- Building a Mass Socialist Party
We desperately need a mass socialist party. But the dictum 'build it and they will come' won’t get us very far. Such a party has preconditions. It demands grounding in dramatic and sustained uptakes in the level of popular struggles and, above all, the generalization of institutionalized, vibrant bases of working-class support.
By Sam Gindin - 19 January 2017, 4:00pm
- Charges dropped in Sarnia against Aamjiwnaang Anishnaabe land defenders
A group of environmental activists who chained themselves to Enbridge Line 9 equipment left a Sarnia courtroom Friday without criminal convictions in what’s being billed as a precedent-setting victory for pipeline demonstrators across Ontario. Vanessa Gray, 24, of Sarnia, along with Guelph residents Sarah Scanlon, 30, and Stone Stewart, 29, had been facing charges of mischief endangering lives and mischief over $5,000 after they occupied an Enbridge site on Mandaumin Road and allegedly manually shut down a valve there on Dec. 21, 2015.
19 January 2017, 12:00pm
- We need to talk about the Anthropocene
Working out the time-scale of the Anthropocene epoch can not be left to natural scientists, a group of researchers argued in Nature journal last month. Historians, anthropologists and others who study human society need to be brought in to the discussion, they said.
By Gabriel Levy - 19 January 2017, 2:00am
- More than 1,600 factory workers are being fired after Trump said he’d save their jobs
Dragging on a cigarette as he sits in the hall of United Steelworkers Local 1999, Robert James says, 'Trump stood on stage and lied about 1,100 jobs being saved at Carrier in Indianapolis.' James, 57, is the local vice president and a forklift driver who’s worked for 18 years at the Indiana-based factory that manufactures furnaces for homes. In February 2016 Carrier told more than 2,000 workers at two factories in the Hoosier State they were going to be fired and production would shift to Monterrey, Mexico.
By Arun Gupta - 18 January 2017, 1:30pm
- Read The Women’s March On Washington’s Beautifully Intersectional Policy Platform
The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington just released a four-page document outlining the principles and goals of the protest, and it’s the definition of intersectional feminism. The Women’s March will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 in DC with sister marches all over the country (and world) to 'affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.'
By Alanna Vagianos - 18 January 2017, 2:00am