Tag: Days of Action

  • Organize! Educate! Resist!

    A short play about the Metro Days of Action. Directed by Aida Jordao. Written by Craig Heron and the cast. Watch video »

  • Remembering the Metro Days of Action

    As Ontario faces a new round of neoliberal attacks on workers, the poor, racialized, and other marginalized communities it is important to draw lessons from past struggles. Watch video »

  • Will the Ontario Labour Movement Return to Class Struggle as Austerity Deepens?

    The Ontario labour movement is in deep crisis. Some impressive struggles aside, it has been staggering since the end of the great mobilizations of the 1990s. Days of Action was the dramatic class response that emerged in the mid-90s to the radical neoliberal policies and a reminder of the radical potentials of rank and file workers. Keep reading »

  • The Days of Action w/ Sam Gindin

    Episode 3: Sam Gindin is interviewed about how the Days of Action came to be organized, what their impact was, and the lessons they hold for us. Listen to audio »

  • Ontario Fights Back: Recalling the Harris years

    Canada, and its industrial heartland and largest province of Ontario, is far from immune from the right-wing populist forces gaining electoral ground and organizational force around the world. The June 7th election of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC), led by the politician, businessman and blowhard Doug Ford, to a majority government is an … Watch video »

  • Raise the rates

    The Austerity Agenda in Sheep’s Clothing

    As we go into the New Year with Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government in place, it’s worth noting that the struggle against poverty in Toronto now unfolds with a complete set of federal, provincial and municipal regimes all seeking to position themselves politically as moderate if not progressive. This has particular implications and poses particular challenges … Keep reading »

  • ONDP Leadership: A Revival of Class Politics?

    On March 6-8, 2009, Ontario’s New Democrats gathered in Hamilton to select a new leader. After thirteen years of the lackluster leadership of Howard Hampton, the party turned to Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath, beating out rivals Peter Tabuns, Gilles Bisson and Michael Prue. Horwath, the youngest of the four leadership candidates and the first woman … Keep reading »