• United Europe Represses the Right to Protest Against NATO

    On April 4th the leaders of the NATO member countries met on the French-German border in Strasbourg France for the 60th anniversary of NATO. At this meeting the U.S. was to propose an escalation of the war in Afghanistan and ask for greater troop commitment from NATO countries. A major demonstration was organized to oppose … Keep reading »

  • Another Left is Possible

    The New Anti-Capitalist Party It would be wrong to see last Thursday’s massively successful protest actions in France as distant and exotic, of no particular relevance to us here in Canada. With the economic meltdown heralding a new political era, and with most of the country’s Left and social movements still stunned and disoriented following their … Keep reading »

  • Neoliberalism and the State

    John Shields and Bryan Evans, professors of politics and public administration at Ryerson University, discuss neoliberalism and the State in Canada and the USA. Watch video »

  • Harvest of Injustice: The Oppression of Migrant Workers on Canadian Farms

    Some say that nothing happens by chance. At the very least, it was a fortunate accident that my first job, when I arrived in Canada from Bolivia three years ago, was in a tomato greenhouse in South Delta, British Columbia – one of the first in the province to request migrant farm workers from Mexico … Keep reading »

  • Countering Palestine Solidarity Work in Canada

    “Words wreak havoc when they find a name for what had up to then been lived namelessly” – Jean Paul Sartre Over the past several months of 2008, Israel advocacy organizations have entered a period of ongoing mobilization in an effort to decisively counter what they see as the growing influence and impact of the … Keep reading »

  • China and the World Market: Thirty Years of the ‘Reform’ Policy

    It is now thirty years since the People’s Republic of China announced its market reform policy at the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 1978, under the then new leadership of Deng Xiaoping. The policy followed the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the purging … Keep reading »

  • A New European Socialist Movement?

    The emergence of the Left Party (Linkspartei) in Germany is the most significant development of a new political party to the left of social democracy in decades in Europe. The formation of the Left Party coincided with the anti-G8 mobilization in Germany a year ago. It was followed by a startling rise in the opinion … Watch video »

  • A Continental Campaign for Living Wages and Social Justice

    A coalition of Mexican unions and social movements has been calling for a continental workers’ campaign for a living wage and social justice in the three NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) countries. The original call was made in November 2006 (see Bullet No. 49). It is being followed by new efforts to develop this … Keep reading »

  • Next Steps for the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

    The following article is an updated version of a talk given in Toronto on October 4, at the launch of the book Between the Lines: Readings on Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. “War on Terror” ( Haymarket Books, 2007) edited by Tikva Honig-Parnass and Toufic Haddad. The launch of this book is an extremely … Keep reading »

  • The Hamilton Declaration on the Palestinian National Struggle

    Over the weekend of October 27-28th, 2007, 54 delegates from Palestinian community organizations across Canada participated in a two-day convention in Hamilton, entitled the Palestine National Voice Preparatory Conference. The convention was the third in a series of preparatory meetings toward the founding of a national organization representing the Palestinian community in Canada. Previous meetings … Keep reading »

  • ‘Labour for Palestine’ Responds to U.S. Anti-Boycott Statement

    27 August 2007 In July 2007, a group of labour leaders from the U.S. issued a statement opposing the growing international campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The statement was signed by a number of presidents from unions including the American Federation of Teachers, the American Postal Workers Union, the Communication Workers of … Keep reading »

  • In Opposition to the SPP

    The Security and Prosperity Partnership (the SPP) was originally launched in March, 2005 by U.S. president George Bush, and the former leaders of Mexico and Canada, Vincente Fox and Paul Martin, in Waco, Texas. The SPP is not a signed treaty, debated and passed in parliament. It is a semi-secret informal process – driven by … Keep reading »