A Socialist Defector: from Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee
Author: Victor Grossman
Publisher: Monthly Review Press, 2019
Thirty one years ago the Berlin Wall came down and the working class in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East [...]
After being on strike for 7 months, 2600 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 are still picketing outside Western Forest Products (WFP) sawmills on Vancouver Island. This is one of this union’s longest strikes in Canada, and they are [...]
As François Legault settles into the second year of his mandate, one thing is certain – the first CAQ government in history is facing a growing opposition.
Legault isn’t yet the same steamroller as Ontario’s Doug Ford or Alberta’s Jason Kenny. [...]
Orange is the New Black
Season 7 (2019), 13 Episodes
Created by Jenji Kohan
Orange is the New Black (OITNB) has become a fan favorite on Netflix, being the most popular series on that platform. The final season of this franchise is also its [...]
Film review: After Porn Ends (2012)
After Porn Ends is an important documentary that explores what happens to sex workers once they retire from the “adult entertainment” industry. The film raises points that can be informative to an analysis of [...]
On February 25, the Canadian Labour Congress holds its annual “Lobby Day.” Hundreds of union activists participate, meeting with MPs to press for legislation and action on issues that matter most to working people.
If the CLC website is any [...]
Regina police arrest picketers
On January 20, Unifor escalated action in solidarity with locked out workers at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), members of Unifor Local 594. Several hundred reinforcement picketers arrived from across the [...]
In a move that clearly clamps down on dissent, the British government has published a list of extremist groups which puts left-wing groups and green campaigners together with neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
The leaked Counter Terrorism Policing [...]
The Communist and Workers’ Parties, denounce the new criminal military attack by the United States on the ground of a foreign country, in the international airport of Iraq, under Trump’s command, with officials of Iraq and an Iranian General among [...]
David Rovics, the topical songwriter from Portland, Oregon, has just released Strangers and Friends, a new album that may well be his best ever. Rovics has been mentioned a lot in this column over the years. Many of this paper's readers have seen [...]
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