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  • The Class Struggle Against the Pandemic

    Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign. Talking at a 400-strong online conference, he paid tribute to NEU and Unison members who had followed union advice … Keep reading »

  • Why Are People Going Hungry in India Despite a Massive Grain Surplus?

    The Indian intelligentsia has an incredible propensity to swallow the self-serving arguments of metropolitan capitalism that are typically supposed to constitute ‘economic wisdom’, and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of India’s food economy. There are a plethora of center-page articles in newspapers these days suggesting that Indian kisans (farmers) should move … Keep reading »

  • In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

    Blaming the deadly virus surge on individuals and their risky behavior ignores that the real fault lies with a government that chooses to prioritize the health of businesses over that of humans. Keep reading »

  • We Urge International Support to Palestinian Striking Workers

    On January 1st, 2021, when the world was celebrating the new year, 75 Palestinian workers at the Israeli settlement factory of Yamit Sinoun started an open strike demanding the company to respect their rights. The company produces water filtration systems for the global market and the striking workers demand human-like working conditions, better wages, paid … Keep reading »

  • Three Major Threats to Life on Earth

    Large parts of the world – outside of China and a few other countries – face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set aside the basic scientific protocols released by the World Health Organization and by scientific organizations reveals their … Keep reading »

  • Google Workers Launch New Union

    On January 4th, workers at Google and other Alphabet companies announced the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union with support from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) – the first of its kind in the company’s history. It will be the first union open to all employees and contractors at any Alphabet company, with dues-paying … Keep reading »

  • How Socialists Resist Rightist Coups: Lessons from the Early Communist International

    Parliaments and elections are no guarantee of democratic rights and fair treatment for working people. Capitalist forces displeased with an electoral outcome are all too likely to take direct action to impose their will, whether by financial manipulations, economic blockades, or military coups. Even apparently stable parliamentary regimes in dominant countries can be challenged in … Keep reading »

  • Long March to Peasant Unity in India

    The unprecedented unity among peasant organizations is not a sudden development. It has been built over several struggles, which have expanded the base of the peasant movement and snowballed into the massive protests against the new farm laws. The talks between farmers’ organizations and the Union government over the controversial pieces of legislation governing agricultural … Keep reading »

  • COVID-19 Crisis Situation In Ontario: Deadliest Day of the Pandemic

    January 7th is the deadliest day of the pandemic so far, 89 people died in the last 24-hour period. By every measure the situation is critical, warns the Ontario Health Coalition. Keep reading »

  • India Can Already Afford a Welfare State: It Just Needs to Tax Its Wealthiest Citizens

    Inheritance and wealth taxes alone, levied only on the top 1 per cent of the population, would be $196-billion and finance a welfare state in India. Keep reading »

  • Failure to Protect Essential Prisoner Workers Undermines Public Safety

    The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading through federal prisons. As of December 30, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has reported 1093 positive cases and three deaths among federal prisoners. The outbreaks show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Prisoners and advocates have called for action to combat the spread and keep prisoners and surrounding … Keep reading »

  • Trump’s Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East

    Ten years ago, a hawker in Tunisia set himself on fire, which spurred on people along the entire Mediterranean Sea – from Morocco to Spain – to rise up in revolt. They took to their squares indignant at the terrible conditions in which they had to make their lives. Little of their agenda has been … Keep reading »