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  • The Red Scare and the Death of Stalin

    An excerpt from Holocaust to Resistance: My Journey by Suzanne Berliner Weiss (pp. 45-47). Weiss’s book, released this month by Fernwood Publishers, tells of her eight decades of engagement with the movement for social justice. Her book launch will take place Friday, October 18, at 7 p.m., at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. (St. George … Keep reading »

  • Cuba: Something That Must Be Defended

    For starters, I must say that the present juncture hasn’t been particularly harsh for me. It must have been luck, but the right bus has always turned up to get me out of a jam. I’ve managed to travel with some leg room even. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand and relate to the difficult … Keep reading »

  • Make GM Government Motors Again

    Seven years ago, we owned General Motors (GM). With 49,000 autoworkers walking pickets to finally end the concessions, it’s mind-boggling to remember that the US Treasury owned GM for three years – and managed to do virtually nothing to benefit the working class with it. Keep reading »

  • Ten Reasons to say No: A Primer on Sidewalk Labs’ Plan for Toronto

    Review of Sidewalk Labs’ plans for Toronto’s waterfront and some of the reasons to say no to corporate control and to insist instead, on a democratic and citizen driven process. Keep reading »

  • The Saga of SNC-Lavalin: Quebec Inc. and the Canadian State

    For several months now the SNC-Lavalin saga has continued to unfold, although it has been displaced somewhat in the current election campaign. You will recall the small storm that arose when star cabinet ministers in the Trudeau government, Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould in particular, resigned over the refusal to prosecute some shady “cases.” Trudeau, … Keep reading »

  • Solidarity with UAW Strikers

    A lively crowd of Unifor Local 222 members and retirees came out October 7 to show their solidarity with the workers who are taking on General Motors in the US. Keep reading »

  • British Unions Vote to Boycott Israel

    “At the moment we’re looking at a people lacking the control that allows them to function as a society – water, the freedom to travel, the basic right to safety,” said Martin Sundram, delegate for the Artists’ Union of England (AUE) at the annual congress of the British trade union movement. The AUE tabled Motion … Keep reading »

  • Ontario’s Resource Revenue Sharing Agreements

    A Step Toward Reconciliation? Announced last spring, Ontario’s new resource revenue sharing (RRS) agreements with three northern First Nations councils are set to come into effect this fall. The agreements were marketed with lofty rhetoric. The government press release described them as “an historic step on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.” The … Keep reading »

  • Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All

    Draft Globalization programme submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten, Denmark, to the party’s next Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October. The world economy is characterized by major economic inequalities and by a production system that has already exceeded the limits of what is globally sustainable. Today we see upheaval and war, … Keep reading »

  • Bringing SNC-Lavalin to Mind in this Uninspiring Federal Election

    Who would have believed, just a few months ago, that the SNC-Lavalin scandal would scarcely have been registered so far as one of the key issues in the current Federal election? This has nothing to do with the short memories of our politicians or the voters. Rather it depressingly speaks to the narrow range of … Keep reading »

  • What Happened in Sudan?

    On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary tide. Keep reading »

  • The Canadian Election and Palestinian Solidarity

    Voters looking to cast a ballot in support of Palestinian rights will be out of luck when it comes to the main parties – PM Trudeau’s Liberals, and the main opposition Conservatives #elxn43 #cdnpoli Keep reading »