• Massively Expand Public Transport Now

    During the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) announced its support for a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030. According to the ITF’s General Secretary Stephen Cotton, “The ITF and its affiliates are ready to support the declaration in real and tangible ways. We recognise that if we … Keep reading »

  • It’s Time We Dispel The Myth Of ‘Progressive’ Liberalism In Ontario

    Far from progressive public policy, it has been tax cuts and austerity that has prevailed in Ontario over the last decade. Keep reading »

  • Praise the Workers, Not Amazon

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass declared 161 years ago. Last week saw that truth on broad display as Amazon, facing growing political and organizing pressure, announced it was setting a minimum wage of $15/hour for its U.S. workforce and also raising wages in England. The company’s declaration followed months of … Keep reading »

  • The Age of Unreason

    The Knowledge-Practice Relation and its Political Significance In many contemporary societies, there is a typical distrust of knowledge claims that are backed by reason and evidence. Correspondingly, there is a popular penchant for knowledge claims that have no basis in reason or evidence. It is as if post-modernism is being put into practice in popular circles. … Keep reading »

  • Round Two of the Brazilian Election: Interview with Stedile of the MST

    After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad (Workers’ Party – PT) and Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party – PSL), a member of the national board of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) João Pedro Stedile spoke with Brasil de Fato Radio about the next steps in … Keep reading »

  • The Defence of Humanity Requires the Radicalisation of Popular Struggles

    In August this year, the acclaimed socialist writer and activist Samir Amin (1931-2018) passed away. Born in Egypt and educated in Port Said and Paris, he eventually settled as director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal from 1980. Samir was author of numerous books including his well-known Accumulation on a World Scale (1970), … Keep reading »

  • Chevron, Corporations and the Law Versus Life and Lives

    The decision in Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation by the Ontario Court of Appeal denied justice owed to some 30,000 Ecuadorian people grievously harmed by profiteering oil companies. The story is an example of how the routine application of formality in law, accompanied by the pulverization of the dispute’s setting, is designed to benefit the truly … Keep reading »

  • MST Open Letter on Brazil Election

    Statement by MST on this delicate moment of Brazilian politics #EleNão. Keep reading »

  • Authoritarian Brazil Redux?

    On Sunday 7th of October, the Brazilian people will go to the polls to elect their next president. There has never been such a dramatic election since January 15th 1985 when Brazil returned, the vote to the polls after twenty years of dictatorship (1964-1985) – although voting took place still within the electoral college system … Keep reading »

  • Politicizing Public Transit in Toronto

    Analysis of public transit in Toronto. Is it too political, or not political enough? Keep reading »

  • Solidaires Score Important Breakthrough in Quebec Election

    Analysis of the 2018 Quebec general election and the growth of the Québec solidaire party. Keep reading »

  • Public Ownership for Energy Democracy

    Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid Energy democracy – a new idea from the ranks of community organizers, labour, and renewable energy advocates who see our current energy system as broken and destructive – seeks to take on the political and economic change needed to tackle the energy transition holistically. A … Keep reading »