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  • Take My Benefits – Please!

    Employment-based healthcare has become an anchor around the neck of the US working class. Keep reading »

  • Die Linke: Now What?

    Three Suggestions for a Left Strategy Discussion Society is being transformed. The party system is in a state of upheaval. Parties continually find themselves in troubled waters, and Die Linke (The Left Party) is no exception. Keep reading »

  • France at a Crossroads

    The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed neoliberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the … Keep reading »

  • Argentina: Facing Another Debt Crisis

    After four years of brutal neoliberal policies under Mauricio Macri as President, Argentina is again facing a major debt crisis. Let us remember that when Macri started his mandate in December 2015 he accepted all the injunctions formulated by a New York magistrate, who had ruled in the favor of vulture funds against Argentina. This … Keep reading »

  • Will Boeing Survive as a Civilian Aircraft Maker in 2020?

    The dismissal of the company’s CEO is akin to putting a Band-Aid on a stage 4 tumor. Keep reading »

  • Living Wages for Airport Workers?

    The 2018 increase in Ontario’s hourly minimum wage to $14 was perhaps the most substantial victory for low-wage workers in decades, including workers at Pearson International Airport. In a recent survey, it was found that 1 in 5 of the airport’s 50,000 workers earns minimum wage. The Fight for $15 and Fairness continues the struggle, … Keep reading »

  • We Should Be Free to Say ‘Fuck You’ to the Boss

    As soon as we show up for work, our much-vaunted free speech goes out the window. But when we win full employment and don’t fear losing our jobs, we can tell the boss what we really think. Keep reading »

  • India’s Democracy Is Facing an Existential Threat

    India’s Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu made a curious comment on 28 December. “Express dissent in a democratic way,” he said. Before he became the Vice President – a largely symbolic role – Naidu was the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the far-right political organization that now governs India. Naidu made his comment … Keep reading »

  • The Limits of Capitalism

    At this point in human history, the limits of capitalism and the limits of our species’ life on Earth have converged. We have never been here before, and we cannot go back. The political activism of my youth was largely in solidarity with anti-colonial movements in Africa and Palestine, anti-US imperialist movements and dictatorships in … Keep reading »

  • Statement on Assassination of Qasem Soleimani and its Aftermath

    The US military’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military commanders of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (IRI) expansionist regional policies and its proxy wars in the Middle East, can lead to retaliation by the Islamic regime. Such retaliation, the threat of further US retaliation and a chain reaction could further destabilize the … Keep reading »

  • If Housing is a Right We Should Take It

    In Toronto and across Canada, homelessness has reached proportions that no rational and just society would tolerate and it constitutes an emergency situation. The Trump Administration, seeing levels of destitution in California that are producing social dislocation, is preparing for a brutal crackdown on the homeless. We would do well to understand how close we … Keep reading »

  • Oppose US and Iran War

    The most worrisome aspect of these developments is that they might lead to catastrophic consequences and full-scale war. That would in turn overshadow the wave of uprisings that have broken out in the Middle East and North Africa, from Sudan and Algeria to Iraq, Lebanon and Iran. Keep reading »