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How do we move the trade union bureaucracy?
Trade union history shows that an engaged and militant rank and file is necessary to build movements that can win.
For socialists, the working class’ strategic location within capitalism makes it the social force capable of changing the world for...more)
Solidarity with IATSE local 58 - Send a message to John Tory and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Shame on John Tory and Maple Laefs Sports and Entertainment
There was a solidarity rally on Sunday November 11 for IATSE local 58 workers who have been locked out for...more)
50,000 march in Montreal for urgent climate action
More protests planned in leadup to COP 24
Thousands took to the streets across Quebec on November 10 th to demand the provincial government put forward a concrete...more)
The German Revolution of 1918-1919
Soldiers’ mutinies erupted in German naval ports, provoking civil unrest until the monarchy fell and the republic was proclaimed on November 9.
November marks the 100th anniversary of a little-known revolution in the heart of Western Europe. Like the Russian Revolution of...more)
How World War I was stopped
The First World War ended – not because the generals and the politicians wanted it to, but because workers and soldiers refused to fight.
This November 11 will mark 100 years since the end of the first world war and in Canada we will...more)
The tragedy of Two-Tier Tony
Tony Clement with gazebo as hat - by Tigana Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0
Clement is asking for understanding for his weaknesses, and that we allow him to seek help. While we would love to be charitable, here are some facts from Clement's career that might inform that charity.
After almost 20 years in “public service” Tony Clement’s career is in tatters thanks to news that he has been...more)
Kesha’s new album calls for change
Here Comes the Change is an anthem for a future worth fighting for
Kesha’s newest single, Here Comes the Change, is a powerful ballad focused squarely on equality and social justice. The song...more)
BC NDP: Green light and tax breaks for a devastating new fossil fuel project
Graphic of protest against pipelines and tankers
It’s time to de-privatize and democratize the energy sector
It is time to take the energy sector out of the hands of corporations and politicians. In the same week...more)
Mass protest against Steve Bannon in Toronto
Protesters oppose Steve Bannon in Toronto
Toronto sent a clear message opposing white supremacist Steve Bannon
About 1500 people joined an angry and determined protest against Steve Bannon in Toronto on November 2nd Bannon, the alt-right...more)
Indigenous sovereignty and socialism
From the Red River Rebellions, to the rise of Red Power, to Idle No More, new book rightly celebrates the evolution and constancy of Indigenous struggle.
Hats off to authors Valerie Lannon and Jesse McLaren for tackling the difficult task of producing a succinct overview of...more)
Radical electoralism: COPE victory in Vancouver
COPE will continue the fight for a rent freeze, mansion tax, and an end to homelessness
Jean Swanson and COPE's victory in winning a seat on Vancouver city council shows that radical politics can win.
There is lots of good news from the Vancouver city election on October 20. First and foremost is that one...more)
Socialist Hip Hop – Labour of Love review
The Socialist Vocalist raps against precarity and in support of solidarity
At the October 25th launch event in Toronto, I asked The Socialist Vocalist AKA Mohammad Ali what local underground talent...more)
The People's Party is the people's mess
With official politics moving to the right, we need strong movements in the streets
A few months ago it would have sounded silly. Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer seemed like two peas in a...more)
The truth about Bill 148 and people with disabilities
In August, the Ford government cut the planned social assistance increase in half. More sweeping changes are expected to be announced by November 8th.
On October 3rd 2018, Premier Ford spoke to provincial Parliament in defense of his decision to repeal Bill 148, the...more)
Toronto election – more of the same
In an election marred by the manipulations of the Ford provincial government, cutting the number of wards almost in half,...more)
Ford cuts healthcare funding, prepares ground for privatization
Cuts and privatization won't solve the problem created by cuts and privatization
“No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party...more)
Stephen Harper’s message: give me a fascist any day
Harper would rather Trump--and his far right associates like Bannon--than Corbyn or Sanders
Former Prime Minister and current corporate reptile Stephen Harper recently told Global News: “I look at Donald Trump. Obviously, there’s...more)
Day of action tells Ford: hands off our $15 minimum wage
Oct 15 rally for $15/hour and fairness takes on Ford
Rallies across Ontario to defend $15 and fairness take on Ford
On October 15, actions across the province mobilized to defend $15 and Fairness for Ontario workers. Doug Ford’s Conservative government...more)
Examining Toronto mayoral candidates responses to violence in Toronto
Only Saron Gebresellassi calls for real change, with more jobs and less cops
In recent debates, Toronto mayoral candidates have been asked the question “How will you deal with criminal activity in the...more)
Munk debate exposes “free speech” farce
Granting a platform for unrepentant white-supremacist hate speech will strengthen the far-right and normalize racism and fascism behind banal words like 'populism'.
Almost 100 years ago W B Yeats wrote a poem called The Second Coming that seems to capture the essence...more)
Kavanaugh protests challenge supreme court injustice
The mass protests show that real change comes from below
The recent spectacle of the confirmation of Republican Brett Kavanagh's nomination to the Supreme Court in the US is yet...more)
The CAQ: Back to the future
Opposition is growing to the new Quebec government's divide and conquer policies
The Quebec election brought one surprise: the election of 10 new members of a young left party, Quebec solidaire, on...more)
Resistance is happening: fight to win $15 and Fairness
A victory for $15 and Fairness would inspire all other struggles
Over 40,000 students with the support of teachers walked out of their schools across Ontario demanding that the provincial government...more)
Breakthrough for Quebec Solidaire
Left party triples seat count and gets ready to fight the right
The two parties that have traded power in Quebec for generations, the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois, were both kicked...more)
Partial victory for renters, more to come
Rally against the rent hikes organized by the Vancouver Tenants Union
Organizing in Vancouver reduces rent hikes
September 24, 2018 marks a small but important victory for renters throughout British Columbia. Despite this partial victory, battle for...more)

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