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G.E. uranium processing out of our neighbourhood
Nuclear power is not safe and not green
Residents of Lansdowne-Davenport, on the west side of Toronto, were surprised to learn a few weeks ago that we have...more)
Toronto-west needs good jobs not condos
The factories workers have vowed to fight the closure. The rest of the 99% should support them.
In late 2013 the 60-year-old Mr.Christie’s Bakery facility at Lake Shore West is set to close and by doing so...more)
Jordan: protests lead to revolution
Protests against austerity and lack of democracy are escalating into a revolution against imperialism
Thousands gathered in Amman on November 13 protesting against the raise in fuel prices. The protest that started peaceful ended...more)
Bahraini students: the struggle against oppression
Students and workers continue their fight against Western backed Al-Khalifa monarchy despite the oppression of the state.
Students and workers in Bahrain have played a primary role in what’s known as the Pearl Revolution. They continue their...more)
Reasons to celebrate the Russian Revolution of 1917
International Women's Day Petrograd 1917
The inspiring success and tragic defeat of the Russian Revolution offer lessons for the future
“The most indubitable feature of a revolution is the direct interference of the masses in historical events. In ordinary times...more)
Engels and Indigenous Feminism
Talking Marxism columnist Abbie Bakan looks at the debt owed by Engels' classic "Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State" to the historic role of indigenous women.
The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State , written by Frederick Engels in 1884, is one of...more)
War and remembrance
"Remembrance Day" is about slyly glorifying wars past and preparing us to accept wars to come
When I was a little boy, my brothers and I were rummaging through boxes of old, packed-away stuff in our...more)
Why 'men's rights' groups are wrong
"Men's rights groups" blame women, dupe men, and ignore poverty, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia
“Men’s rights” groups are a growing phenomenon, with “men’s centres”, and “men’s issues awareness” clubs appearing on campuses. Manipulating men’s...more)
Frankenstorm: an entirely appropriate name
Frankenstorm is a monster made by capitalist climate change
Frankenstein was the name of the doctor who created a monster. Frankenstorm, the tongue-in-cheek name for the storm labelled Sandy,...more)
Green jobs and ecological revolution
We have all the technology we need to get all our energy from clean, renewable sources, the ecological revolution cannot be achieved without a socialist challenge to the world order.
All the material conditions for an ecological revolution are here now. All the techniques for reducing energy consumption and replacing...more)
The first 50 days of the PQ government
After responding to the pressure of the student movement, the PQ is already starting to show its true colours
October 25 marked the fiftieth day of the PQ government of Quebec. Out of the gate, Pauline Marois' minority PQ...more)
Thousands rally to oppose pipelines in BC
On October 22, lead by several BC First Nations, close to 5,000 people came together to stop the planned Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines.
On October 22, under the stewardship of several BC First Nations, close to 5,000 people from all over BC came...more)
Lessons from Chicago's teacher's strike
A Chicago teacher reveals the rank-and-file strategy central to the strike's success
Deborah Pope, Chicago teacher and an organizer of the recent teachers strike, spoke in Toronto on October 11 to elementary...more)
Dodo Harper abets 'oceans fertilization' crimes
If you thought climate change was bad, wait until you hear about the profit-driven "solutions"
A massive geo-engineering “experiment” in the Pacific west of Haida Gwaii encapsulates everything that is wrong with capitalism’s response to...more)
The sad truth about Aboriginal post-secondary funding
It is time for the government to be held accountable for their promises.
As an aboriginal student, who works three part time jobs to pay her tuition fees and rent I often get...more)
Workers threaten continued strike against Wal-Mart
Following historic strikes, Wal-Mart workers and supporters are planning boycotts, flash mobs and information pickets.
On October 4, the first ever strikes at Wal-Mart occured, as walkouts and marches were supported by 88 workers in...more)
Sex-selection abortion: the latest anti-choice ploy
A sexist and racist decoy that provides a cover for the Tories and their austerity agenda.
While the Tories lost the vote on anti-choice Motion 312 , they used it as a launching pad for Motion...more)
Blocking the tar sands in Texas: an eyewitness report
Elizabeth Clinton reports from East Texas on the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the efforts to stop it from being constructed
Elizabeth Clinton reports from East Texas on the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the efforts to stop it...more)
Argo: a good film with bad timing
It behooves us to think more critically about the way this movie plays into the dominant narrative and the hands of those promoting it.
On November 4, 1979, amid the Iranian Revolution which overthrew that country’s US-backed absolute monarchy, a group of armed Islamist...more)
Mounting problems behind Chavez's victory
Without Chávez controling these contradictions will require more and more repression, and the people will have to organize anew, independently of those in power.
On 7 October, Hugo Chávez was re-elected as Venezuelan president with 55.4 per cent of the vote. Opposition candidate Henrique...more)
Syrian Revolution poses severe test for Turkey's rulers
Outside powers would like to bend this struggle to meet their own interests, but the dangers of intervention make their policies hesitant and confused.
The first real sign that the civil war in Syria could spill over into a wider conflict came last week...more)
People's History of World War II
WWII was neither an imperialist war for national interests nor a people’s war for a better society, but rather it was both.
A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance versus Empire By Donny Gluckstein Reviewed by Peter Hogarth A People’s...more)
How we won abortion rights
Abortion rights were seen as one of a number of demands that the women’s movement was struggling for in the fight for reproductive rights for all.
A major victory was won when the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the federal abortion law in January of 1988...more)
Barbarians accept Statesmen awards with one hand, Iraq Iran with the other
We need to organize tirelessly now – as we did in 2002 and 2003 – to galvanize public opinion against another war based on misinformation and grounded in racism.
Things are sickeningly familiar these days – as though we’re experiencing collective déjà vu or being transported back in time...more)
Stop Harper, and the Tories' wars abroad and at home
We need to build movements for a future of reproductive justice and a peaceful, healthy planet.
The Harper government supports the looming war on Iran, while attacking women’s rights and destroying the environment at home. War...more)


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