Student movement at Ryerson takes bold steps towards a student strike
As students return to classes this fall, it has become clear that they are being crushed under the weight of the new cuts to post-secondary education and OSAP. In particular, these cuts have hurt working-class students the most, with some students reporting up to $10,000 lost in OSAP funding. The resulting inability to pay tuition […]
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TTC workers unite to call for free public transit and mass strikes to bring down Ford
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113 recently joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2 in calling for free public transit and a campaign of mass strikes and protests to bring down Ontario Premier Doug Ford. As CUPE 2 is a relatively small local of 650 electrical workers within the Toronto Transit […]
Canadians’ desire for socialism not reflected in election campaign
At the end of July, a survey conducted by Forum Research revealed that 58 per cent of Canadians support socialism. This echoes similar polls in the U.S. However, with the start of the federal election campaign it seems like this desire for socialism is not being reflected by any of the major parties. As long […]
IMT statement: for revolutionary change, not climate change!
The international climate strike movement has created waves across the world. Over the past year, during the course of several global days of action, millions of young people from over 100 countries have walked out of school in order to join the ‘Fridays for Future’ protests, demanding immediate action against the climate crisis. By taking […]
Workers occupy factory in Windsor: Nationalize the plant under workers’ control!
Workers at Nemak Windsor Aluminum plant, a GM supplier, have occupied the plant in response to the announcement that the plant is shutting down in 2020. More than 250 jobs are at stake if the plant is shuttered. This is particularly egregious union-busting from management, considering that a guarantee of production through 2022 was negotiated […]
Five reasons why we need a revolution
We live in dark times. Mental health issues and depression in particular are growing rapidly, especially among young people. If you were to believe certain clever journalists, smartphones and social media are to blame. It seems like some people have their heads buried in the sand and cannot see what is going on around us. […]
Britain heads for a general election: mobilise for a Corbyn victory!
This article was originally published on Socialist Appeal on September 4, 2019. After two defeats in two days, Boris Johnson finds himself blocked in Parliament. A general election is on the cards. The campaign for a socialist Labour government starts today. His government is just two days old, but Boris Johnson has already managed to […]
Hamilton throws Trudeau out of Labour Day
Labour Day is a day to celebrate the gains of the working class. It is a day for socialists and trade unionists to remember past victories and collectively struggle for new ones. It is not an event for strikebreaking politicians like Justin Trudeau to stump for the upcoming election. Hamilton Labour Day is organized each […]
General strike to bring down Ford!
As Ontario’s unions mobilize for Labour Day, they face a challenge not witnessed in a generation. The Doug Ford Conservative government has seen its support fall off a cliff. And yet despite this the anti-worker Ontario regime still stands. Ford can remain in power, cutting and slashing all the way, unless he is given a […]
Rising movement for Ontario student strike
This month, students in Ontario return to school in an incredibly desperate situation, thanks to Premier Doug Ford. Since the government announced its post-secondary education overhaul in January, it has cut deep into programs that make post-secondary education possible for many youth. The Ford government eliminated grants for low-income students as well as the six-month […]
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