Gaza Fights for Freedom (2019)
Director: Abby Martin
Writers: Mike Prysner, Abby Martin
Review by Jay Watts
In the wake of the Bush-era box-office popularity of socially engaged documentary films like Fahrenheit 9/11, The Fog of War and [...]
Sixty years ago, Communist leader Tim Buck thundered against the myth that military spending creates jobs and prosperity. As Pacific Tribune reported, Buck “quoted figures to show that it was the profit motive and not concern about unemployment that [...]
From the depths of the attic room where it was hidden from public view during the federal election campaign, Doug Ford’s Conservative government appears to have been backing away from much of its aggressive neoliberal austerity agenda.
Last year, [...]
A few years ago, a friend of mine posted a beautiful graphic on her Facebook feed. It said, amongst other things, that “Transwomen are Women” - something she didn’t think was contentious. She was totally unprepared for the onslaught [...]
It is a uniquely Canadian tradition that a finance minister wears a new pair of shoes when delivering a budget. While the origins of the tradition are unclear, several politicians have played with it to make a political point: Jim Flaherty resoled [...]
Despite efforts by the peace movement the discussion of peace in this election has been quite limited. International affairs are not on the list of topics for all candidates’ debates and are certainly not at the center of discussion on [...]
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.
According to the 2016 Census, 1.7 million households across Canada – 13% of the total – live in what the government refers to as “core housing need.” This term is applied to situations in which people spend more than 30% of household income on [...]
For many people, Iran is a difficult political topic to navigate. On the one hand, we encounter a lot of reports that document grave problems in the areas of human rights within the country, including labour and democratic rights. On the other hand, [...]
As western aggression, led by the United States, against Iran continues to escalate, working class solidarity
becomes more urgent. People’s Voice looks at some of the background to the current drive to war, as well as some
of the dynamics in [...]
LGBTQ+ activists and allies sent out a strong message against fascism, homophobia and transphobia on September 28. Community members rallied at Toronto's St. James Park in an act of unity and defense against a planned "Christian [...]
The mainstream parties in the 2019 federal election are all, it seems, claiming to be feminist. But are they really committed to implementing programs that will help achieve equality for women and gender oppressed people?
Here, we look at the [...]
The September 10 provincial election in Manitoba had a near record low turnout, at just over 55%.
Of those who voted, 47% voted for Brian Pallister’s Conservatives, just over 31% for Wab Kinew’s NDP, 14.5% for the Liberals, and around 6.5% Green. [...]
Working class Manitobans are in for the fight of their lives, against 4 more years of neoliberal austerity from Brian Pallister’s Conservatives.
Fresh from winning a majority in the provincial election, Pallister announced on September 18 his [...]
In a press conference at the end of the CAQ [Coalition Avenir Québec] caucus on Friday, September 13, Prime Minister Legault declared that "the surplus belongs to Quebecers, they do not belong to pressure groups, they do not belong to the [...]
A group of nearly 50 organizations from across Canada have issued an open letter expressing their concern over weakened peace process in Colombia, which has been consistently undermined by the government of President Ivan Duque. The group – [...]
Director: Robert Adetuyi
Writers: Rick Chafe, Danny Schur
Reviewed by Stephen Seaborn
Stand!, the feature length drama about the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, charmed audiences with its world première at this month's [...]
A working class candidate with a lifelong record as an active supporter of trade union rights will not be allowed to take part in a federal election candidates forum being held in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway.
Kimball Cariou is the candidate [...]
Almost every party claims to have a workable climate plan, but what will it really take to confront the crisis? Here, we look at Canada’s carbon emissions and ask what it means to achieve a meaningful reduction.
The goal is to cut emissions in [...]
By James Chumsa and Lia Sommer
On Friday, March 15 over one million young students from around the world walked out of class to demand that their governments take serious action against climate change. The global student strike for climate was [...]
As part of our special federal election coverage, People’s Voice will be preparing a series of articles, analyses and interviews, for both our print and online editions, that examine the key issues and discuss real solutions.
Here, we speak with [...]
Solidarity for Sudbury workers locked out May 31
The scheduling staff, who are paid a maximum of $16 per hour, weren’t asking for the moon when they met to bargain with private homecare corporation CarePartners. The Sudbury workers, represented [...]
Immediately following the announcement by the Indian government of Narendra Modi that it would divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir, five of the country’s left parties issued a joint statement condemning the assault on federalism and calling for [...]
Party calls for justice for teachers, students
The Communist Party of BC has issued a statement saying the present course of the NDP government on public education issues poses a serious threat to the interests of teachers, support staff, students [...]
Hiroshima Day Event
Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Doukhobor Discovery Center, 112 Heritage Way
Nagasaki Day Event
Friday, August 9 at 1 PM in Gyro Park. Come hear a [...]
The recent violent protests in Hong Kong have focussed on the alleged unfairness of a proposed law permitting the extradition of criminal suspects for crimes committed elsewhere on the Chinese mainland. The protest organizers claim that the [...]
Does winning World War II and the Cold War mean never having to say you’re sorry? Is there any reason for the United States to apologize to Japan for atomizing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Defenders of the US action counter that the bomb actually [...]
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