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  • Iranian Workers Condemn the Killing and Violent Suppression of Protesters

    On November 15, 2019, following a sudden 300% gasoline price hike, protests erupted across Iran, mostly by working-class and underprivileged people. Dissatisfaction among Iranians is at such high levels that in just 48 hours mass protests spread out to more than 100 cities. However, these righteous protests by the oppressed people were crushed and bloodied … Keep reading »

  • Green Jobs Oshawa and a Just Transition

    One year ago, GM announced the closure of the Oshawa Assembly Plant. Workers in the community faced the crushing reality that their livelihood was being stolen. At a time of record profits, in the billions of dollars, GM showed a complete disregard for thousands of workers and their communities. Out of this devastation Green Jobs … Keep reading »

  • The Vilification of Jeremy Corbyn

    The vilification of the leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, as an antisemite has intensified in the run up to the December 12 election in Britain. What makes this especially troubling, not to say bizarre, is that since he first became a member of parliament in 1983 Corbyn has been the most consistent … Keep reading »

  • From Uberization to Enhanced Public Mobility for All

    We have shown that the defense, improvement and expansion of public transport is essential if we are to help control and then reduce transport-related emissions. We have also shown how the current neoliberal policy framework must be rejected in order for public transport is to fulfill its true potential. This applies to both transport policy … Keep reading »

  • Trade Unions and Climate Change

    The Need for a Programmatic Shift Climate change is a trade union issue. That is what we increasingly, and rightly, have been told by international trade union leaders over the last ten to fifteen years. While the inter-governmental negotiations on climate change can be dated back to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 … Keep reading »

  • The Right to Mobility

    There’s a long way to go, but Labour’s manifesto could mark the first step in ending Britain’s obsession with the private car. Keep reading »

  • Bolivia: The Coup and the Right-Wing Assaults

    Corvin Russell speaks with Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network and Bret Gustafson of Washington University in St. Louis about the coup, right wing atrocities, and extreme repression currently happening in Bolivia. Keep reading »

  • Québec Solidaire Congress: A Few Skirmishes, But Shift Right?

    Congress focuses on completing fusion with Option nationale In the fusion agreement with Option nationale (ON) adopted at its previous congress, in December 2017, Québec solidaire committed to aligning its program with that of ON. This was the major objective of the unified party’s congress that met in the Montréal suburb of Longueuil on November 15-17. … Keep reading »

  • Origins of the Crisis: On the Coup in Bolivia

    Regarding recent events in Bolivia, some things are simple: Was it a coup? Yes. On Sunday, November 10, the commander-in-chief of Bolivia’s armed forces, General Williams Kaliman, publicly told Evo Morales, a constitutionally elected president, that he ought to resign for the good of the country. There is no other name for this kind of … Keep reading »

  • The Sword, The Pen and The Law – On Julian Assange

    “The more I pursued the question of why Assange has so little public support, the more disturbing the story became.” I follow the blog written by Craig Murray, a former British Ambassador with long experience of the UK’s deep state. When he wrote recently about the deteriorating state of health of Julian Assange, the Australian … Keep reading »

  • Two Reports from Chile

    The Neoliberal Miracle Under Fire Unexpected turmoil erupted in Chile on October 18th, when high school students mobilized against a subway fare increase. On October 25th, another two million Chileans joined them in opposition to the impacts of neoliberalism in every aspect of life. They are in revolt against political, social and economic abuses stemming from … Keep reading »

  • Stand by the Protesters in Iran!

    A statement by the Iranian leftist diaspora in the United Kingdom, France and Germany who have formed a loose coalition of academics and militants to express their support for the ongoing popular uprising in Iran. Keep reading »