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.