Kenney Promised Jobs but Delivers Unemployment
The global economic crisis, the collapse of oil prices, and the COVID-19 pandemic have hit Alberta hard. The Royal Bank is projecting that Alberta’s economy will shrink by 8.7 per cent this year. What’s more, by mid-summer some 330,000 Albertans had lost their jobs, wiping out the jobs added over the last decade. Jason Kenney […]
B.C. election: NDP victory prepares future crisis
On Oct. 24, the B.C. NDP scored a crushing election victory, winning 55 out of 87 seats. The main loser was the corporate-backed B.C. Liberal Party who had their lowest share of the vote in nearly 30 years. However, the electoral success of the NDP, led by the moderate leadership of John Horgan, is only […]
Jason Kenney attacks the disabled
During a conference on Sept. 15, Jason Kenney announced the provincial government would be examining eligibility for Alberta’s Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program. “Initially, AISH was a program designed for the severely handicapped,” he said. “But… how do we define severely handicapped in this day and age? So, those are the kinds […]
Workers test positive while Amazon benefits from global pandemic
Amazon recently announced, to no one’s surprise, that nearly 20,000 of its workers in the United States had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This revelation came after months of demands by labour groups, activists, and Amazon’s own workers for the company to publish their COVID-19 numbers, which up to this point they had refused […]
Insurrectionary anger erupts at massacre of Nigerian youth
The youth of Nigeria have risen up in revolt against the brutality of the hated SARS police unit. Neither concessions nor the whip of reaction have beaten the #EndSARS movement back, but only driven it forward. This spontaneous outpouring of rage must be put on an organised political footing, aimed squarely at the rotten capitalist regime.
Racist violence In Toronto: Labour must respond
This autumn has seen an alarming rise in racist violence and threats across Toronto that have put working class communities at risk. With more than 220,000 union members in the city, the labour movement must respond to defend working class lives. On Sept. 12, 58-year-old volunteer caretaker Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was stabbed to death outside a […]
Bolivia: a resounding victory for MAS – what is Arce’s “redirection of the process”?
The MAS (Movement for Socialism) has returned to power in Bolivia following a crushing victory in the recent elections. Rather than a programme of compromise and national unity, bold socialist measures are necessary to overcome this period of tremendous crisis, and carry society forward.
Indigenous Struggle and the Fight for Socialism: Revolution, Not Reconciliation!
Understanding and ending the oppression of Indigenous people requires a study of the development of Canadian capitalism, which was founded and built on the brutal exploitation and colonization of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis. A study of this history also clearly shows that the continued oppression and suffering of Indigenous peoples today is inherently linked to the capitalist system, and points the way forward for emancipation through the fight for the socialist transformation of society.
Ottawa police terrorize Black family, leaving 23 year-old Anthony Aust dead
On Oct. 7, Ottawa police violently burst into the Aust family’s apartment, using a battering ram and flash grenades. Soon after, 23 year-old Anthony Aust had fallen to his death.
Crisis over fishing rights in Nova Scotia: What is the way out?
A massive conflict has erupted in the lobster fishery in Nova Scotia, where Mi’kmaq fishermen are being subjected to harassment, violence, and vandalism. How did we get here? What is the best path to uphold Indigenous rights and find a way out of this crisis?