• 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

    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 America, the … 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 »

  • Mexican Workers Call for a Continental Workers’ Campaign For Living Wages and Social Justice

    Capital and the state of all three countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement have worked together to push down wages and working conditions, undermine the social safety net, and privatize anything that could be turned into a source of profit. The aim of both NAFTA and the Security and Prosperity Partnership – the … Keep reading »

  • Labour for Palestine: Can We Build the BDS Campaign?

    Just less than a year ago in May 2006, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario unanimously passed in convention its pathbreaking Resolution 50 in support for the global campaign against Israeli apartheid. The resolution called on the union to educate its members on the apartheid nature of the Israeli state. It also mandated … Keep reading »