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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)
Video interviews: Sid Ryan at the NDP convention
Sid Ryan discusses his history in the labour movement, the NDP convention and the Leap Manifesto
At the recent NDP convention in Ottawa, socialist.ca spoke with labour activist Sid Ryan about the trade union movement, the...more)
Taking on Tim Horton’s
Supporting Tim Hortons workers is part of putting pressure on political parties and empowering workers
On Tuesday February 13, a day before Valentine’s Day, people from across Ontario showed their love for Tim Horton’s workers...more)
Justice for Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine
Trudeau offers platitudes while denying Indigenous sovereignty
By now we are all familiar with the double tragedy surrounding 22-year old Colten Boushie, a member of the Red...more)
The spirit of Attica
A generation later, the prison rebellion is still a source of inspiration
America in 1971 was a country in the midst of massive social uprisings. The Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements,...more)
How precarious are we?
Despite claims of capital mobility, workers still have collective power in their workplaces
New Capitalism? The Transformation of Work, by Kevin Doogan Reviewed by Peter Hogarth In a recent Rabble Podcast, former NDP...more)
International left movements meet to spark bold change in Canada
Courage to Leap panel
Over 500 people gather at Courage to Leap forum to tackle the question of how the left can win with bold demands
Radical ideas are the life raft of the modern left. A 2016 Harvard University survey published in the Washington Post...more)
Courage to LEAP
The Leap Manifesto organizers are bringing the lessons of Corbyn and Sanders to Canada
The LEAP Manifesto was developed through a participatory process in which over 60 activists including a significant number of Indigenous...more)
Alanis Obomsawin: filming Indigenous strengths
The legendary film maker has spent 50 years giving voice to Indigenous struggles
Clad completely in red to show support for “missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys and disabled”, the legendary documentary...more)
Review: American Fall by Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag continue to be a powerful and popular voice with radical politics
With a cover featuring the Oval Office covered in stacks of money in the shape of a skull, it’s not...more)
Don't buy Notley's whine
Notley wine boycott will not help workers, but neither will buying wine
Don’t believe Alberta Premier Notley when she claims she is standing up for workers and their jobs. On February 6...more)
Stop Trudeau's pipeline
Protesters at Trudeau town hall in BC
The BC NDP has slowed down the hated Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. We need to keep up the pressure.
Ever since the BC NDP government’s approval of the hated Site C dam project, many climate justice activists have felt...more)
Parkdale strikes against Nuspor Investments
Dozens of activists and community members turned out in support of the rent strike against Nuspor Investments in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood.
"I live with two kids. It's so cold," Aziza said as bitter winds cut sharply through the crowd outside the...more)
Speak White: Robert LePage remembers Quebec
The solo play about Quebec's Quiet Revolution is now available as a book
Je me souviens. The Quebec license plate is the backdrop to renowned theatre-maker Robert LePage’s study of memory, “887.” We...more)
Carillion crash
The crash is yet another failure of neoliberal gospel, and capitalist practice
In October 2014 the business press reported: “Carillion Canada fined $900,000 for not properly clearing QEW during two storms.” What...more)
The rise and pathetic fall of Patrick Brown
His inner circle knew, his caucus knew and the Queen’s Park press corps knew, but all kept it quiet
Oh Patrick Brown, we hardly knew ye. Well, in fact we know more than enough. Two young women have brought...more)
National Day of Action brings mass support to Tim Hortons workers
From coast to coast people are saying "Roll up the Min to Win"
On Friday, January 19 the Fight For $15 and Fairness and labour movement allies launched actions at 50 Tim Hortons...more)
Québec solidaire and the NDP
The NDP decision to run candidates in the Quebec election undermines the success and solidarity of Quebec solidaire
For nearly 20 years, progressives, social democrats and anti-capitalists have struggled to build a viable electoral left in Quebec. In...more)

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