Until COVID-19 triggered the current economic crisis, the “great economic meltdown” of 2007-08 was the largest, most widespread and protracted capitalist crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In response to that deep recession, ruling [...]
On August 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared that the province’s teachers’ unions were “part of the problem” preventing implementation of his government’s plans for public schools.
We couldn't agree more.
In addition to the Ford’s [...]
On two days, seventy-five years ago, the United States used nuclear weapons in combat for the first and, so far, only time in history. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed a quarter of a million people and [...]
The weekend of June 6-7 saw protests in communities across Canada, denouncing systemic racism and police brutality. There were huge turnouts in large centres, but some of the most impressive rallies were in smaller cities.
Regina, with a [...]
“Do you think that the Russians want war?” So asked Dick Gaughan in his anti-war song, “Think Again.” Cutting through the ideological barrage of the Cold War and the frenzied imperialist drive to militarism, he snarled, “Do you think it’s possible, [...]
It’s one of the most famous images from World War II – perhaps of the entire 20th century. Yevgeny Khaldei’s photograph of soldiers from the Soviet Red Army, raising the red banner over the fallen Nazi Reichstag on May 9, 1945, is the unquestioned [...]
There’s a story about labour leaders from the AFL-CIO in the United States meeting with their counterparts from COSATU in South Africa. During their discussion, the question arose as to what the key job of trade unions is. The American delegates [...]
Last month, 29 trade union organizations across Europe issued a joint declaration about the coronavirus crisis. They saluted the heroic contributions being made by workers in hospitals, research, sanitation and public health, who are risking their [...]
On March 23, Justin Trudeau held a meeting with all premiers to discuss whether or not to implement the federal Emergencies Act. As this issue of People’s Voice goes to press, he is stating that he will hold off for the time being.
We aren’t even a quarter of the way through it, but already 2020 is looking like a year of incredible struggle.
Around the world, we see people in India are mobilizing by the millions to oppose a fascist BJP government, defying [...]
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