Over 300 at Fightback online Marxist school
Normally during May supporters of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) in Canada and Quebec organize an annual congress. Last year over 160 attended. The COVID lockdown forced us to cancel this face-to-face meeting, but the struggle continues. In its place, we organized an online Marxist school which was a resounding success. This bilingual event united […]
Disaster looms as testing and contact tracing lag behind
The reopening of the economy has started. The bosses are itching to make profits and not be outcompeted by capitalists in other countries that are reopening. All experts agree that mass testing and rigorous contact tracing are absolutely necessary as long as no vaccine for COVID-19 exists. Yet Canada lags far behind in these fields, […]
Capitalism prepares misery for billions of workers
In one fell swoop, the workers that had just been supposedly lifted out of poverty have had their livelihoods decimated.
Marxism, Keynesianism, and the crisis of capitalism
Governments everywhere are pumping money into the world economy to keep it on life support. Followers of Keynesian ideas – of government stimulus and demand-side management – feel vindicated. But only Marxism offers a solution.
Long-term care bosses pay out dividends while residents die
On April 15 three of the largest owners and operators of long-term care homes, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Extendicare and Sienna Senior Living, all declared their dividends for April and paid out their dividend for March. This was in spite of the fact that these companies have all had deadly outbreaks of COVID-19 in multiple residences […]
TTC lays off 1,200 transit workers in midst of pandemic
Since the pandemic hit, TTC management have proven ineffective at implementing necessary safety measures and have utterly failed to protect both workers and passengers.
A capitalist meat grinder: Cargill, JBS, and the largest workplace COVID-19 outbreak in North America
The meat packing plants of Cargill in High River and JBS in Brooks butcher two products: cattle, and workers.
Should Canada ‘reopen’? Not until the workers say so
The “reopening” of Canada’s economy is now underway—and a lot sooner than many would like it to. Quebec was among the first to announce a detailed lift on lockdown restrictions. Half a million workers are being asked to return to work by May 11, while elementary schools are slated to reopen in the coming weeks—this […]
May Day 2020: Labour rallies to fight capitalism in the time of COVID-19
Labour leaders and socialist activists across the country came together on Friday, May 1 to celebrate International Workers’ Day, or May Day. Originally planned as a street rally, COVID-19 restrictions forced the rally to go online. This did not dampen the mood at all, however. As the experience of this pandemic crisis continues to expose […]
Legault’s deconfinement plan: Sacrifice the workers on the altar of profit
With health care workers at the end of their rope, seniors dying in long-term care facilities and medical equipment in short supply, Quebec Premier François Legault has decided that now is the best time to end the confinement of the population. For weeks, Legault and Dr. Horacio Arruda, national director of public health in Quebec, […]