• May Day: Workers’ Struggles, International Solidarity, Political Aspirations

    For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour’s long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago. Keep reading »

  • Know Your Enemy: How to Defeat Capitalism

    We must put an end to capitalism. To do that, we must know the enemy – capital. We will never defeat that enemy if we do not understand it – its effects, its strengths and weaknesses. Keep reading »

  • Class Politics at Work: Ernie Tate at CUPE Local One

    Although best known as a leader in the anti-war movement and the anti-capitalist left, Ernie Tate was also a union leader. In this article, nine retired Toronto Hydro workers share … Keep reading »

  • The Sanders Moment and After

    Socialist Strategy and State Crisis Bernie Sanders’ campaigns were seen as an apparent breakthrough for the left, allowing the widespread delegitimation of neoliberal ideology to be expressed within the parameters of … Keep reading »

  • The Naked City

    Traversing Toronto in Pandemic Times. Inspired by Stefan Kipfer’s daily walks and bicycle trips in the emptying streets of Toronto, trying to understand the dangers and possibilities of the current situation, one needs to attend to the manifold tensions of everyday life. Keep reading »

  • Palestine and the COVID Crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic is confronting governments around the world with an emergency health situation, requiring self-isolation, population lockdowns of many economic activities and households, mass virus testing, screening and hospitalizations, … Keep reading »

  • Take the Plant, Save the Planet

    On November 26, 2018, General Motors announced a number of plant closures in North America, the largest of which was in Oshawa, Ontario. The Oshawa facility, once the largest auto … Keep reading »

  • Basic Income In The Neoliberal Age

    From the very first days of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), at the beginning of the 1990s, we have found ourselves on the front lines of a war on … Keep reading »

  • Global Issues: Bringing Class Back In

    The new trade unionism of the 1930s brought dramatic new tactics such as the sit-downs, new strategies that included industry-wide bargaining, and spread new forms of in-plant democracy based on … Keep reading »

  • Austerity Against Democracy: An Authoritarian Phase of Neoliberalism?

    From its very beginnings, the new doctrine of neoliberalism was quite consciously set in opposition to socialism as an alternate economic and democratic order to capitalism and as an unyielding … Keep reading »

  • Free Transit

    Public transit lies at the intersection of several critical social struggles today. Affordable (or free) public transit is an important mechanism for redistribution, and particularly targets low income women and … Keep reading »

  • The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism

    Completely unexpected, 2011 has emerged as a year of revolt against neoliberalism and austerity, from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Plaça de Catalunya of the indignados to Zuccotti Park of … Keep reading »