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 [...]
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 [...]
One hundred trade union delegations from around the world gathered in Damascus on September 8-9, for the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers. The purpose of the meeting was to build opposition to imperialist [...]
Economic developments have brought sweeping changes to the character of work. The rapid growth of precarious employment and the rise of the gig economy are among the most challenging factors that affect workers’ ability to organize and struggle [...]
Labour leader murdered by police in 1918
In an apparent act of far-right vandalism, the gravestone of labour leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin has been defaced in Cumberland, BC. The grave, which is the site of an annual memorial vigil each June, [...]
The cooptation of the American working class and its organizations will only end when the grassroots membership of US trade unions recognize that their interests dovetail with those whom its government oppresses around the world.
Doug Ford’s Conservatives have won a majority in Ontario. And the majority has to win Ontario back. All the ingredients for a strong fightback exist. But they are different than the fight against Harris in 1995, so the recipe needs to change.
The level of organized opposition to the sell-off of Hydro One provides a rarely-found concrete basis for mass mobilization that can halt and reverse the privatization process, putting all of the electricity industry under public ownership.
Bill 201 does nothing to address parties’ receipt of money in return for meetings with Cabinet members. Instead, it delivers another blow to democracy in the form of a full-on frontal assault against working class participation in electoral politics.
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