On December 1, peace and solidarity activists across the country are organizing the December 1 Cross-Canada Day of Action to Free Meng Wanzhou. Actions are planned in several cities, marking the second anniversary of Meng’s arrest by the RCMP on a [...]
“The pure socialists’ ideological anticipations remain untainted by existing practice. They do not explain how the manifold functions of a revolutionary society would be organized, how external attack and internal sabotage would be thwarted, how [...]
An interview with Adrien Welsh of the Parti communiste du Québec
Canada is a multinational capitalist state and national oppression and inequality are a big part of how that state developed. In addition to many Indigenous nations – which are the [...]
Labour Congress initiative too timid, lacks coherent action plan
A few months ago, trade unionists in Canada would have expected to be emerging from a Canadian Labour Congress convention right now, hopefully pondering how to mobilize and [...]
A Worker’s Friend
Granville Island Publishing
“Poetry is a reflection of the society in which we live and its past and its political future,” writes Peter Marcus in the introduction to his book of poetry, A Worker’s [...]
Fridays for Future moving online to fight for action, build movement
Social distancing is a reality for most people right now, but that doesn’t mean that collective action stops. Whether it’s tenants fighting against pressure from landlords, [...]
Precarious work has always been a feature of capitalism. In 16th century England, the process of enclosure forced small farmers to migrate to urban areas in search of work as wage-labourers. The 18th century British philosopher Richard Price wrote [...]
As the votes were being counted on October 21, it quickly became clear that the NDP was not going to see its much anticipated (and expected) breakthrough in Toronto. For the last two weeks of the campaign, polls consistently suggested that New [...]
Think of academic work and you probably have an image of a professor, snuggled in a cardigan in a charmingly cluttered office enjoying a glass of brandy while pontificating through a well-paid tenured position and into a lucrative pension.
During my second year of university, I was exposed for the first time to mass, extra-parliamentary political campaigning.
It was the fall of 1988, and the “Free Trade Election” was on. Of course, the main electoral contenders had lots to say [...]