Ontario voters reject Conservative austerity, but NDP fails to capitalizeOntario voters have roundly defeated Tim Hudak's anti-labour agenda. Unfortunately, the NDP has missed a grand opportunity to present itself as the anti-Hudak voice, which means that Ontarians will now face the hidden austerity of the Wynne Liberals. Read More +
Stop Hudak!... But Liberals are no betterOntario workers rightfully fear the prospect of a Hudak Tory government, but the left is wrong to think that the Liberals will be any better. Read More +
Report from the 14th Canadian Marxist ConferenceAlmost 60 revolutionaries from the West Coast to Quebec gathered in Toronto over the May long weekend to discuss the struggle for socialism across the Canadian state. Read More +
Canadian Labour Congress shifts to the leftFor the first time in its history, pressure from the rank-and-file has defeated a sitting president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Read More +
Charter rejected, austerity to comeDespite the fact that the Liberals won their highest number of votes in 20 years, this will be one of the most hated governments in Quebec's history. Read More +
Save Canada PostSpontaneous actions of postal workers have broken out across the country. At least a dozen MP offices have been occupied by postal workers. Work-floor meetings are being held everywhere. Read More +
- Monday, 14 July 2014
- Francesco Merli
A storm of bombs and fire grotesquely denominated “Operation Protective Edge” has been unleashed by the Israeli government on the civilian population of Gaza. Over the last days more than 400 tonnes of high potential bombs have hit targets within the densely populated Gaza Strip, killing at least 100 civilians, including many children, and injuring hundreds.
- Friday, 20 June 2014
- Nasha Mavalvala
The increasing commercialization of today’s Pride parades has corroded and concealed the political nature of Pride’s roots in commemorating the historic and heroic Stonewall riots of 1969, which was a response to the endemic police brutality and repression suffered by LGBTQ people. Pride has now regressed into little more than a giant party, with massive corporate sponsorship from TD, Trojan, and Pfizer. There is nothing wrong with a great party—but when the party stops, LGBTQ youth and workers continue to be amongst the most oppressed layers of society. This is why we must link LGBTQ issues to the broader struggle for socialism—so we can celebrate our victories while continuing to fight for genuine liberation.
- Thursday, 19 June 2014
- Farshad Azadian
The 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident has brought into focus the history of Canada’s immigration policy. The anniversary of this mass deportation has been marked by coverage and specials in the mainstream press, by statements from politicians, as well as remembrance ceremonies, particularly in the Sikh-Canadian community. The same policies that caused the tragic events of 100 years ago are largely present today.
- Friday, 13 June 2014
- Camilo Cahis
As the dust settles from the 2014 Ontario election, the province’s voters have soundly rejected Tim Hudak’s Conservatives and their anti-labour austerity program, rewarding the Liberals with a majority government. The Liberals’ victory had less to do with enthusiasm for their program and more to do with keeping Hudak and the Tories out of office at all costs. Unfortunately, the NDP has missed a grand opportunity to present itself as the anti-Hudak voice, which means that Ontarians will now face the hidden austerity of the Wynne Liberals. Although Hudak’s mass public-sector layoffs have been defeated, labour needs to begin mobilizing against Wynne’s attacks now.
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