Pakistan: victory for IMT as Comrade Amin released – forward to revolution!
Comrade Amin arrived at his home in Karachi in the early morning of 1 August, following 18 days in confinement, after being abducted on 14 July by the Rangers (a paramilitary organisation in Pakistan). His release was only possible due to our international campaign, and solidarity from comrades and sympathisers of the IMT across the whole world. Amin’s […]
Pakistan: international solidarity for Comrade Amin’s release
This article was originally published by the Pakistan Trade Union Solidarity Campaign. International solidarity is flooding in as people all around the world are demanding the release of Mohammad Amin. Comrade Amin was abducted by the Pakistan Rangers on 14 July 2020 in Karachi and his whereabouts are still unknown. His home was raided by the […]
Heroes no more? Greedy grocery bosses collude to strip workers of ‘hero pay’
On June 11, Canada’s three largest grocery chains—Sobeys, Metro, and Loblaw—announced that they would be ending the $2 premium which they had paid employees who risked exposure to COVID-19. When they introduced the bonus in mid-March they characterized it as a “Hero Pay Program,” but it seems that just months later they have decided their […]
Ford exploits pandemic to attack health care workers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has repaid the same frontline health-care workers he described as “heroes” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with a withering assault on their collective bargaining rights. On July 21, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed Bills 195 and 197. The Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) called it “a dark day for the province’s registered […]
In case you missed it: catch up on Marxist University!
International Marxist University ended last night, following four increadibly successful days of political discussion and revolutionary optimism (read our full report here). If you weren’t able to attend, or want to relive your favourite moments, we’ve included videos of all the sessions below. 2020: A WORLD ON FIRE WHY HAS CAPITALISM FAILED? CLASS COLLABORATION, COMPROMISE […]
International Marxist University 2020: the power of ideas
Marxist University ended as it started: with tremendous revolutionary optimism! Over the course of the event, almost 6,500 people registered from more than 115 countries; the opening session was viewed 10,000 times; and over 250,000 Euros was collected in donations. This was the biggest international Marxist event in recent memory, with the highest level of […]
Quebec #MeToo movement rocks the province
A mass movement denouncing sexual assault has rocked Quebec over the past few weeks. This has taken the form of online callouts against thousands of people. Various famous personalities, including singer Éric Lapointe, Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers and leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Yves-François Blanchette, have been denounced, just to name a few. This […]
Marxist University off to a phenomenal start!
The International Marxist University 2020 is at the halfway point. 6,000 people registered to attend from over 115 countries, and hundreds of thousands of euros have been raised in donations so far for the cause of international socialism. There’s still time to join in: click here to register! We have had two days of excellent online […]
5,000 registered to attend Marxist University! A watershed for the revolutionary movement
Over the past few weeks, thousands of people from over 100 different countries have registered to attend International Marxist University: the online school of revolutionary ideas. The incredible popularity of our school shows the thirst for real solutions to the rotten state of capitalist society, as well as marking a watershed for the revolutionary movement […]
NDP and CLC leadership fail to support demands to defund the police
Following the police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests quickly engulfed the United States. These protests soon gained steam internationally, including in Canada, with thousands of protesters raising slogans such as the demand for the arrest of the officers involved, and the defunding and abolition of police. […]