Author: Greg Albo

Greg Albo teaches political economy at York University, Toronto. Recent publications include: Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism (2018; with Bryan Evans); A World Turned Upside Down? Socialist Register 2019 (with Leo Panitch); and Class, Party, Revolution (2018; with Leo Panitch and Alan Zuege).

  • Celebrating and Struggling This May Day

    The Long, Hard Haul at the Vale Inco Strike The fight of popular and workers’ movements across the world against neoliberal capitalism in the current period is not an easy one. The increasing reliance on global markets and corporate power as the vehicles for organizing economic, social and political life over the last two decades has … Keep reading »

  • In and Out of Crisis

    The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives With the recent publication of their new book on the financial crisis and the crisis of the North American Left, In and Out Of Crisis (PM Press, 2010), ZNet took the opportunity to interview Greg Albo, Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch on some of the themes of the book … Keep reading »

  • Launch of Socialist Register 2010: Morbid Symptoms, Health Under Capitalism

    Part 1: A panel discussion with contributing authors: Colin Leys (Health, health care and capitalism), Pat Armstrong (Contradictions at work: struggles for control in Canadian health care), Roddy Loepky (Certain wealth: Accumulation in the health industry). Part 2: Commentators: Dr Andy Coates (Physicians for a National Health Program, Co-Chair, Single Payer New York) and Natalie (Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition). Watch video »

  • Greed Wrecked Copenhagen

    Shambles in Copenhagen

    The United Nations conference to address climate change in Copenhagen over the last week has illustrated several crucial features about the contemporary political setting, as Obama completes a year in power in the United States, NATO plots a military surge into the war setting spanning Palestine to Afghanistan and an economic recovery staggers along. Keep reading »

  • Ontario’s Budgetary Dilemmas: Exit Strategies and Neoliberalism

    The financial panic that consumed U.S. mortgage markets two years ago quickly became a global economic crisis of alarming breadth and depth. No country or sector has been able to insulate itself from the turmoil. For the first time since the Great Depression, the world market as a whole is expected to register a contraction. … Keep reading »

  • Toronto City Workers on Strike: Battling Neoliberal Urbanism

    On June 22nd, City of Toronto workers walked off the job leaving garbage uncollected, parks and recreation programmes shutdown, daycares shuttered and a range of services critical to city living suspended. Faced with some one hundred pages of contract demands and concessions, a stark break in the wage pattern already established for other city workers, … Keep reading »

  • Unions and the Crisis: Ways Forward?

    This May Day, the day of celebration of the international working class movement, arrives in the midst of an international crisis of capitalism. For the first time since the 1930s, the world economy is expected to shrink. As a result, some 50 million workers are being added to the numbers of unemployed; migrant workers as … Keep reading »

  • Violence Today: Actually Existing Barbarism

    Toronto, February 4, 2009 – This event launches The Socialist Register 2009 as well as the second edition of Leo Panitch’s Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination. Sponsored by: York University Book Store, Fernwood Books, the Socialist Project, and the Socialist Register. Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by • Leo Panitch: Actually Existing Barbarism … Watch video »

  • Financial Chaos and the Crisis of Neoliberalism

    A workshop on understanding the credit crisis and its implications for wages, pensions, American power and Left alternatives Toronto — 26 October 2008. Coordinators: Greg Albo, community activist, Socialist Project and Professor of Political Economy, York University Adam Hanieh, CAIA and Political Science, McMaster University Tom Marois, Latin American Solidarity Activist and Development Studies, Queen’s University … Watch video »

  • Harper’s Bunker: The State, Neoliberalism and the Election

    The manner of governing of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government might be characterized as a paradox with a purpose. A sharp centralization of authority over decision-making and political management in the executive branches of the state – particularly to augment policing, warmaking and market-enhancing administrative capacities – is accompanied by an equally focused policy agenda that … Keep reading »

  • Labour Day 2008 and Canadian Workers

    Labour Day 2008 in Canada sees a number of longer term trends over this period of neoliberalism intensifying – downward pressures on real wages, growing precarious and marginal work, undermining of public sector services and work, increasing reliance on migrant workers with restricted rights, and mounting global inequalities. A recession resulting from the overaccumulation of … Keep reading »

  • Market Meltdown

    Capitalism and the Crisis of Neoliberalism Toronto — 17 July 2008. Presentations by: Introduction Greg Albo, Professor of Political Economy, York University Jim Stanford, Economist, Canadian Auto Workers David McNally, Professor of Political Science, York University