Category: North America

Sonia Singh: Postal Workers Stare Down Canada Post

The union has kept two steps ahead—and with its multifaceted contract campaign, so far it’s out-maneuvering Canada Post

Danica Jorden: World Social Forum in Montreal: “Another world is once again being constructed without Africa”

At least 234 community organization leaders and representatives were denied visitor visas to attend

Pete Dolack: CETA’s specter of corporate dictatorship still haunts Canada, EU

CETA, like its cousins TTP and TTIP, would cement into place the right of multi-national corporations to dictate to governments without any democratic input

Janaya Khan: Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder responds to Pride action criticism

“Our action was in the tradition of resistance that is Pride. We didn’t halt progress; we made progress”

Sonia Singh: Workers Walk Out for $15 at Dozens of Quebec Nursing Homes

The 3,000 workers in 32 nursing and retirement homes for the elderly had three days of strikes under their belts

Various Contributors: A Leap Toward Radical Politics?

The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada’s version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet Read more…

Paul Street: Break Free or Burn in Hell: a Message From Canada

We cannot depend on the carbon-caked corporate and financial powers that be

Noelle Solange Didierjean: The Race to the Bottom

Bike couriers risk life and limb for unpredictable pay, little job security, and almost no workplace protection

Various Contributors: The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory

Pete Dolack: There’s no place for clean water under ‘free trade’

That last ruling provides the essence of “free trade” agreements — the accumulation of corporate power to override all democratic controls over health, safety, environmental or labor safeguards

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