Montreal Marxist Winter School 2020: Over 250 people discuss the fight against imperialism
The annual Montreal Marxist Winter School was a resounding success, once again breaking the participation record. More than 250 people registered for the school, which took place on the weekend of February 15-16 and marked the 10th anniversary of this yearly event. People came from all over Canada and the United States to participate in […]
Fightback subscription drive: Support the revolutionary workers’ press!
In an increasingly turbulent world, people are looking for answers to the problems we face. But you will not find answers in the mainstream media. Our “free” press is in reality not free at all, but is submitted to the diktats of a handful of corporate owners. At La Presse, for example, the collective agreement […]
Co-op blockades under attack: Labour must unite to defend workers’ rights!
The bosses and the state are launching an all-out offensive against locked-out workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina. In the courts, lawyers for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the company that owns the refinery, are demanding jail time for labour leaders and fines of more than $1 million. In the streets, Regina police […]
The Canadian State vs. Indigenous People: Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en! No reconciliation under capitalism!
The full weight of the Canadian state is coming down on the Indigenous people of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northern British Columbia, along with their supporters. On Jan. 13, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) began their attack by setting up a roadblock on Wet’suwet’en territory, blocking the entrance for the population of the territory, […]
Quebec public sector negotiations 2020: Time to go on the offensive
2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the class struggle in Quebec. Public-sector collective agreements expire on March 31, and negotiations have begun. Without a doubt, the results will have important repercussions for the decade to come. The outcome of the negotiations will either mean further hardship for the 550,000 public sector […]
Chaos in Iowa: Support for Bernie shows potential for socialist ideas!
Yet again, necessity has been revealed through accident as the rotten nature of American capitalist democracy was exposed in Iowa. The political importance of the small Midwestern state was built up for months as countless candidate dollars and hours were spent in an effort to generate early momentum for November. Instead, the world was treated to a trainwreck […]
Co-op blockade at a turning point: Don’t bow to pressure!
The Co-op Refinery workers have set a historic precedent for the Canadian labour movement. Since Dec. 24, these brave individuals have defied a court injunction ordering them to dismantle their barricades, and to re-open picket lines outside of the refinery. For decades, union leaders have cowered at the prospect of defying anti-union laws, arguing that, […]
In violation of student democracy, Ryerson University terminates recognition of Student Union
On Jan. 24 the Ryerson University administration announced it no longer recognizes the Ryerson Students Union. This is a massive violation of student democracy, and one we unequivocally oppose. The announcement by the vice provost states, “Effective immediately, the university no longer recognizes the RSU as the official student government representing Ryerson students,” meaning, among […]
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Trudeau and Guaidó: Two great “democrats” meet
Last night, Jan. 27, Justin Trudeau had the honour of receiving the great Venezuelan democrat, Juan Guaidó. Having been rejected by the people of his own country and failing to lead a coup, Juan Guaidó is now travelling the world to seek support from the leaders of the great powers. After meeting with Boris Johnson, […]
Regina Refinery Fight a Turning Point in Canada’s Class Struggle
A line has been drawn in the sand. Finally, a union is defying unjust laws. The 760 workers of Unifor Local 594 and Unifor national president Jerry Dias are holding their ground in the dispute with Co-op Refinery in Regina and are saying that they will not obey a court injunction against hard pickets. This […]