Category: North America

Michael Stewart: Teacher Strikes Make British Columbia Better

My whole life I watched my parents deal with insults about their vocation — from the media, from neighbours, from family members — lazy, glorified babysitters

Jenny Brown: Toronto Strikers Bump Up Boycott Tactics

Steelworkers are holding the line against two-tier wages and pensions at a can plant in Toronto

Alan Sears: Austerity U: Preparing students for precarious lives

The key to fighting the austerity agenda for the universities will be our ability to remake campus politics from below, to challenge the restructuring from above

Justin Podur: Science and Liberation

Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business

Mark Weisbrot: NAFTA: 20 Years of Regret for Mexico

Mexico’s growth has been weak since the ‘free trade’ deal was signed, and it missed out on the region’s poverty reduction

Yves Engler: Oil Sands Fever

Environmentalists and union activists should be making common cause by explaining how tar sands profits that go to the rich and powerful cost Canadian workers hundreds of thousands of jobs

Karen Hansen-Kuhn: NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Farmer

One of the clearest stories to emerge in the two decades since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was implemented is the devastation wreaked on the Mexican countryside by dramatic increases in imports of cheap U.S. corn. But while Mexican farmers, especially small-scale farmers, undoubtedly lost from the deal, that doesn’t mean that U.S. Read more…

Jim Stanford: Why The Wealthy Are Not Like Us: Capital Gains, Wealth And Income Distribution

They are the major owners and top managers of the profit-driven businesses which are the major driving force of our economy U.S. Monitored World Leaders Communications At Toronto G20 Summit And Canadian Officials Approved It
Andrew Loewen: From the Ground Up

  Dave Bleakney is a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. René Charest is a Montreal-based community organizer, a long-time union activist in la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), and a political activist in Québec solidaire. Sam Gindin is the former research director of the Canadian Auto Workers union. He held the Visiting Packer Chair in Read more…

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