers last year shows how labour and environmental groups can build solidarity
The discussion over the Leap Manifesto which erupted after the NDP Convention seemed to reopen the debate over jobs versus...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Videos: climate justice panel discussion
A panel discussion on Indigenous rights and just transition
Last month, the Ideas for Real Change conference featured a panel discussion with Indigenous activist Myeengun Henry, oil sands worker...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Tell Trudeau: let war resisters stay
Canada should be a refuge from militarism
Despite growing public pressure, the Liberal government is still pursuing the litigation against war resisters that started under Harper, re-litigating...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
NDP convention: to stumble or to leap?
The NDP ditched Mulcaire and voted to study the Leap Manifesto, but is this enough?
From April 8-10, a convention took place in Edmonton to decide the future of the NDP. At the end of...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Soviet Princeton: BC's radical history
The history of the early Communist party, the workers they helped organize, and the right-wing forces they fought
No, not that Princeton. This is a story of the little town in British Columbia’s Interior Region, which suffered from...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ghomeshi trial shows justice system is guilty
A system that puts survivors on trial is guilty
Last month saw a wave of anger appear as Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of sexual assault and choking charges. After...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Remembering Viola Desmond
Viola Desmond reminds us of Canada's history of anti-Black racism, and of resistance
Some have referred to her as the Canadian Rosa Parks. But Rosa Parks could be called the American Viola Desmond...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Students and workers fighting for change
French student have taken to the streets supporting the unions in their fight against the socialist prime minister Francois Hollande’s...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
May Day: Toronto airport workers united
Airport workers celebrated May Day by fighting for $15 and fairness
On May 1, International Workers Day, unorganized workers from the Fight for 15 and Fairness campaign joined workers from the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
INAC occupations: solidarity with Attawapiskat
INAC occupations challenged the legacy of colonialism and built solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Last week Council of Mothers ended their occupation of the Vancouver office of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), after...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
May Day: democracy rising
Struggles are rising, from the US to France to Egypt
This May Day there’s something in the air: an air of democracy which is running through the American primaries and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Fight for $15, from Chicago to Toronto
Working class struggle is building, from Chicago teachers to Toronto airport workers
On April 1 the Chicago Teachers’ Union and the Fight for $15 launched joint strike action. Then on April 15,...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Iron and Earth: oil sands workers demand climate jobs
Workers fired by tar sands corporations are asking for training in renewables
Since spring of this year a small band of oil sands workers have come together to fight against the growing...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
April 14-15: international days of action in the Fight for $15
The Fight for 15 is going global, raising wages by building working class unity
April 14 and 15, 2016 marked a new high point in the Fight for $15 movement in North America and...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Conference highlights movements for real change
Annual conference discussed historical lessons and current struggles
The International Socialists’ annual Marxism conference tackled some big issues and saw attendance from socialists and other activists from across...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Remembering Prince’s life and politics
Prince challenged gender norms, the power of record labels, and anti-Black racism
In reaction to Prince’s passing many mainstream press focused on how many records he sold, but for his fans it...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ideas for Real Change: Marxism 2016
Join the annual conference of the International Socialists
Join the annual conference of the International Socialists(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
‘Clean growth’ vs climate jobs
While Trudeau is pushing "clean growth" to keep expanding tar sands, we need a real transition to climate jobs
The 2016 federal budget climate change programs are included in a section titled “A Clean Growth Economy.” In amongst the...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Solidarity with Attawapiskat
The suicide crisis in Attawapiskat and the inaction by government are both symptoms of ongoing colonialism
On April 9, Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency. There had been reports of eleven suicide attempts in...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Oppose the BC Liberals’ Massey megabridge
BC Liberals want to waste $3.5 billion to expand tankers, traffic and tolls instead of public transit
Soon after returning from the Paris Climate talks, BC Premier Christy Clark announced that her government was planning a big...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
50 years since the Black Panther Party
The Black Panthers build a revolutionary organization against racism
Fifty years ago, in West Oakland, two college classmates took action against the poverty, inequality and police brutality that they...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Life, death, dignity, and the state
Debates on physician-assisted death must also challenge the oppression of people with disabilities
The right to choose when and how we die, on its surface, may seem like something the government has no...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)
Ten years of Québec solidaire
Rather than run a provincial NDP, people should support the existing left-wing alternative in Quebec
Ten years ago, people in Quebec who want a better world—to eradicate poverty, environmental destruction, sexism, racism, homophobia, the oppression...(<span style="color: #CC0000">more</span>)

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